Per your suggestion, I opened the property page of
Under the permission tab:
'System' and 'Administrator' have full control, and 'Users' has Read &
Under the effective tab:
For user psaf (that's I), every single box from 'Full Control' to 'Take
Ownership' is checked.
Out of curiosity, I opened the property page of
C:\windows\system32\notepad.exe, and had the two property pages side by
side. I found something interesting -
Under the General tab, in the bottom section, both blat and notepad have
'Attributes...", but blat has something in addition:
Security: This file came from another computer and might be blocked to
help protect this computer. And, a push button "Unblock" is present.
So, I pushed "Unblock". The "Security.." stuff disappeared. Now the
"General" tab page of blat.exe looks just like that of notepad. I fired
up my test again. The same error was returned that "'blat' is not
recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch
file..." I re-opened the blat.exe property page. The "Security..." is
on the General tab again. Evidently 'vista' does not let me unblock it.
This "General > Security..." explains why C:\Windows\system32\blat.exe
is not recognized as an executable, but it does not offer me a solution
(since "Unblock" did not work for me). Furthermore it does not explain
why blat.exe works when it is co-located with my test application (in
the same folder). Its property page (General tab) has the same block of
You may not see that "Security..." mumbo jumbo on your blat.exe property
page, since yours worked. I am uploading a screenshot
(blat-property.bmp). Feel free to delete it after you have seen it. I
hope that I am not cluttering the file system.
Thanks for looking into this. Thank you also for the information on
"Wine". I will check it out on our system.
From: ***@yahoogroups.com [mailto:***@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 12:00 PM
Subject: [blat] Re: IB Test
Ann Fitchard wrote:
"This is the first time I am communicating in a group.
If I am not doing things the right or conventional way,
please let me know."
Your doing great.
I downloaded your example files btest1 and btest2.
Both of them can find Blat when it is installed to;
or in the same folder with btest1.exe.
This is on Vista Basic running as Admin.
Try this. Go to;
Right click on Blat. Then select Properties. Now
the security tab. In the Permission for SYSTEM
box make sure Allow is checked for;
Read & execute
If your App still can't find Blat click on the
Advanced button and add the above permissions
for what ever group you are logged in as.
Are you sure when you test that you have Admin
Also heard from Ann;
"Since blat is for Windows only. On unix/linux we
have to use 'hmail'."
Blat runs and runs well under Wine. Since Wine
is common on *nix this might simplify things
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