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    Default .alb .ddm .ddx showing up on desktpos

    I have about 20 computers that periodically show Alpha file extesnions on the desk top.

    There are no files showing with the extensions.

    Just the extensions.


    How do they get to the desktop and is there an obvious problem that I am not seeing?
    This is not a normal occurance. Occurs about once every 2 months and on different computers.


    Thanks for any help.


    Bob Sullivan

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    Default Re: .alb .ddm .ddx showing up on desktpos

    Hi Bob,
    The ddm, ddx,ddd files are called data dictionaries and contain all of the table forms, browses, reports, field rules, etc. When you open any dbf table, they are created automatically as they must exist for Alpha Five to function.
    I have found this to happen when a DBF file is opened by Alpha that is not part of a database. In other words, if I send you a dbf file on its own and you open it, Alpha will create the required data dictionaries. If the file is not in a folder then these dictionary files will be created in any place that is convenient at the time. Because sometimes it happens to be on the desktop, you get to see them.

    I have just noticed, you asked this in the Web section, is this happening when your users open a web page with Alpha content?
    Last edited by Keith Hubert; 08-24-2012 at 01:49 AM.
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    Default Re: .alb .ddm .ddx showing up on desktpos

    Thank you for your response.
    This very well could be the problem.
    We do lab equipment downloads into our ALPHA program.
    I meant this to be in the desktop section.

    Bob SUllivan

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