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Windows 7: Weather gadget NOT updating anymore

18 Mar 2015   #41
stryker617

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Is it alright to upload .exe's here though? I just had it in a zip file.

EDIT: I added it in. Please give feedback so I can update it if need be. It was written in VB.net.




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File Type: zip Windows Gadget Fix.zip (340.7 KB, 125 views)
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18 Mar 2015   #42
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

You might want to explain a little more what it does so people know.
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18 Mar 2015   #43
stryker617

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This gadget just corrects the Config file. It updates it if need be, and creates it if it is missing. It's been tested on roughly 10 machines at this point. I have my email within it as well if anything goes wrong. I have it run as Admin in case the directory needs to be created. If it does not work, please let me know, as I want to be able to fix this. I work for a large Healthcare Software company, and have a good habit of wanting to fix anything that breaks.
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22 Mar 2015   #44
juanjotoronja

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi stryker... i've read the content of the config.xml you put in this fix and is exactly the same of the original one, so this fix what it does is some kind of file restore/create? I've also created a fix but let me explain you how it works, the fix i made updates the file date atribute of the config.xml. That's why maybe you read in another threads that some people suggest opening config.xml in notebad and save it without changes and worked but it needs to be made at least every 2 days i think. This maybe is an issue from the source page foreca who provides the info, this is the fix i'm using at this time Weather Gadget Fix
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22 Mar 2015   #45
stryker617

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, it recreates the config file, but the gadgets start working usually within 1 minute. There's usually no reason to restart it. Plus there's nothing to do but click a button, so it's user friendly.

I can add it for it to create it's own scheduled task, along with restarting the sidebar.exe after a certain time to make sure all of the gadgets refresh.

I mainly just made it so that it was easy to use and worked.
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22 Mar 2015   #46
juanjotoronja

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That's cool
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24 Mar 2015   #47
Gabee8

Vista Ultimate, Windows 7 Professional
 
 

My c# application refresh Config.xml
This program set Config.xml actual datetime and exit.
I add this app Task Scheduler and run startup
.NET 2.0 requirement (updated)
c# source code:
Code:
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.IO;
using System.Threading;

namespace WeatherGadgetUpdate
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            string localapp = Environment.GetEnvironmentVariable("LocalAppData");
            string configfile = @"\Microsoft\Windows Live\Services\Cache\Config.xml";
            File.SetLastWriteTime(localapp + configfile, DateTime.Now);
        }
    }
}


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File Type: zip WeatherGadgetUpdate.zip (83.2 KB, 58 views)
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24 Mar 2015   #48
juanjotoronja

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I found the simplest solution above all solutions mentioned here. Thanks to AndersWillhelmsson

Quote:
This morning I simply changed the Date on the config.xml, to 2017, and then set the Attribute READ ONLY on the file, and it's still working ...


A way to change date on a file, is to change the date in your computer, then RE-save the file, and then set the date back again to correct date.


And to set Attribute just rightclick the file, chose Properties, and Click Read-Only, click OK.
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25 Mar 2015   #49
piggypiggy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks to jmdl1983, your fix worked!
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04 Apr 2015   #50
DDeacon

Windows 7 x64
 
 

gldndragn, I've tried to install the msn weather gadget and when I double-click it, all I get is a list of files and folders in the zip. No exe file. ?
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