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Posted by Doorie   Finland  (10 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Fri 30 Oct 2009 07:24 AM (UTC)  quote  ]
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this happens on a computer with windowsXP and normal user *and* from hard drive.

this does not happen when running mushclient from usb stick. unfortunately, i forgot my usb stick today, so i need to dig deeper to this problem now...

where to start?

-s-
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (19,183 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #1 on Fri 30 Oct 2009 07:48 AM (UTC)  quote  ]
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Template:version Please help us by advising the version of MUSHclient you are using. Use the Help menu -> About MUSHclient.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Blainer   (191 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #2 on Fri 30 Oct 2009 07:48 AM (UTC)  quote  ]
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A quick search turned up this.
Template:post=9533 Please see the forum thread: http://gammon.com.au/forum/?id=9533.
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Posted by Doorie   Finland  (10 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #3 on Fri 30 Oct 2009 08:43 AM (UTC)  quote  ]
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ah sorry!
v 4.40

i tried 4.43, and it gave me more detailed info, like i probably have no writing permission to dir, which is the point of all this mess.

solution (quick&dirty) : borrowed usb stick, copied installation there, playing from there, no problem.

this is unsatisfactory, but it is my problem, and i have to fix it later byt getting more priviledges from the compSupportDude, whom i am actually helping now (by playing muds)... :D

-thanks-
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Posted by WillFa   USA  (517 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #4 on Fri 30 Oct 2009 05:54 PM (UTC)  quote  ]
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Make a shortcut to Mushclient.exe
Change the Start In directory in the shortcut to a directory you have write access to.

A normal user doesn't have write permissions to either C:\Documents and settings\all users... or C:\program files
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