Greg-on-MSDN

 

Does anyone know where a java applet that loads in IE7 running on Vista is allowed to write to on the local file system

I have a java applet that works in every version of IE, 4 and higher. The applet is also written that it runs with the old MS Java VM and all versions of Sun's java. It works with other popular browsers too and even IE7 on XP. It does not work on IE7

I have read that IE7 on Vista has another layer of security that sandboxes applets (and other scripting languages) to a special area of the drive. Where is this area   I have been for years saving to and executing from the c:\documents and settings\{username}\  folder. The user didn't even need admin rights. For understandable reasons, this user folder seems to be off limits now with the new security features. Does anyone know where the applet can, with users permission, save a file and then execute it   No this is not for badware. 

If anyone has info or even clues, please post.

 




Re: Internet Explorer Web Development Java applets writing to local drive with IE7/Vista

EricLaw-MSFT

See http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/02/09/528963.aspx for a high-level introduction and links to relevant documentation.

Before you make changes, try running IE as an administrator (right-click and choose Run As Administrator) to ensure that it really is Protected Mode that is the root of the incompatibility.





Re: Internet Explorer Web Development Java applets writing to local drive with IE7/Vista

Greg-on-MSDN

 

Thank you very much for the reply/post. I'll check the blog URL for added information.

If anyone else could throw out some java applet information running in IE7 on Vista, that would be the second piece of this puzzle (actualy, this nightmare).






Re: Internet Explorer Web Development Java applets writing to local drive with IE7/Vista

bikman

I have Vista (home) and I am trying to download "LimeWire" and I get so far and it tells me that I need Java Runtime. I go to Java's web site and then I can't download Java Runtime to my system....Can somebody HELP ME ........Please