The wordfiles directory used by UEStudio is the directory displayed in the syntax highlighting configuration dialog opened with Advanced - Settings or Configuration - Editor display - Syntax highlighting
. The default wordfiles directory is %APPDATA%\IDMComp\UEStudio\wordfiles
which expands to C:\Users\leloupjp\AppData\Roaming\IDMComp\UEStudio\wordfiles
on your computer.
wordfiles in C:\Users\leloupjp\AppData\Roaming\IDMComp\UEStudio\wordfiles\legacy
are more or less the same as the wordfiles in the parent directory with the exception of using the legacy UltraEdit regular expression engine to find strings for the function list. I recommend to delete the directory C:\Users\leloupjp\AppData\Roaming\IDMComp\UEStudio\wordfiles\legacy
as not used by UEStudio. A user has to select this directory in the syntax highlighting configuration dialog if the user wants to explicitly use the wordfiles in this directory which are in general no longer updated.
C:\Users\leloupjp\AppData\Roaming\IDMComp\UEStudio\volatile\wordfiles Saved [11.24.20]
is a backup of C:\Users\leloupjp\AppData\Roaming\IDMComp\UEStudio\wordfiles
created by UEStudio on 2020-11-24. You can delete completely the directory wordfiles Saved [11.24.20]
if the backup is not needed by you.
The installer of UEStudio installs the standard wordfiles into the directory %ProgramFiles%\IDM Computer Solutions\UEStudio\wordfiles
and the standard legacy
wordfiles into the subdirectory legacy
. These wordfiles are always overwritten on running the installer of UEStudio. The wordfiles in this directory are write-protected by Windows default for a standard user account with enabled user account control as all files in %ProgramFiles%
UEStudio copies the entire directory %ProgramFiles%\IDM Computer Solutions\UEStudio\wordfiles
if there is no directory wordfiles
in the application data directory of UEStudio for the current user. This is done usually only once on first run after an installation of UEStudio. The wordfiles in %APPDATA%\IDMComp\UEStudio\wordfiles
are fully customizable by every user of UEStudio. There can be added wordfiles like delphi.uew
. Not needed wordfiles can be deleted to reduce the startup time of UEStudio and customizations can be applied to the wordfiles really loaded by UEStudio. The wordfiles in the user account related application data directory of UEStudio are never updated automatically by UEStudio, even if the installer installed newer versions of the standard wordfiles into %ProgramFiles%\IDM Computer Solutions\UEStudio\wordfiles
as it is impossible to find out by UEStudio which differences between the wordfiles in these two directories are caused by customizations of the user or by IDM Computer Solutions, Inc. (after a verified user submit).
UltraCompare handles the wordfiles like UEStudio with one difference: UltraCompare uses by default the wordfiles in application data directory of UEStudio or UltraEdit if one of these two applications is also installed and %APPDATA%\IDMComp\UEStudio\wordfiles
exists because of these set of wordfiles is most likely what the user prefers to use.
The UltraCompare configuration dialog Home - Settings or Options - Configuration - Display - Text - Syntax highlighting
shows from which directory the syntax highlighting wordfiles are loaded by UltraCompare and the user has the freedom to set whatever directory is wanted by the user like in the Syntax highlighting
configuration dialog of UEStudio and UltraEdit.
- Store customized wordfiles like delphi.uew in C:\Users\leloupjp\AppData\Roaming\IDMComp\UEStudio\wordfiles.
- Delete in the directory C:\Users\leloupjp\AppData\Roaming\IDMComp\UEStudio\wordfiles those *.uew files which you do not use to reduce the file system accesses during startup of UEStudio. Note: The program files folder of UEStudio contains the standard wordfiles in newest installed version too. So don't worry about deleting a file in this directory which you perhaps need in some months or years, but definitely not yet.
- Delete the directory C:\Users\leloupjp\AppData\Roaming\IDMComp\UEStudio\wordfiles\legacy to get a bit more free storage space and reduce the confusion on which wordfiles are used by UEStudio.
- Delete the directory C:\Users\leloupjp\AppData\Roaming\IDMComp\UEStudio\volatile\wordfiles Saved [11.24.20] for the same reasons as above on backup no longer needed.
- Configure in UltraCompare to use also C:\Users\leloupjp\AppData\Roaming\IDMComp\UEStudio\wordfiles as wordfiles directory like UEStudio so that you have to do a customization on a wordfile only once in case of this directory is not already set as wordfiles directory to use by UltraCompare too.
- Delete all files inside the directory C:\Users\leloupjp\AppData\Roaming\IDMComp\UltraCompare\wordfiles, but not the wordfiles directory itself, to get a bit more free storage space and reduce the confusion on which wordfiles are used by UltraCompare.
So you should have finally:
- C:\Program Files\IDM Computer Solutions\UEStudio\wordfiles managed by installer of UEStudio.
- C:\Program Files\IDM Computer Solutions\UEStudio\wordfiles\legacy managed also by installer of UEStudio.
- C:\Program Files\IDM Computer Solutions\UltraCompare\wordfiles managed by installer of UltraCompare.
- C:\Users\leloupjp\AppData\Roaming\IDMComp\UEStudio\wordfiles managed by you and used by UEStudio and UltraCompare.
- C:\Users\leloupjp\AppData\Roaming\IDMComp\UltraCompare\wordfiles which is an empty folder as UltraCompare uses the folder above.