Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Fix DNKA 'invalid request' problem

It seems that every second post in DNKA discussion group shouts something like 'Getting "invalid request" on DNKA page. Not working!"
(If you don't know what DNKA is and how it could be usefull - read this post).
Well, the bad news is that the latest DNKA version (0.49.7) does not works with the newest GDS versions 5.x.x. The good news is that you still may get the last version of GDS that works with DNKA.
Here is how:
  1. Uninstall newer version of GDS if you have it installed.

  3. Download GDS v 4.2006.627 from here and install it.

  5. Optionally you may change place where your index files would reside - it's specified at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Google Desktop => data_dir

  7. Install DNKA v 0.42 from here. Go to its installation directory and backup the ws2_32.dll file.

  9. Install DNKA v 0.49 from here above v 0.42. Replace the ws2_32.dll file with one you've saved aside during previous installation.

  11. (All DNKA releases could be found here).

  13. Enjoy!