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  Re: Cannot open include file from context menu  
From: Thomas de Groot
Date: 12 Jul 2011 07:28:56
On 11-7-2011 13:14, Christian Froeschlin wrote:
> I'm surprised you managed to use Windows 7 for any amount of time
> without requiring this now and then ;) Chances are your account is
> an administrator account but on Windows 7 it will by default not
> operate with actual administrator priveleges unless a process is
> explicitely started with elevation.
>
> Simply right click on an executable (or shortcut to an executable)
> and select "Run as Administrator" from the context menu.
>
> Also this means you probably installed povray as non-admin for
> the current user only. This is different from my setup but I think
> most users do this (it's default) so this is probably not related
> to your issue. Especially since it seems to work for Thomas.

As I am the only user of my PC, I am always using the administrator 
account. Seems simpler to me that way and no right-click on an 
executable is necessary. I installed POV-Ray in the standard way.

>
>> I did discover a discrepancy. These helpful, friendly Windows 7
>> "libraries" are
>> going to be the death of me; they've had me thoroughly confused since
>> day one.
>> In one place, a directory is called "Documents"; in another, it's
>> called "My
>> Documents."
>
> It seems libraries just collect the contents of multiple directories
> into one virtual directory, where Libraries\Documents includes both
> the contents of My Documents for the current user and the public
> documents shared by all users.

Yes, this looks a bit strange at first, but just ignore it is my guess.

Thomas


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