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Windows 7: 32 bit app can only read files under its own directory?

04 Jan 2010   #1

32 bit app only reads files in own directory in 64 bit?

I have an exe I wrote which works fine on 32 bit OSes. However my users who run 64 bit windows 7 tell me that it's only able to read files under the directory where the exe is installed. If they use the exe to read a file anywhere else on the file system is throws an error.

I am assuming this has something to do with security but I don't know how to get 64 bit windows to pop up a screen or something to give the user a chance to give the exe permission to read files outside its own directory.

Any ideas on this?

One thing I've tried which didn't work was to copy a config xml file into the same directory as the exe called myExe.exe.config which contained the following:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"/>
<assembly xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" manifestVersion="1.0">
<v3:trustInfo xmlns:v3="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v3">
<v3:requestedExecutionLevel level="highestAvailable"/>

The users reported that had no effect. How can I fix this?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

04 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate

Hi, userdude. I think you will have better luck getting help at the MSDN forums:
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 32 bit app can only read files under its own directory?

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