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This is a newly built machine, so no cruft from previous modding tools. Working through STEP so have installed Wrye Bash and Mod Organizer. I setup the NXM association and attempt to download a random mod via Chrome.

 

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The link looks good, but clicking Launch Application causes the box to disappear but nothing to happen. I checked the location and the EXE is there along with an ini

 

[handlers]
size=1
1games=skyrim
1executable=C:Program Files (x86)SteamSteamAppscommonSkyrimMod OrganizerModOrganizer.exe
 
The path in the ini looks good too.
 
Tried with Mod Organizer both closed and open, but no joy. Tried the NXM association button from inside the Mod Organizer, both as an admin and not, and again no difference.
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Did you change the version of NMM used in MO? I think at the moment its 0.49.4

 

Its somewhere in MO settings.

 

You can also try downgrading the NCC plugin for MO.

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You could also try deleting all nexus link references from windows default programs and then and then reassociate them with MO. Another option is to install nmm and associate the nexus links with that. Uninstall nmm and reassociate the links with MO.

 

Edit: Be sure to run MO as an admin when associating it with nexus links, just in case.

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It was set to version 0.47.0 of NMM so I changed it to 0.49.4, but no joy.

 

I tried using Internet Explorer, it said no application was associated with NXM files. I loaded Mod Organiser as an admin again and hit the association button, but nothing. I ran the installer again as an admin, but still nothing.

 

If I close Mod Organiser and then hit the "Launch Application" button in Chrome it doesn't actually launch MO.

 

I downgraded NCC, but no joy.

 

I uninstalled and reinstalled Mod Organiser, but no chance.

 

I launched a new Chrome tab using the globe in Mod Organiser but this didn't work either.

 

EDIT: Got it working. I loaded nxmhandler.exe and registered the primary handler as active (even though it matched what it was already set to). I did this both as a user and admin. One of these fixed the issue.

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MO registers as nxm handler only for the current user because its not supposed to be run as administrator.

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Well when we're talking about "run as administrator" I'm talking about UAC in AAM, so it's the same user with elevated privileges. But regardless, I did it both elevated and unelevated every time because it clearly wasn't working.

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"I did this both as a user and admin."

 

If your current user account is an administrator account then you did the same thing twice. "One of these fixed the issue." is then wrong because each operation is equivalent. BOTH fix the issue. It doesn't matter if you do it as user or admin because both are the same. UAC doesn't matter, the registration happens in a region of the registry that doesn't require elevation to change anyway.

 

If your current user account is not and administrator account then you registered MO to handle nxm links for two separate users. Yes, one of these fixed the issue, in the same way a shotgun can "fix" a buzzing fly...

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I'm unsure why you're being such a ginormous ass.

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I'm unsure why you're being such a ginormous ass.

You are misinterpreting him. Try not to be so defensive, and consider that he answers lots of questions as the developer. I can understand your frustration and the potential to misinterpret, but Tannin's post is obviously does not contain a personal insult (although you may have been insulted) ... your post does.

 

He was just being precise in identifying the likely issues and correcting any misinformation that might be gleaned by other users perusing this thread.

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You try to stay polite when people offer "run it as administrator" as a solution when that is the top cause people have issues with your software in the first place.

 

My post is compact because I was short on time, not because I intended to be rude.

Imho it's also informative. But let me rephrase what I said to make it potentially more useful:

 

Depending on how your windows is set up you either have

- one account that is your regular user account AND an administrator

- two accounts where one is only a regular account and the other is administrator

 

In both cases you can "run as administrator" but the effect is different:

 

If the first is true then all actions that affect "current user" will affect that one user, no matter if you started an application as "run as administrator" or not. In this case the problem you described shouldn't have occured, at least I wouldn't know why.

 

In the second case, actions that affect "current user" when running with "run as administrator" will only affect other applications running as administrator.

Example: if you run MO as administrator and register the nxm handler then nxm links will only work if you (always) start your browser as administrator as well.

 

Considering you have MO installed in "Program Files" you probably have to run it as administrator. You probably wouldn't run your browser as administrator because most people don't. Therefore I concluded that that was exactly your problem.

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Good read tannin, didn't know that running as an admin was different in different accounts. Always good to learn something new.

My advice was based on other programs (7zip) which fails to register file associatios if I don't run it as an admin. I only have one user account, which of course is an administrator. The other two advice's has fixed this exact problem for me twice. I suspect it is a chrome bug since it have had problems with magnetic torrent links in the past. Might not be related at all and my guessing might be totally off.

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@dreadflopp: Software can create a file association (web protocols is the same thing) either for the current user or the whole machine.

The latter can only be done by the administrator. Guess this is what 7zip does, same for NMM.

MO only registers for the current user.

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Thanks for the info, Tannin, that it doesn't need to be run as administrator. BTW, the Troubleshooting section in the Downloading Mods tab contains all the methods currently known to fix the association issue, besides changing the NMM version number, including the answer to this thread.

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