Solved Disguise a directory on a per-user basis

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August 29, 2012 at 05:25:37
Specs: Windows Vista, 2.667 GHz / 8110 MB
I have an application that is hard coded to run out of a subfolder of the program files directory. I need to be able to copy it to another directory so that I can run multiple instances of it on the same computer. I have looked at config files, registry settings, and even used a hex editor to look at the executable and am convinced that it is designed to only run in C:\program files\<appname>. Does anyone know of a way to run the program so that it when it requests that folder, it is actually getting another folder? It can't be a junction point because that would redirect every user, I need to be able to have this redirected to different folders for different users.

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August 29, 2012 at 12:42:04
The program is an esoteric utility that has no license agreement. Anyway, Cameyo worked, after I uninstalled Symantec Endpoint Protection. Thanks for the input.

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August 29, 2012 at 07:24:16
I have looked at config files, registry settings, and even used a hex editor to look at the executable and am convinced that it is designed to only run in C:\program files\<appname>

If this is correct, then I think you're going to have to contact the manufacturer of said software and ask them for help.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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August 29, 2012 at 09:04:36
I already did that and I was correct in my original findings, they force it to be there. I'm seeing if I accomplish this using Cameyo.

http://www.cameyo.com/

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August 29, 2012 at 12:32:29
Doing this would put you in violation of the terms of usage agreement.

Just saying....

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August 29, 2012 at 12:42:04
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The program is an esoteric utility that has no license agreement. Anyway, Cameyo worked, after I uninstalled Symantec Endpoint Protection. Thanks for the input.

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BL Technical Services
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