14185Re: [Clip] Determining Active INI Filename?
- Aug 31, 2005Jamal Mazrui wrote:
> Let me caution people against editing NotePro.ini. It does not work asJamal,
> documented on Windows XP and above. Mysterious problems sometimes arise
> where NoteTab cannot save the .ini file. I have not found an
> authoritative answer despite extensive web searching, but the most
> plausible explanation, suggested on this and another list, is related to
> security settings that cause eitehr Windows XP or antivirus software to
> suspect changes to a .ini file and block the attempt.
> I have found that one is better off saving and restoring values to a
> .ini file other than the default one used by NoteTab. Alternatively, ,
> set NoteTab to use the Windows registry rather than a .ini file, and the
> problem seems to be avoided.
> Again, this problem is not pervasive. It may not happen on your
> computer, so if you are the only one using the clips, you may not need
> to worry about it. If you are writing clips for others to use as well,
> however, I suggest the above work-arounds for what has been a
> frustrating and time-consuming problem for me.
I would be interested to know under what circumstances you have trouble
editing and saving the NoteTab ini file. I would like to try
duplicating the problem.
I've used NoteTab on Windows version 3.11 thru XP Pro. The last 2 OSes
I've used are XP Home, now XP Pro Media Center. I'm using inifiles with
increasing frequency from Win98 till now.
I always use the NoteTab inifile to store settings, not the registry,
and have never had an occasion, that I recall, when NoteTab
couldn't/wouldn't save/write to the inifile. I edit NotePro.ini fairly
often and never use an intermediate file. I do, however, save a backup
copy of NoteTab's ini file now and then, just in case.
At present I have 54 current inifiles that store data for use on a web
site that I maintain and it is entirely done using template files and
ini files and they work wonderfully. I, also, use inifiles with several
other of my clips and have no problems.
I use Panda AV w/firewall, some Windows security options enabled and no
problems yet, but, I can see a problem with profile permissions on a
multi-user computer but I have very limited experience with that scenario.
hrs > hsavage@...
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