Tauris Derby - Cannot find the current pigeon.dat file
How To Fix UAC and VirtualStore Problems in Vista and Windows 7

Windows Vista and Windows 7 - 32 bit:

C:\Program Files\TauRIS Derby\

Windows Vista and Windows 7 64 bit:

C:\Program Files (x86)\TauRIS Derby

Windows Vista and Windows 7 have a new security feature which prevents programs from manipulating files in the Program Files folder. While the TauRIS Derby Program will work OK you will not be able to locate your current pigeon.dat file because it will be stored in a hidden folder. To force Windows to save your pigeon.dat file in the Program Files\TauRIS Derby\pigen folder follow the steps below:

Set Security Group or Users to all users

Make sure Full Control and Modify are checked then click OK

The above steps will tell Windows that you trust the TauRIS Derby program to store and manipulate its data files in the Program Files Folder.

Once you have done the above goto the Virtualstore and delete the TauRIS Derby folder:

First you will have to unhide the Virtualstore files; Follow the steps below

How to Unhide hidden folders on Windows:
  • Go to 'My Computer' and then click 'Alt' Key on your keyboard to being the Menu bar.
  • Then then click on Tools>Folder options (Shown below) and a pop up box will appear.
    Path to Folder Options (Click)
  • Another fast way to find the 'Folder Options' is to use the search box from the start menu. Simply type "folder options" in the search field and the first result should be the Folder Options shortcut. Click on the it or press the Enter key to open it. Go to the View tab (Shown below) and make the settings you want.
    Folder Options Box (Click)

  • Select the show hidden files option and press ok as shown in the above pic & you are done.

The Complete path for Windows Vista and Windows 7 32 bit:

C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Virtualstore\Program Files\TauRIS Derby\pigeon\pigeon.dat

The Complete path for Windows Vista and Windows 7 64 bit:

C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Virtualstore\Program Files (x86)\TauRIS Derby\pigeon\pigeon.dat

In either case delete the TauRIS Derby folder and you are done!


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