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Program will not launch at Start

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Peter, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Peter

    Peter Flightless Bird

    I have a program called Backitup2zip v125 which as the name implies backs up
    files to an external drive. You can select which folders to back up as
    frequently as every 20 mins. It runs unobtrusively in the background just
    copying changed files and worked fine under XP. The actual backup function
    still works fine once loaded BUT although the program name is in the Startup
    group it does not load at Startup. I've set it for XP compatibility mode
    and selected "Run as Administrator". No error messages appear but I note
    than when I start it manually the UAC control asks for permission to
    continue. Be grateful for any ideas of alternative program suggestions. By
    the way one important point is it's freeware!

    Peter
    To ere is human but it takes a computer to really mess things up
     
  2. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    "Peter" <xx@yy.com> wrote:

    >I have a program called Backitup2zip v125 which as the name implies backs up
    >files to an external drive. You can select which folders to back up as
    >frequently as every 20 mins. It runs unobtrusively in the background just
    >copying changed files and worked fine under XP. The actual backup function
    >still works fine once loaded BUT although the program name is in the Startup
    >group it does not load at Startup. I've set it for XP compatibility mode
    >and selected "Run as Administrator". No error messages appear but I note
    >than when I start it manually the UAC control asks for permission to
    >continue. Be grateful for any ideas of alternative program suggestions. By
    >the way one important point is it's freeware!



    One thing to look into is that it may need to write to its own
    Program Files folder. Right click on the folder name (such as
    C:/Program Files\backitup2zip, or similar) in Windows Explorer, click
    Properties, go to Security tab, click Edit, highlight Users, click the
    check box Modify under Allow.

    --
    Joel Crump
     
  3. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    "Peter" <xx@yy.com> wrote:

    >> I have a program called Backitup2zip v125 which as the name
    >> implies backs up files to an external drive. You can select which
    >> folders to back up as frequently as every 20 mins. It runs
    >> unobtrusively in the background just copying changed files and
    >> worked fine under XP. The actual backup function still works fine
    >> once loaded BUT although the program name is in the Startup group
    >> it does not load at Startup. I've set it for XP compatibility
    >> mode and selected "Run as Administrator". No error messages
    >> appear but I note than when I start it manually the UAC control
    >> asks for permission to continue. Be grateful for any ideas of
    >> alternative program suggestions. By the way one important point
    >> is it's freeware!


    > FUCKING BUM PLUMBER! CROTCH COWBOY! One thing to BITCH-QUEEN! CLAM
    > DIGGER! FUCKING ARSE BENDER! look into is ARSE OVER TIT! FUCKING BUM
    > PLUMBER! that it may SIGHTLESS CHOCOLATE-HIGHWAY! POTBELLIED CUM
    > DUMPSTER! SHRILL-GORGED MEAT NAPKIN! need to write FLATHEAD! DECAYING
    > TRAMP! INSENTIENT DERELICT! FUCKING PUSSY-FUCKER! SUCK MY DICK! to
    > its own FUCKING BLACK JOKE! FUCKING PANIC-STRICKEN ARSE FUCK! Program
    > Files folder. GUTTER SLUT! FUCKING ANAL INTRUDER! Right click on
    > SHIT-FACE! the folder name FUCKING GORMLESS COMMERCIAL SEX WORKER!
    > (such as C:/Program FUCKING FLOOSIE! FUCKING JEW! Files\backitup2zip,
    > or similar) FUCKING ASS-WIPE! in Windows Explorer, SWINISH GAME OF
    > HIDE THE SAUSAGE! click Properties, go FUCKING LESBIAN! FUCKING
    > WANKER! FUCKING TWINK! to Security tab, DIZZY-EYED DOLPHIN FLOGGING!
    > ARSE GAS! click Edit, highlight FUCKING BUTT BREATH! BLACK-ASS!
    > Users, click the DUDES! check box Modify SQUEALING WOOFERS!
    > NICKEL-AND-DIME BUTTOCK BALLING! FUCKING NO-CHINNED COCKPIT! under
    > Allow.
     
