[FWTools] Error opening OpenEv - dll permissions

Mateusz Loskot mateusz at loskot.net
Tue Oct 23 11:07:03 EDT 2007

Paul Mallas wrote:
> I am having a rather peculiar problem with openev on my Windows XP
> machine - it won't open claiming there are problems with dll permissions:
> C:\Program Files\FWTools1.3.9>openev
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "C:\PROGRA~1\FWTOOL~1.9\pymod\openev.py", line 80, in ?
>    import gviewapp
>  File "C:\PROGRA~1\FWTOOL~1.9\pymod\gviewapp.py", line 139, in ?
>    import gtkmissing
>  File "C:\PROGRA~1\FWTOOL~1.9\pymod\gtkmissing.py", line 3, in ?
>    import _gv
> ImportError: DLL load failed: Access is denied.
> The only problem is that the dll permissions are set to be wide open. 
> My sys admin is baffled as well.  Anyone else ever see something like this?


Try to login as Administrator and check if openev will load under this
account. If it will load, then DLL permissions are not widely open.

Mateusz Loskot

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