Corel Draw 10 problems

Posted on 2006-05-03
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Hello everyone. I'm having a user with a new pc (Windows XP SP2). After installing Corel Draw 10 on the user account (with admin rights) and launching it once (still having admin rights), I removed the admin rigths and relaunched Corel. But I get a little message box, without error message, I can just click on OK. I tried already to give him Power user rights, but no avail. It only works with admin rights. But I don't want to give hime the rights. Can anyone help me?

Question by:jvuz
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    by:Mohammed Hamada
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    by:Mohammed Hamada
    Since CorelDRAW virtual memory manager uses root folder of your drive for swapping, users need write rights for root folder. And, probably, for Corel installation folder too.

    Note - this is actual for NTFS-formatted partitions, since FAT does not support advanced access rights of NT/2K/XP OSes.

    Do the following steps so you can prevent corel draw from writing to root folder.

    1. Search your HD for corelapp.ini (X:\Program Files\Corel\Graphics10\Config).
    2. Scroll down to the bottom and add the following section:
    [Bitmap Tile Manager]
    3. Save the file and restart CorelDRAW.

    The temp files will no longer be created to the root of the drive.

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    Tried the last one (corelapp.ini) but nothing changed. Tried to give full access to the user in corel (via regedit), but alas :(
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    Then You have to give the group of normal users the right to write on c:\ because it seems that CorelDraw ignores the path for tmp-files in the "corelapp.ini". The tmp-files will be written on c root nevertheless whats in "corelapp.ini".

    After giving the write-rights you should manually change the rights from "autoexec.bat", "bootfont.bin" and so on back to read only for the normal user group in order to keep the system more or less secure.

    If this didn't work for you then Subscribe to the Corel server & post your question there. Be sure to pick the right CD group for the version you have.

    The server is

    Also include as many details as possible, such as error messages, how you installed Corel Draw and what drive name have you installed it to..
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    Playing abit with the rigths on the c-drive helped alot. Now the user can start the program without getting a error message.

    Thanx alot.

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