Thanks for your response, Larry. It makes sense that the cause is security related since later windows versions and service packs address this more.
I'm puzzled, however, by a couple things related to this explanation: (1) I do have complete administrator privileges on the Windows XP computer, and (2) the problem occurs inconsistently, i.e., sometimes but not each time I close NoteTab.
Your message does give me the idea to try an alternitive folder for NotePro.ini.
] On Behalf Of Larry Hamilton
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 12:05 AM
Subject: Re: [Clip] Puzzling error about inability to create NotePro.ini
Windows 2K & XP have multi-user features/security that Win95 & 98 do not
have. If you are not a power user or administrator on a 2K/XP system,
and the ini file is outside of a folder structure owned by your
username, you will encounter this. I find this on WinXP Home where users
can be either full administrator or limited. There are some workarounds
for placement of the ini file in a directory owned by the user, or with
a special batch file. I do not remember who posted the batch file solution.
Until Eric updates NoteTab to handle the multi-user versions of Windows,
you will need to try one of the workarounds.
Kairos Computer Solutions
Sales Affiliate for Grisoft Anti-Virus
Jamal Mazrui wrote:
>After using clips in a library I've developed, sometimes an error
>message appears when closing NoteTab Pro. It says that it cannot create
>the NotePro.ini configuration file. The path to the file name is
>correct, i.e., it points to the default location in the program folder,
>which I have not changed.
>I know that NoteTab tries to save current settings on exit, so evidently
>this is when the problem arises. Consistent wit that observation, the
>same problem sometimes occurs when a clip executes the ProgIniSave
>command--even when I've used SetIniFile immediately before it with no
>parameters to make sure the default .ini file was being used.
>I've noticed that this problem occurs significantly more often with a
>Windows XP computer compared to Windows 2000. It has been elusive and
>frustrating to me--I've spent hours trying to eliminate possible causes.
>I had code that was writing to the ClipValues section of NotePro.ini,
>and I wondered if that was the cause--even though this is a supported
>feature. I changed the code to write to a private .ini file instead.
>I've deleted NotePro.ini so that a new one is created. I've reinstalled
>NoteTab Pro. Still, the problem mysteriously arises on occasion!
>Has anyone had a similar experience? I would appreciate any ideas for
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