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where "BuildConfiguration.xml" should be located?

where "BuildConfiguration.xml" should be located?

i read this from "UE4/Engine/Programs/UnrealBuildTool/BuildConfiguration.xml":

There are four possible location for this file: a. UE4/Engine/Programs/UnrealBuildTool b. UE4/Engine/Programs/NotForLicensees/UnrealBuildTool c. UE4/Engine/Saved/UnrealBuildTool d. My Documents/Unreal Engine/UnrealBuildTool

but my one located at "C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Unreal Engine\UnrealBuildTool" ?
should i create one in "My Documents" or just modify the one from "AppData"?

+in case of overriding which one's priority higher ?

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asked Jan 27 '15 at 03:09 PM in Installation & Setup

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avatar image [Epic] Gribbs ♦♦ STAFF Jan 28 '15 at 08:48 PM

Howdy Muzaheed,

Thank you for reporting this issue. What version of UE4 did you download when you are seeing the BuildConfiguration.xml showing in AppData? Would that version be a Binary or Source Build?

Have you been seeing any errors with the Editor lately? If not, I would maybe recommend moving that folder over to the correct location and seeing is that affects the Editor at all.

I had a couple of team members check their location for that .xml file and all of theirs, including mine, was located in the UE4/Engine/Programs/UnrealBuildTool.


avatar image [Epic] Gribbs ♦♦ STAFF Feb 02 '15 at 02:25 PM

Hey Muzaheed,

Just wanted to check in with you and see if you had the chance to move folder locations. Please let me know if this causes any issues.

Thanks and have a great day!

avatar image Muzaheed Apr 07 '15 at 03:49 AM

hey extremly sorry.i did not notice your replay. was looking into my mail for notifications. most probably i missed it . there should be a notification in answerhub too.

i am uploading a video showing you what is happening on my side

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The one in the AppData directory is global for all engine installs on your machine. Last one in wins. The order of checking is

         // Check for the user config file under /Engine/Programs/UnrealBuildTool
         // Check for the global config file under AppData/Unreal Engine/UnrealBuildTool
         // Check for the global config file under My Documents/Unreal Engine/UnrealBuildTool
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answered Nov 29 '17 at 04:57 PM

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Hi Muzaheed,

We have not heard back from you in a few days, so we are marking this post as Resolved for tracking purposes. If you are still experiencing the issue you reported, please respond to this message with additional information and we will offer further assistance.

Thank you.

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answered Feb 06 '15 at 08:11 PM

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avatar image Muzaheed Apr 07 '15 at 03:53 AM

hey, it is not solved.and i missed your answers.most probably notifications mail missed by me. here is a video showing you what is happening: http://youtu.be/DyEs2ePi89k

os:windows 8.0 ue4: 4.7.2

avatar image [Epic] Gribbs ♦♦ STAFF Apr 09 '15 at 05:45 PM

Hey Muzaheed,

Thank you for providing that video showing what you are currently seeing. Would there be any files located in the locations that you have provided in the original comment? I was able to see the build tool in the AppData folder and in the one of the locations shown above.

Would you be using a source or binary build of UE4?


avatar image Muzaheed Apr 10 '15 at 07:34 PM

i am using 4.7.2 source . windows 8

there is no "Unreal Engine" folder inside " My Documents" so "My Documents/Unreal Engine/UnrealBuildTool" is invalid for me.

all other files situated on respective folder depending on binary/source version

avatar image [Epic] Gribbs ♦♦ STAFF Apr 14 '15 at 03:39 PM

Hey Muzaheed,

In the details of that xml, it is saying that you should make a copy of the xml and then place the copy into the c or d windows explorer location from the locations listed above. If you wish to modify this file, I would recommend doing so.

As for this xml being placed into your Appdata folder, I would leave that file there as it may cause issues if you change the locate and it being referenced.

I am going to continue investigating this issue about that file being referenced in that location on let you know more.


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