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Cannot get edits in everything.ini to stick

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:25 pm
by FarrelBuch
I followed the wonderful advice in the Everything FAQ about "set "Everything" to use an external file manager". I have succeeded on 3 machines. I simply did what it told me which was
Add the following 2 lines to the bottom of the ini:
open_folder_command=$exec("ExternalFileManager.exe" "%1")
open_folder_path_command=$exec("ExternalFileManager.exe" "$parent(%1)")
However on my newest machine I just cannot get the edits to stick. Everytime I open everything it reverts to the original everything.ini and my edits are lost.

My system
Windows 7 64bit and I am an administrator

I have been struggling for hours. Please help.

Re: Cannot get edits in everything.ini to stick

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:58 am
by David
Please make sure you exit "Everything" completely when changing the Everything.ini file.

To exit Everything:
  • Right click the "Everything" system notification icon.
  • Click Exit.

Re: Cannot get edits in everything.ini to stick

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:46 am
by daspud
I found a little "cheat" to do this.

Use Everything to find the everything.ini file. Then right click to copy the name and path. Close everything (RC icon and exit).

Then open Notepad and click File, Open and in the File Name paste the previously copied name.

Edit what you want and save it. Next time you open Everything it will have your changes.