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[Fixed] Explorer++ launcher.ini errors causing settings to not load

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[Fixed] Explorer++ launcher.ini errors causing settings to not load

At first I thought it wasn't saving my settings, but then with a little testing I found the config.xml file in /Data/settings was being saved, but my settings would not repopulate on opening the app again.

Looking at the launcher.ini, there are two major problems I can see:
a) The FileWriteN tags are actually spelled FileWiteN
b) Both FileWriteN tags are named FileWrite1

Not sure if the second one is actually an issue, as I haven't really looked into file handling much, but I am pretty certain the first would be causing my issues.

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Fixed in 1.2 Rev 2

The issue with the FileWrite statements (which means you'd lose favorites as you move around) was fixed in 1.2. The possibility of setting it as the PC default (which won't work right) was also removed. If you still have issues, delete your install and reinstall it please.

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Deleted the app folder and

Deleted the app folder and reinstalled.

I see that the launcher.ini has been fixed, but I am still having problems with settings not saving.

Specifically I have seen these settings not save:
Tabs->Force all tabs to have the same width
Default Settings->Default View

Also, customized main toolbar disappears and the app does not reopen my previous tabs on start-up despite that the option is selected (and is default).

Update: I've done a bit of spying on what is actually happening, and here is what I can see:
* On saving settings, config.xml is updating correctly in the app directory
* On closing config.xml is being copied to Data/settings as it should
* On start-up config.xml is being copied correctly to the app directory
* Explorer++ Portable is not populating the settings from config.xml in the same folder (note that a base install of the app does do this correctly, as I have tested manually changing config.xml and then starting the app, and all changes are read properly)

I also noticed a few differences between the portable and base apps:
* Portable app has no populated items in the main menu, while base app does.
* Portable app has a plain black bar across the display window (bottom of screen) where the base app has a nice coloured gradient and information about the PC.

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Fixed in Rev 3

It turns out the config.xml included was a bit corrupted by default which was causing these issues. I have configured rev 3 to reset settings from earlier versions and use its correct defaults instead. This should fix the issues you were seeing.

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Excellent, thanks for that.

Excellent, thanks for that. Works as it should now.

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