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    FreeMind won't close

    Just installed FreeMind and when I try to close it logged on as a teacher/pupil it won't
    Fine for Administrators.

    Anyone had the same?

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    Hi,

    Yes, this tends to happen when the user cannot write to the desktop. Create a ".freemind" directory (by all means hide it) on the desktop and that should nip it in the bud.

    I forget if I had to set any permissions on the folder but it's a step in the right direction, I used procmon to find the failing call.


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    Hi Guys, did you get any further with this one?
    Procmon doesn't appear to be helping me in this case...

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    Hi timlineuk,

    Are you using a redirected desktop?

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    Yep - i've tried the previous off creating the .freemind folder but it wont let me create with a '.' in front of it.
    I'm possibly being a muppet - i'm doing a load of summer hols image prep and it's melting my brain

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    Ah, use a command prompt to rename it

    move freemind .freemind

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    Thanks - still the same though
    I've set permissions on the folder to everyone modify, i also tested that the user could create a file in this folder.

    What other tweaks might it need?

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    Hm, that fixed it for me.

    Oh, is your redirected desktop \\fileserver\desktop$ or \\fileserver\shares$\desktop? (if the latter, you might need to make the .freemind directory in the root of the share)

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    It's redirected from sysvol using group policy, so it isn't shared.

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    Redirected to where?

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    the domain controllers sysvol area

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    Ok, but surely not just to \\yourdomain\sysvol, most likely \\yourdomain\sysvol\desktop_or_something ??

    (in that case you might need the .freemind dir in the sysvol share itself)

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    ah gotcha, sorry, yes "\\dc\sysvol\domain\Common Folders\Desktops.
    I noticed that the .freemind folder was in the root of the users profile, so i also copied that folder to the shared profile in sysvol... tested again but still no luck

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    It might need to be in the sysvol itself.

    Failing that I'll try and find some time to test this later.

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    Did anyone get anywhere with this?



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