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In the Directories page of the Debug Options dialog, you can configure alternative search directories, for project files and download files search directories. You will want to use this feature, if you are using an external make utility, and do not wish to specify project files in the 'Project files' dialog. Download files, search directories are usually specified, when running in OS Run mode debug mode.

Debug Options, Directories page

After program download, winIDEA will attempt to locate sources for modules reported in the download file.

first it will try to match the module name to a project file listed in the project list. If no match is found then the module name remains unchanged.

if no source file exists in the established directory, winIDEA will scan all listed directories (in order of specification) for an occurrence of this file.

if no match is found for the module, no source debugging is available for it.

File Path

specify a path for:

Alternate project files search directories

Download files search directories

Search subdirectories

If this option is checked, winIDEA will also search subdirectories of the specified directories.

Convert source file paths

If this option is checked, winIDEA automatically converts paths defined. The conversion is defined in the format:

<original path specified in the download file>=<path as seen from the current workstation>

Multiple path conversion paths can be specified and separated by a comma (,) or semicolon (;).

Source file priority

The option defines which source files take priority – from the path of the project file list or the download file path.