Feb 21, 2011

HowTo: Disable warning "The Publisher Could Not Be Verified" When Running Network Programs

Disable the message from appearing warning you that “The Publisher Could Not Be Verified” when you run certain files from a network drive or network share:

In Internet Explorer > Internet Options > Security > Local internet > Sites > Advanced
add file://systemname where systemname is equal the local server that runs the application and and file will now run off of that server.

Feb 16, 2011

Fix: Avid Error: "The application binary file has been corrupted, please reinstall the system"

Error when loading project in Avid MC saying:
"The application binary file has been corrupted, please reinstall the system"

The cause for the problem is Bin's created in earlier version of Avid such as Avid Express Pro.


The Avid Media Composer does not like the bins created under Avid Xpress Pro. Sure it is smart to create a new project and new user settings (and clean site settings, delete msm files etc...)  but the REAL trick here is make completely new bins with slightly different names. e.g. for an old bin called 
make a new bin called somethiing like
. Do this for all your bins. Move the clips and sequences out of the old bins and into the new ones, then delete the old. The error message will be cured. 
Personally, I was also getting an error message on launch of MC saying . The problem here is that Avid is moving to a different type of graphics architecture which uses a different method of video overlay. The bottom line is that while I am using an HP Compaq nx9600 notebook (Avid qualified and recommended (and supposedly supported ) at the time of writing) however there is something about the way the ATI X600 graphics card inside handles things that bumps up against the latest Avid software. But there is a solution. Yea! Firstly, Launch Media Composer while holding down the L and O keys. This puts the Avid software into legacy overlay mode, making it compatible with the ATI card. There will be no error message. Once up, open the console and enter
legacyoverlay on
This will cause the setting to be retained for subsequent sessions and the error will continue to be gone.
The ATI card in my notebook is non-upgradeable. But if you run into this one on an upgradeable PC and you do later install one of the recommended nVidia cards, you will just need to take another trip to the console and type
legacyoverlay off
Before I found these fixes out I did yet another rebuild of my OS from the ground up. Didn't help a smidge. Hey, Doc Avid, don't you treat me! You gotta get the prescription right my friend. If you are going to throw out random suggestions, stick with the basics, like rebuilding settings files. Don't suggest tearing down the house unless you know what you are talking about. please! (Sorry for coming on a little strong here. I do not mean to be rude. But it is frustrating to follow advice to rebuild your entire OS and then discover that had no connection with the issue)

Feb 13, 2011

Error opening attachments in Outlook saying "Access Denied" & Check Permissions

Hebrew Error:
"אין אפשרות ליצור את הקובץ: filename.tif. לחץ באמצעות לחצן העכבר הימני על התיקייה שבה ברצונך ליצור את הקובץ ולאחר מכן לחץ על 'מאפיינים' בתפריט הקיצור כדי לבדוק את ההרשאות שלך עבור התיקיה."
When opening an attachment directly from within Outlook you could get an error message saying that it can’t create the file and to that you need check the permissions on the folder you want to save it in. In most cases the permissions on the folder isn’t the issue but the fact that the folder is "full". When you open an attachment directly from within Outlook it will first save a copy to a subfolder of the Temporary Internet Files folder. Cleaning out the folder will solve the issue.

The special folder where outlook temporarily saves the file for opening is listed in the registry.

Locate the folder path:

Outlook 97 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\Outlook\Security
Outlook 98 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.5\Outlook\Security
Outlook 2000 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Outlook\Security
Outlook 2002/XP HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Outlook\Security
Outlook 2003 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Security
Outlook 2007 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Security

Go to the folder:

  1. Open the OutlookSecureTempFolder registry key from the location provided in Step 1.
  2. Copy the path from the key.
  3. Open Explorer
  4. Paste the address in the Address Bar and press Enter 
  5. Empty the folder.
To make things easier you can use this cool tool from HowTo-Outlook.com.
The tool allows you to:

  • Easy access to Outlook's SecureTempFolder used for opening attachments

  • Determination of the current size of the folder

  • Empty the folder

  • Command line options to run as a Scheduled Tasks and logon/logoff scripts.