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It didn’t take long to get from Thunder Bluff to the Echo Isles – Ankona took advantage of a wyvern so she could think and plan before getting to her destination. She had information to confirm with the spirits – was Gromnor dead? Was he really in the northern part of the Eastern Kingdoms, somewhere […]

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Windows 7 and WoWScribe
comment 1 Written by on December 7, 2009 – 12:13 pm

Due to some impending doom on the part of my geriatric hard-drive, I’ve upgraded! My computer has a new brain and a whole new outlook on life, and I’m no longer randomly getting blue screens of death because my hard-drive’s memory is slowly going bad.

That said, if you are running Windows7, there’s an important tidbit you should know if you want to be using a chat log program like WoWScribe.

You /must/ be running World of Warcraft in administrator mode in order for it to be allowed to copy your chat text into a separate file. (From normal “user” mode, WoW isn’t allowed to access any other files, and as such, won’t save your chats even if WoWScribe says it’s running.)

This is relatively easy to fix – you can either right-click and “Run as Administrator” every time you run WoW, or you can change the permissions associated with World of Warcraft so that it /always/ loads as administrator.  To do this, follow the steps below:

  • Right click on your WoW Icon
  • Select “Troubleshoot Compatibility”
  • Select “Troubleshoot Program”
  • Check the box labeled “This Program Requires Additional Permissions”, click Next
  • Click the button labeled “Start this program” – it will open a dialogue box that wants to make sure you are OK with running it as Administrator. Click yes, and it will open the Blizzard launcher. Close the Blizzard launcher and click “Next” on the permissions dialogue box.
  • Click “Yes, save these settings for this program”

And Poof!  You’ll no longer have to worry about remembering.

As an aside, I had to do the same with Ventrilo, otherwise my Ventrilo hotkeys would not work while I was tabbed into WoW.

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One Response to “Windows 7 and WoWScribe”

  1. I’m curious as to whether this is the same issue that cropped up with Windows Vista in that certain directories on the C: drive are protected so that they can only be written to with administrator permission, or if it’s a separate issue of Windows 7 not allowing WoW to write anywhere outside of WoW.

    If it’s a different issue from what Vista had, then feel free to disregard the following, but if it’s the same issue, the problem can be solved by simply moving the WoW install out of C:\Program Files and into C:\Users\Public (potentially in a new Games directory). In Vista, this would then allow WoW (especially the addons) to behave as normal without requiring administrator permission every time. I’d test it myself, but I don’t have 7.

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