Topic "Unable to open a file / Unable to use external editor"

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antarapero

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Hi,

downloaded WinSCP - like it Wink

But I cannot open a file. When I doubleclick a file, the associated application starts, but it cannot find the file. I tried a bit around and finally I found it. The file is not created in the temporary folder. When I use the internal editor the file opened for editing is saved to [My temporary directory]/scpXXXXX/filename
But when opening a file or using another external editor (ultraedit) the directory and thus the file is not created.

Is this a known issue? Is there a workaround? I'm using WinXP and the lates Version of WinSCP (3.5.5beta)

Any help is appreciated!
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martin
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It works fine for me. Please post a log file for session in which you try to open file in ultraedit. Also try to use notepad instead of ultraedit (just for testing).
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Martin Prikryl
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Thanks for the fast reply!

After I discovered that I can open some files with ultraedit it became clear quite quickly:
I cannot open / edit files which are registered with the NOTEPAD-Wrapper that you can use with UltraEdit to actually replace notepad.exe. After resetting the Filetypes to open directly with UltraEdit (not with the modified Notepad.exe) it just works fine.

Weird Wink I gues the problem is the way the modified notepad.exe calls ultraedit. Perhaps WinSCP "thinks" that the programm has closed and thus removes the temporary file / folder.

Maybe you could add this to the FAQ?

I am happy now and I will continue exploring WinSCP Wink

Thanks,
Peter
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Quote:
Weird Wink I gues the problem is the way the modified notepad.exe calls ultraedit. Perhaps WinSCP "thinks" that the programm has closed and thus removes the temporary file / folder.

Yes, that is quite probable.
Thanks for info.
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