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Nilvarno
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Portable/Uninstalled Apps & Custom Folders won't open.

Post by Nilvarno »

Hi everyone. Basically, the programs installed and the folders "official" like download, image, video ecc opens, but programs that don't require installation like, for example, Winaero Tweaker and folders that i created just won't open. I'm going nuts, i alredy checked with a portable app that didn't open, that it would then open once i installed it.

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[Link.5]
Meter=String
FontSize=40
FontColor=003300
SolidColor=0,0,0,1
Text=Winaero Tweaker
AntiAlias=1
LeftMouseUpAction=["S:\Utilità\Tweaks\Winaero Tweaker\WinaeroTweaker.exe"]
X=r
Y=120r
Group=Page5

[Link.6]
Meter=String
FontSize=40
FontColor=003300
SolidColor=0,0,0,1
Text=Samsung Magician
AntiAlias=1
LeftMouseUpAction=["C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Samsung Magician\SamsungMagician.exe"]
X=r
Y=120r
Group=Page5
Identical codes, but the first one doesn't work, the second yes. What is wrong? Thank you
mak_kawa
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Re: Portable/Uninstalled Apps & Custom Folders won't open.

Post by mak_kawa »

Hi Nilvarno

I am not sure why not open...but a unicode character is included in the first path name. Did you certainly save the skin file with UTF-16 encoding?
Nilvarno
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Re: Portable/Uninstalled Apps & Custom Folders won't open.

Post by Nilvarno »

uh... what? sorry i'm not very good at this, i don't get what you mean :(
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Re: Portable/Uninstalled Apps & Custom Folders won't open.

Post by jsmorley »

Nilvarno wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 12:23 pm
uh... what? sorry i'm not very good at this, i don't get what you mean :(
https://docs.rainmeter.net/tips/unicode-in-rainmeter/
Nilvarno
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Re: Portable/Uninstalled Apps & Custom Folders won't open.

Post by Nilvarno »

mak_kawa wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 12:11 pm
Hi Nilvarno

I am not sure why not open...but a unicode character is included in the first path name. Did you certainly save the skin file with UTF-16 encoding?
oookay, now i get it, and now it works without a fault. thank you very much, it was so simple but i would never get that. by the way, can you please explain me what exactly meant that? i mean, it was saved at utf -8 and noi i saved at utf-16 LE (there is BE too, i don't know what's the difference) what does all of this means? thank you again
Nilvarno
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Re: Portable/Uninstalled Apps & Custom Folders won't open.

Post by Nilvarno »

thank you, too
mak_kawa
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Re: Portable/Uninstalled Apps & Custom Folders won't open.

Post by mak_kawa »

Hi Nilvarno

I too don't fully understand what is unicode...:-)

But in Rainmeter, skin file must be (or, is recommended to be) encoded with UTF-16, and UTF-8 is "prohibited" (NEVER encode any of these files in UTF-8.) as shown in the page pointed by jsmorley.

See the Wikipedia page for full understanding about unicode.