Location of synuser.ini file

WTSupported in traditional Synergy on Windows
WNSupported in Synergy .NET on Windows



The SFWUSRINIPATH environment variable defines the location of synuser.ini.


The path (including the device) for the directory that contains the synuser.ini file, or 1, to indicate that the default location should be used. (The default location is the Synergex subdirectory of your local application data directory: Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data.) The path must be the full path specification without any logicals. Do not include the filename (synuser.ini) in this path specification.


The file located with SFWUSRINIPATH is used to override settings in the synergy.ini file. The non‑interactive runtimes only look at the synuser.ini file if both SFWINIPATH and SFWUSRINIPATH are set.

For most services on a server, there is no user profile from which to read the file; therefore, it is unlikely that you would ever set this environment variable for a service.

Setting location

The environment.

Used by

Compiler, runtime, linker, librarian, isutl, fcompare, Synergy .NET.

See also

Synergy initialization files for more information about synuser.ini.


If set at the command prompt,

set SFWUSRINIPATH=c:\synergy\user2