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How to auto-start the Alarm Purge Utility.

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How to auto-start the Alarm Purge Utility



  • Author: Ernest Lee
  • Published: 11/25/2015
  • Applies to: 7.1 and higher (support for Windows 7 / Server 2008)




The steps to do this are as follows :

  1. Add the following line in the file win.ini:


    In the section
  2. Add the executable wwalmpurge.exe to the Startup folder.

For Windows 7 and Server 2008

In these Operating Systems, the file path to the win.ini file has changed, and the AppData folder is hidden.

To unhide the AppData folder
  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Click the Organize button under the main menu bar.
  3. Click Folder and search options.
  4. Click the View tab.
  5. In the Advanced settings panel, click the Show hidden files, folders, and drives option.
  6. Click Apply to Folders, then OK to close the Folder Options window.

    You can now view all the files under the folder C:\users\[username]\AppData\Local\Wonderware.

The full file path to the .ini file is:


Where [username] is the Windows logon username.

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