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Ok Windows 95, NT and 2000 don't have a really cool program called MSconfig. If you have XP just go to your START menu and go to RUN then type in msconfig
This program is useful for determining which processes are running on your system. Now the photodownloader thing you are looking for and want to disable is on the startup section of the program and its called "apdproxy".
Once you find it, just uncheck it and then you might need to restart.
And as for the program which is not fully supported for Windows 95, NT or 2000, you can still get it and downloaded for free at:
scroll to the bottom of the page.
Hope this helps.
Easy to do, once you know how....
Not so easy boys, because the next time you run PSA it detects the loosing entry en replaces it in the register... jejeje
I've not find the solution.
I discovered this problem. Someone posted a registry edit which is supposed to fix it. I very carefully followed their instructions, but it didn't work for me.
Sorry, just jumping in on the tail end of this and I know this is a pet
peeve of yours, but is this a message that I can edit here?
Don't understand what you're asking Jim.
You mentioned that there was a message with a fix but it didn't work for
you. I wasn't sure if you had seen it here or on a different site. If it was
hear I could remove/edit it sort of thing. Because I hadn't (at that point)
seen the earlier messages, I wasn't sure if I had missed something earlier
in the thread.
In any case, I'm still not sure if you were referring to a message on the
Adobe site that I can edit to reflect that the fix might not work in all
cases of this problem.
It was a posting here. It's quite possible that the registry edit would work for some people. Just not for me. I posted on that thread to this effect. Just can find it now.
Okay... well... no worries.
have a question in the forum concerning Adobe Photo Downloader opening when I insert my CF card into the reader and I found what to do.
You have to do a resgitry edit though and you may not be comfortable with that.
But here goes.
Find the key that refers to apdproxy.exe
Restart your machine.
Now Adobe Photo Downloader will not take control and you can use the
standard method of opening a folder
To prevent the software from adding the registry key to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run with every startup delete the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Photoshop Album\3.0\Adobe Photo Downloader\ProxyPath
or if you want to keep it for future use change the name ProxyPath to something else
Thanks for this piece of info, I just used it with success for the photodownloader.