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'The specified folder is read only 'is returned after starting Advantys Configuration Software'.

Goals and Symptoms

'The specified folder is read only ...' is returned after starting the 'Advantys
Configuration Software'.

Facts and Changes

Advantys Configuration Software version 4.0

Causes and Fixes

'The following error is returned after starting the 'Advantys Configuration Software'.




The reason why this could occur is because unlike other Schneider Electric software, the 'Advantys
Configuration Software' saves the applications and libraries to the 'Documents' folder'. If the '
Advantys Configuration Software' cannot find the 'Documents' folder because a Windows registry
setting has redirected the folder to a different location, the error will be returned. When this happens,
the software will shutdown. The folder will be found in the path '\Documents and Settings\All Users'.

Note: On some XP installations, the 'Documents' folder may be named as 'Shared Documents' if there
is more than one user configured on the PC. If there is only a single user, the folder could be called
'documents' or 'My Documents'.



To resolve the problem, check to see if the 'Documents' folder is being re-directed and restore it to
the correct path.

For additional information on the 'Documents' folder, reference:

Configuration of the My Documents Folder.zip

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310147

How to Change the Default Location of the My Documents Folder.zip

WARNING: MICROSOFT DOCUMENTS MAY MAKE REFERENCE TO EDITING THE
WINDOWS REGISTRY. BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN USING THE REGISTRY
EDITOR IF THE STEPS ARE NOT FOLLOWED EXACTLY, YOU MAY
INADVERTENTLY DELETE SOMETHING ELSE WHICH CAN CORRUPT
YOUR WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM. IF THIS HAPPENS, SCHNEIDER
ELECTRIC WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE.

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