[WriteLog] Need advice on Writelog installation conventions on Windows 7

Alan Maenchen ad6e at arrl.net
Thu Jul 4 13:53:41 EDT 2013

Not sure if I did anything significantly different, but I've been using W7
for about a year now and have WL installed in
When installed, I simply pointed to that location and it worked.

This is the same place I've had it for many years spanning back to Win98.
It seems to work OK, although I've not figured out where the true INI file
is located (haven't tried very hard).  I don't have a C:\ham folder at all.

Since I'm the only user, I always run in administrator mode. Maybe that's
the key?

73, Alan  AD6E

Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2013 20:23:55 -0500
> From: "Jim N7US" <jim at n7us.net>
> To: <writelog at contesting.com>
> Subject: Re: [WriteLog] Need advice on Writelog installation
>         conventions on  Windows 7
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> I originally allowed Windows 7 to install WL in the C:\Program Files (x86)
> folder but later uninstalled it and reinstalled it in C:\Ham\Writelog to
> get
> away from Windows 7 User Account Control.
> I have all ham programs installed in subfolders of C:\Ham, and that's
> worked
> well.
> 73, Jim N7US
> -----Original Message-----
> Rick,
> I don't believe Writelog will work properly when installed in c:\program
> files under Win7. Something about write protected file locations?
> Isn't there a start menu choice to edit writelog.ini? I'm pretty sure I
> have
> one, but we may have different versions of Writelog.
> Best Regards, Eric W1EL
> On 7/3/2013 7:35 PM, Rick Tavan N6XI wrote:
> > With the advent of Windows 7, my Writelog installation has become very
> > cumbersome. Windows wants programs installed in c:\Program Files but
> > Writelog insists on installing itself in c:\ham (where it started out
> > a decade ago). Even Uninstall/Reinstall still ends up putting Writelog
> > into c:\ham. Writelog's Convert CTY utility, however, now stores its
> > output in c:\ProgramData\Writelog but Writelog looks in
> > c:\ham\Programs for the files. Convert CTY and Writelog | Web Update
> > Data Files no longer work if the current user is not an administrator,
> > so I have to switch user to run the utility or to use the internal
> > function. Then, I have to move the output files from the utility from
> > c:\ProgramData\Writelog to c:\ham\Programs. Finally, writelog.ini is
> > now stored in a shadow folder that imitates what used to be c:\Windows
> > which is now off limits to civilian programs, so I have to create a
> > shortcut to that weird location which isn't the same weird location as
> > it was with Windows XP.  I suspect Writelog can be installed more
> > closely in accord with Windows 7 conventions and its utilities and
> > functions may work more intuitively, but so far I've been unable to
> > break away from c:\ham. Uninstall/Reinstall doesn't help (here). Does
> > anyone know a safe way to "get with the program?" Perhaps copying a
> > variety of files into a non-Writelog place, uninstall/reinstall, tweak
> the
> Registry, stuff like that?
> >
> > "I really want to be normal!"
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Rick
> >

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