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14186RE: [Clip] Determining Active INI Filename?

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  • Jamal Mazrui
    Sep 1, 2005
      Unfortunately, I can't give you a set of replicable circumstances. When the problem happens, it is either with the ProgIniSave command or upon closing NoteTab, when it tries to save its current settings. The problem happens randomly on my Windows XP Home computer, and consistently on a Windows XP Pro Media Center computer of a friend.

      I did report the problem previously on this list in search of a solution, but apparently none was available.


      -----Original Message-----
      From: ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of hsavage
      Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 1:00 AM
      To: ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [Clip] Determining Active INI Filename?

      Jamal Mazrui wrote:
      > Let me caution people against editing NotePro.ini. It does not work as
      > 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.
      > Jamal


      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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