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21287Re: [NTB] Re: "Access Denied" so can't view HTML in browser

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  • Jeff
    Jul 17, 2009
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      EFO files are "executed" as text files until the HTML extension has
      been saved to it, because the computer doesn't know which program to
      associate with it yet.

      If you renamed it to a html extension before saving it, or set html as
      your default extension it probably would open the browser and display.
      Before saving.

      David Ash wrote:
      > Ah yes, Sheri is right -- this only happens with a new and
      > not-yet-saved file. Perhaps it's a benign plot by NoteTab to
      > encourage us to save our work!
      >
      > In fact I find that Version 4.9 (which I still have on board) behaves
      > in the same way, so perhaps over the years I never happened to try
      > "View in Browser" with an unsaved file.
      >
      > What's interesting too is that as soon as one HTML file is saved by
      > NoteTab, further new HTML files can be viewed in the browser even if
      > they are not yet saved. The first saved file blazes a trail, so to
      > speak.
      >
      > Alec ... my installation is the standard one with the ini files etc
      > going into the user's %appdir% folder. It would be logical to make
      > this the destination for efo~ files from unsaved documents -- putting
      > them in %progfiles% looks like a leftover from the old versions.
      >
      > D+
      >
      >
      > Sheri (silvermoonwoman@...) wrote (in part) (on 2009-07-16 at
      > 16:46):
      >
      >> --- In notetab@yahoogroups.com, David Ash <yho@...> wrote:
      >> >
      >> > Since I upgraded NoteTab Pro, it tries to put its temporary "efo"
      >> > files in the C:\Program Files\NoteTab Pro 6 folder. If I'm not in
      >> > Administrator mode, access to that folder is denied, and so "View in
      >> > Browser" doesn't work for HTML files.
      >> >
      >> > I never had this problem with version 4.9. I assume I can change the
      >> > temporary storage location in Version 6.12, but haven't yet found a
      >> > way to do it.
      >> >
      >> > Why did it work before, but not now? Is there a simple solution?
      >> >
      >> > D+
      >> >
      >>
      >> It only seems to happen if there is no directory info showing for the
      >> current document on the title bar. I think the solution is to save a
      >> file at least once before attempting to view it in the browser. Then
      >> (if the document is subsequently modified) the efo file is
      >> temporarily written to document's home directory (and removed when
      >> NoteTab is closed).
      >>
      >
      > This doesn't sound quite correct ??
      >
      > Could behavior somehow depend on location of notepro.ini file (%appdir%
      > or %progfiles%)?
      > I just cleared all open file info from Notetab (with ^!Close
      > ALL,DISCARD) exited and restarted Notetab.
      > I typed a couple of words into NoName01.txt then did Document_to_HTML
      > which created a new document NoName.htm
      > Clicking Open_in_Browser opened
      > file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Alec/efo~3.htm (not sure why it
      > was "~3"?
      > Later ... I used Everything to search all drives for anything starting
      > with efo~ and found these:
      >
      >
      >> C:\Documents and Settings\Alec\Application Data\NoteTab
      >> Pro\Libraries\efo~1.htm
      >> C:\Documents and Settings\Alec\Application Data\NoteTab
      >> Pro\Libraries\efo~2.htm
      >> C:\Documents and Settings\Alec\Application Data\NoteTab
      >> Pro\Libraries\efo~3.htm
      >> C:\Documents and Settings\Alec\Application Data\NoteTab
      >> Pro\Libraries\efo~3.txt
      >>
      >
      > All but efo~3.txt are at least one month old (possibly from crashes etc
      > that had nothing to do with Notetab and left remenants around). After
      > again clearing open files, closing open files and deleting the four
      > files above and repeating the above procedure this time the file created
      > is file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Alec/efo~1.htm which makes
      > sense after delete files above.
      >
      > I've no idea why, absent a defined location from a previously saved
      > version of the file, it chose above location. I would have expected (and
      > preferred) that it use system level defined %temppdir% (wherever in
      > Registry or environment that is normally defined) or perhaps an option
      > in Notetab itself.
      >
      > FWIW: in Options-Files I have:
      > Directories - Match Directory=ON, Use Default Directories=OFF and Open
      > Directory=Save Directory=null (ie. left blank)
      >
      > David: could you check the values you have set for above Options and
      > whether or not you have notepro.ini in %progfiles% rather than %appdir%?
      > (I think unless you explicitly forced it to %progfiles% the only reason
      > you would have it in %progfiles% would be if you'd updated to Notetab 5
      > from Notetab 4.x and chose during installation to install on top of the
      > old %progfiles% location.
      >
      > --
      > Regards ... Alec (buralex@gmail & WinLiveMess - alec.m.burgess@skype)
      >
      >
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