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Bug: IE 6 sidebar error

tried both WebSidebarMakerIE and the downloadable InstallSidebar. Neither work on my IE 6 machine.

Test case

Download twikidotorgsidebaradd save as... on to desktop doubleclick

The specified file is not a registry script.  You can only import registry files.

here's the source

[[--Add REGEDIT4 You need to edit the .reg file downloaded to say REGEDIT4 on the top line - this is required for Win98 and Windows NT (and probably Windows ME and Win95).  --]]
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{82EC6BC8-8213-4DE9-B4B9-B5B5EA6CFBD4}]
@="TWiki.org"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{82EC6BC8-8213-4DE9-B4B9-B5B5EA6CFBD4}\Implemented Categories]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{82EC6BC8-8213-4DE9-B4B9-B5B5EA6CFBD4}\Implemented Categories\{00021493-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{82EC6BC8-8213-4DE9-B4B9-B5B5EA6CFBD4}\InProcServer32]
"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"
/!-- You will also need to follow the tip about c:\winnt in WebSidebarMakerIE, replacing that string with your Windows directory, e.g. c:\windows.--!/

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{82EC6BC8-8213-4DE9-B4B9-B5B5EA6CFBD4}\Instance]
"CLSID"="{4D5C8C2A-D075-11d0-B416-00C04FB90376}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{82EC6BC8-8213-4DE9-B4B9-B5B5EA6CFBD4}\Instance\InitPropertyBag]
"Url"="http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Main/WebSidebarIEAll?skin=plain&web=Main"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\{82EC6BC8-8213-4DE9-B4B9-B5B5EA6CFBD4}]
"BarSize"=hex:fa,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Component Categories\{00021493-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Enum]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Component Categories\{00021494-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Enum]

I tried the same with (http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/WebSidebarMakerIE?web=Main&GUID=82EC6BC8-8213-4DE9-B4B9-B5B5EA6CFBD5) saved as sidebar.reg

Both produced same error message.

Error

The specified file is not a registry script.  You can only import registry files.

Environment

TWiki version: current Twiki
TWiki plugins:  
Server OS:  
Web server:  
Perl version:  
Client OS: win 98 se
Web Browser: IE 6.0.26

-- DennisDaniels - 22 Mar 2002

Follow up

When doing a sidebar install, you need to either download the cross-web .reg file, or to use the links above, which supply parameters required for a valid registry file. MikeMaurer does have it working in IE6.

One interesting point is that it's now possible to use Windows Explorer (i.e. the file explorer with left-hand list of folders) and replace the left-hand pane with a TWiki sidebar! Very neat, it looks like TWiki is practically integrated into the operating system, practically. All we need now is a TWiki toolbar icon for IE, then you can flip between a filesystem view and a TWiki view ...

-- RichardDonkin - 21 Mar 2002

Fix record

You need to edit the .reg file downloaded to say REGEDIT4 on the top line - this is required for Win98 and Windows NT (and probably Windows ME and Win95). You will also need to follow the tip about c:\winnt in WebSidebarMakerIE, replacing that string with your Windows directory, e.g. c:\windows.

-- RichardDonkin - 22 Mar 2002

Followup_2

I Edited

REGEDIT4
and modified the winnt to windows I also downloaded the generated install browser bars and modified as instructed REGEDIT4 and C:/windows. It did install and the browser bar does appear. Empty. Restarted Machine. The sidebar is still empty.
IE6>View>ExplorerBar>Twiki.org and Twiki Main appear
-- DennisDaniels - 22 Mar 2002

You need to read the WebSidebarMakerIE instructions and do exactly the same thing for the cross-web sidebar. The latest version of this page is fairly clear.

Check View | Explorer Bar to turn a sidebar back on.

-- RichardDonkin - 22 Mar 2002

Interesting - btw it's easier if you just post comments below the last one, in ThreadMode.

Try using c:\windows not '/' (if you did use c:/windows). Apart from that, I'm out of ideas - perhaps there's something unusual about the Win98 registry.

Any Windows experts out there care to comment?

-- RichardDonkin - 22 Mar 2002

Are you using the file you've attached? As that definately won't work having both REGDIT4 and Windows Registry Editor 5.00.

Getting a blank bar showing up is almost certainly an issue with your path to the shdocvw.dll, as I had this issue when originally working with the registry. The registry isn't designed to be "user-friendly" by any means, so having the slashes mixed up very well could cause a problem.

-- MikeMaurer - 22 Mar '02

Mike is right about the shdocvw.dll bit - the problem is that you missed off the trailing quote mark on that line, at least on the attached file. Please re-read the WebSidebarMakerIE page and do exactly the edits described - if you get a single character wrong with registry editing it is quite likely not to work, as here...

I've also updated the InternetExplorerSidebar page to include a cross-web .reg file that will work for Windows NT/98 with only one edit.

-- RichardDonkin - 23 Mar 2002


Related pages: InternetExplorerSidebar
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PNGpng DANIELS-foa-03-22-00005.png r1 manage 36.9 K 2002-03-22 - 14:13 DennisDaniels screengrab showing toolbar loaded but empty
Registry filereg Document.reg r1 manage 1.1 K 2002-03-22 - 14:57 DennisDaniels downloaded and modified reg file sourc
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