As the title states rhino is unable to “virtualize” changes made in toolbars contained within folders with administrator rights and save those changes to user specific folders. (I.E.: System wide plugin *.rhp installs containing toolbars within their respective plugin install folders). This results in write errors at rhino shutdown and also the inability to modify certain toolbars permanently.
Hi Userx - are you certain these folders writable? What is the error message, if any?
The default location for toolbars is
@JohnM, this looks like the weird message I get on my machine for some RUI files, right? Any idea what is going on?
This is a problem in SR8 when saving plug-in associated RUI files. To fix this problem try the following:
- Start a single session of Rhino
- Run the Options command and select tool bars in the tree on the left
- Right click on Paneling Tools in the top list and choose Save As
- Save in your %APPDATA%\McNeel\Rhinoceros\5.0\ui folder
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the V-Ray_Express.rui file
- Close Rhino.
When you restart Rhino you may find two copies of the V-Ray and paneling tools RUI files open, if you do close the ones in Program Files
Wouldn’t it make sense that rhino automatically created a copy of these read-only files in the user profile folder once they are first detected as read-only? Windows does this automatically with some old applications that try to write user settings in system folders by storing them in %userprofile%\AppData\Local\VirtualStore%SystemDirectory%
Yes, this was a bug that has been fixed and will be available in SR9.