## allow_index_change not saved

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w64bit
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### allow_index_change not saved

If I add "allow_index_change=0" in 901 ini file, at the next restart the line is deleted.

therube
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### Re: allow_index_change not saved

Confirmed.

stef
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### Re: allow_index_change not saved

It must be added to the Everything.ini located in the "Program Files"-directory (for example: c:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.ini)

void
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Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:31 pm

### Re: allow_index_change not saved

allow_index_change is an admin only setting.

allow_index_change will only work when specified in Everything.ini in the same location as your Everything.exe.

allow_index_change makes the assumption that settings and data are stored in %APPDATA%\Everything and Everything is run as a standard user.

NotNull
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### Re: allow_index_change not saved

What does this option do? Is it comparable with the -read-only command-line option?

NotNull
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### Re: allow_index_change not saved

NotNull wrote:What does this option do? Is it comparable with the -read-only command-line option?
OK, found it:
Added allow_index_change ini option to prevent user from changing settings under Indexes.
(it's not in the regular help)

Suggestion for another way to "solve" this:

2 new entries for the 'central' Everything.ini:
Mandatory=drive:\path\inifile
Default=drive:\path\different_inifile

Where Mandatory references the settings that users can't change and ..
Default references the preset settings that users get when they start Everything for the first time (and thus don't have yet their personal Everything.ini

If there are no Mandatory= and/or Default= entries and a Mandatory.ini and/or default.ini exist in the program directory, those will be used.