Author Topic: Logfiles not going where expected after move to Win10  (Read 696 times)

buckyswider

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Hi all, I *finally* joined the new decade and got off my Win7 machine onto a new Win10 one.

The move of PDW- which I had dreaded and may or may not have been a big reason in my procrastination  :) - went effortlessly.  I just copied the directory part & parcel to Win10, installed the drivers for the USB board, and it was up and running.  So easy a caveman could do it!

However, my logfiles are not where I expected them to be.  On win7, I was running out of c:/downloads, another symptom of pure laziness.  On Win10, I put that dir into /Program File (x86).  Runs fine there. 

HOWEVER, the /logfiles directory is not receiving the logfiles as they had on Win7.  I tracked them down and they are going to:

C:\Users\bucky\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\pdw3.12-full\Logfiles


I have no clue how they created the path and ended up there, but that's what happened.  Is there a way to get them back into the directory where I'm running PDW from?  Or should I just grin and bear it and set up a shortcut to that appdata directory?

Thanks! 

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Re: Logfiles not going where expected after move to Win10
« Reply #1 on: 09 Jan 2021, 15:02:43 »
It's a Windows 10 security mechanism that doesn't allow applications to write to the Program Files folder. A solution is to put PDW in a different folder. I use C:\Apps\PDW

Also see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_Account_Control - File and Registry Virtualization

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Re: Logfiles not going where expected after move to Win10
« Reply #2 on: 09 Jan 2021, 15:16:16 »
Great thanks!  I was thinking it was something like that...

Will move out of /Program Files!