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Re-Install data folder failure

From: ray <Ray(dot)Joseph(at)CDICorp(dot)com>
To: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re-Install data folder failure
Date: 2009-04-20 18:29:21
Message-ID: 139f8934-c2a0-4a58-9ca8-5fff3306d16d@n8g2000vbb.googlegroups.com (view raw or flat)
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I have been having troubles getting 8.3 running on Windows XP.  My
last couple of attempts have been to install 8.3 in a folder off the
root rather than off of 'Program Files'.  Since I ‘uninstalled’ it, I
have not been able to get a good installation.  I have tried many
times.  I use Control Panels Add&Remove to remove 8.3 and then I go
through the registry and remove any remaining entries tjat address
'postgres'.  When I start a new install, it always points to c:
\program files\postg… which I change on the setup page to the new c:
\pghome.  I have a leftover environmental variable pgdata which points
to c:\pghome\8.3\data.  But this folder never gets built anymore.
That is, there is not data folder.

Any ideas on how I can get this built?

I am installing this from an administrator account and I have a
postgres account that is a power user.  I have tried but can not
install from that account.  The PostgreSQL notes say that it is no
longer necessary to operate from a non-administrator account so I
tried to do things from the admin account and when it doesn’t work, I
try it from the postgres power user account.  So far, neither have
worked.  But I am guessing that is due to the no ‘data’ folder.

 Ray


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