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Running copied program???
Posted 2012-02-16 12:49
I have an address database program that I copied from my old XP box. Just copied the program and database over. I tried running the .exe file and it wouldn't work... at first. I couldn't just click on the .exe file. If I do I get a Crossover "Run Command" box but all I can do is hit the "cancel" button. If I right click the .exe file and chose "open with", then "Crossover (run)", the program runs as it should. I ran the installer, and it created a bottle, but nothing is in the bottle since it didn't install the program. Not sure if that made any difference at all. The installer seemed to be hung up when the program launched the first time, and the installer didn't stop until I closed the program. I don't think this is a Crossover issue that needs a support ticket, but if someone thinks it is...
The program and data files aren't in a bottle or the "c:" drive. I'm sure that's the problem! I just run it from the folder I copied it into. Since it works I'm okay with that. I'd like to get a desktop icon and/or get it in the menu though. Is there an easy way to do this since I didn't exactly install as Crossover expected?
When you right click a choose to open with Crossover the application is open with your default bottle.
When you select Run a Command you manually select a bottle and the bottle you are selecting does not fulfill the dependencies of your app. (but your default does, so create a launcher with your default bottle)
In CrossOver select your default bottle, click on run command, browse the app and click on "Create Launcher" (Bottom Left Corner)
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