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Editing ini file

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#1
I tried to edit an .ini file (eclipse.ini) by right-clicking on the
file and choosing Edit. This brought up the file in Notepad. I made
a change and selected Save. Notepad gave the following error:

Cannot create the . . . .ini file.
Make sure that the path and file name are correct.

Anybody know what causes this?

Clicking OK brought up the Save As dialog. I typed "eclipse.ini" as
the file name and clicked Yes to overwrite. Got the same error.

Thanks, Alan
 

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"Alan" <jalanthomas@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> I tried to edit an .ini file (eclipse.ini) by right-clicking on the
> file and choosing Edit. This brought up the file in Notepad. I made
> a change and selected Save. Notepad gave the following error:
>
> Cannot create the . . . .ini file.
> Make sure that the path and file name are correct.
>
> Anybody know what causes this?
>
> Clicking OK brought up the Save As dialog. I typed "eclipse.ini" as
> the file name and clicked Yes to overwrite. Got the same error.

Try saving it somewhere else?

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#3
Take ownership of the file before you edit it.




"Alan" <jalanthomas@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> I tried to edit an .ini file (eclipse.ini) by right-clicking on the
> file and choosing Edit. This brought up the file in Notepad. I made
> a change and selected Save. Notepad gave the following error:
>
> Cannot create the . . . .ini file.
> Make sure that the path and file name are correct.
>
> Anybody know what causes this?
>
> Clicking OK brought up the Save As dialog. I typed "eclipse.ini" as
> the file name and clicked Yes to overwrite. Got the same error.
>
> Thanks, Alan
>
 

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Andrew McLaren

#4
"Alan" <jalanthomas@xxxxxx> wrote ...

> I tried to edit an .ini file (eclipse.ini) by right-clicking on the
> file and choosing Edit. This brought up the file in Notepad. I made
> a change and selected Save. Notepad gave the following error:
> Cannot create the . . . .ini file.
Hi Alan

Where is the eclipse.ini located?

If it is under "c:\Program Files", you probably won't have permissions to
update the file. In Vista, all files under "C:\Program Files" are tightly
protected as a guard against viruses and other hijacks. This can cause
problems for Eclipse, which expects to have read/write access to is
described in the Eclipse installation notes:
http://www.eclipse.org/eclipse/development/readme_eclipse_3.2.2.html#I-Platform-CoreYou would need to edit the file explicitly as Administrator (eg right-clickNotepad, choose "Run as Administrator").You may also be tripped up by Program Files Virtualisation: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927387The consensus appears to be that on Vista, Eclipse should be installed onits own directory off the root; eg C:\Eclipse, rather than under the%ProgramFiles% directory (at least as of Eclipse 6.0 ... later versionsmight accommodate this better).Hope it helps,--Andrew McLarenamclar (at) optusnet dot com dot au
 

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Jake L

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I'm having the same problem: I get an error message saying that the file name
or path in incorrect when I try to save .htm files in Notepad.

I've tried several things, such as saving to a removeable drive or creating
a new folder for the files, and I can't get the files to save changes.

How do I take ownership of a file? Can I take ownership of several files at
once, or the entire contents of a folder?

I'm using Windows Vista Home Basic, and all the files in question I created
myself on Notepad with Windows XP.

I've been struggling with this issue since switching to Vista in July -
thanks in advance for any suggestions!

Jake

"Alan" wrote:

> Dave`s suggestion: "Take ownership of the file before you edit it. "
> worked
>
> Thanks, Alan
>
>
>
 

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http://www.google.com/search?q=vista+takeown&sourceid=navclient-ff&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1B3GGGL_en_____215




"Jake L" <Jake L@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> I'm having the same problem: I get an error message saying that the file
> name
> or path in incorrect when I try to save .htm files in Notepad.
>
> I've tried several things, such as saving to a removeable drive or
> creating
> a new folder for the files, and I can't get the files to save changes.
>
> How do I take ownership of a file? Can I take ownership of several files
> at
> once, or the entire contents of a folder?
>
> I'm using Windows Vista Home Basic, and all the files in question I
> created
> myself on Notepad with Windows XP.
>
> I've been struggling with this issue since switching to Vista in July -
> thanks in advance for any suggestions!
>
> Jake
>
> "Alan" wrote:
>

>> Dave`s suggestion: "Take ownership of the file before you edit it. "
>> worked
>>
>> Thanks, Alan
>>
>>
>>
 

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