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spurious file not found error

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by whitehound, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. whitehound

    whitehound Thread Starter

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    I use Buttonbar to make a set of customised links which are smaller and less crowded than cramming everything into the Task Bar.

    Each button contains a title, a Command Line (the file path of the file which you wish the button to activate) and an icon.

    The recent Windows 10 update wrecked my machine so badly that I had to do a reinstall. I am now reinstalling my apps and rebuilding my Buttonbar,

    One of the apps which I have reinstalled, and which I use often enough to want to put in on a button, is a free app called Junior Icon Editor.

    Now, I can see where it has been installed. I can read the file path. I can start up the app by manually clicking the file iconedit.exe.

    When I to to set up a button for it, I give it the name "Junior Icon Editor" and put this into the command line: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Junior Icon Editor\iconedit.exe"

    There is no doubt that this is correct. I have checked and treble-checked that the path is right, and I know it is, because having put that path into the command line box, Buttonbar automatically fills in the icon from the same directory.

    However, when I try to save the button, I get this error:

    Runtime error '53':
    File not found

    and Buttonbar shuts down. This despite the fact that the app is there and working, both from the Start apps list and from the desktop icon. and despite the fact that Buttonbar has responded normally to setting up links to other apps, both before and after the Junior Icon one.

    Any ideas as to why the system can't see a perfectly real and functioning app when I paste the path into Buttonbar, even though other apps work fine with it?
     
  2. Oddba11

    Oddba11

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    Sounds like an issue with Buttonbar. I have no idea what "runtime error 53" means in regards to that software. The "File not found" part of the message is likely being misinterpreted by you. It's likely related to the runtime error and whatever file it is looking for (not the path to the icon editor).

    Try contacting Buttonbar support.
     
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