MPC-HC x64 doesn't keep settings between sessions on Win7 standard account
|Reported by:||goyta||Owned by:|
|Priority:||normal||Milestone:||next release placeholder|
|Severity:||major||Keywords:||"windows 7" x64 standard account save settings|
As indicated in the summary above. Most of the time, I use a standard account on Windows 7 for better security. MPC-HC works perfectly when I'm using my administrative account (other than the WMV bug reported elsewhere). When I use the standard account, however, it doesn't keep the settings for the next session, including those from the Options window, but also more trivial parameters such as zoom, video frame or language. If I use "Run as Administrator," it will work fine, but will also save the settings to the admin account, not the current session's account.
I tried setting MPC-HC to use a .ini file, but it didn't work. I checked the NTFS permissions, and the folder can be written from any possible account. This did, however, open the possibility for a workaround, albeit an annoying one: I run it as administrator, save the settings I want, then copy the files from C:\Users\<admin acct>\AppData\Roaming\Media Player Classic to the corresponding folder of the standard user account. Then the saved settings are kept for the next session on the standard account, but of course it's not convenient to have a UAC prompt and do that copy every time I want to change even the most trivial of my settings. This program is about entertainment above anything, and it should be care-free to use.
My system: Windows 7 Home Premium x64, all Windows Update patches applied, no codec packs installed, AMD Phenom II X6 1090T processor, 8 GB RAM, Radeon HD6850 video card with the latest Catalyst drivers (10.12), 1 TB hard disk with plenty of free space.
Change History (24)
comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by xhmikosr
- Cc Aleksoid v0lt added
- Severity changed from major to blocker
comment:18 Changed 3 years ago by thevbm
- Cc Aleksoid v0lt removed
- Milestone set to next release placeholder