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Rainmeter Honeycomb Skin rainmeter.exe won't open

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BearTracks2Nowhere
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Rainmeter Honeycomb Skin rainmeter.exe won't open

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Is there a way to get around the file protection in "C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.exe" that prevents Rainmeter from opening?

When I click the Honeycomb tile, a MS Store window opens with a message stating that I need a new app to open this program.

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I know that the Program Files folder is one of those protected folders, but I have no idea whether there is a workaround for this. I am confused because the path on the rainmeter shorcut is exactly the same path, and that works. But when the path is in the rainmeter.ini file, something is preventing it from opening Rainmeter.

I am pasting the Rainmeter.ini file contents below:

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[rainm]
Meter=Image
ImageName=#@#Images\rainmeter.png
H=90
LeftMouseUpAction=["Path: C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.exe"]

[Rainmeter]
Update=1000

[Metadata]
Name=rainmeter
Author=APIUM
Information=
License=
Version=
Last edited by BearTracks2Nowhere on October 10th, 2021, 2:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Rainmeter Honeycomb Skin rainmeter.exe won't open

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I don't really understand. Rainmeter is obviously already running, and it won't run a second copy of itself. Are you trying to open the Manage window or something?

In any case, you don't use the Path command to run applications.
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Re: Rainmeter Honeycomb Skin rainmeter.exe won't open

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Yes... the manage window.
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Re: Rainmeter Honeycomb Skin rainmeter.exe won't open

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BearTracks2Nowhere wrote: October 10th, 2021, 2:10 pm Yes... the manage window.
LeftMouseUpAction=[!Manage]

https://docs.rainmeter.net/manual/bangs/#Manage
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Re: Rainmeter Honeycomb Skin rainmeter.exe won't open

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jsmorley wrote: October 10th, 2021, 2:12 pm LeftMouseUpAction=[!Manage]

https://docs.rainmeter.net/manual/bangs/#Manage
Missing Game Mode tab...
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Re: Rainmeter Honeycomb Skin rainmeter.exe won't open

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Active Colors wrote: October 10th, 2021, 2:17 pm Missing Game Mode tab...
So we are...
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Re: Rainmeter Honeycomb Skin rainmeter.exe won't open

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That did it! Thank you so much! I feel like an *absolute* tool; but I learned something, so it is worth it to feel a bit stupid. Thanks again!!
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Re: Rainmeter Honeycomb Skin rainmeter.exe won't open

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BearTracks2Nowhere wrote: October 10th, 2021, 2:27 pm That did it! Thank you so much! I feel like an *absolute* tool; but I learned something, so it is worth it to feel a bit stupid. Thanks again!!
Glad to help. No reason why you should have known about that, unless you really studied the manual. Always good to ask.