PRB: Editing BOOT.INI file
- Hi there.
I've got a weird one for the group. I mailed it to the Author of
EditPlus, but have not yet received an answer.
Intel PIII 500 MHz
512 MB RAM
6 GB HD (3 GB free)
NT 4.0 sp 6a
1. Remove hidden and read-only attribute from boot.ini file
2. Open file with EditPlus.
3. Modify file (e.g. timeout=15)
4. Save file.
5. Error message: "File operation failed. ... Access denied".
It works with notepad and UltraEdit32.
- Hello Guess?,
> C:\boot.iniI tried to reproduce your effect under WinXP and encountered the
> 1. Remove hidden and read-only attribute from boot.ini file
As far as I can figure out, it is not enough to just remove the hidden
and read-only attributes, as boot.ini is a system file (i.e. the
system attribute is also set). You have to also remove the system
attribute - then you can save the file without problems.
But: Windows Explorer normally does not allow you to remove system
attributes - you have to use some other tool, e.g. Windows Commander.
EditPlus behaviour seems to be correct, all other editors that allow
overwriting of system files need special attention...
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- You have to change the system attribute aswell. Use
"attrib -s c:\boot.ini" at the command line. I don't
think it's a bug and I don't think that feature is
needed, since if you don't know what you're doing you
shouldn't be messing withn system files.
Hope it helps you!
--- Guess? <ness_john@...> skrev: > Hi there.
> I've got a weird one for the group. I mailed it to
> the Author of
> EditPlus, but have not yet received an answer.
> Intel PIII 500 MHz
> 512 MB RAM
> 6 GB HD (3 GB free)
> NT 4.0 sp 6a
> 1. Remove hidden and read-only attribute from
> boot.ini file
> 2. Open file with EditPlus.
> 3. Modify file (e.g. timeout=15)
> 4. Save file.
> 5. Error message: "File operation failed. ... Access
> 6. Oops.
> It works with notepad and UltraEdit32.
> What gives?
> Cheers, John
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- Hi there
Just a short follow-up from my side again.
First, a thanks to Christian and Johnan for there hints regarding the
Second, Johann, if even Microsoft's Notepad allows the editing of
system files, then your remark [...]since if you don't know what
you're doing you shouldn't be messing withn system files.[...] is
Well it's always amusing to find out that even Microsoft doesn't look
at system attributes. Why make them in the first place :-)