Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Stop Programs Making Compatibility Files?

17 Jul 2012   #1
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Stop Programs Making Compatibility Files?

I use a program for 3D mapping, however it is a little old and is incompatible with Windows 7 Aero for various reasons.

When I compile a map the program automatically runs an engine to test for lighting and brush glitches. The engine starts, then locates the map from a path program files (x86)/[program]/main/maps. Because the program is running in compatibility mode due to its issue with Aero, all the files it produces when it compiles are stored within a hidden folder for compatibility files, the only way I can access these files is via a little tab at the top of the explorer window. Because the files aren't physically in the maps folder the engine can't locate them to load. No matter what folder I chose to save the files to, they are always hidden and only found under the compatibility tab.

Is there a way I can stop the files being created and saved in the compatibility mode? (i.e. saved like any other normal file?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
05 Oct 2012   #2
bknight2602

Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

I'll bring this back up to the present because I have the same question. I'm trying to save an excel file and it won't save anywhere except the compatibility files are of the folder. So how does one turn this off?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Stop Programs Making Compatibility Files?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How stop Office programs bringing other files to front after closing?
I think this is an Office 2003 issue (using Win 7 64 bit). I only notice it in Word and Powerpoint. If I open a Word file, for example, by double clicking in Explorer (when I have other Word files already open), when I x-out to close the Word file in front - it brings (leaves) one of the other...
Microsoft Office
the machine stop responding and making noise
the machine stop responding and making noise machine details is sony vaio vpcz1
BSOD Help and Support
Windows 7 64-bit compatibility with 32-bit programs
Thanks for any help. Program was written using Windows XP Pro on a 32-bit computer. It also runs on Windows 7 Pro 32-bit. Person is having trouble running the program on a Windows 7 64-bit computer. What are my options to assist this person? Is there a compatibility mode in Windows7 64-bit...
General Discussion
speakers started making this weird anoying sound i can't stop it
I had audio lagg in battlefield 3 so some guy told me to update my realtek HD audio driver and it will be fine So i did and after installation my speakers started making this weird anoying sound i can't stop it and in my realtek HD audio menager started saying that i've plugged in audio device and...
Sound & Audio
how can i stop making my pc look like basic when its ultimate
i upgraded on a computer but now the sreen looks like basic i want it like mirrow like so can someone find me a graphics car driver download to make it hd and everything thanks
Drivers
Windows Live Stop Runing In compatibility (Windz 7 RTM)
Hi I Have A Problem Witch Is Windows Live Dose Not Minimize To The System Tray . . . ! So I Tried To Run It In Compatibility Mod , But When I Log In It Freezes And Stop Working , But Without The Compatibility It Runs Normaly , But Dose Not Minimize To The Tray ! ! ! So Please Hellp !...
Software


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:21.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App