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Author Topic: [PopUpWisdom] Cant modify quote files w. install version  (Read 942 times)

tomos

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[PopUpWisdom] Cant modify quote files w. install version
« on: December 16, 2015, 07:46:02 AM »
Looking closer at PopUp Wisdom, I'm embarrassed to see it has at least some of the editing functionality I was requesting lately** -- so thumbsup to you mouser :up: and a fat :-[ for me

** ability to edit current file via the popup quote (just click on [menu] etc.)

But, I have run into a problem with the install version - the books cannot be modified/saved, presumably because they are in the Program Files (x86) folder (and I dont have permission I guess).
Note: this really just a heads-up. I'll move to portable version (but can test any new version).

Details
the quote files are stored in (I think this is default):
C:\Program Files (x86)\PopUpWisdom\Books\
=>
when I try to edit one, I get the following message:
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Notepad2
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Error saving "C:\Program Files (x86)\PopUpWisdom\Books\obliques.txt"!
Probably the file is locked by another application.
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OK   
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Windows 7 pro, x64; UAC high (possibly at highest level); "PopUpWisdom v1.08.01"
Tom

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Re: [PopUpWisdom] Cant modify quote files w. install version
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2016, 05:13:48 AM »
Solution here is to move to the portable version.

If you wish to transfer your settings [see edit below]

  • disable 'Start with Windows' in preferences (of your installed PopupWisdom)
  • exit
  • download portable version, unzip and 'install' wherever
  • start portable version and make any changes in the preferences (doesnt matter what: will be replaced)
  • [step #4 causes a PopUpWisdom.ini file to be created in the portable folder]
  • replace the PopUpWisdom.ini file in the portable folder with the one in My Documents:  ...\My Documents\DonationCoder\PopupWisdom\PopUpWisdom.ini
  • start the portable PopUpWisdom.exe
  • in preferences reactivate 'Start with Windows' (if you want)

EDIT// in retrospect, it would be easier to simply copy the ini file into the portable folder without modifying the preferences first (i.e. leave out step #4!)
Tom
« Last Edit: June 10, 2016, 05:22:42 AM by tomos »

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Re: [PopUpWisdom] Cant modify quote files w. install version
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2016, 07:41:43 AM »
Thanks for posting this.