For this feature to be useful (to me anyway), all that would be needed is for EmEditor to check the “program root” directory for the file:
and if the file is not found there, EmEditor could check:
If the file is found in either of these two locations, EmEditor can assume the ini files are being used. If the file is *not* found in either of these two locations, EmEditor can assume the Registry. Using this approach would require only the small change to EmEditor that it checks in two places instead of just one.
Of course, some windows applications also check in the “Documents and Settings” folder of the currently-logged-in user for windows, but I don’t need anything that fancy. All that’s needed (for me) is just a way to save the ini files in some directory besides the EmEditor program root without breaking the “use INI files” feature. If this directory is “hard coded” into EmEditor, that’s not a problem, just as long as its documented somewhere so I will know where I can put the ini files.
Thanks for your reply and for considering this idea, best regards.