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How can I change the order of the file format list after going to File | Export in Surfer?

You can change the order of the file formats listed in the Save as type list in the Export dialog by navigating to the Surfer installation folder (by default this is C:\Program Files\Golden Software\Surfer <version>) and opening the Gsio.ini file in a text editor, like Notepad. You may want to make a backup copy of this file before making any changes.

 

In the bottom half of the file, under [ExportFilters], cut and paste the format you want to be the default to the top of the list. Rearrange as needed, being sure not to remove or duplicate any information.

 

For example:

[ExportFilters]
dxf = "DXF AutoCAD DXF Drawing", ioDxf, ExportDXF, 3S, *.dxf
adf = "ADF Arc/Info Binary Grid", ioAdf, ExportADF, U, *.adf
am = "AM Amira Mesh", ioAmira, ExportAMIRA, URC, *.am *.col
....

 

Save and close the file and restart Surfer.

 

Updated September 11, 2017

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