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I would like IDA to remember my default load file settings instead of presenting the load file dialog on every start. The documentation says there is a -T command line switch that should take a 'file type prefix' argument and then not display the load file dialog, but I don't know what a valid 'file type prefix' would be. I tried -TPE but a warning popped up saying 'PE' was not recognized.

Any suggestions?

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It expects the (beginning of the) actual type description (like Portable executable for 80386 (PE)), not the name of the loader plugin (like pe.ldw), because a loader plugin can generate different types.

So in the case of a Windows PE, any of these should work:

  • -T"Portable executable for 80386 (PE)"
  • -TPortable
  • -TP (as the other types for a PE are likely starting with Binary, Microsoft or MS-DOS)
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