Running the installer of UltraEdit for updating/reinstalling the program files
usually stored for 64-bit UltraEdit for Windows in the directory %ProgramFiles%\IDM Computer Solutions\UltraEdit
does not change anything on the user configuration files usually stored in the directory %APPDATA%\IDMComp\UltraEdit
The following instructions are more or less a copy of Find & Replace dialog box is gone
. The file name
and the directory
of the workspace configuration file changed with UltraEdit for Windows v27.00 because of the Cloud
feature introduced in this version of UltraEdit for Windows.
In case of Find and Replace
window is docked on any side of UltraEdit main window and auto-hide
feature is enabled for this window, look on the four sides of the main window for a tab with label Find and Replace
and move mouse pointer over it to get the window displayed. The auto-hide
feature can be toggled by clicking on pin symbol in title bar of Find and Replace
view window. The docked window can be changed to a floating window by double clicking on a free area of the title bar of Find and Replace
view window when auto-hide
feature is not enabled as indicated by a vertically displayed pin symbol.
The position of the window is remembered by UltraEdit. I suppose it is opened outside currently visible screen area because last time it was moved by you on a second screen not available yet.
I suggest pressing Ctrl+R
for opening the Replace
window. Do the following for getting the floating Find and Replace
window back into UltraEdit main window area:
- On using UE in ribbon mode click on ribbon tab Layout in group Views on item Gather windows on right side of the ribbon tab.
- On using UE in toolbar/menu mode with contemporary menus click in menu Layout on menu item Gather windows at bottom of the menu.
- On using UE in toolbar/menu mode with traditional menus click in menu View in submenu Views/Lists on menu item Recover floating windows at bottom of the submenu.
But it is also possible that you have activated the option that UltraEdit main window is always on top of all other windows. In this case make sure that this option is not enabled at the moment.
- On using UE in ribbon mode look on ribbon tab View in group Mode on item Always on top on top right side of the ribbon tab and check its status.
- On using UE in toolbar/menu mode with contemporary menus look in menu View on menu item Always on top being the last but one item at bottom of the menu and check its status.
- On using UE in toolbar/menu mode with traditional menus look in menu View on menu item Always on top being fourth but one item at bottom of the menu.
There can be also selected a different Layout
then the currently used layout to get Find and Replace
- On using UE in ribbon mode click on ribbon tab Layout in first group Look and Feel on first item Layout, select a different layout and click on button Select layout.
- On using UE in toolbar/menu mode with contemporary menus click in menu Layout in second submenu Layout on the first menu item Manage layouts, select a different layout and click on button Select layout.
- On using UE in toolbar/menu mode with traditional menus click in menu View in first submenu Layouts on first menu item Manage layouts..., select a different layout and click on button Select layout.
The layout change can be done once again to restore the preferred layout.
In case of nothing helped,
- close all running instances of UltraEdit,
- copy directory path %APPDATA%\IDMComp\UltraEdit\volatile into clipboard,
- paste this path with Ctrl+V into address bar of Windows File Explorer,
- hit key RETURN or ENTER to open this directory,
- delete the file ue.in0.
The file ue.in0
contains the workspace information, i.e. the information about visibility of each window, display mode of each window (floating, or docked without auto-hide or docked with auto-hide), screen position and the window dimensions. The deletion of the currently used workspace configuration file results on next start of UltraEdit in making a copy of the last used layout
workspace file layout name.in1
The last used layout is stored in the file ue.ini
in directory %APPDATA%\IDMComp\UltraEdit
in section [Environment Settings]
with the setting UEEnvironment="
. It is advisable to use the Layout Manager
window opened as described above for saving the preferred layout as own layout with a name of your choice. That makes it easy possible restoring the preferred layout on having by mistake or by a file corruption somehow corrupted the preferred workspace configuration.
The entire user configuration can be also backed up by using the Backup / Restore User Customizations
dialog window opened by clicking on ribbon tab Advanced
on item Backup settings
or in contemporary menu Advanced
on menu item Backup settings
or in traditional menu Advanced
on menu item Backup/restore user customizations...