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Discussion in 'Open Forum' started by Stephen Howe, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. Stephen Howe

    Jun 7, 2008
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    I keep getting a directory created that has the name

    and when you look under it, it contains the following subdirectories

    └──Application Data
    └──Office Genuine Advantage

    And I am reasonably certain I know what is causing it : Microsoft Excel 2003.

    Sometime back (3 months ago), I applied the GenuineAdvantage Internet control from MS for validating that it was a Genuine copy of Excel installed. And ever since then, if I start Excel from the command line with a filename as argument, lo and behold it creates thuis directory structure and file in innermost directory at the directory the Excel file resides in.

    So far, I have not managed to find out how to unenable this feature.
    Anyone seen this?


    Stephen Howe
  2. Kachupp

    Aug 9, 2009
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    I've had this issue in V8 it was caused by an alias "doc"
    doc="%userprofile%\my documents\"
    typing md doc would cause the folder to be created as you'd expect the
    alias was expanded
    have since changed the alias so this doesn't happen.

    Could that be the simple solution

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    Subject: [Open Forum-t-1702] %ALLUSERSPROFILE%

  3. samintz

    samintz Scott Mintz

    May 20, 2008
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    Short answer - you can't.

    Long answer - You need to remove Windows Genuine Advantage. Unfortunately, it will get added back in again the next time you apply updates.

    See http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091005201256AAPMkxd
    for a description and a batch script on how to do it.


    p.s. I see you posted this question all over the place. :)

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