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Old 16th March 2013, 18:39   #1
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How to make Winamp store config in installation dir? (not in %appdata% or registry)

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Old 16th March 2013, 18:41   #2
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And please don't say about unofficial "portable" versions. They are bad.
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Old 16th March 2013, 19:15   #3
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Delete paths.ini (or remove the value for inidir=)

(paths.ini is in the same dir as winamp.exe)

This will make Winamp save settings/database etc in the same dir as winamp.exe
(as long as said dir has write permissions, which %ProgramFiles%\Winamp doesn't have, by default).

And after doing the above, to prevent the writing of any registry settings (eg. filetype associations), change this setting in winamp.ini

no_registry=1

(default value = 0)

Note that there's no way to prevent some 3rd-party components such as Sonic Burning Engine & Gracenote CDDB/MusicID from writing to the registry, so you would probably need to uncheck those features in the installer options....
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Old 17th March 2013, 18:05   #4
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Thanks, it works.

I suggest adding this to FAQ
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