I use Outlook Express 6 for email. Yes, mea culpa. Nonetheless, about a year ago I came across a reference to OETOOL at insideOE.com. It puts a toolbar in OE that automates the process of backing up OE using OEquickbackup (OEQB). Many OE users use this with great results and it worked for me for a while. I click the "B" toolbar button and OEQB backs up up all of OE and cycles through four different backup directories each time invoked. This all worked fine for many months. In roughly March '06, the behavior changed. I click the "B" button and get a message saying that OETOOL must be run from the same directory that OEQB runs from.
I have uninstalled and re-installed both (OEQB and OETOOL) several times with the same results. I've verified that they are in the same directory.
I run Trend Micro PC-cillin, and Adware SE personal regularly. I have run AutoRuns to see if anything looked wrong. Haven't found it yet.
I don't understand how one .exe knows where it or any other runs from, so I'm stuck. I assume it's in the registry, but not sure. I don't notice any other symptoms (unusual slowness, other run time errors, etc.) I'm running XP HE on a 1.7Ghz P4 w/512MB and way more disk space than I use ;-).
Appreciate any suggestions...
Mod Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal
Edited by Animal, 15 August 2006 - 05:24 PM.