Property replacement in IntelliJ IML file

I recently migrated to IntelliJ 10. My .IML file has several properties such as $MODULE_DIR$ which set up the build environment. These are designed to be checked in so each user can configure his/her own local settings.

But everytime I checkin, IDEA replaces these some of these properties with the actual environment value, for example replacing every occurrence $MODULE_DIR$ in the iml file with my configured value “C:/Modules”. This does not seem to happen for other properties, nor for other developers on the team using the same project. Am I missing some setting??

tia.

Property replacement in IntelliJ IML file