[guispeak] Re: Filedir problems continue

  • From: Jamal Mazrui <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2011 22:03:38 -0500

Hi Ian,
Users of EdSharp on 64-bit Windows reported compatibility problems with NVDA. Since I want to support that screen reader, this led to an investigation which determined that it was better to make a 32-bitexecutable the default, rather than one which ran in either 32-bit or 64-bit mode depending on the Windows version. Since EdSharp and FileDir have much of the same code base, I made the same changes to FileDir. In both cases, however, I have made the original compilation mode still available via a 64 suffix to the base name of the executable. So, try running FileDir64.exe instead of FileDir.exe. If that works for you, change your desktop shortcut so that it points to that executable instead. You could also try installing the 32-bit version of the Microsoft Filter Pack for Office 2007 in case that makes a difference when running FileDir.exe.

Sorry about the problems -- people were reporting positive outcomes with EdSharp so I did not expect a problem with FileDir. Let me know your results.


On 2/18/2011 8:44 PM, Ian D. Nichols wrote:
Hi Jamal,
Before I elevated to the update you published a couple of days ago I had
a functional version of Filedir on my Windows 7 home premium edition
64-bit PC.
I installed the update and chose to load the MS filter program (I can’t
remember its exact name at the moment). When I tried to run Filedir from
the desktop icon it gave me a couple of “message to developer” messages,
and then crashed saying that an attempt had been made to load a file
that was in the wrong format or corrupt. I have tried reinstalling it a
couple of times, but the same thing happens every time.
For most of the 3 months that I have had my new PC I have had a
functioning Filedir, but now I do not. It’s a great program and I miss
it a lot. Is there a “dirsetup” file available for one of the earlier
versions? I have looked on empowermentzone, but can’t find anything
except the most recent version.
I’d be really grateful if you could help me out in this or some other way.
All the best.
Ian D. Nichols,
Toronto, Canada
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