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Settings / Programs will not execute user specified program

Posted: 01.02.2017, 17:18
by petersonj
Have specified external programs to be executed under Settings / Programs (Editor and Compare Files in my case), but cannot activate the specified programs regardless of the TargetExt1 extension setting in the FreeCommander.ini file. (tried *, *.*, etc.)
Always get the "Please Define External Program..." error message.

using Ver 740 64 bit donor version under Win 7 SP1

Re: Settings / Programs will not execute user specified prog

Posted: 01.02.2017, 17:53
by Timon
For Compare files
Filter for all files is *
or you can set any desired extension, for example: *.rtf;*.docx;*.docm;*.xlsx;*.xlsm;*.pptx;*.pptm;*.doc;*.xls;*.ppt;*.sxw;*.sxc;*.sxi;*.sxd;*.odt;*.ods;*.odp;*.odg;*.wj2;*.wj3;*.wk3;*.wk4;*.123;*.wri;*.pdf;*.mht;*.eml;*.dll;*.exe

For PSPad
Program: C:\Program Files\PSPad editor\PSPad.exe
Parameters: -D %FileCompare1% %FileCompare2%

For Winmerge
Program: C:\Program Files\WinMerge\WinMerge.exe
Parameters: %FileCompare1% %FileCompare2%

For editors
Program: C:\Program Files\AkelPad\AkelPad.exe
Parameters: %ActivSel%

Don't forget to 'activate' app with checkbox in Filter.

Re: Settings / Programs will not execute user specified prog

Posted: 02.02.2017, 14:25
by petersonj
Have tried setting file type to * and *.*
External executable file name is checked.
Still get the error message :(

Re: Settings / Programs will not execute user specified prog

Posted: 02.02.2017, 17:33
by joby_toss
Please, post a screenshot with your settings!

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Re: Settings / Programs will not execute user specified prog

Posted: 03.02.2017, 14:26
by petersonj
Tried just pasting screen image into forum, but apparently that doesn't work. Hopefully this url link will work.
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Re: Settings / Programs will not execute user specified prog

Posted: 03.02.2017, 14:31
by petersonj
Here's the content of my .ini file

[PrgEditors]
Enabled1=1
Filter1=MultiEdit
Prg1=C:\Program Files (x86)\Multi-Edit 9\Mew32.exe
TargetExt1=*
Param1=/nr %ActivSel%

[PrgFileCompare]
Enabled1=1
Filter1=ExamDiff
Prg1=C:\Program Files (x86)\ExamDiff\ExamDiff.exe
TargetExt1=*
Param1=%FileCompare1% %FileCompare2

Re: Settings / Programs will not execute user specified prog

Posted: 03.02.2017, 14:35
by petersonj
Just figured out what was wrong, I had the wrong value in one of the settings fields.
Thanks :D

Re: Settings / Programs will not execute user specified program

Posted: 17.08.2018, 15:58
by MatthiasD
Hi to all,

I have the same problem. I can set a programm in Settings -> Programs -> Editors, but it doesn't work?!
My settings are (sorry, I can't paste a screen shot):
Filter: .txt (I also test it with: txt and *.txt)
Program: C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
Parameters: %ActivSel%
(checkbox is active)
The actual file will open everytime with the editor from Windows.
Or is the problem, that I have installed a 32-bit and my notepad++ is a 64-bit application?

Windows 10, FreeCommander XE 2018 Build 770 32-bit public

I hope somebody can help me. Thanks for supporting me.
Matthias D

Re: Settings / Programs will not execute user specified program

Posted: 17.08.2018, 16:33
by Karol
If you have many lines under Settings -> Programs -> Editors than change the order of the lines. Make the line with your editor as first.

Re: Settings / Programs will not execute user specified program

Posted: 18.08.2018, 10:36
by MatthiasD
I have only this one line

Re: Settings / Programs will not execute user specified program

Posted: 18.08.2018, 11:38
by Karol
For programs defined under Settings -> Programs -> Editors you must use F4 for editing.

Re: Settings / Programs will not execute user specified program

Posted: 18.08.2018, 16:23
by MatthiasD
Thank you very much. This was the problem. I used ENTER and not F4.