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Old 10-20-05, 07:14 AM   #1
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I have downloaded several flash games to a folder on my desktop oddly enough named "Games". I open the folder, double click a file and play a game with no problem. Well, my wife, in an attempt to unclutter the desktop, dragged the "Games" folder into another folder on the desktop. Now that the games are 2 folders deep on the desktop, when I click a game file a Internet Explorer window opens but the game does not run. I get a placeholder instead. Why is this? I can drag the games folder back to the desktop and the games will run again??????????

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Old 10-20-05, 07:18 AM   #2
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There will be an entry in the registry which refers to where the game was installed to I would guess. That's the only reason I can think of anyway.

Do you mean the games WILL run when they are returned to the desktop or are you asking IF they will?
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There will be an entry in the registry which refers to where the game was installed to I would guess. That's the only reason I can think of anyway.

Do you mean the games WILL run when they are returned to the desktop or are you asking IF they will?

They do run when they are returned to the desktop. Is there anyway to make them run from their new home?
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That usually depends upon what the games are. For the most part games should not care where they are run from as long as they know how to find everything or if everything was moved and all the paths were relative. That is by far one of the weirdest behaviors - it almost sounds like they chose not to use a relative path to access a resource when they should have.
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it almost sounds like they chose not to use a relative path to access a resource when they should have.
That's what it sounds like to me too. Maybe there is some hardcode path in the code somewhere, and by putting them another level deep their hardcode path does not work.
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Typical "flash programmers"
That's the problem with programmers. Software engineers don't do things like that.
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Create two user accounts so that your wife has her own uncluttered desktop. I'm assuming you're running Windows XP.
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Did you actually save the games? or the page they were on?

Because if you just saved the page then the game would probably be saved but would be in a directory one deeper than the page you saved. Tis all i can think of, also badly explained
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Did you actually save the games? or the page they were on?

Because if you just saved the page then the game would probably be saved but would be in a directory one deeper than the page you saved. Tis all i can think of, also badly explained
I copied the game file from the temporary internet folder on the computer at work and saved them to a CD. Then copied them to my computer at home.
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