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    Thanks for the latest version.

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    [EDIT] Just downloaded the package and running mkvtoolnix-gui.exe.
    How can it be that my preferences are already exactly like I set them in the installed version. Being a portable, does it "peek" somewhere?
    Unless you manually create a text-file named "mkvtoolnix-gui.INI", the program will look for its settings in Windows's Registry.
    Updating to latest version 70.0.0 caused losing all Preference settings. I noticed a mkvtoolnix-gui.ini file was auto-added in the installation folder at first time use.
    I suppose the new Win7 builds will not look for its settings in Windows's Registry anymore and I will have to keep that ini file?
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    Originally Posted by Ennio View Post
    Updating to latest version 70.0.0 caused losing all Preference settings. I noticed a mkvtoolnix-gui.ini file was auto-added in the installation folder at first time use.
    I suppose the new Win7 builds will not look for its settings in Windows's Registry anymore and I will have to keep that ini file?
    Not sure whether there really is something new about the preferences and the .INI file...
    I only know that it's better ALWAYS use the MKVtoolnix archive(s) and NEVER use the installer...
    And before doing the manual upgrades, I always copy the .INI file to a backup-folder inside the MKVtoolnix directory,
    just in case something wrong happens.
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    The main settings store is %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\bunkus.org\mkvtoolnix-gui\mkvtoolnix-gui.ini and has user read/write permissions. That is probably where your previous settings are. If there is an .ini next to the executable, it probably preferentially reads from that file.
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    So for us still using win7 what we must do so the latest version of this program still work at win7?
    From where we must download any new version of the program?
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    Originally Posted by fits79 View Post
    So for us still using win7 what we must do so the latest version of this program still work at win7?
    From where we must download any new version of the program?
    The author of the program has chosen to drop support for older Windows versions. I am a user of such versions so it seems to me like there are three choices:

    1. Continue to use the last official version from the author that works on your preferred operating system.
    2. Compile the author's code yourself with parameters that maintain compatibility with your preferred operating system.
    3. Make use of the download options presented in this thread which have already been compiled for use on your preferred operating system.
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    The 2nd choice is easy?

    If it doesn't I follow the third
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    Originally Posted by autodidact View Post
    The main settings store is %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\bunkus.org\mkvtoolnix-gui\mkvtoolnix-gui.ini and has user read/write permissions. That is probably where your previous settings are. If there is an .ini next to the executable, it probably preferentially reads from that file.
    Indeed, this one holds my previous settings. Why it wasn't read and loaded at first start-up, is probably because I used the installer to update. Which - according to El Heggunte - isn't the best way.

    Anyways, I copied the file next to the exe and my settings are back again. Will keep a back-up for future issues.

    Thanks, guys.
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    Originally Posted by autodidact View Post
    The main settings store is %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\bunkus.org\mkvtoolnix-gui\mkvtoolnix-gui.ini and has user read/write permissions. That is probably where your previous settings are. If there is an .ini next to the executable, it probably preferentially reads from that file.
    Thanks for informing the uninfomed.

    Mosu implemented the ".INI file" option for Windows some years ago because I pestered him 😇
    So I thought that the default behavior of storing the settings in the Registry had not been discarded, just like MPC-HC and MPC-BE do.
    Now it's evident that I was wrong. 😳
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    Originally Posted by fits79 View Post
    The 2nd choice is easy?
    I think you will have to make that determination for yourself.
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    Originally Posted by El Heggunte View Post
    Mosu implemented the ".INI file" option for Windows some years ago because I pestered him 😇
    Thanks for doing that! I happen to like that feature.
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