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WIndows10 Security & helpbuilder_extension.prg
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  Carl Chambers
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  Dec 4, 2018 @ 10:02pm

Hey Rick,

HTML HelpBuilder 4.68.

I'm switching from Win7 to Win10 for my dev machine and I've run into a snag which appears to be due to Windows10 security but I have not found the solution.
After installing Helpbuilder, I copied my helpbuilder_extension.prg file to the C:\Program Files (x86)\West Wind HTML Help Builder folder.

When I ran Helpbuilder, the following message was displayed.

I tried to make and undo a change and then save the file and got the following message.

I set the permissions for this file (not the directory) to Full Control for all users (it was already full control for administrators).

I ran Helpbuilder again and got no error message but the functions in the helpbuilder_extension are not executing.

Also, I can open the file via MODIFY COMMAND "c:\program files (x86)\west wind html help builder\helpbuilder_extension.prg" but I cannot see the file in Windows Explorer.

Did I do something wrong when I installed Helpbuilder?

Any ideas?
Thanks, Carl.

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  Carl Chambers
  Carl Chambers
  Dec 5, 2018 @ 08:55am

I don't get this.

This morning helpbuilder_extension.prg was not listed in the Helpbuilder folder in Windows Explorer but it was listed in the Open dialog in VFP.
I opened the file in VFP, deleted and reinserted a carriage return (to enable the Save button) and clicked Save.

Then is was shown in Windows explorer.
I ran Helpbuilder and it worked fine.

Is there a rational explanation for this?

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  Rick Strahl
  Carl Chambers
  Dec 5, 2018 @ 12:02pm

The issue isn't the PRG file, but the compiled FXP file I'm guessing.

The problem is that the Program Files doesn't have write rights for the interactive user so it can't create the FXP file. The way to this would be to create the FXP file set permissions, then make a change to the PRG file (so the date is newer) then re-run. Or give permissions to the folder.

HB ships with the FXP file if I remember right so this shouldn't be an issue until you make changes to the file I think...

That file should probably also live in the Documents folder along with the configuration files.

+++ Rick ---

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  Carl Chambers
  Rick Strahl
  Dec 5, 2018 @ 12:54pm

That file should probably also live in the Documents folder along with the configuration files.

I moved the file to Documents\HTML Help Builder Projects\ and it works just fine.
I never use the Documents folder so I didn't even realize there was a Helpbuilder subfolder there.

Thanks, Rick.

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