Running AuctionSage on a Windows 7 machine
(Run as administrator)
Why do I need to run AuctionSage in adminstrator mode?
While AuctionSage will run seemingly normal without being in administrator mode it is not the best way to run AuctionSage. AuctionSage is very much a datafile intensive application which creates 1000s of files and sometimes you will want access to these files but the "virtual store folder" system hides your datafiles from you. When you run in administrator mode is avoids this virtual store folder problem. It only takes a few seconds to get it right. Here's how on a Win7 machine. Vista is similar
Close AuctionSage if it is running
Run Windows Explorer and browse to the AuctionSage folder (C:\Program Files(x86)\AuctionSage on Win 7 machines. C:\Program Files\AuctionSage on most other versions of Windows). Depending on the version of Vista you may have the Program Files (x86) folder. In any case, browse to the folder where auctionsage.exe is located
Select the auctionsage application file and right click and select properties
On the properties screen select the compatibility tab and check the box to run this program as administrator
Also, just to be extra sure it will function as it should, check the box to run this program in compatibility mode for and below that select Windows XP. Any version is fine.
Seen screenshot below
Now AuctionSage will run on a Win 7 machine just fine. :)