Changing the content of a INI File
By Martin Iturbide
On this article I learned and documented how to change an INI file on OS/2 and eComStation. A INI file is not a text file, so it requires an special software to edit it.
- Backup your INI files first.
- Make sure that the INI files are not "read only" before edit them.
Now let's look at an example:
For this example I tried INIEditor from INI Tools and editing the file IBMLVL.INI to change some PATHS.
First I open the program and open the IBMLVL.INI file:
Then, I click on the "Lock" icon, so the options to edit the INI shows up.
Later I just select the field that I want to update and click the "Edit Icon". A little window will show up at the buttom allowing you to change the value.
After that, there is a "Save" button at the bottom-right that will save the change and close the little edit window that shows up.
What if value does not change? If I change the value with the tool, but when I open the INI again it is changed?
It may be possible that the INI file is "Read Only". So check the attributes of the file and remove the "read only".