Thanks for your reply.
In your photo the command path looks like its not set -- I wonder if that's a clue.
Can't be sure but it may be blank due to the access violation. Otherwise LBC presumably will not try to get access to the pdf.
Which makes me wonder if it's something about the pdf file or the configuration in LBC that is making it confused.
It happens with known good pdf's. Some time ago it came to mind there may be a configuration file issue, so I made a new bar and dragged over my nodes but no luck with that. It does look like it's more likely to be something in the configuration, the mystery is what.
If you drop a new different pdf file (one made a different way ideally), onto the config, does it have the same problem?
Yes, the access violation happens immediately on dropping.
If you can figure out any more clues as to when this problem happens let me know.
I haven't previously investigated this much in case I can't access it at all. But to get more info, I now find that the same access violation (same address) happens with other files too. All my .chm files and strangely some .bat files. The same bat file under a node I can click on but the same bat file under another node gives the error.
All exe files are fine they're settings can be viewed no problem.
Another clue, or complication, is that I now notice if a text file is dropped under any node, LBC partly freezes, the tree vertical scrollbar does not respond and after a while other access violation boxes appear at intervals - see attached screenshot. After the access violation the only remedy is kill the process as LBC will not respond to closing the config window.
Note all the above only happens in the config. window and that without the config window open the bar opens all files without issue. For me now though I need to update the bar with different links so somehow I have to get it resolved your help is being much appreciated.