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    Hello, this is to report a bug in BC3's folder compare function.

    BC2 handles this folder without any problem:
    C:\Documents and Settings\***\Application Data\Thinstall\Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007\%AppData%\Microsoft\UProof

    But in BC3, it says "Folder not Available."

    Not sure why. But I suspect it is because of the "%" symbol.

    It is also interesting to note that if you enter this path in the address bar of windows explorer, windows explorer can't locate this folder either (but the folder does exists).

  • #2
    What makes you think that that folder exists? %AppData% is a built-in environmental variable that expands to C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data. You can't use it at the end of another path.

    Edit: Ahh, I see, you've created a folder named %AppData%. Don't do that. Explorer and BC both expand environmental variables before loading folders.
    Zo P Scooter Software


    • #3
      Craig is right. It was BC2 that had the limitation (the inability to correctly resolve environment variables in path names). If you insist on having a folder called %AppData%, first open BC3 to:

      C:\Documents and Settings\***\Application Data\Thinstall\Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007\

      Then expand the tree or double-click to navigate through the lower subfolder levels. This is the same thing that you have to do to open the path under Windows Explorer.
      BC v4.0.7 build 19761


      • #4
        Thanks to Craig and Michael.
        Now I understand the issue better.
        I have that folder on my computer because I use a virtualized (by VMWare ThinApp) version of Microsoft Office 2007. I need to synchronize the file of custom.dic (customized dictionary) with the same file created by another portable version of Office 2007 from time to time.


        • #5
          Would a combination of Michael's suggestion (up one level) and File Name Filters (to show only the items you want to sync) work for you?
          Aaron P Scooter Software