Possible simplification to "Replace MS Notepad" when WFP has to be disabled.
Who is the maven of using the Help-"Replace MS Notepad" with Notetab and not getting fouled up by Windows File Protection?
I think you have what IIRC you said was an experimental clip (or procedure) I guess no longer experimental?
that would do the job. Is that right?
I haven't replaced Notetab since using Win98 (I like having Notepad for really really simple jobs when I double click on an unknown - but - text file.
In any case: in this weeks LangaList Fred opines about WFP and describes a free single purpose utility: Windows File Protection Switcher ( http://tinyurl.com/sxkal ) I haven't looked at it but if it performs as described, I think it might be useful as a component of the replacement job - to turn WFP off at the beginning and back on at the end after MS NOtepad has been replaced.
If it works as described maybe users s/b requested to download it as part of the clip that replaces MS Notetab. Seems like it could be a 2 3-line clip (not tested) and in "pseudo" clip code:
H="toggle MS Notepad replace with Notetab" ^! call WFPS - OFF ^!Menu/Help/"Replace MS Notetab ..." ^! call WFPS - ON
H="toggle Notetab replacement back to MS Notepad" ^! call WFPS - OFF ^!Menu/Help/" whatever that menu item turns into when replacement has been done" ^! call WFPS - ON
Anyone (Jody?) got time to have a look at this?
> Langlist: http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-09-28.htmRegards ... Alec -- buralex(@gmail))
> All versions of Windows after Windows 98 feature a program that protects
> Windows system files--- called Windows File Protection (WFP) in Windows 2000
> and Windows XP, and System File Protection (SFP) in Windows ME. It runs in
> the background, and protects key system files from being overwritten, deleted
> or modified by malware or users.
> There are a couple ways around this protection. The first and best known is a
> Registry hack that's pretty ugly, and requires the use of a hex editor. This
> method ( http://tinyurl.com/qdl9a ) has been covered extensively, so I won't
> reproduce it here.
> The second method is to use a freeware tool called Windows File Protection
> Switcher ( http://tinyurl.com/sxkal ). This program does only one thing: It
> toggles WFP on and off. If you want to run WFP most of the time, you might
> even trigger Windows File Protection Switcher from your batch files, flipping
> it off at the beginning of your process, then flipping it back on at the end.
> You also can move the INI file contents by using Notepad to edit both INI
> files, and copy/paste the contents from one to the other; or by renaming a
> copy of the original INI file to TXT, and then moving that TXT file where you
> want; and then either renaming it INI or using Notepad to move the TXT
> contents to the INI file.
> Lots of options ...
- There's been quite a few posts on this. It's a shame how many problems
stem from WFP kicking in when you really don't need it to.
I actually started making customized Windows XP install CD's with WFP
disabled right from the start so I never ever run into these issues.
Definitely saves my hair...for now :P
Alec Burgess(g) wrote:
> Who is the maven of using the Help-"Replace MS Notepad" with Notetab and
> not getting fouled up by Windows File Protection?