  4. Peter

    Peter Flightless Bird

    Re: Program will not launch at Start - Att VM Support

    VM support could you please delete the filth someone has posted in this
    thread

    Thanks


    "Joel" <joelcrump@gnn4i1.c0nnnni3> wrote in message
    news:6sq4q5$e52$t@unsightly-ditch-slut.org.pakistan...
    > "Peter" <xx@yy.com> wrote:
    >
    >>> I have a program called Backitup2zip v125 which as the name
    >>> implies backs up files to an external drive. You can select which
    >>> folders to back up as frequently as every 20 mins. It runs
    >>> unobtrusively in the background just copying changed files and
    >>> worked fine under XP. The actual backup function still works fine
    >>> once loaded BUT although the program name is in the Startup group
    >>> it does not load at Startup. I've set it for XP compatibility
    >>> mode and selected "Run as Administrator". No error messages
    >>> appear but I note than when I start it manually the UAC control
    >>> asks for permission to continue. Be grateful for any ideas of
    >>> alternative program suggestions. By the way one important point
    >>> is it's freeware!

    >
    >> FUCKING BUM PLUMBER! CROTCH COWBOY! One thing to BITCH-QUEEN! CLAM
    >> DIGGER! FUCKING ARSE BENDER! look into is ARSE OVER TIT! FUCKING BUM
    >> PLUMBER! that it may SIGHTLESS CHOCOLATE-HIGHWAY! POTBELLIED CUM
    >> DUMPSTER! SHRILL-GORGED MEAT NAPKIN! need to write FLATHEAD! DECAYING
    >> TRAMP! INSENTIENT DERELICT! FUCKING PUSSY-FUCKER! SUCK MY DICK! to
    >> its own FUCKING BLACK JOKE! FUCKING PANIC-STRICKEN ARSE FUCK! Program
    >> Files folder. GUTTER SLUT! FUCKING ANAL INTRUDER! Right click on
    >> SHIT-FACE! the folder name FUCKING GORMLESS COMMERCIAL SEX WORKER!
    >> (such as C:/Program FUCKING FLOOSIE! FUCKING JEW! Files\backitup2zip,
    >> or similar) FUCKING ASS-WIPE! in Windows Explorer, SWINISH GAME OF
    >> HIDE THE SAUSAGE! click Properties, go FUCKING LESBIAN! FUCKING
    >> WANKER! FUCKING TWINK! to Security tab, DIZZY-EYED DOLPHIN FLOGGING!
    >> ARSE GAS! click Edit, highlight FUCKING BUTT BREATH! BLACK-ASS!
    >> Users, click the DUDES! check box Modify SQUEALING WOOFERS!
    >> NICKEL-AND-DIME BUTTOCK BALLING! FUCKING NO-CHINNED COCKPIT! under
    >> Allow.
     
  5. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Re: Program will not launch at Start - Att VM Support

    Peter wrote:
    > VM support could you please delete the filth someone has posted in this
    > thread
    >
    > Thanks


    Um, this thread doesn't belong to VM. You're on Usenet which is being
    leeched by VM. Look it up and educate yourself.


    >
    >
    > "Joel" <joelcrump@gnn4i1.c0nnnni3> wrote in message
    > news:6sq4q5$e52$t@unsightly-ditch-slut.org.pakistan...
    >> "Peter" <xx@yy.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>>> I have a program called Backitup2zip v125 which as the name
    >>>> implies backs up files to an external drive. You can select which
    >>>> folders to back up as frequently as every 20 mins. It runs
    >>>> unobtrusively in the background just copying changed files and
    >>>> worked fine under XP. The actual backup function still works fine
    >>>> once loaded BUT although the program name is in the Startup group
    >>>> it does not load at Startup. I've set it for XP compatibility
    >>>> mode and selected "Run as Administrator". No error messages
    >>>> appear but I note than when I start it manually the UAC control
    >>>> asks for permission to continue. Be grateful for any ideas of
    >>>> alternative program suggestions. By the way one important point
    >>>> is it's freeware!

