Subject Re: Run As Administrator
From michael <>
Date Wed, 01 May 2019 22:41:33 -0400
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

Hi Bruce/Andy,

I would rather run it in my own private directory c:\RT9999 and I use Set directory for that but it seems that if I dont run it as administrator it looks for the program in the windows32\system folder regardless.

So, then If I run as Administrator then windows wont execute it in the startup folder.

So, what i am asking is why does dbase need to run as Administrator?
Can we work around it? I already set directories depending on users.



Bruce Beacham Wrote:

> On 01/05/2019 09:35, Andy Taylor wrote:
> > michael,
> >
> > I have the following 3 lines built in to the startup app object in my apps.
> > so "this" refers to "app" but you could store it anywhere.
> >
> > this.folder = set("directory")                                         // current folder pointer
> > this.exeFolder = LibFiles::getFolderName(program(0))    // current program folder
> > if this.folder # this.exeFolder; cd (this.exeFolder); endif  // move to the exe folder location
> Is that wise?   If you've installed to C:\Program Files (x86)\... then
> you are creating temporary files and other junk in a sensitive - and
> protected - part of the file system.
> That's what Documents is for, or (if you are developing) your own
> private directory off the C:\ root could be used.    But not C:\Program
> Files...
> Bruce Beacham