I am really stuck with the following problem.

FAR as well as other programs like Executor cannot execute programs with following symptom:

FAR showing error when I press Enter

Additional information:

  • C:\Programs\Eclipse is junction for C:\Programs\Eclipse (32bit)
  • Programs from ordinary directories are executed OK. So the problem really occurs only in juncted current path.
  • If I execute Eclipse using full path from command line (C:\Programs\Eclipse\eclipse.exe) it works.
  • If I execute Eclipse via Win+R dialog and full path (C:\Programs\Eclipse\eclipse.exe) it works.
  • If I execute Eclipse from cmd.exe (cd C:\Programs\Eclipse && eclipse.exe) it works.
  • The same problem happens with other juncted directories, e.g. C:\Programs\WinRAR → C:\Programs\WinRAR (32 bit).
  • From juncted directory other programs in %PATH% are not executed, e.g. start reports that program was not found.

It seems like I haven't changed anything fundamental on PC for last time. Checked for viruses. What it can be? Perhaps recent Windows update has introduced this problem?

  • Eclipse 32bit run in Far Manager, version 2.0 (build 981) x86 ... but I not run Executor – STTR Jun 19 '13 at 20:01
  • Replace junctions with symlinks and see if it works. – gronostaj Jun 20 '13 at 9:23
  • Sorry, wanted to say that the problem is not in FAR or Eclipse. The problem is in Windows OS basically the way the execution takes places. I have found the problem after few midnight hours... – dma_k Jun 20 '13 at 9:46
  • The problem seems to be solved in Far 3, check here. – dma_k Jul 3 '13 at 11:17

The problem was really difficult to catch. Most of internet points to the problem with registry but after I have created a new user with clean profile the problem was still there.

I have analysed installed updates:

Earlier updates (before 16/05/2013) seemed to be not relevant, as system was working OK at that period. First two updates also seems to have no impact on core (they are too specific), so I have uninstalled IE 10 (rolling back to IE 9). And after reboot everything start working again! Hooray!

My regards to MS IE.

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