Originally posted by: Jes E.
Finally got Homesite running on Vista and there's another thread with helpful suggestions. It recommended finding the Homesite.exe file, right clicking on it, click on Properties, click on the Compatibility tab. Select Windows XP or Windows 2000 and be sure to check "Run this program as an administrator" under Privilege Level. That's what finally got it working for me.
I had this same problem running Homesite 4.5 on Vista and the solution above worked for me. However, now I have one more problem: Homesite can not access a mapped network drive on my system. The network drive appears in the Homesite drive selector but has a red X on the drive icon and when I click it I get the error message "The selected drive is unavailable." But the mapped drive is available in Windows Explorer. If I go to explorer and try to edit a file in the mapped with Homesite, Homesite will launch but the document will not open. I can open these documents in other applications such as Word no problem so it looks like something with Homesite, perhaps a permisions issue. If anyone has any ideas I'd be very grateful to hear them.
I had the same issue on Windows 7. A few things I did and it resolved the problem. I had to change this in my registry -
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer \User Shell Folders\AppData:
- Change the value=%APPDATA% to value=%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming
I also ran a program called "Windows Install Clean Up" you can probably do a google search for that.
and now my homesite uses the mapped network drives.