Can't download _any_ TV programmes even with patched script

Chris Marriott chris at
Thu Jul 28 13:25:14 EDT 2011

-----Original Message----- 
From: Chris Marriott
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 5:55 PM
To: Nigel Taylor
Cc: get_iplayer
Subject: Re: Can't download _any_ TV programmes even with patched script

>I have a vague memory that when you try to amend a file in "Program Files", 
>Windows 7 actually makes a copy of the file to some other location, and 
>makes it appear to be in "Program Files" - I think that's what's going on 

Yes, I've confirmed that's what was happening. I was copying the revised
script to:

C:\Program Files (x86)\get_iplayer

and it was showing up there in Windows Explorer, opening with Notepad, etc,
and seemingly all OK, but in reality the revised script was being stored in:

C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\get_iplayer

and obviously whatever mechanism Perl uses to open files, it doesn't
recognise this redirection mechanism.

In order to REALLY copy files to Program Files you need to do so using
something with Admin privileges.

Anyway, all OK now. Just thought this might be of interest to other Windows
7 users.


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