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XnView keeps forgetting my settings

Post by C0080900 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:43 am

I keep getting the "Other Apps" window every time I open XnView. I don't get it when I open images, though.

XnView also keeps forgetting my bookmarks even when I edit them, close XnView and re-open XnView/images via XnView.

I also keep getting notifications such as this one and similar notifications. It prompts me with the same notification even if I check the "Do not show this message again" option.

Downgrading back to 1.99.5 didn't help either, originally I was using 1.99.6, so I re-installed 1.99.6 since going back to 1.99.5 did me no good.

Any help, or is this bug relevant?

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Re: XnView keeps forgetting my settings

Post by xnview » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:43 am

Where do you save the xnview.ini?
Pierre.

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Re: XnView keeps forgetting my settings

Post by C0080900 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:19 pm

xnview wrote:Where do you save the xnview.ini?
C:\Program Files\XnView

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Re: XnView keeps forgetting my settings

Post by xnview » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:13 am

What is your OS?
Pierre.

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Re: XnView keeps forgetting my settings

Post by Peter2 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:02 am

C0080900 wrote:...Any help, or is this bug relevant?
a) Have you checked if you have the correct access permissions to the INI? For example Win7 does not allow writing to program folder without special permissions.
b) Try to define another place for the INI (drive d:\ or somewhere else ..) and test again.

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Re: XnView keeps forgetting my settings

Post by C0080900 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:59 pm

xnview wrote:What is your OS?
Windows 8 Release Preview.
Peter2 wrote:
C0080900 wrote:...Any help, or is this bug relevant?
a) Have you checked if you have the correct access permissions to the INI? For example Win7 does not allow writing to program folder without special permissions.

Peter
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Altering the permissions of the c:\program files\xnview folder seems to have done the trick for me, everything's working fine now.

Thank you for your support.

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Re: XnView keeps forgetting my settings

Post by xnview » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:51 pm

It's better to not save settings in 'Program files'
Pierre.

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