Wordperfect for Win 3.1

I'm having a problem with the last edition of WordPerfect that runs on  Windows 3.1.  I'm sorry, I do not have the version number.  Anyway, I want the files to default to the home directory on the server.  When I set this up, it seems to accept it but does not keep the setting!  The next time I launch the app it defaults once again to a local drive setting.  Does anyone know what is going on here?  Thanks!!
enoch010299Asked:
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oldgreyguyCommented:
Have you mapped a drive to the save location?
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enoch010299Author Commented:
yes i have, im afraid.
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oldgreyguyCommented:
I should have also asked, and is it a persistent connection (does it reconnect on boot/log on?
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enoch010299Author Commented:
It is not a persistent connection, the machines go off frequently.  I also checked the progman.ini file, and turned on the ability to save changes, as this is a school environment and changes have been  made to keep it from being changed.  This didn't solve the problem, however.
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oldgreyguyCommented:
In W95 (W3.1 my brain is murky), has an option for a connection to reconnect at login, I guess the wanderings of my thoughts are could the connection need to be up at login for the save to go there, ie:

documents are saved on R:\docs

the mapped drive R:\docs, would be reconnected at login

bill
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chewymonCommented:
It is possible in Win3.11, as that is how WordPerfect 6 was set up on the network at work until it was upgraded to Win95.  Sorry I don't know exactly how it was done.
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dbruntonCommented:
What server are you running on?

Presumanly you are doing the mapping to the home drive on login automatically.  I am also presuming that you are running WordPerfect from the server.  Can you confirm these?

The next questions is where is the information for the home directory being saved.  Is it an ini file or is it a WordPerfect configuration file.  Do you know whcih file it is?

Version 5.1 - both Windows and Dos - if run on a server had various ways of storing their configuration files.  It is possible 6 is still following this pattern.  IF so the changes you are making are not being saved in the correct files.  Can you answer the questions in the above three paragraphs and if it is what I think I may be able to advise.
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enoch010299Author Commented:
dbrunton.....great questions, I am encouraged!

NetWare 3.12 server.  Yes, WP and even win 3.1 are running off of the server.  I do not know in what manner the home directory is being saved.  
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dbruntonCommented:
You need to check where the ini files are saved.  They may be saved in the users HOME directory in which case they can be changed and saved.

However on startup these ini files could be overwriiten by a download from a central location.  In this manner the users get the same default settings regardless of what mischief they could have done previously.  This is how I do it.

WordPerfect 5.1 Dos and Windows has a configuration file called  WP{WP}.ENV

This should be in the WordPerfect directory and is a text file.  You need to look inside it and place the contents here.  This file  will tell us how the users configuration files are stored.  The users configuration files for DOS end in SET.  They generally for Windows start with WP{WP}.  

They are not text files but can be viewed with a hex editor (and edited but we won't cover that :) ).

See if you can find your configuration files.  If you are running a later version look for the files with the newest dates.

You will aslo need to place the contents of your login script file here as well.  This file is in the PUBLIC folder on your server - probably F:\PUBLIC and is called NET$LOG.DAT
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enoch010299Author Commented:
That was it.  The files were in the home directories.  You have made my week!  Thanks very much, I'm glad there are some good legacy admins out there.
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