Program Settings Locations

This topic provides information on where the program options and settings are stored.

Options in the Registry

Typically, editor and validator engine options are saved in the registry under the key "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AI Internet Solutions\CSE HTML Validator v4". Registry keys can be exported to files using the Registry Editor included with Windows. The files can then be imported back into the registry.

NOTE: The validator DLL values (which control the validation engine) are stored under the "Validator DLL" subkey. The other subkeys primarily store options & settings used by the editor.

Options (and Data) Stored in Files

CSE HTML Validator also stores some options, settings, and data in files (see below). These files are stored in a folder like "C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\AI Internet Solutions\CSE HTML Validator\17.0" or "C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\AI Internet Solutions\CSE HTML Validator\17.0".

It may be easiest to just copy (or backup) the entire folder containing these files.

.\Dictionary\username.adu - the words added to the spelling dictionary by the user

cssinsertercfg.txt - the CSS inserter configuration file

javascriptinsertercfg.txt - the JavaScript inserter configuration file

htmlvalV170.cfg - the main validator engine configuration file

linkcheckercfg.xml - stores additional settings for the link checker (like the path mappings)

msgidcfg.xml - the message ID configuration/settings

phpinsertercfg.txt - the PHP inserter configuration file

scratchpad1.txt - the contents of the first scratchpad

scratchpad2.txt - the contents of the second scratchpad

taginsertercfg.txt - the tag/HTML inserter configuration file

tidyprofiles.xml - the HTML TIdy tool profiles

userinsertercfg.txt - the user inserter configuration file

Validator Engine Options

There is a built-in mechanism to export and import most validator engine settings. For more information, please see the Import/Export Options topic.