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raytee
29-12-2009, 09:04 AM
I recently purchased a new computer with Windows 7'
My main interest is VB6 programming and have copied all my original files to the new machine.The VB6 programs all work correctly except I cannot save anyof them whether they have been edited or not.

pctek
29-12-2009, 12:03 PM
Is it 32bit or 64bit Win7?
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vbrun/ms788708.aspx

McRuff
29-12-2009, 02:04 PM
Are you trying to save to the program directory? Both Vista and Win 7 can have issues with that.

raytee
29-12-2009, 03:01 PM
I have 32 bit version of Windows 7.
As in XP I would like to save the edited code in the same place it came from.
Sorry for the lack of expertise in this field.

McRuff
29-12-2009, 04:51 PM
As in XP I would like to save the edited code in the same place it came from.


I have had issues with a couple of older programs that try to write to the directory where the program is installed. This is usually C:\Program Files\Program Name. Win 7 and Vista try and protect those files I presume from Viruses. If your data is stored there that may be causing your problem. You could try saving the data into a data directory like Documents and see if that fixes it

As a work around to make my programs run correctly I created a new directory C:\Programs\Program Name and installed to that. Those 2 programs work correctly now and Win 7 does not stop them from making changes.

raytee
30-12-2009, 08:15 AM
Thank you McRuff. Tried that but still get the 'Path/File access error' message with the
path the same as it used to access the program.

DeSade
30-12-2009, 08:51 AM
This might help you

http://www.blogsdna.com/2173/add-take-ownership-option-in-right-click-context-menu-of-windows-7.htm