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Problem finding Private Directory

Problem finding Private Directory in Paradox Setup, Vista, etc. topic (part of our Corel Paradox / ObjectPAL Coding group).

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Wayne.V
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I've been using Paradox 10 for several years with several data sets (working directories) all in the same folder with the private directory.  I recently purchased a new computer with Windows 7 and loaded Paradox and my data sets on the new computer.  I can easily set the working directory but it will not recognize my private directory which contains a lot of secondary forms, queries and tables.  Anybody else have this problem?  Any solutions?

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Which method do you use to set your private directory, and what is your first inkling that this setting is not accepted?  IOW what are you doing and what is the error message?


Common causes of being unable to select a private directory are -- you don't have complete create/read/write/modify permissions to that directory, or another BDE application instance is already using that private directory.

-Al.

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Windows 7 like vista virtualizes the application data.  You should make sure that the private directory is in a folder such as my documents, Users\Public, on the network, or a folder you create outside the Program Files folder.  You may want to look at this posting /ASPSuite/KB/document_view.asp?qid=102247&GroupID=

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Danial Fought is a senior programmer analyst with Prestwood IT where he develops custom Windows software and custom websites. When Dan is not coding for clients, he participates in this online community. Coding specialties include Paradox/ObjectPAL, MS Access, Visual Basic, and VS.Net/VB.Net.

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Dan...followed those instructions, put the data in a public file but problem remains.  When I run a query and let it do the default Priv:answer.db I can find the answer table in C:\users\my name\appdata\local\temp

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I suspect that you havent reset the default private directory.  The default private directory is usually located in the Paradox program directory which is the Program Files folder.  This folder is one that Vista and Win7 vertualizes.  Applications that are not aware of this functionality (Paradox) will not be able to locate where windows has redirected the data files.  Windows redirects the files to the \appdata folder.  Pretty much where you have indicated you are finding the data.  If you want paradox to locate your private data, you will need to set the private directory to somewhere Windows will leave the files in place.  The my documents folder or the public documents folders serve this function will.  I generally create a PdoxPriv folder and use that as my private directory.

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