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Author Topic: Trouble saving aliases  (Read 3053 times)

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Trouble saving aliases
« on: June 12, 2007, 01:55:31 PM »
Thisis not exactly a FaRR bug, but it is a retrograde step. I run XP as a limited user whenever possible, and Inow find that in this mode there is no way for me to save any aliases I create.   >:( Also, addnote does not work for limited users.
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Re: Trouble saving aliases
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2007, 02:13:25 PM »
ok, looks like i need to make sure farr uses a custom user alias in docs+settings dir where user can write to it.

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Re: Trouble saving aliases
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2007, 01:59:16 PM »
I think my problem was that I installed it from the admin account. This shuuld work all right for programs that are designed for multiple users, but it causes some surprising errors. Safari crashes every time I try to save a bookmark, fex, and UltraExplorer throws up error messages but remains stable.

The workaround seems to be to uninstall completely, delete all the folders, set the limited account temporarily to admin, reinstall it there, and then set the account back to limited.  :-[

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Re: Trouble saving aliases
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2007, 08:54:46 PM »
I'm still unsure why farr wasnt working in this case..  It has code to check if it can write into the configuration directory and recreate the user alias in documents and settings if it can't, so i don't know why it wasn't doing that..

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Re: Trouble saving aliases
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2007, 05:49:09 AM »
I installed FARR as a limited user, and things seem to work OK.

But...  the core1.alias file is read-only.  I'd like to change some parts of it, if only to change paths, because as a limited user I can't write into certain directories.  Does that mean I have to edit the XML file?


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Re: Trouble saving aliases
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2007, 08:03:05 AM »
the reason its read only is because it will be replaced on update.
so dont edit the file manually.

if you want to modify the entries though, there is an easy solution, you can move or copy the file from the Installed alias subdirectory to the custom alias subdirectory and then it will be under your ownership and not overwritten during update, and you can modify it.

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Re: Trouble saving aliases
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2007, 08:25:55 AM »
OK, Mouser, thanks.  I suppose I should have noticed the implications of the different subdirectories   :-[


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Re: Trouble saving aliases
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2007, 08:30:30 AM »
just remember if you move it, youll get a new copy on update in the old directory.
so your best bet is:
1) copy the alias file to your custom directory and rename it.
2) uncheck the old official one in farr so it is disabled and never used again.