Charles, I seem to have skipped over some of your comments and
questions. Sorry about that.
On Apr 2, 12:23 pm, Charles Campbell <Charles.E.Campb...@...>
>>> From a previous posting on this forum I was advised to try netrw
>>> 147, which I un-vimballed into "c:/Program Files
>>> (x86)/Vim/vimfiles". No need to set g:vimball_home because the
>>> above directory was the first valid directory in runtimepath.
> Hmm, that looks problematic, because it looks like where vim's
> system files appear. I'll have to take a look at vimball and make
> sure that its not unpacking into system directories automatically.
> What does :echo &rtp show?
C:/vimfiles,C:\Program Files (x86)\Vim/vimfiles,C:\Program Files
(x86)\Vim\vim73,C:\Program Files (x86)\Vim/vimfiles/after,C:/vimfiles/
I un-vimballed netrw 147 into both the 2nd & 3rd directories.
>> I've been troubleshooting this problem a number of hours, and
>> somewhere in my rummaging about, I recall getting an warning
>> message that netrw 147 required vim 7.3.XXX, where XXX was a
>> decimal number in the 100-199 range.
> I confirm: as the message said, the latest netrw requires 7.3.465,
> which is referring to vim's patch level.
OK, that means that I have to upgrade gvim for Windows, which means
it's not a solution for the locked down computer. I don't suppose
there is anything further I could try to troubleshoot the "mc" in
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