In Nei how do I find the configuration file? I am trying to lock it to a mode where it only shows me the recipes and I can't cheat in anything even if I wanted to. But I can't find the configuration file.

  • possible duplicate of Lock mode to Utility in NEI config?
    – Caleb
    Jul 16, 2014 at 7:40
  • @Caleb This is not a duplicate of that, this is about the physical location on the disk, not "how do I change something in the file?"
    – Arperum
    Jul 16, 2014 at 7:44
  • @Arperum Thanks for pointing that out, I have retracted my close vote.
    – Caleb
    Jul 16, 2014 at 7:45
  • andy has two posts about oposite things, in this one he can't get in cheat mode in the other he is stuck in cheat mode somethiing doesnt seem right gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/177035/…
    – Flaunting
    Jul 16, 2014 at 7:55

2 Answers 2


For the mod NEI (NeverEnoughItems), your configuration file can be found here:
or more familiarily: C:/Users/[Your username]/Roaming/.minecraft/config/NEI.cfg

As for adding a lock on cheatmode, simply change this line in the configuration file:


Line 22 - Deactivate Cheatmode


Line 29 - Activating Lockmode

Note: Line numbers may vary from version to version.


I suspect that if this is a mod pack then the settings will be in user mode but the main setting are set in global,

Open the NEI setting by pressing E then click options in the bottom left then click inventory.

in the top right there will be a button you need to make sure this says global before making any changes to the settings so that they apply to the game as a whole.

Hope this helps. this is the case with most mod packs.

  • This doesn't answer the question. He asked where the config file was located.
    – Caleb
    Jul 16, 2014 at 7:52
  • The question is specific to the config file, not for the ingame location of the settings
    – Arperum
    Jul 16, 2014 at 7:53
  • I'm guessing that he doesnt know about the setting. all options in the config other than lock mode are in options.
    – Flaunting
    Jul 16, 2014 at 7:54
  • this is also his second post he just wants to know how to change between the two modes
    – Flaunting
    Jul 16, 2014 at 7:55
  • I'm pretty sure he wants to know how to get into lock mode. Quote: I am trying to get it to be in a mode where it only shows me the recipes and I can't cheat in anything even if I wanted to
    – Caleb
    Jul 16, 2014 at 7:58

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