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Re: Straange happenings with Restored UFT3.1
Posted by: Michael V. McCarthy Date: December 10, 2000 at 17:05:57
In Reply to: Re: Straange happenings with Restored UFT3.1 by Bob Strock of 11492

G'Day Bob et al.
Thanks for your reply.
Problem SOLVED !!!!!!
I decided to do a bit of investigating, nothing to lose (famous last words!) so checked out all the individual files on the Kennedy.Pro and found they were all Archive files. Then checked the files I had copied across from the CDRW and found they were "READ ONLY" and "ARCHIVE" - both checked. Turned off the "READ ONLY" tag and Vallah! Eureka! it works!!!
Further investigation revealed that, because it is making a permanent backup record the CDRW automatically changes ALL files to READ ONLY and when copying them back to the HDD they, of course, come across as "READ ONLY" BUT, I presume, because they are being used as Program Files, UFT says they should be "Archive" files and marks them accordingly without removing the "READ ONLY" tag. The solution I used was to visit every file and "un-tag" the READ ONLY bit.
As I said, problem solved.
Back to your question, Bob. I simply performed a "Drag & Drop" process copied each Directory and Sub-Directory from within UFT to the CDRW. EVERYTHING then goes across. Just like copying to a FDD or a separtate HDD. I can actually use my backup on the CDRW and lookup data just as though it was my Master on HDD. Only difference is that I cannot amend anything on the CDRW - which is logical really as it is a Backup not a master.
Anyway, having worked through the problem on my first try I am now satisfied that I know how to get around the "CAN'T Write" problem.
Hopefully this lesson will be learned by anyone else experiencing similar problems.
Seasons Greetings to All.
Michael V. McCarthy
Australia (where we celebrate Christmas a day BEFORE you do!!!)


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