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From: Mike Horvath
Subject: Re: Right-click menu in Windows Explorer
Date: 22 Jan 2018 14:47:08
Message: <5a663fbc$1@news.povray.org>
On 1/22/2018 2:40 PM, Mike Horvath wrote:
> On 1/22/2018 2:30 PM, Mike Horvath wrote:
>> I tried 3.62 on my principal Windows 7 machine, and the behavior is 
>> kind of random. It's possible my system is messed up after 
>> installing/reinstalling POV-Ray so many times.
>>
>>
>> Mike
> 
> Now I can't uninstall/repair POV-Ray 3.62.
> 
> "Error opening installation log file. Verify that the specified location 
> exists and is writable."
> 
> Sigh.

This was easy to fix. Simply restart Explorer in Task Manager.

Mike


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From: Kenneth
Subject: Re: Right-click menu in Windows Explorer
Date: 22 Jan 2018 15:25:00
Message: <web.5a6647ddf442417a47873e10@news.povray.org>
Mike Horvath <mik### [at] gmailcom> wrote:

>
> This was easy to fix. Simply restart Explorer in Task Manager.
>

I've never attempted such a thing on a running system; I thought it would
completely shut down the Windows OS, or something just as bad, leading to...
chaos!  :-O


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From: Mike Horvath
Subject: Re: Right-click menu in Windows Explorer
Date: 22 Jan 2018 18:15:14
Message: <5a667082$1@news.povray.org>
On 1/22/2018 3:21 PM, Kenneth wrote:
> Mike Horvath <mik### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> 
>>
>> This was easy to fix. Simply restart Explorer in Task Manager.
>>
> 
> I've never attempted such a thing on a running system; I thought it would
> completely shut down the Windows OS, or something just as bad, leading to...
> chaos!  :-O
> 
> 
> 
> 

If you stop the process, your Desktop will disappear except for the 
background. Most of the time it will automatically restart itself, but 
I've had it not do so a few times. This can be annoying.


Mike


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From: clipka
Subject: Re: Right-click menu in Windows Explorer
Date: 23 Jan 2018 15:32:06
Message: <5a679bc6$1@news.povray.org>
Am 22.01.2018 um 18:41 schrieb Kenneth:

> I wonder if older *slower* processors (like a really old Windows 286 system!)
> would show more consistent behavior re: the race conditions-- in other words,
> more 'time' to check if there's a king of the hill already present. Or maybe
> there would be more INconsistent behavior-- because the first instance of
> POV-Ray would be loading so slowly? Actually, I would assume that the faster
> the processor(s), the more chance there would be of race conditions showing
> their ugly heads.

Difficult to say.

But I'd certainly expect multi-core systems to be more susceptible than
single-core systems.


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From: clipka
Subject: Re: Right-click menu in Windows Explorer
Date: 23 Jan 2018 15:36:39
Message: <5a679cd7$1@news.povray.org>
Am 22.01.2018 um 20:11 schrieb Mike Horvath:

> So, something happened to the editor in recent versions.

If by "in recent versions" you mean "somewhere between v3.6.2 and
v3.8.0-alpha", then yeah, that's quite possible.


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From: clipka
Subject: Re: Right-click menu in Windows Explorer
Date: 23 Jan 2018 15:41:11
Message: <5a679de7$1@news.povray.org>
Am 22.01.2018 um 21:21 schrieb Kenneth:
> Mike Horvath <mik### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> 
>>
>> This was easy to fix. Simply restart Explorer in Task Manager.
>>
> 
> I've never attempted such a thing on a running system; I thought it would
> completely shut down the Windows OS, or something just as bad, leading to...
> chaos!  :-O

There was a time indeed when that would have left your system in a state
where you had to know how to start a program (namely the Windows
Explorer) without the Windows Explorer running.

Nowadays, the Windows Explorer is automatically restarted if it ever
crashes or is shut down.


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From: Mike Horvath
Subject: Re: Right-click menu in Windows Explorer
Date: 30 Jan 2018 14:52:28
Message: <5a70ccfc$1@news.povray.org>
On 1/23/2018 3:36 PM, clipka wrote:
> Am 22.01.2018 um 20:11 schrieb Mike Horvath:
> 
>> So, something happened to the editor in recent versions.
> 
> If by "in recent versions" you mean "somewhere between v3.6.2 and
> v3.8.0-alpha", then yeah, that's quite possible.
> 


Maybe POV-Ray exhibited the proper behavior on my Windows 10 machine... 
because it is a virtual machine running in VMWare with fewer CPU cores 
than my physical machine. Dunno.


Mike


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