Where does WinToFlash write settings and other data

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Novicorp WinToFlash is designed to work both as portable and regular installable application.

To save data like options, cache, log, etc. it uses 4 vectors following:

  1. local writedir
  2. roaming writedir
  3. temp
  4. multiboot cache

Those vectors can point to the same folder as well as to different folders in the file system.

You can see those vectors in the log:

Core	3	Current roaming writedir is \\?\D:\PortableApps\WinToFlash\
Core	18	Current local writedir is \\?\D:\PortableApps\WinToFlash\
Core	23	Current Multiboot Chache directory is \\?\C:\Users\PC-User\Documents\Multiboot Cache\

Type of data, WinToFlash saves to...

roaming writedir vector

  1. Feedback
  2. License
  3. Options
  4. Profiles

local writedir vector

  1. Log files

temp vector

  1. Any temporary files

multiboot cache vector

  1. Multiboot cache database and ISO files downloaded

Installable editions

By default WinToFlash uses following locations for vectors:

  • local writedir = %LOCALAPPDATA%\Novicorp\WinToFlash\
  • roaming writedir = %APPDATA%\Novicorp\WinToFlash\
  • temp = %temp%\
  • multiboot cache = User's documents\multiboot cache\


WinToFlash Setup program also creates following registry keys:

  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Novicorp\WinToFlash]
    • Installed
    • InstallPath
    • VersionMain
    • VersionSecond
    • VersionThird
    • VersionFourth
    • UninstallProgramFullPath

Portable editions

By default WinToFlash uses following locations for vectors:

  • local writedir = WinToFlash start folder
  • roaming writedir = WinToFlash start folder
  • temp = %temp%\
  • multiboot chache = WinToFlash start folder

Can I change folders for vectors?

You can change temp and multiboot cache vectors in the Options dialog. You are not allowed to change local writedir and roaming writedir vectors, they are preset by WinToFlash, based on the installation type [Portable or Setup].