[Skimmertalk] Unhandled exception in .NET Framework when launching Aggregator on Windows 10

Bob Wilson, N6TV n6tv at arrl.net
Tue Jul 12 12:52:07 EDT 2016

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On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 8:52 AM, Bill Hein <bill.aa7xt at gmail.com> wrote:

> K1TTT suggested I move the Afreet folder outside of the program folder and
> that seems to have done the trick.
> Thanks, David!
> It is a Windows 10 issue.

If you changed the Properties of the executable file to "Run this as an
administrator," I think it would have worked OK too (Right click on
Aggregator, Properties, Compatibility tab, check "Run this program as an

Starting with Windows Vista or Windows 7, Microsoft decided to prevent
programs from writing directly into the the Program Files folder where they
were installed "for your own protection" (causing much frustration and lots
of compatibility problems and confusion).  It may have worked OK on Windows
7 if you were signing on with an Administrator ID.  Maybe that's what's
different about your Windows 10 computer.

Moving Aggregator out of Program Files also fixes the problem and is a fine

Bob, N6TV

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