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Author Topic: Delete an Alias  (Read 1896 times)

edbro

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Delete an Alias
« on: July 27, 2007, 07:43:07 AM »
How do I delete an alias? I created a test alias to try something out and now FARR will not let me delete it. It says it is read-only. No big deal as I can uncheck it, but I am curious.  The alias is in MyAliases.alias and the file is not read only.

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Re: Delete an Alias
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2007, 09:02:28 AM »
Well.. If the alias is in "myaliases.alias", it should NOT be read-only and you should be able to delete the entry by right-clicking it and selecting "delete".

If you can't, please check farr's directory -> AliasGroups -> Installed, and check if myalias.alias is there. If it is, please move it to AliasGroups -> MyCustom.

All the aliases under the "installed" directory are read-only, maybe that one ended up there by error :)

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Re: Delete an Alias
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2007, 09:18:43 AM »
No, they are not in the "Installed" directory. I'm using Vista and FARR (or Vista) creates directories all over the place. My alias files are in:
C:\Users\Ed\AppData\Roaming\DonationCoder\FindAndRunRobot\AliasGroups\MyCustom

I also have FARR related directories in:
C:\program files
C:\Users\Ed\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\ProgramData\DonationCoder\DcUpdater\RedirectFiles
C:\Users\Ed\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\FindAndRunRobot\Plugins
C:\ProgramData\DonationCoder\DcUpdater\RedirectFiles

It's a real mess. But, the alias files in MyCustom are not readonly.


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Re: Delete an Alias
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2007, 10:59:41 AM »
Once you create an alias, FARR grows fond of it and wont let you delete it.  :P

Actually, it sure sounds like a bug -- i'll try to find what might be causing it to think the alias is read-only.  In the meantime, just open the myaliases.alias file in a text editor and delete the offending alias.