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Subject:Re: Cannot find Engine Configuration File
Date:Sat, 10 Apr 2021 12:47:38 -0400
From:"Steven Green" <>
I forgot about that old 3.1 trick, too.. no registry, total control


Steven Green
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

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"Tom Krieg"  wrote in message news:6071171c$ 

Now there's some famous old names - Brian Bushay, Bill Todd, Diamond 
Software Group - the Paradox greybeards :-)

An old post I found on one of the delphi groups in the museum of 
antiquities pointed me to the CONFIGFILE01 registry entry and that 
stirred memories. It seems it was pointing to the default config file 
which was in the BDE32 folder that the BDE was moved to using Leslie's 
installer and updater. Once I gave full rights to that folder to the 
user the problem went away. I was able to change the configuration, 
point to all the correct aliases and the shared NET folder and save the 
config.file elsewhere for use with the -o switch.

I didn't realise that the Win3.1 compatibility switch caused 
configuration file entries to be stored in the config file rather than 
all over the registry. No wonder some congif file entries don't appear 
to stick.

On 10/04/2021 4:53 am, Steven Green wrote:
> can't write the file, not running as admin?
> -- 
> Steven Green
> Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

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