    >>
    >>> FUCKING BUM PLUMBER! CROTCH COWBOY! One thing to BITCH-QUEEN! CLAM
    >>> DIGGER! FUCKING ARSE BENDER! look into is ARSE OVER TIT! FUCKING BUM
    >>> PLUMBER! that it may SIGHTLESS CHOCOLATE-HIGHWAY! POTBELLIED CUM
    >>> DUMPSTER! SHRILL-GORGED MEAT NAPKIN! need to write FLATHEAD! DECAYING
    >>> TRAMP! INSENTIENT DERELICT! FUCKING PUSSY-FUCKER! SUCK MY DICK! to
    >>> its own FUCKING BLACK JOKE! FUCKING PANIC-STRICKEN ARSE FUCK! Program
    >>> Files folder. GUTTER SLUT! FUCKING ANAL INTRUDER! Right click on
    >>> SHIT-FACE! the folder name FUCKING GORMLESS COMMERCIAL SEX WORKER!
    >>> (such as C:/Program FUCKING FLOOSIE! FUCKING JEW! Files\backitup2zip,
    >>> or similar) FUCKING ASS-WIPE! in Windows Explorer, SWINISH GAME OF
    >>> HIDE THE SAUSAGE! click Properties, go FUCKING LESBIAN! FUCKING
    >>> WANKER! FUCKING TWINK! to Security tab, DIZZY-EYED DOLPHIN FLOGGING!
    >>> ARSE GAS! click Edit, highlight FUCKING BUTT BREATH! BLACK-ASS!
    >>> Users, click the DUDES! check box Modify SQUEALING WOOFERS!
    >>> NICKEL-AND-DIME BUTTOCK BALLING! FUCKING NO-CHINNED COCKPIT! under
    >>> Allow.

    >



    --
    Alias
     
  6. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    Re: Program will not launch at Start - Att VM Support

    "Peter" <xx@yy.com> wrote:

    >VM support could you please delete the filth someone has posted in this
    >thread
    >
    >Thanks



    It's nothing to worry about. You asked a good question, I gave a
    suggestion, and someone got jealous that we're normal humans, unlike
    him/her. We'll be OK. :)

    --
    Joel Crump
     
  7. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    Re: Program will not launch at Start - Att VM Support

    On 1/18/10, Joel posted:
    > "Peter" <xx@yy.com> wrote:


    >> VM support could you please delete the filth someone has posted in this
    >> thread
    >>
    >> Thanks



    > It's nothing to worry about. You asked a good question, I gave a
    > suggestion, and someone got jealous that we're normal humans, unlike
    > him/her. We'll be OK. :)


    In fact, I copied your suggestion and saved it...

    A quick look at the headers shows that the other poster is not the same
    person as the real Joel.

    --
    Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
     
  8. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    Re: Program will not launch at Start - Att VM Support

    Gene E. Bloch <letters@someplace.invalid> wrote:

    >In fact, I copied your suggestion and saved it...



    Cool, I hope it comes in handy for you and/or someone.

    --
    Joel Crump
     
  9. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    Re: Program will not launch at Start - Att VM Support

    On 1/18/10, Joel posted:
    > Gene E. Bloch <letters@someplace.invalid> wrote:


    >> In fact, I copied your suggestion and saved it...



    > Cool, I hope it comes in handy for you and/or someone.


    I already tested it and got it to silence one annoying program.

    Happy camper am I.

    Again, thanks.

    --
    Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
     
  10. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    Re: Program will not launch at Start - Att VM Support

    Gene E. Bloch <letters@someplace.invalid> wrote:

    >I already tested it and got it to silence one annoying program.
    >
    >Happy camper am I.
    >
    >Again, thanks.



    Don't tell anyone, but the only folder on my system that has any such
    protection is C:/Windows. ;)

    --
    Joel Crump
     
  11. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    Re: Program will not launch at Start - Att VM Support

    On 1/21/10, Joel posted:
    > Gene E. Bloch <letters@someplace.invalid> wrote:


    >> I already tested it and got it to silence one annoying program.
    >>
    >> Happy camper am I.
    >>
    >> Again, thanks.



    > Don't tell anyone, but the only folder on my system that has any such
    > protection is C:/Windows. ;)


    Meanwhile, the annoying program is annoying again :)

    It is 40Tude Dialog. I can make it stop asking by telling it not to run
    in Win XP SP2 compatibility mode, but then it fails to run properly.

    For a very experienced programmer, I still manage to get very confused
    by the permissions dialogs in Win Vista and Win 7...

