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JeremyNicoll
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IrfanView 4.53 location of preferences INI file

I updated my PA frameworks copy of IrfanView four days ago, and soon found I couldn't save any updates to my preferences. IrfanView warned me of this as soon as I entered the Options dialog, saying

Your INI file 'D:\Development\Portable Apps\IrfanView\Releases\IrfanViewPortable\Data\IrfanView\i_view.ini' is read-only.

I don't even have a D drive. I think the PA packager has inadvertently left a trace of their system in the released code.

I fixed this by finding the file which specified that file path. It was in a plain text .INI fle at

(my install location)\PortableApps\PortableApps\IrfanViewPortable\App\IrfanView\i_view32.ini

where one line contained:

INI_Folder=D:\Development\Portable Apps\IrfanView\Releases\IrfanViewPortable\Data\IrfanView

Once that was changed so that it pointed to

(my install location)\PortableApps\PortableApps\IrfanViewPortable\Data\IrfanView

everything worked again.

John T. Haller
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Run IrfanViewPortable.exe

If you run IrfanViewPortable.exe, which makes it fully portable, it updates that INI file on every launch. If you run irfanview.exe directly, you're not using any of our stuff and it won't work right.

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Ah... thank-you. I've found

Ah... thank-you. I've found that my shortcuts were all correct, but that I'd inadvertently got file associations for .jpg etc pointing directly at ...\IrfanViewPortable\App\IrfanView\i_view32.exe rather than - as you say - the frontend. Sorry for wasting your time.

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No Worries

No worries. Look at it this way, if someone runs into something similar, your post will help them. Glad it's working for you now.

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