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Subject:Re: Cannot find Engine Configuration File
Date:Mon, 12 Apr 2021 14:54:54 +1000
From:Leslie <"ViaThe List">
Yes that is the whole point of setting the Win3.1 compatibility switch 
to remove the need to set permissions on the registry branch.

It is also why the Registry should never be directly read, always use 
the OPAL/BDE API to get the settings.

On 10/04/2021 1:10 PM, Tom Krieg wrote:
> 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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