    --
    Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
     
  12. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    Re: Program will not launch at Start - Att VM Support

    On Fri, 22 Jan 2010 14:49:10 -0800, Gene E. Bloch wrote:

    > On 1/21/10, Joel posted:
    >> Gene E. Bloch <letters@someplace.invalid> wrote:

    >
    >>> I already tested it and got it to silence one annoying program.
    >>>
    >>> Happy camper am I.
    >>>
    >>> Again, thanks.

    >
    >
    >> Don't tell anyone, but the only folder on my system that has any such
    >> protection is C:/Windows. ;)

    >
    > Meanwhile, the annoying program is annoying again :)
    >
    > It is 40Tude Dialog. I can make it stop asking by telling it not to run
    > in Win XP SP2 compatibility mode, but then it fails to run properly.
    >
    > For a very experienced programmer, I still manage to get very confused
    > by the permissions dialogs in Win Vista and Win 7...


    Hey Gene,
    I downloaded the beta 38 of 40tude Dialog and installed it.
    I'm running Win7 64. It installed Ok but wouldn't store my
    Giganews login details. I tried various compatibility modes,
    running as Administrator etc. but nothing helped.
    I uninstalled it and then re-installed but installed to
    'C:/Users\Myname'.
    It seems to run OK now (check my headers) without any UAC nags
    and no need for any compatibility settings.
     
  13. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    Re: Program will not launch at Start - Att VM Support

    On 1/23/10, Dave-UK posted:
    > On Fri, 22 Jan 2010 14:49:10 -0800, Gene E. Bloch wrote:


    >> On 1/21/10, Joel posted:
    >>> Gene E. Bloch <letters@someplace.invalid> wrote:
    >>>> I already tested it and got it to silence one annoying program.
    >>>>
    >>>> Happy camper am I.
    >>>>
    >>>> Again, thanks.

    >>
    >>
    >>> Don't tell anyone, but the only folder on my system that has any such
    >>> protection is C:/Windows. ;)

    >>
    >> Meanwhile, the annoying program is annoying again :)
    >>
    >> It is 40Tude Dialog. I can make it stop asking by telling it not to run
    >> in Win XP SP2 compatibility mode, but then it fails to run properly.
    >>
    >> For a very experienced programmer, I still manage to get very confused
    >> by the permissions dialogs in Win Vista and Win 7...


    > Hey Gene,
    > I downloaded the beta 38 of 40tude Dialog and installed it.
    > I'm running Win7 64. It installed Ok but wouldn't store my
    > Giganews login details. I tried various compatibility modes,
    > running as Administrator etc. but nothing helped.
    > I uninstalled it and then re-installed but installed to
    > 'C:/Users\Myname'.
    > It seems to run OK now (check my headers) without any UAC nags
    > and no need for any compatibility settings.


    I also have beta 38 (2.01.15.84), and it runs OK except for the UAC
    nag. I'm mostly using MesNews, but once in a while I use one or more of
    my other newsreaders if I see an anomaly in MesNews, to see if it's in
    the program or in the newsgroup (it's usually in the newsgroup).

    The UAC thing is no big deal, of course, although the inability to save
    certain files can be annoying. The main reason I haven't moved Dialog
    out of Program Files (x86) is because I don't really use it.

    --
    Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
     
  14. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    Re: Program will not launch at Start - Att VM Support

    Gene E. Bloch <letters@someplace.invalid> wrote:

    >The UAC thing is no big deal, of course, although the inability to save
    >certain files can be annoying.



    Where are you trying to save the files?

    --
    Joel Crump
     
  15. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    Re: Program will not launch at Start - Att VM Support

    On 1/26/10, Joel posted:
    > Gene E. Bloch <letters@someplace.invalid> wrote:


    >> The UAC thing is no big deal, of course, although the inability to save
    >> certain files can be annoying.



    > Where are you trying to save the files?


    I'm not, the program is, apparently in Program Files (x86).

    I am also about to reply to an unedited version of my post with another
    remark.

