[fpc-pascal] 2.2.2 INSTALL PROBLEM

John Youngquist johny at iaw.com
Thu Aug 14 22:51:37 CEST 2008

Thanks for all the info but I'm using XP. I can open the fp.cfg with 


Michael Green wrote:

> Hi John!
> I saw someone else that posted a similar issue. Are you using Vista? 
> If so, this might help:
> * **Right-click** (not the usual left-click) the FPC folder from My 
> Computer and select "Options" from the drop-down list (bottom entry).
> * There are 4 tabs at the top of the new window, one of them says 
> "Security". Select that one and click the "Edit..." button (a window 
> may pop up, asking for your permission to continue - Yes, continue...).
> * There's a list of groups/users and underneith that, a list of access 
> rights. First make sure there's a group called "Users" in that first 
> list (it should say something like "Users (John-PC\Users)"). If it 
> isn't there, click the "Add..." button, in the next window click 
> "Object Types.." and select (checkmark) "Users" then hit OK on this 
> and the previous window.
> * If "Users" is already in the list, highlight it and from the list 
> below select the "Full Control" in the "Allow" column - it will 
> automatically select "Modify" as well, but will leave "Special 
> Permissions" unselected. That;s ok, so leave it as that and click the 
> "OK" button. A window will show what it's doing - applying these new 
> security settings to the FPC folder and all subfolders / files.
> Now remember that in doing so, any user (Standard OR Administrator) on 
> your computer can add/edit/delete folders and files in your FPC 
> folder. If that's too much of a security risk for you, either upgrade 
> your own user account to have Administrator rights (Start -> type 
> "User" and select "User Accounts" from the program list -> Select 
> "Change your account type") -OR- you can specifically select the 
> FP.CFG file and apply these settings as outlined above to just that 
> file instead of the whole FPC folder.
> Hope that did the trick for you, but use at your own risk ;-)
> -- Mike
> John Youngquist wrote:
>> When I compile a file that worked fine before it aborts immediately 
>> "UNABLE TO OPEN:  C:\FPC\2.2.2\BIN\i86-WIN32\fp.cfg
>> Yet this file exists in this directory. Whats wrong?
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