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Old 03-11-2007, 10:55 AM
Diane Diane is offline
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Unhappy Paint Engine and Vista

I'm having trouble adding presets to the fmachine ini in Windows Vista. It keeps telling me it can't save the file.
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Old 03-11-2007, 11:02 PM
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Re: Paint Engine and Vista

Originally Posted by Diane
I'm having trouble adding presets to the fmachine ini in Windows Vista. It keeps telling me it can't save the file.
That folder is normally sacred ground. Vista is probably trying to "protect" you from yourself. I'll bet burried somewhere is a setting that will permit such things.

Wild thought to try in the mean time...
* Move fmachine.ini somewhere else, e.g., somewhere in \My Documents
* Create a shortcut for fmachine.ini in its new location
* Drag the shortcut into \Windows [or whatever it's named in Vista]

a. Can PE see fmachine.ini via shortcut, that is are the presets displayed in the dropdown window?
b. Can you add/delete settings this way?

Keep us posted.
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Old 03-11-2007, 11:30 PM
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Re: Paint Engine and Vista

Ahhh how we love Vista....

If you have an admin user account in Vista changing the permissions of the individual file in the /windows directory is no problem...

Right click file -> Properties
Image1: Security Tab -> select Users(Username\users) -> click the Edit Button
Image2: Select Users(Username\users) -> put a Check in the box for 'Write'

Click apply/OK until the windows are all gone and you can now open the C:\windows\fmachine.ini file in notepad, modify it and save it.
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