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Where does ms-dos editor (edit) store settings in win xp? Also, would these settings be easily transferrable to another OS, like win 7 or ms-dos?

I think it's edit.ini.

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Just a note, it will not work on any 64-bit versions of windows, as it is a 64-bit executable. – soandos Dec 18 '11 at 19:47
@soandos you mean 16 bit? – Daniel Beck Dec 18 '11 at 19:53
@DanielBeck, ouch, yes. – soandos Dec 18 '11 at 21:51

Yes, does indeed store its settings in edit.ini in the same path as the executable file. You can copy the settings to another OS by copying the edit.ini file to the same place as the target file (or just copy both to wherever you want).

The only caveat is that if you use a shortcut to run the program, make sure to set the starting directory to that of the executable so that it sees the edit.ini file in its current-working-directory.

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You can use Process Monitor to track where the file is based on process name.

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