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Re: [h-e-w] Emac Server fails to start on Windows 7

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Emac Server fails to start on Windows 7
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 19:52:09 +0300

> Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 09:03:40 +0300
> From: "Muhanned Maayeh" <address@hidden>
> I am trying to use Emacs on Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 and when I start the
> patched version then it gives me after a while of starting the Emac
> Server a time out.  What is the issue in this case (see screen shot
> below).
> (Note: I have run this application as Administrator and my regular user
> and ended up with the same result).  Also, I get the following at the
> botton of the screen:
> Adding c:/Program Files/Emacs/EmacsW32/lisp/ to load-path
> For information about GNU Emacs and the GNU system, type C-h C-a.
> server-ensure-safe-dir: The directory
> `c:/Users/muhanned.maayeh/AppData/Roaming/.emacs.d/server' is unsafe

The last message is the sign of your problem: it says that the owner
of `.emacs.d/server' is not Administrator.  Please tell who is the
owner of that directory.  I'm guessing that it's the Administrators
group, but maybe Windows 7 has other surprises up its sleeve.

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