    --
    Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
     
  16. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    Re: Program will not launch at Start - Att VM Support

    On 1/25/10, Gene E. Bloch posted:
    > On 1/23/10, Dave-UK posted:
    >> On Fri, 22 Jan 2010 14:49:10 -0800, Gene E. Bloch wrote:


    >>> On 1/21/10, Joel posted:
    >>>> Gene E. Bloch <letters@someplace.invalid> wrote:
    >>>>> I already tested it and got it to silence one annoying program.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Happy camper am I.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Again, thanks.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> Don't tell anyone, but the only folder on my system that has any such
    >>>> protection is C:/Windows. ;)
    >>>
    >>> Meanwhile, the annoying program is annoying again :)
    >>>
    >>> It is 40Tude Dialog. I can make it stop asking by telling it not to run in
    >>> Win XP SP2 compatibility mode, but then it fails to run properly.
    >>>
    >>> For a very experienced programmer, I still manage to get very confused by
    >>> the permissions dialogs in Win Vista and Win 7...


    >> Hey Gene,
    >> I downloaded the beta 38 of 40tude Dialog and installed it.
    >> I'm running Win7 64. It installed Ok but wouldn't store my
    >> Giganews login details. I tried various compatibility modes,
    >> running as Administrator etc. but nothing helped.
    >> I uninstalled it and then re-installed but installed to
    >> 'C:/Users\Myname'. It seems to run OK now (check my headers) without any
    >> UAC nags
    >> and no need for any compatibility settings.


    > I also have beta 38 (2.01.15.84), and it runs OK except for the UAC nag. I'm
    > mostly using MesNews, but once in a while I use one or more of my other
    > newsreaders if I see an anomaly in MesNews, to see if it's in the program or
    > in the newsgroup (it's usually in the newsgroup).


    > The UAC thing is no big deal, of course, although the inability to save
    > certain files can be annoying. The main reason I haven't moved Dialog out of
    > Program Files (x86) is because I don't really use it.


    Later yesterday I got energetic and moved Dialog into my version of
    'C:/Users\Myname', C:/Rogue Programs. I no longer get the UAC nag
    screen, but I haven't done any configuration changes that make it want
    to save files, such as subscribe or unsubscribe a newsgroup, so I have
    no idea what that will do.

    If I have any problems I might try putting it in my user directory to
    see if that helps.

    --
    Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
     
  17. Seth

    Seth Flightless Bird

    Re: Program will not launch at Start - Att VM Support

    "Gene E. Bloch" <letters@someplace.invalid> wrote in message
    news:hjo6o6$2qg$1@news.albasani.net...
    > On 1/25/10, Gene E. Bloch posted:
    >> On 1/23/10, Dave-UK posted:
    >>> On Fri, 22 Jan 2010 14:49:10 -0800, Gene E. Bloch wrote:

    >
    >>>> On 1/21/10, Joel posted:
    >>>>> Gene E. Bloch <letters@someplace.invalid> wrote:
    >>>>>> I already tested it and got it to silence one annoying program.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Happy camper am I.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Again, thanks.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>> Don't tell anyone, but the only folder on my system that has any such
    >>>>> protection is C:/Windows. ;)
    >>>>
    >>>> Meanwhile, the annoying program is annoying again :)
    >>>>
    >>>> It is 40Tude Dialog. I can make it stop asking by telling it not to run
    >>>> in Win XP SP2 compatibility mode, but then it fails to run properly.
    >>>>
    >>>> For a very experienced programmer, I still manage to get very confused
    >>>> by the permissions dialogs in Win Vista and Win 7...

    >
    >>> Hey Gene,
    >>> I downloaded the beta 38 of 40tude Dialog and installed it.
    >>> I'm running Win7 64. It installed Ok but wouldn't store my
    >>> Giganews login details. I tried various compatibility modes,
    >>> running as Administrator etc. but nothing helped.
    >>> I uninstalled it and then re-installed but installed to
    >>> 'C:/Users\Myname'. It seems to run OK now (check my headers) without any
    >>> UAC nags
    >>> and no need for any compatibility settings.

    >
    >> I also have beta 38 (2.01.15.84), and it runs OK except for the UAC nag.
    >> I'm mostly using MesNews, but once in a while I use one or more of my
    >> other newsreaders if I see an anomaly in MesNews, to see if it's in the
    >> program or in the newsgroup (it's usually in the newsgroup).

    >
    >> The UAC thing is no big deal, of course, although the inability to save
    >> certain files can be annoying. The main reason I haven't moved Dialog out
    >> of Program Files (x86) is because I don't really use it.

