If you make changes to CSE HTML Validator's options or configuration files, then you may want to make sure that you have backups of these changes.

You may also want to backup your options if you are transferring or moving your license from one computer to another and you want to restore your options and settings to the new computer.

Registration Information

You should keep a backup copy of your registration information (registration name, key and PIN number). If you lose it then you may be able to have it emailed to you from the CSE HTML Validator website (to the email address we have on file).

Validator Engine Options (tick_24Pro, tick_24Std, cross_24Lite)

Many of the options set in the Validator Engine Options as well as the message ID options can be exported and imported to and from files (these are probably the most important options for most users). You can then backup these files and restore from them. For more information, see the Import/Export Options topic.

Custom Dictionary

Check the C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\AI Internet Solutions\CSE HTML Validator\17.0\Dictionary folder for *.adu user dictionary files and back them up if you'd like. Words added to the dictionary are stored in these dictionary files.

Link Checker Configuration File (tick_24Pro, tick_24Std, cross_24Lite)

If you have made changes to the link checker configuration file (linkcheckercfg.xml), then you may want to make a backup copy of it.

Toolbar Text Inserters

If you have made changes to the text inserter configuration files, then you may want to make backup copies of these files. For more information, see the How to Use and Configure the Text Inserters topics.

Configuration File (tick_24Pro, cross_24Std, cross_24Lite)

The configuration file (htmlvalV170.cfg) contains the tags, attributes, attribute values, tag name programs, and more that CSE HTML Validator uses to validate a document. If you have made changes to the configuration file (which you can do in the professional and enterprise edition), then you may want to save backup copies of this file. For more information, see the Configuration Editor topic. NOTE: Most people do not change this file.


Many options are stored in the registry under "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AI Internet Solutions\CSE HTML Validator v4". Advanced users may want to use the registry editor to import and export these options, but generally this should not be necessary.