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Does your Cforms under XP have a "database" folder

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David Mullen

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My Cforms installation does not have a "database" folder in my XP partition but does have one in my Win98 partition.

All of my memorized phrases, comparables, neighborhoods etc work OK but can not find any br*.dbf or br*.cdf files that are supposed to be there. My Windows Explorer is set to show hidden files so I am wondering if they either have a different file extension under XP. Also, when I try to create a "database" folder under c:cforms, it says there is already a folder with that name. If so, I cannot find it anywhere.

I unstalled clickforms last night and reinstalled it and it still did not create a "database" folder in there.

None of this matters as long as it is running but I am really curious about why this happens and how it can continue to work if the folder and files are missing or not visible. The manual says there should be a folder and those files.
 

airphoto

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Didn't Bradford expressly state that the new version wouldn't have databases for a spell?
 

David Mullen

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Airphoto

Thanks for responding.

Forgot to mention that I am still using version 9.86.

Don't know if I am ever going to switch to version 10.
 

David Mullen

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After thinking about it for a while, I suspected that the "database" folder was "hidden". I checked it out from the command prompt and found it but could not change the attributes from there.

Downloaded Ztree which is a file utility from the old days and it still works under Windows XP. With it, it was very easy to remove the "hidden" attribute and now all is well. I will be able to back up those files regularly now.

Windows Explorer was set to show all hidden files and folders but that folder and it's files still did not show up. Now, I am going to use Ztree to see if there are any more hidden folders or files.
 

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Were you restoring or bringing in from a CD? Seems I've heard that files brought in from a 'burned' CD come in as 'read only' and have to have the attributes changed (might be a 32-bit WinDoze thing, though .. not necessarily related to the CD 'burning.')
 

David Mullen

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I hadn't thought about it happening that way. You are right about the files being read only when retrieved from a CD and maybe, somehow they were also hidden. I will have to watch for that in the future. Thanks
 

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Bradford said V10 would not have a data base until the 2nd qtr. When ever that is.
 
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