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foobar2000 commands causing "could not access profile folder"
post Jul 28 2012, 20:49
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I'm running a portable installation of foobar2000 on Windows 7.
When sending foobar commands such as "foobar2000.exe /?" from a command prompt, the "could not access profile folder" message dialog pops up.
Can't make much sense of the processmon logs, should I be looking at events of the cmd.exe process or foobar2000.exe process?
Both foobar and the CMD are running w/ admin.

This used to work just fine, and I'm not sure what has changed.
If anyone has any ideas, it would be much appreciated.
Thanks a lot,
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post Mar 22 2014, 00:41
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Roded, I have the same problem: http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....howtopic=104401

If you know which version of foobar2000 is the latest that does not have this fault, I'd be glad to hear. Thanks.
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post Mar 22 2014, 07:53
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the problem here is trying to run foobar with admin priviledges which does not have permission to your own user folder. you might think an admin account has full access everywhere but it does not. admin accounts can give themselves full access to other people's folders but it's not enabled by default.

also, running foobar as admin simply is not necessary and i think it indicates a fair amount of ignorance on the part of anyone trying to do it.

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