    >
    > Later yesterday I got energetic and moved Dialog into my version of
    > 'C:/Users\Myname', C:/Rogue Programs. I no longer get the UAC nag screen,
    > but I haven't done any configuration changes that make it want to save
    > files, such as subscribe or unsubscribe a newsgroup, so I have no idea
    > what that will do.
    >
    > If I have any problems I might try putting it in my user directory to see
    > if that helps.



    Hmmm. Shouldn't have to go the route of placing the program in a "non
    standard" location. It should run fine form the \Program Files (or \Program
    Files (x86)) folder.

    If the application attempts to write to that tree structure without
    permissions (as should happen as it should be getting executed as Standard
    User) File Virtualization should be kicking in.

    EXAMPLE:
    If the app is installed in C:/Program Files\App1 then read/write files will
    transparently be redirected to...
    C:/Users\<username>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\App1

    To the OP...Can you check if a path like that exists in your user profile?
     
  18. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    Re: Program will not launch at Start - Att VM Support

    On 1/26/10, Seth posted:
    > "Gene E. Bloch" <letters@someplace.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:hjo6o6$2qg$1@news.albasani.net...
    >> On 1/25/10, Gene E. Bloch posted:
    >>> On 1/23/10, Dave-UK posted:
    >>>> On Fri, 22 Jan 2010 14:49:10 -0800, Gene E. Bloch wrote:

    >>
    >>>>> On 1/21/10, Joel posted:
    >>>>>> Gene E. Bloch <letters@someplace.invalid> wrote:
    >>>>>>> I already tested it and got it to silence one annoying program.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Happy camper am I.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Again, thanks.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> Don't tell anyone, but the only folder on my system that has any such
    >>>>>> protection is C:/Windows. ;)
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Meanwhile, the annoying program is annoying again :)
    >>>>>
    >>>>> It is 40Tude Dialog. I can make it stop asking by telling it not to run
    >>>>> in Win XP SP2 compatibility mode, but then it fails to run properly.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> For a very experienced programmer, I still manage to get very confused
    >>>>> by the permissions dialogs in Win Vista and Win 7...

    >>
    >>>> Hey Gene,
    >>>> I downloaded the beta 38 of 40tude Dialog and installed it.
    >>>> I'm running Win7 64. It installed Ok but wouldn't store my
    >>>> Giganews login details. I tried various compatibility modes,
    >>>> running as Administrator etc. but nothing helped.
    >>>> I uninstalled it and then re-installed but installed to
    >>>> 'C:/Users\Myname'. It seems to run OK now (check my headers) without any
    >>>> UAC nags
    >>>> and no need for any compatibility settings.

    >>
    >>> I also have beta 38 (2.01.15.84), and it runs OK except for the UAC nag.
    >>> I'm mostly using MesNews, but once in a while I use one or more of my
    >>> other newsreaders if I see an anomaly in MesNews, to see if it's in the
    >>> program or in the newsgroup (it's usually in the newsgroup).

    >>
    >>> The UAC thing is no big deal, of course, although the inability to save
    >>> certain files can be annoying. The main reason I haven't moved Dialog out
    >>> of Program Files (x86) is because I don't really use it.

    >>
    >> Later yesterday I got energetic and moved Dialog into my version of
    >> 'C:/Users\Myname', C:/Rogue Programs. I no longer get the UAC nag screen,
    >> but I haven't done any configuration changes that make it want to save
    >> files, such as subscribe or unsubscribe a newsgroup, so I have no idea what
    >> that will do.
    >>
    >> If I have any problems I might try putting it in my user directory to see
    >> if that helps.



    > Hmmm. Shouldn't have to go the route of placing the program in a "non
    > standard" location. It should run fine form the \Program Files (or \Program
    > Files (x86)) folder.


    > If the application attempts to write to that tree structure without
    > permissions (as should happen as it should be getting executed as Standard
    > User) File Virtualization should be kicking in.


    > EXAMPLE:
    > If the app is installed in C:/Program Files\App1 then read/write files will
    > transparently be redirected to...
    > C:/Users\<username>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\App1


    > To the OP...Can you check if a path like that exists in your user profile?


    Using a nonstandard location was not my idea. Perhaps the original
    source (whoever that might have been) was using a workaround for a
    problem solvable by other means. Anyway, I haven't yet tried making it
    store data, and I have forgotten how to trigger it.

    --
    Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
     

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