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1  Ecco Tutorials, Tips and How-to Guides / Beginner / Installing Ecco Pro if you already own it
 on: 11/05/23 at 00:00:42 
Started by Jstar555 | Post by Jstar555
Long time ecco pro user.  Purchased the original software from netmange in July of 1997.  The original software came with a 32 bit installer which does not work on Windows 10.  What I did not know is that you can copy all the files and folders from Ecco’s last install, which was located in C:\Program Files (x86)\ECCO to the new computer.  The Ecco program does not need an installer!  Just create a shortcut on the ecco32.exe file and start running the program.  The first time you run the program you may need to run it as administrator.  But after the first launch this is no longer required.
 
The next thing you need to do is replace the “Default.ect” file template which can cause Ecco Database Corruption.  This file goes in the root install directory or the C:\Program Files (x86)\ECCO directory.
 
Users can find this file by searching for “updated default.ect” in the forums search bar.
 
I have spent a lot of time browsing this forum and the “Groups.io” Ecco forum which I believe is the old Yahoo Groups forum.
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2  Everything eccoMAGIC / Issues, Comments, and Questions / Re: My ECCO won't scroll in Windows 11
 on: 09/10/23 at 14:10:25 
Started by SonOfEru | Post by Admin

use the Slang extension.
 
(Its free!)
 
 
EM Scroller Wheels should also work.  
 
(It's not free --- use the Slang extension!!!)
 
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3  Everything eccoMAGIC / Issues, Comments, and Questions / Re: Windows 10 Update related  
 on: 05/29/23 at 10:57:30 
Started by mikey | Post by rbwISE
Alulaq2,
   Please forgive my delayed reply. I only check this site every couple weeks or so.
    If you haven't found it yet, the solution that worked for me was to set the Ecco exe run permission 'as Administrator'.
    I've seen the thread reference Registry permissions and my error was about running the exe but both are solved by Admin privileges.
 
Good Luck!
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4  Everything eccoMAGIC / Issues, Comments, and Questions / Re: Windows 10 Update related  
 on: 05/15/23 at 14:33:34 
Started by mikey | Post by alulaq2
Hi rbwISE,
 
I've been hit with a windows update and now my previously running fine plain vanilla Ecco32.exe 4.01 (supposedly 64-bit) wont run. I get the message "Unhandled Registry Error (CFO)". Im on a 64bit Lenovo, and just installed Windows 10 update to W10 Build 1903. What do I need EXACTLY to get Ecco to run? Do I need 4.6.6 64bit wrapper? If so, where do I get it and how do I install it?
Is there a more recent Ecco, or do I need some extensions, or?
 
Alulaq2
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5  Everything eccoMAGIC / Issues, Comments, and Questions / Re: Windows 10 Update related  
 on: 04/15/23 at 13:53:07 
Started by mikey | Post by rbwISE
While this thread is about 3 years old, a W10 update (most likely...), has struck again. But, Thankfully! (to all involved in this Q&A ), Updating the Properties as recommended solved the problem ('Unable to run command' when running Ecco).
 
I'm running the 4.01 (32bit) under the 4.6.6 64bit wrapper; on a W10 21H2 Build 19044.2728 w/ 64 Gb RAM. This workstation (Alienware M51 laptop) is my base analysis & data processing machine but I synchronize to a Dell XPS-15 that is the mobile tool.  
It's all worked pretty well with the workload at about 9:1 on the M51 to the XPS. I haven't added much but Magic to the EccoPro setup and until this event, haven't had any trouble. I migrated an InfoSelect database to Ecco around 1993 or '92. Nothing was as nimble as InfoSelect but Ecco was flexible enough to adapt. The calendar and project timekeeping functions added so much, I've never looked back.
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6  Everything eccoMAGIC / Issues, Comments, and Questions / My ECCO won't scroll in Windows 11
 on: 03/19/23 at 13:43:19 
Started by SonOfEru | Post by SonOfEru
Anybody seen this?  Actually the question is, does anyone have the answer?
 
I've used ECCO since about 1995, on my first PC, running Windows 95, can't live without it.  I had to get a new computer, the old one (still running Windows 7) was showing signs of impending collapse.  Every OS I've had would run ECCO fine.  
 
The new one runs Windows 11.  It's custom built, seems like a perfectly good machine, except that in ECCO, the scroll wheel on the mouse doesn't make it scroll.  Everything else scrolls fine, just ECCO won't.
 
I'm not gonna quit using ECCO, but I have to scroll with the scroll bar, which is painful.  I don't know what possessed Microsoft to make scrollbars so narrow and thus so difficult to grab with the mouse pointer but who knows?
 
Anyway, anyone know how to make scrolling work in Windows 11?
 
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7  Everything eccoMAGIC / Issues, Comments, and Questions / Re: New items are moved to top of list
 on: 12/11/22 at 03:04:09 
Started by garden_specialist | Post by Admin

you using the slang extension ?
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8  Everything eccoMAGIC / Issues, Comments, and Questions / Re: Sort search results by date automatically
 on: 12/11/22 at 03:02:22 
Started by mgarlitz | Post by Admin
Yes.
 
 
Use the Slang extension (free), and auto-sort by the date column.
 
 
[Right click on column header,  select persistent sort & choose option (up/down/off)]
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9  Everything eccoMAGIC / Issues, Comments, and Questions / Re: Where/how can I download EccoProX?
 on: 12/11/22 at 02:55:49 
Started by mborok | Post by Admin

try this thread--
 
 
http://forums.eccoMAGIC.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1592874682/0#0
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10  Everything eccoMAGIC / Issues, Comments, and Questions / Re: Where/how can I download EccoProX?
 on: 11/25/22 at 13:37:34 
Started by mborok | Post by mborok
I did find this site, not sure if it is dangerous.  Also wondering if any version of Ecco works in Windows 11?
 
https://eccopro-32.software.informer.com/
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