Files Created for Each User

Each user logged into Windows gets their own personal data folder, known as "Documents". Source Insight creates a "Source Insight 4.0" folder under the "Documents" folder to contain user-specific data.

The user data directory contains the user-specific configuration settings file (config_all.xml) and the work­space file for the "no project open" mode, and project data.

The following folders are created in the current user's Source Insight folder:

File or Folder



Folder containing non-project backup ver­sions of files that are saved with Source Insight.


Folder containing clips files, which are listed in the Clip Window. You can also copy your own text files to this directory and they will be included automatically in the Clip Win­dow.


Folder containing Source Insight projects created on your machine. Each project gets its own sub-folder inside this folder.


The Project List: contains a list of all projects opened or create on your machine.


Folder containing project files for the "Base" project.


Folder containing code snippets.


Folder containing your configuration settings files and layout files.


C/C++ preprocessor token macros.


Crash recovery files, which contains informa­tion needed to recover unsaved changes after an abnormal termination. These files only exist if a earlier session crashed.


Global Workspace: the session state used when no project is open.


File name alias file, used to override the file type associated with a given file name. This is local copy for the current user. The original version is stored in the Program Files direc­tory of Source Insight.