AOL and Limited Account

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by oceans29, Jun 2, 2002.

  1. oceans29

    oceans29 Guest

    When I try to log onto AOL in a limited account I get an error message that says, "Your MAIN.IDX file is damaged. Reinstall or restart. I have done both, but keep getting the same message. Is there a solution to this without changing the user status to administrator??
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Not an experienced AOLer myself, but ensure that you have the latest version, perhaps by loggins on as the admin and running an autoupdater (?)

    (( Cleared the last 2 posts, they were offtopic and jsut plain daft ;)Keep the fun stuff in the appropriete forums, this section is for tech support. ))
     
  3. oceans29

    oceans29 Guest

    I have the latest version installed. Not sure what you mean by an autoinstaller.
     
  4. oceans29

    oceans29 Guest

    Does anyone have any other ideas??
     
  5. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    if your using aol 7.0, you might try and uninstall that version and try version 6, see if that will take care of it, I only read this on the web have no experience with AOL, and never will.

    sorry best of luck ;)
     
  6. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I said autoupdater not autoinstaller.

    Some applications have the abililty to connect to the web and update their files as needed, others have this option on the menus. But like I said, I don't have or will not be trying AOL, so am not sure if it contains these features.
     
  7. BigPete

    BigPete OSNN Sexual Deviant

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    I think I had a problem like this years ago. Try getting through to the AOL Tech Support people via the chat room, I have never waited more than 5 minutes to talk to someone and they solved my problem on both occasions.
     
  8. oceans29

    oceans29 Guest

    Thanks. That is exactly what I did and it worked great! They had me delete one file and replace my MAIN.IDX file from the backup folder. Seems to have solved the problem!