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Drag to BTM no longer works in Windows 8.1

Discussion in 'Support' started by ruphoff, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. ruphoff

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    Hi,

    If I drag a don't care what object to a BTM file, directly or shortcut, that BTM should start wilt the dragged file as parameter %1. That worked fine under Windows NT4, 2000, XP, Vista, & en 8.

    To day I have upgrade to Windows 8.1 and now, windows denies to start the BTM. If dragged to a BTM shortcut, the mouse cursor gets a "forbidden" icon.

    How to tell Windows to do what I want. Any Idea why this is blocked?

    Kind regards,
    Ruud Uphoff
     
  2. Charles Dye

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    Do you have .BTM files associated with TCC.EXE ? (Only ouessing; I don't have Windows 8.1 handy at the moment.)
     
  3. vefatica

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    I have.
    Code:
    v:\> assoc .btm
    .btm=TCC.Batch
    
    v:\> ftype TCC.Batch
    TCC.Batch="G:\TC15\TCC.EXE" /c "%1" %*
    And, on Win7/32/SP1, I have no "drop on BTMfile" capability. Doesn't that capability require a special handler (as exists under "batfile" in the registry?
     
  4. vefatica

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    Given that association above, I added this (below, an actual REG file) to the TCC.Batch key. Now I can drop things on BTM files.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TCC.Batch\shellex\DropHandler]
    @="{86C86720-42A0-1069-A2E8-08002B30309D}"
    
     
  5. ruphoff

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    Yes, of course. Executing a BTM is not a problem. It just did not accept a parameter bij dragging. I neda to
     
  6. ruphoff

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    Thanks Vince!

    YES! Upgrade Windows 8 to 8.1 had (for don't know what reason) removed that key. Adding it from your reply has solved the problem.

    Kind Regards,
    Ruud Uphoff.
     
  7. vefatica

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    I would not expect that "DropHandler" key to be in "TCC.Batch" in the first place. TCCBATCH.BTM (which registers .BTM) doesn't put it there.
     
  8. Charles Dye

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    Could you explain to us dummies how you derived that long hex number?
     
  9. vefatica

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    It's **THE** Windows DropHandler's GUID. I saw it under "batfile" and again when I Googled for: drag drop ".pl".
     
  10. Charles Dye

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    Thanks.
     
  11. vefatica

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    The OP must have had that registry entry at one time. TCCBATCH.BTM doesn't create it. IIRC, it .BTM isn't associated with TCC, an installation will show a prompt (right?). Does the install package create the drop handler key?
     

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