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Re: Settings not being saved
« Reply #50 on: April 08, 2011, 03:41:58 PM »
It should have installed into C:\Program Files (x86)
That's only on x64 versions of Windows. But a lot of installers allow to change the installpath during setup, so it could be a manual action, though I don't expect that.

What has happened before is that someone set compatibility mode for another installer (possibly with the same name) or on purpose, to make it believe it's running on XP? or maybe not the installer, but the final exe? These settings are system-wide AFAIK.
« Last Edit: April 08, 2011, 03:42:35 PM by Ath, Reason: typo... »

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Re: Settings not being saved
« Reply #51 on: April 08, 2011, 05:28:36 PM »
Do you have a configdir.ini file in your C:\Program Files\FindAndRunRobot\ directory? can you paste here the first few lines in that file?
Sure.

Here they are:
// NOTE: you have to *remove* the // in front of one line below to activate it

CONFIGDIR = .
PORTABLE=TRUE

// CONFIGDIR=%MYDOCUMENTS%

Everything below is commented out.

That's only on x64 versions of Windows. But a lot of installers allow to change the installpath during setup, so it could be a manual action, though I don't expect that.
Are you asking whether I changed the install-path when installing FaRR? I don't remember. I change them a lot when installing programs, because I like to keep some sort of order in the Program Files Folder. Anyways, FaRR is installed in C:\Program Files\FindAndRunRobot.


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Re: Settings not being saved
« Reply #52 on: April 08, 2011, 05:39:39 PM »
BINGO.

You have edited your configdir.in file and told FARR you want it to run in portable mode and to save its settings to its current directory.
BUT you have placed it in a directory that windows7 will not allow it to save to.

That is the cause of your problems.

If you want it to run in portable mode and/or save its settings to its own directory, you MUST install it in a directory that it has write access to.

Mystery solved.  I suppose a clearer error message though would make this easier to diagnose in the future.

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Re: Settings not being saved
« Reply #53 on: April 08, 2011, 05:59:31 PM »
But I thought I did a clean install?

Ok. I now did a thorough uninstall and a clean install. And: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: It works!!!

I have no idea what happened. I cannot remember having edited the configdir.ini file... well, in any case. This seems solved. :) Thanks a LOT! Now you know what to put into the error message. Make it fool proof. ;) Then it'll also work for me. :D


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Re: Settings not being saved
« Reply #54 on: April 08, 2011, 08:20:44 PM »
Glad it finally got solved!  :up: