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sylvio2000
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Need help to make TV-Browser portable

TV-Browser stores its settings on Harddisk.
I found out (in the tv-browser forum) that you only have to change some absolute paths into relative paths. But I dont know how to do it. Hope somebody can help me. Here are the paths:

# In this folder TV-Browser stores the settings
userdir=${user.home}/TV-Browser

# In this folder TV-Browser stores the TV listings
tvdatadir=${user.home}/TV-Browser/tvdata

# In this folder TV-Browser stores the plugins
#pluginsdir=${user.home}/TV-Browser/plugins

# The folder for logging
#logdirectory=${user.home}/TV-Browser

Ryan McCue
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Wha?

What's user.home?
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TV-Browser stores its

TV-Browser stores its settings in "C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Administrator\TV-Browser". I think thats what is meant by user.home
I dont know what the correct path for the english Windows-version is, but you know what I mean Smile

I have already changed these lines into:
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# In this folder TV-Browser stores the settings
userdir=TV-Browser

# In this folder TV-Browser stores the TV listings
tvdatadir=TV-Browser/tvdata

# In this folder TV-Browser stores the plugins
#pluginsdir=TV-Browser/plugins

# The folder for logging
#logdirectory=TV-Browser
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By changing this, it creates a new folder in the TV-Browser-folder called TV-Browser (the same like like in C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Administrator\TV-Browser )
First I thought everything is fine, but when i copy TV-Browser to another location on the harddisk, the menues are incorrect. Instead of "file"-dialog, there is something like "MainFrame.menu.main#TV-Browser"

Dont understand me wrong, I dont know anything about relative paths, but I thought there is a general structure of relative paths someone can tell me.
Hope someone can help me.

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Well that clarifys a bit

And does anyone know what the NSIS variable for the user profile. It is possible to redirect that.
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Your wish...

... is my command

$PROFILE

is what you are seeking.

P.S. Sync 2.0 today I hope!

Yours

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Sorry that I have to ask:

Sorry that I have to ask: But were you talking about my question?
@ Steve
is that $PROFILE for my problem? If so, how do I have to change the lines exactly? And what is Sync 2.0 ? Sorry, but I am not very familiar with this.
And sorry if I understand you wrong. My native language is german

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Oops, sorry to confuse.

Me and 'im were talk about a way to re-direct the TV-Browser to a portable folder, dont worry, we'll do that. As for Sync 2.0 just ignore that!

Yours

Steve Lamerton

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I should let you know...

It's unsafe to log in under the Windows XP Administrator account for normal use. I think it has even more privileges than a standard admin account, so it's just not a smart thing to do. It's like logging into Linux as root all the time.

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Ashes for Tears
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Wide open admin

Wide open admin account...*shivers*

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Yes I know I am logged in as

Yes I know I am logged in as an Admin. But i never had any problems with that.

Now, i just want to know how to set the relative paths Smile

Bruce Pascoe
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...

You better have a damn good firewall, then, because if anyone ever manages to exploit your PC, you're in deep, deep doodoo (the hacker would have access to literally EVERYTHING).

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I dont use a firewall. I

I dont use a firewall. I think that Software-firewalls on a desktop-pc are needless. Some time ago I had a firewall, but it only alerts when somebody scanned my pc. There was never a serious problem with hackers.

BTW: my problem is solved:
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# In this folder TV-Browser stores the settings
userdir=../TV-Browser/settings

# In this folder TV-Browser stores the TV listings
tvdatadir=../TV-Browser/tvdata

# In this folder TV-Browser stores the plugins
#pluginsdir=../TV-Browser/plugins

# The folder for logging
#logdirectory=../TV-Browser
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So everything is stored in the "TV-Browser"-folder, whereever it is Smile

My main problem was, that i copied the folder into a subfolder called "!Portable". Seems that there is something wrong with the exclamation mark.

Thanks for help

Sylvio

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Cool

Looks like we dont need a launcher.
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Bruce Pascoe
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Hmm.

I think that Software-firewalls on a desktop-pc are needless.

I used to think the same thing until I got the MSBlast worm. A virus that can cause your computer to shut down the minute you connect to the internet and can exploit an unprotected computer without any user intervention is a very good reason to have a firewall from where I'm standing. It's not just human hackers you have to worry about; the automated kind--worms--are just as bad if not worse.

Oh well; to each his own.

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Exactly

I have two ones for my whole network plus four programs.
One can never have too many firewalls.
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Heh, no indeed...

One cannot. Though it looks like by your standards, I'm two proggies short! Blum

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