regarding read/write errors with program files(86) folder...

I noticed several bug reports about not having permissions to read and/or write to the program files, This SHOULD fix this problem. The other bug reports about errors reading and writing to the program files might be fixed if following these instructions.

Windows Vista and Windows 7 has a Hidden Administrator account. To enable this account go to accessories and right click cmd and click run as administrator. Then type in

net user administrator /active:yes

Then to give the admin account a password type

Net user administrator *password*

Where *password* is the password you would like to assign to the hidden administrator account.

Then login to the administrator account with the password you have just specified.

Install the program.

Log out of the admin account

Login to you account with the admin privlages.

Then go to accessories and right click cmd and click run as administrator.

Type in...

net user administrator /active:no

This will rehide the administrative account.

This is what I had to do when I installed Microsoft SQL server 2008 R2. That was the only way to do it so that other users on that machine had the proper permissions to write new databases.

So I guess that even though your a user with administrator privleges, you still dont have every permission that the hidden administrator has.

I hope this helps.


File associations

With Win7, 64 bit and TB Gold installed in some folder other than Program Files (x86), for example C:\Users\Public, one can navigate to Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations and assign the TBEditor as the associated program for .tru, trc, etc files, but the association does not stick on leaving the Control Panel, and the option to "always use . . . " is grayed out. This means that all .tru files must be opened from within the TBEditor, not by double clicking directly on the file to be run. My computer, for example, won't let go of the Notepad association for .tru files. Double clicking will open .tru files in Notepad.

File associations

This is a Windows issue that we're looking into right now. The file associations are set in the registry, there are tools you can use to change this but we are researching a simpler solution.

Thanks for your patience, we'll keep the community updated via the Forums.

Compile error

I am on Windows 7 64-bit. I followed the instructions to create the unhidden administrator account with password, install the software and then rehide the administrator account. After logging back into my regular user account on Windows, I must still select to run as administrator or I will get error reporting that TB can't locate the TBEDCOMPILE.EXE file.

The alternate suggestion to install the program in a some other folder than Program Files (x86) requires first starting TBEditor.exe and opening the saved .tru file from the TBEditor. The operating system seems to be unable remember the .tru file association if TB is not installed in the Program Files directory. I other words, I can't just double click on the .tru file and have it open directly in the TB editor.

In short, neither of these fixes works well for me.

Default programs

I replied to your question via email, but for the benefit of the community:

To manually set the file association, go to the Default Programs tool and select TBEDITOR.EXE as the program to use to open .TRU and .TRC files (source code files, if you have them). If it doesn't show up in that list, select the option to "associate a file type or protocol with a specific program" from the Default Programs main window. This basically reverses the process and allows you to browse the array of file types found on your computer and manually set the association of the program to that file extension.

Scroll through the list that populates there and select .TRU or .TRC. If the existing association is not TBEDITOR.EXE, select Change Program and pick it off the list, or Browse to locate the file on your computer. Find TBEDITOR.EXE on your computer, select it and click Open. Make sure the "always use this program..." box is checked, then click OK. The list should repopulate and the association should be set.