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    Silk 5.03 trouble - can\'t open certain files in Silk

    Has anyone encountered this problem with Silk 5.03?
    I have been running some existing scripts in IE5 (using "virtual object" extension not "IE5DOM" extension) and so far so good, though I have not yet tried creating new scripts.

    One issue I have found on two machines, one installed over 5.02 the other a fresh install, is that Silk is unable to open some files. The files effected appear random, though if a file can't be opened once, it will always not open. The behavior is strange. In Silk's Open dialog double-clicking on some files, or selecting and then click <Open>, appears not to perform any action. The user just sits there in the Open dialog like they have not done anything yet.

    Another issue, or possibly the same one. When opening some files from Silk's Open dialog, by selecting file and then clicking Open, Silk simply closes as if you selected File|Exit. :-(

    The only way to open these files in Silk is to drag the file icon from Windows Explorer onto the Silk shortcut icon on the Desktop. Once open in Silk, the file will work normally. This was frustrating.

    [This message has been edited by rshughes (edited 09-22-2000).]

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    Re: Silk 5.03 trouble - can\'t open certain files in Silk

    Is the full path name long (like 50+ characters starting with the drive letter then the directories then finally the filename) and is the file read-only? If so then you're encountering a bug thyat we found in 5.0.3 and was fixed (for us anyway) in 5.0.3.1. In the 5.0.3.1 release notes under a heading of "Miscellaneous" the first item says "You can now open read-only files with long path names.".

    If not then perhaps your problem is related to this one. There was a previous posting that was similar but sounded like it might be different than what we saw. It noticed a different between using a mapped drive letter versus the syntax of a double-slash and the server name.

 

 

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