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Shortcut Problems

Postby pistolslap » 2013-09-29 15:56

I have installed UltraVNC on a fresh copy of windows 7 64bit. The shortcuts i make for my connections dont work. I did register them and i went through a few other posts and tried the registry hacking. Im afraid it did not work. I keep getting invalid vnc server specified.

Does anyone know a solution to the problem? Its so annoying, but that seems to be the general trend with this software - constant annoying problems. The only reason i use it is because work wont pay for RealVNC. Maybe you guys should start charging (but less than Real) and that way you could properly support/bug test your software. Also, i see this question asked at least 5 times on the web. How come no one has answered it by now? Is this just a "gotta live with it bug" you guys dont know how to fix?

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Re: Shortcut Problems

Postby Rudi De Vos » 2013-09-30 16:00

I'm current doing all testing and programming myself.... that's a hell of a job and yes if other would help
and less bugs would popup in releases. But i have only 2 hands and a daytime job, uvnc is a hobby.

I tested the installler myself and it was working on a fresh install.
On a older install the .vnc association could already be wrong and a installer can't overwrite the .vnc file association.

What installer did you used? including date/size to make sure i use the same for testing.
Lost several days testing a few days agao because my test version and the users version differed.
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Re: Shortcut Problems

Postby Rudi De Vos » 2013-09-30 19:38

Retested with X64 on a fresh installed win7 x64
During install check "make association" and all works...

If you manual created the shortcut and made you own default program it doesn't work.
The file association created by the installer is needed.
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Re: Shortcut Problems

Postby Bonji » 2013-10-14 14:33

Or learn how computers work on a deeper level before whining about not being able to use software that is for more advanced users (and free on top of that).

uVNC is the most feature-rich Windows-based VNC software, and it's free. The "cost" of this free software is more effort to get it to do what you want.
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Re: Shortcut Problems

Postby electrongunner » 2015-11-27 23:45

FYI, the file association does not work in the UltraVNC msi installer if you are only installing the viewer (you deselect the server options). Not sure about the other installer, but in the MSI version you never get the option to choose to associate the .vnc extension with vncviewer, and if you do it after-the-fact using they windows "set file associations" control panel or whatever, it doesn't work right because it doesn't pass the /config options to vncviewer. So, here's the easy fix...

First, if you've already made the mistake of using the windows file type association control panel or other "easy" method to associate the .vnc extension with the vncviewer.exe, open regedit and do a search for ".vnc" and delete all keys you find. Then make a little batch file containing the following:

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ftype UltraVnc.Connection=C:\Program Files\uvnc bvba\UltraVnc\vncviewer.exe /config %%1
assoc .vnc=UltraVnc.Connection

Then right-click the batch file and choose "Run as Administrator".
Your .vnc files should then launch the vnc viewer correctly. Please note that you may need to change the path above to point to the location of your vncviewer.exe file if it's not installed in the same place as mine. Also note, the double percent sign in "%%1" at the end of the ftype line in the .bat file is NOT a typo. You need the double percent sign when you run a command like that inside a .bat file.

Hope this helps someone.
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