This article describes the Quick Fix utility (Qfixapp.exe) that is included with the Application Compatibility Toolkit for Windows XP and Windows .NET. Qfixapp.exe is a tool that includes pre-packaged fixes that provide an easy way to fix a program. Use Qfixapp.exe To Apply Program Fixes
- The The application for which to apply the fix(es) check box. This setting disables existing fixes in the database.
- The Layer tab with the Choose one of the existing layers to apply to your app box that contains the following entries:
256 Color 640X480 Disable Themes Internaltional LUA(Limited User Account) LUACleanUp NT4SP5 ProfilesSetup Win2000 Win95 Win98
- The Fixes tab. On this tab you can select the individual fixes that you want to apply.
Example of How to Use Qfixapp.exe
1. Start Notepad, and then click About Notepad on the Help menu. Note that the version is 5.1. 2. Start Qfixapp.exe, click Win95, click Browse, and then open the Windows folder. Note that the Windows\System32 folder is protected by Windows File Protection, so it is not able to use the layers. 3. Click Notepad.exe, click Open, and then click Run. 4. Start Notepad, and then click About Notepad on the Help menu. Note that the version is now 4.0. If you click ViewLog, you could see what AppFix(es) are being used. If you click Advanced, you could see information about the .exe file. You can click Add Matching Info, and then select files that are related to the .exe file to identify that particular program. After you finish that step, you could click Create Fix Support to add the layers with the Matching Information (GRABMI) and create an XML-based database that is named YourAppName.sdb. Note that in the preceding example it is named Notepad.sdb, and is in the AppPatch folder.