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Re: The system cannot find the file specified / Das System kann die angegebene Datei nicht finden

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 10:00:41 +0100

postmaster_at_tigris.org wrote:
> Hello!
> I think, I have found a Bug in the Setup TSVN, Version 1.5.x:
> My System is WinXP,Sp3
> When installing TSVN, the user, who shall use TSVN in future, is
> temporarily granted admin-rights.
> TSVN is installed, after restart everything works fine.
> When you now take the admin-rights from that user, TSVN does not work
> any more.
> The menu-items are visible in the explorer, but when you try to use
> them, a messagebox("Error","The system cannot find the file
> specified") pops up.
> the cause is that TSVN cannot reach the following dirs in the
> registry: hklm/software/TortoiseSVN hkcu/software/TortoiseSVN and
> possibly hklm/software/TortoiseOverlays

The only user who has not even *read* access to *some* HKLM keys in the
registry is the 'guest' user. Every normal user has read access to HKLM
(no write access, but read access).
If your user doesn't have read access to those, you've configured your
account wrong.
Yes, read access is required, not just for TSVN but all applications
must have read access there to work properly. Heck, even most locale
settings are stored in HKLM - an application with no read access to
those simply can't work properly.


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Received on 2009-01-16 10:00:56 CET

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