Knowledgebase: Song Surgeon > Version 5
Resetting the default path from the Options Button (and work around if that doesn't work)
Posted by james todd on 03 March 2019 01:32 PM

Normally you should be able to change the default paths in the Options button of the software

Go to the Options Button >> Paths >> Click the button to the right for the export path >> Select a new path in the dialog (click open at the bottom that dialog).
This will leave the underlying Options button open >> Click OK and it closes.

Now close and open the program again and then check the path in the Options button.

Start by updating. Go to Help >> Check for updates. Once update is complete try the path again. If still an issue
then there is permissions issue of some kind. The easiest work around is this:

Go here, where YOUR USER NAME is your profile name on the computer.

Also in Win 10 this path is likely hidden so do this so you can see this path:

C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Song Surgeon 5

Inside this Song Surgeon 5 folder you will find a file named SongSurgeon5.ini. Open this file
in NotePad. Once it opens the paths should be near the top. Here is an example of what you should see:
Simply directly edit the EXPORT path to your new path, the click SAVE in NotePAd to save it.

AudioFilePath=C:/Users/toddason/Documents/Song Surgeon 5/audio
ProjectFilePath=C:/Users/toddason/Documents/Song Surgeon 5/project
SnifferFilePath=C:/Users/toddason/Documents/Song Surgeon 5/sniffer
TempFilePath=C:/Users/toddason/Documents/Song Surgeon 5/temp
CrashLogFilePath=C:/Users/toddason/Documents/Song Surgeon 5/crash_logs
RecordingFilePath=C:/Users/toddason/Documents/Song Surgeon 5/recording
PlaylistFilePath=C:/Users/toddason/Documents/Song Surgeon 5/playlists

Now open SS and go to the Options button and you should see your new path.

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