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  • Corrupt macros in XP

    I have just moved my database over from Alpha 4v2 in Windows 98se to Alpha 4v8 in Windows Xp.
    The database has moved over perfectly and i can access all my files but i have a problem with the main menu macros(or shortcuts).
    I have a list in the main menu which if you click on an option it opens the database.
    Now on the windows 98 computer this works perfectly.But on the Xp computer it says the files cannot be found.
    I did a f3 macro learn on the xp computer and can direct it to the database i want and that bit then works.I then checked the difference between the macro addresses in each computer and they are totally different(hence why the xp machine couldn't find the database originally).
    Does anyone know why the macros have changed between computers.
    I have Alpha4v8 installed in exactly the same directories as 98 and my database is also in the same directories.
    I know i can macro learn all the new database in the Xp computer but i have over 50 shortcuts so its a bit of a pain.

    Does Xp(4v8) have different macros addresses to 98(4v2)?
    Please help!!

  • #2
    Re: Corrupt macros in XP

    Hi John,

    You say, when you use the learn macro it works fine.

    1. Have you looked/compared the code that has been learnt with the original code?

    2. Are the script paths the same?




    • #3
      Re: Corrupt macros in XP

      Thanks for replying.

      Below is an example of a macro from the windows 98 computer(might not be totally accurate but you'll get the drift)


      Now when i transfer the database over to the Xp machine(remembering that all folders are in exactly the same place),the above line just gives an error stating that the path cannot be found.(but works perfectly in 98 Alpha4v2)

      So i then go into macro learn on the Xp machine and tell it to go to exactly the same page as the 98 computer and it end up like this(again not totally accurate)


      The above macro works perfectly in the Xp machine and opens the correct page but as you can see its nothing like the 98 computers macro address.

      I can go through all the macros in the Xp machine and relearn them but there are probably over 30 and so would have liked a quick fix instead.

      The only thing i can think of is that alpha have changed the macro layout since earlier versons of Alpha4v2.
      The only other difference is the Windows 98 computer is formatted in fat32 and the Xp computer in NTFS.Other than that the 2 pc's are exactly the same in folders etc.

      Sorry for the long post.


      • #4
        Re: Corrupt macros in XP

        Hi John,

        I have shifted several databases from Alpha 4v4 to Alpha 4v7, Win 98 to XP and have not experienced the problems you are having.

        From the bit of script below that you wrote, it seems that you are starting from the Alpha mainmenu, then "Retrieving Desktop"
        Would this be correct?

        Where is this code {LEFT}{UP:4}{LEFT}{UP:4}{ENTER}E, that you recorded played from?

        It seems that when the script tries to run Alpha can't see it. Is the script path correct?



        • #5
          Re: Corrupt macros in XP

          Thanks for the reply.
          After messing around with the Xp computer i have just started to relearn the macros so that they mimic the Win98 computer.
          The macros that are run are from the main menu so that just choosing them goes straight to the relevent section in the database.
          All of the relearnt macros in the Xp computer are completely different to the macros in the Win98 computer even though they both work perfectly in the respective computers.
          I am not going to spend any more time on this as like i said i have relearnt the macros in the new computer so everything is now working.
          If anyone has a theory as to this problem then post here!
          Thanks again for your help