Note: The “.ini” files that were created in early versions of OpenDSS no longer exist on Windows. The Windows Registry is now used for this purpose. The values are stored under the HKEY_USERS/Software/OpenDSS key. as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1. OpenDSS Values in Registry

The purpose of saving these values is to remember the contents of the user control panels and some global settings such as the default Base Frequency and the path for the user’s preferred editor. Thus, the program will start the next time with the same script window contents and defaults as at the end of the previous session that is successfully closed.