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Schmoopie

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Not so sure if this is a ProMash or Windows 7 issue. I just got a new PC w/ Windows 7 and installed ProMash. I copied my old recipe/session files over and then created two new recipes. When I look at my recipe directory folder via Windows Explorer, the new recipes are not visible. I then opened ProMash and selected Load Recipe...and the recipe files are visible, only that the filenames have a 'lock' icon next to them (where the old recipe files do not).

I'm puzzled as to what could be causing this.  Is ProMash saving the files in a way that is unrecognizable by Windows 7? Thanks for your help on this.


JDonovan

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The lock icon has to doing with file sharing. It indicates that only the owner the document has write access to the file. If you are the owner of the file (IE the user that created it) then you should have no problem reading or writing the file.

Have you set up a HomeGroup for your Windows 7 system? You may want to change your HomeGroup settings to either turn off sharing or allow Read/Write access to all users.

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Schmoopie

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Thanks Jeff.  I created the recipe files, yet I can't view them in Explorer.  I'll do some reading on sharing files and creating workgroups. Hopefully I'll discover what's going on.  Thanks again.

Schmoopie

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I finally found the problem.  There appears to be a compatibility issue with the newly created recipe files. When the folder is open (which is supposed to contain the recipe files) they are not technically there, they have been saved to a "virtual store" located in the user's Appdata folder. Here's an article that briefly explains:
http://www.winvistaclub.com/f39.html

By changing the compatibility setting on ProMash to Windows XP Service Pack 2, I was able to successfully create new recipe/session files and they were saved as expected in my recipe/session directory.  Here's another article that was useful:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/316-compatibility-mode.html

Has anyone else had a similar problem with ProMash on Windows 7?
vanhooglesnort

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Yes, I have had that problem too, and I couldn't figure it out.  Thanks for posting the fix!

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