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Author Topic: please help problem with FARR on Win8  (Read 2045 times)

Skrell

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please help problem with FARR on Win8
« on: February 12, 2013, 09:39:34 PM »
So it looks like FARR wants to use my USERS folder to store MyCustom\xxx.alias files rather than the normal FindAndRunRobot\AliasGroups\Mycustom  any idea WHY and how can i then point FARR back to the original location?

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Re: please help problem with FARR on Win8
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2013, 06:43:28 AM »
Hi Skrell.

Ok by default on windows 7+8, FARR (and all of my apps) will store their config files in the user Documents folders (should be My Documents\DonationCoder\FindAndRunRobot\and so on).

It no longer legal for programs to store their files in the Program Files directory.

However, with FARR you can customize where you want the files to be stored by editing the ConfigDir.ini file inside the FARR program files directory.  Just remember you need to point it someplace that FARR has permission to write.

Let me know if that helps.

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Re: please help problem with FARR on Win8
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2013, 07:48:55 AM »
That explains a lot actually! Thank you and I will try what you suggest when i get home tonight!  Btw, i can honestly say FARR is my most used and trusted program! 

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Re: please help problem with FARR on Win8
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2013, 07:49:44 AM »
Would the portable version use the FARR folder by default mouser?
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Re: please help problem with FARR on Win8
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 07:55:31 AM »
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Would the portable version use the FARR folder by default mouser?

YES, if you download and run the portable version it comes with a ConfigDir.ini file that does exactly that -- tells farr to save everything in the current directory its running from.  Which means you better make sure you put it someplace where it has that permission.

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Re: please help problem with FARR on Win8
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2013, 07:55:55 AM »
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Btw, i can honestly say FARR is my most used and trusted program!


Great !  I'm happy to hear that :Thmbsup:

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Re: please help problem with FARR on Win8
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2013, 08:08:10 AM »
Unrelated question:  Why is it ok to put *.ini files into the Program Files/install directory which need to be written to but not *.aliases ? This isn't a shot at you Mouser but rather at Windows since i'm really not impressed at all with 8. 

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Re: please help problem with FARR on Win8
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2013, 08:46:40 AM »
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Why is it ok to put *.ini files into the Program Files/install directory which need to be written to

It's not.

You can't/shouldn't put any files that the application needs to be able to write to in the Program Files\ tree.
So FARR's settings file (FindAndRunRobot.ini) also will be saved to your documents area, etc.

If you are referring to the ConfigDir.ini file -- well I could have called that anything -- it's not edited by the program but only by you the administrator, so that's ok.