I've just downloaded and installed eXe and it won't launch. I click on the program icon that was created on the desktop … and … nothing. But when I open Task Manager there it is sitting in the Applications list. I close it. Try again. Nothing. Any ideas?? I have Windows XP. Also - what has Firefox got to do with running eXe? Am I missing something?
On Windows, eXe launches its own specially configured copy of Firefox to provide the user interface to the program.
If you had previously installed a copy of eXe on that machine, I would recommend deleting any old exe configuration directory and then starting a fresh copy of eXe (after rebooting).
Hi jtittsler - thank you for the reply.
However, I've tried all of this - deleting the exe configuration - reinstalling eXe - and still it won't open. When I open Task Manager it is running in the list of applications - but nothing appears.
I can get it to work on my notebook which is running a different version of Windows XP so maybe that is the problem. The PC is running XP Professional 2002 SP3 and the notebook XP Home 2002 SP3.
It's a mystery!!
Do you have any anti-virus/anti-trojan software differences that are preventing eXe from launching its user interface (the specially configured Firefox that is shipped with eXe)?
I have Norton Internet Security on the PC and I usually do use Firefox as a browser - so it allows that version of it to open successfully. I've looked at the settings for the Norton - but can't work out where I would allow the eXe's packaged version of Firefox to open.
Anyone come across this problem before ???
Have you tried starting eXe when your other version of Firefox is not running?
I have written about this before in another thread somewhere. It took me hours, days, months to finally get a resolution to this from Norton. Here is what you have to do:
Click Start and then click Run
In the Run bar, type regedit (this opens the registry editor…be careful what you do here)
Navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\Extension
On the right pane, delete the entries that have the words coFFPlgn, coFFplgn, IPSFFplgn
Save and Ok your way out.
Hopefully this will work for you. eXe is a terrific resource (thanks James) that I use all the time for content development.
Hi @jtittsler - yes I have tried starting eXe without the other version of Firefox running and still no go.
And @ellenk thankyou for those suggestions but when I did go into the regedit the pathway didn't show those entries… oh well…
BUT… I have been having a wonderful time exploring and creating course material on the notebook …which will happily run eXe so all is going to plan…. Thankyou for such a great program :))
jetty5 : may i know how to solve your exe problem ? because i am facing the same problem with you.