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Ok...  hopefully this will be my last question for the day!  I just installed MinGW Developer Studio.  When I try to "Build & Execute" my code, I get an error as the windows console opens...  it's a message box saying "Cannot Execute Program".  The code compiles fine.  When I run the .exe generated upon building manually, it works fine also.  Any ideas?

Thanks,
Tony
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I assume there's a problem regarding where the IDE expects the executable to be located and where it actually resides. You could check with FileMon (http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/source/filemon.shtml) where it tries to start the program from (this app has filter capabilities, use them or you will be drowned in information! :o)
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I'll give that a shot when I get home (don't have admin priv at work).  Hopefully that'll fix my many many woes LOL!  
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Well, there also should be some settings about where it starts the exe from and where the linker is instructed to place it - you could start by comparing them :o)
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I think I figured it out!  I have the project saved in "C:\Documents and settings\ etc etc".  When I try to run the file from the IDE it only recognizes "C:\documents" in the path.  Is there a way I can make it recognize the spaces in dir names or should I just create another dir for these projects?
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>>Is there a way I can make it recognize the spaces in dir names

Try to enclose the path in quotes (in the edit box), that should work.
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