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1  Using Arduino / Installation & Troubleshooting / Re: "...could not create a folder to store your sketchbook" HELP ME!! on: March 07, 2011, 12:53:14 pm
Fixed it!  My documents folder (which is where Arduino tries to write the sketchbook folder) was set on "read only".  There was never any sketchbook line of code in the preferences - not sure why that is, but oh well.  Thanks again for your help.  Sorry it was such a basic fix.

2  Using Arduino / Installation & Troubleshooting / Re: "...could not create a folder to store your sketchbook" HELP ME!! on: March 06, 2011, 02:57:01 pm
Another note... I've come across several people writing in a location for the sketchbook in the preference.txt file manually.  I haven't found anything that works, but I couldn't help but notice that there is nothing in the preference folder that has "sketch" or "sketchbook" mentioned.  Wouldn't the location of the sketchbook folder be mentioned in the preference code?  Does anyone know how to manually fix this on a mac?  Am I even on the right path here?
3  Using Arduino / Installation & Troubleshooting / Re: "...could not create a folder to store your sketchbook" HELP ME!! on: March 06, 2011, 01:24:17 pm
Actually, I didn't unzip anything when I downloaded the Arduino software.  It came as a .dmg that simply has the Arduino icon, my applications folder, and a driver that I apparently don't need because I'm using the UNO (I tried anyway after a while and it changed nothing).  You drag the Arduino icon over into the applications folder, it copies real quick, and that's it.  When I search my computer as a whole and the files within the Arduino software (by right-clicking and selecting "show package contents") there is nothing named sketch or sketchbook anywhere. 

I really appreciate your help.  Please keep coming up with ideas.  I'll try anything!
4  Using Arduino / Installation & Troubleshooting / Re: "...could not create a folder to store your sketchbook" HELP ME!! on: March 06, 2011, 07:19:27 am
Thanks for the reply.  I'm pretty novice with all this stuff, so please anyone correct me if I'm wrong.  As far as I can tell, Mac doesn't have a administrator mode.  Under the Accounts area of my preferences it has me listed as the admin, so it looks fine to me.  When I go to "get info" upon right-clicking my applications folder it says "you can read and write".  So, things being as they are, I don't even know what to try and change.  Any other ideas?   
5  Using Arduino / Installation & Troubleshooting / Re: "...could not create a folder to store your sketchbook" HELP ME!! on: March 06, 2011, 01:15:05 am
sorry, forgot to mention I'm running Mac OSX 10.6.6
6  Using Arduino / Installation & Troubleshooting / "...could not create a folder to store your sketchbook" HELP ME!! on: March 06, 2011, 01:14:10 am
So I'm brand new to Arduino and I get this message every time I try and open the newest software version (0022): "Arduino cannot run because it could not create a folder to store your sketchbook."  I have deleted and reinstalled everything several times, tried passed versions of the software, and nothing works.  Still haven't gotten the program to open.  Please help!  I have a secret knock gumball machine just waiting to come to life!  Thanks.
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