Solved: Import ICS by double-click

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Bilbo
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Solved: Import ICS by double-click

Post by Bilbo » Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:54 pm

Double-clicking an .ICS file from a file explorer was launching the VM installer instead of importing the events.
The relevant registry entry had an unexpected item named 'command':

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[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VueMinder.exe\shell\open\command]
@="\"d:\\FolderPath\\VueMinder.exe\" \"%1\""
"command"=[random text that looks like a password] "%1"
(The @ At-symbol indicates the 'default' item.
On a whim I tried renaming the 'command' key, so that whatever process might have been looking for it would be unable to find it.
Lo and behold, double-clicking the .ICS file opened the Import Events dialog!
Deleting the 'command' item would cause the same positive effect, assuming the item actually serves no purpose.

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Re: Solved: Import ICS by double-click

Post by VueSoft » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:17 am

Hi Bilbo, thank you for the information. I believe that random command text was due to VueMinder's code being obfuscated (which basically means it was strengthened against hackers and reverse-engineering). Apparently, the command text for opening ics files was incorrectly included in the obfuscation. I'll fix this for the next release and I'll post a reply when it's available.
Dan Chartrand, Founder
VueSoft LLC | St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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Re: Solved: Import ICS by double-click

Post by VueSoft » Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:07 pm

This has been corrected in version 2021.01. To update, click the "Help -> Check for Updates" menu command.
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