[Geany-Devel] [Geany-devel] Remove MSYS dependency of Geany on Win~1 - VirtualStore data files

Nick Treleaven nick.treleaven at btinternet.com
Wed Dec 12 13:27:12 UTC 2012

On 11/12/2012 23:13, Matthew Brush wrote:
>> So, I did a search for geany.glade and discovered it in:
>> c:\Users\Nick\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Geany\data
>> reading up on the VirtualStore path, I found it gets created when an
>> application tries to write to a system path like Program Files, without
>> the correct privileges. The application then silently receives the
>> VirtualStore versions of files instead. I must have once tried to
>> install geany without admin privileges, or manually copy over the data
>> dir or something like that.
>> This behaviour is really confusing if you're not aware of it. I think
>> there is a way to tell Windows not to use VirtualStore for an specific
>> application though, I'll have to look into it. In the meantime I just
>> deleted the Geany dir under VirtualStore, all is now working correctly.
> FYI, there was a related bug a while back about this:
> https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=3566329&group_id=153444&atid=787791

OK, thanks for the info. Hopefully we can disable VirtualStore for Geany 
executables sometime.

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