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[Win7, Goldmine5.5]  Buttons Missing from "OpenFile" DialogueBox

Posted on 2014-07-20
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O/S:           Windows 7, SPK 1
App:           Goldmine version 5.50 10424 April/2001

I'm in the process of moving my applications (including Goldmine) from an older PC (with Win2000) to a newer one (with Win7 and VirtualBox/XP). Although Goldmine works fine on the VM/XP side of the computer, I would prefer to use it on the Win7 side, however I am having a problem.

I want to open one of my existing databases.
I go to "File/Open"
I get the "Contact Set Databases" dialogue box.
It shows two databases:
       Description                     Access         Database/Location
       Common Contact Set     Public           C:\Program Files (x86)\Goldmine\Common
       Demo File                      Public            C:\Program Files (x86)\Goldmine\Demo

These two databases come as part of the initial Goldmine installation.

The following buttons appear at the bottom of the dialogue box:
(1) New
(2) Attach
(3) Delete
(4) Properties
(5) Open File
(6) Close

I can open either one of these databases with the "OpenFile" button.
However I want to open one of my own already-existing databases.

Normally you would click "Attach" and the wizard will let you browse to the location of the database and will let you add a Description for the database and let you choose what Access Rights to give, etc.

The problem is the Attach button is greyed-out.
Likewise for the Delete and Property buttons.

I also tried the following (after right-clicking the program icon), but to no avail:  
(1) Run as administrator
(2) Troubleshoot compatibility


As I said before, it works fine on the XP side, but I would prefer to use it on Win7.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Gary
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Question by:CE101
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by:jcimarron
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CE101 --
I am not sure Goldmine version 5.50 will run properly on Win 7.  Run it in Compatibility Mode for XP even when using Win 7.  Right click on .exe file|Properties|Compatibility tab| check"Run this program in Compatibility Mode for" and choose XP from the drop down list.
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by:CE101
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Hi  jcimarron:

Thank you for responding.

> Run this program in Compatibility Mode

I tried it.
Same thing.

Any other suggestions?
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by:stevengraff
ID: 40208043
It sounds like the GoldMine account you're using doesn't have Master rights.
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by:stevengraff
ID: 40208049
If you log on all the way, then choose Help | About GoldMine, then click System, then scroll down, you'll see something like this:

Checking for Master rights...
Note the "Master" designation.
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by:CE101
ID: 40208133
Hi stevengraff:

Thank you for responding.

> It sounds like the GoldMine account
> you're using doesn't have Master rights.
> If you log on all the way...
> Note the "Master" designation.

In my case it shows:
       Logged User:   GARY  
Nothing about Master.

QUESTION:
(1) Do you have to be a Master to be able to attach a database?  
(2) Is this something unique to Win7?   Do forget that these buttons are not greyed out in my VM/XP.
(2) If I am not the master, who is?

I looked in C:\ProgramFiles(x86)\Goldmine and see the following INI files
(1) Gary.ini
(2) GM.ini
(3) GoldSync.ini
(4) Mike.ini

Note:  After installing GM on the new computer, I simply copied the Gary and Mike INIs from the old computer.

I remember that during the installation process there was something about a user name and it defaulted to the computer name. I don’t remember what I did. Perhaps I changed it to GARY.  Or I may have just blanked it out.    Was that the Master user??

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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stevengraff earned 500 total points
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If you just copied these files, that might be the problem. Look inside your gm.ini and see if you have pointers to your old location; especially, note the setting for sysdir.

You may want to try renaming your gm.ini, or deleting it.

Also, see if you can log in to GoldMine with the default master account: un=master, pw=access.

And yes, you do need Master rights for what you're trying to do.
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by:CE101
ID: 40208199
Hi stevengraff:

> see if you can log in to GoldMine with the
> default master account: un=master, pw=access.
> And yes, you do need Master rights for
> what you're trying to do.

Thank you.

Ok, I did the following:
(1) Logged in as Master and attached the database
(2) Logged in as GARY - was able to open the database

I also tried to make GARY a Master, by logging in as Master, and going to  \File\Configure\ConfigureUserSettings.  However I was surprised to find that GARY does not appear in the list of users.  

I guess that’s because I didn’t go through the process of creating the user (I only copied in the INI file).

It's been so long since I've done this stuff, I guess I forgot the proper procedure.
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by:stevengraff
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GoldMine's files may be found in 3 principle places:

1.

The root, i.e. where the gmwN.exe lives.

2.

gmbase (below the root).

3.

contDBName (or whatever you've named it), (also below the root, normally, but could be wherever you've placed it upon creation, or manual move).
If you upgraded from a really old system you would not see a gmbase directory.

Your list of users would be in a file called users.dbf (plus .mdx), which you would find in either the root or gmbase folders.
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by:CE101
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Thank you very much for your help!!
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by:stevengraff
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You're quite welcome. :)
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by:CE101
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Also thanks to  jcimarron.

I should have awarded him some points too. Unfortunately, by the time I closed the case I had forgotten there was more than one respondent. Sorry JCI.
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by:stevengraff
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I would say you awarded points properly, even if by accident. It would not have been right to award points to cimarron... his answer was off-base, and a waste of time if you pursued it. In fact, and I don't intend this as mean-spirited, for that reason, he should get negative points.
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