Is it possible to change files in the 'windows' directory ?

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Hi,

I have noticed that if I try to delete files from the 'windows' directory
of my ipaq I get a message that these files are read-only. But I also
noticed that a few files were changed after I installed an application,
which prompts me to believe that there is a way to over-write files.
Any ideas?
 
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The reason you can't delete those and they are read-only is because most
files there are in the "read only memory" of the device (the ROM). Which
files do you want to delete from the Windows directory?

Some things, like the Start Menu folder, and be modified by you are an
application but the system files that are needed by the OS are secure.

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"rapidsoft" <info@rapidsoft.co.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I have noticed that if I try to delete files from the 'windows' directory
> of my ipaq I get a message that these files are read-only. But I also
> noticed that a few files were changed after I installed an application,
> which prompts me to believe that there is a way to over-write files.
> Any ideas?
>
>
 

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rapidsoft wrote:
> But I also noticed that a few files were changed after I installed an
> application, which prompts me to believe that there is a way to
> over-write files.

You believe wrong, though. If you, for instance, were to install the
newest MS Reader with a date stamp of Sep 6, 2004, the operating system
would simply hide the older MS Reader with the date stamp Dec 31, 2003
from view. The old file is still there, it's in ROM after all, and once
you delete the newer one, you'll see it again. Note that I've made up the
dates in this example.
 

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I am sure you are right but for example,
before I installed a certain program I had

tahoma.ttf 127k and
tahomabd.ttf 128k

now I have the same file but 260k and 255k

Using the 'explore' window from 'activesync' the file names
look unchanged.

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"René" <garbagejunkandcrap@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> rapidsoft wrote:
> > But I also noticed that a few files were changed after I installed an
> > application, which prompts me to believe that there is a way to
> > over-write files.
>
> You believe wrong, though. If you, for instance, were to install the
> newest MS Reader with a date stamp of Sep 6, 2004, the operating system
> would simply hide the older MS Reader with the date stamp Dec 31, 2003
> from view. The old file is still there, it's in ROM after all, and once
> you delete the newer one, you'll see it again. Note that I've made up the
> dates in this example.
>
>
 

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rapidsoft wrote:
> I am sure you are right but for example,
> before I installed a certain program I had
>
> tahoma.ttf 127k and
> tahomabd.ttf 128k
>
> now I have the same file but 260k and 255k

Well, that just proves my point, doesn't it?
 
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Yes.

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