[Wine] Problem re-running program under Wine

maxcel wineforum-user at winehq.org
Sat Aug 30 19:58:53 CDT 2008

I have an old money management Windows98 program installed under Wine, which works well. On opening, the program automatically opens the data file last used in the previous run. On the first instance of run from boot, the program runs correctly, but if it is closed and later re-opened without re-booting the computer, it cannot access its data file because it says it is already in use.

I notice that each time the program is run it creates a process 'winedvm.exe' which sleeps when the program is closed, therefore it does not release the data file. To run the program more than once during any work session, any existing instances of winedvm.exe have to first be killed.

Is there any way of forcing wine to release the data file when the program is closed, rather than have to kill winedvm.exe every time?

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