Options Window: Embedded (Project Options Tab)
To access the Options window, select from the main menu: Tools > Options (Windows® and Linux®)
mplab_ide > Preferences (macOS®)


The Project Options tab of the Embedded category contains settings for the Make program that directs the entire process of building a project. It also provides a means of selecting the default file path storage method.

Make Options

Text string options for the compiler Make process are set here.

File Path Mode

Determines how to store the file paths in a project.

  • Always Relative stores paths as relative to the project root.
  • Always Absolute stores paths as absolute paths.
  • Auto stores paths as relative to project root if inside the project, otherwise as absolute paths.
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