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leadfeather

Mar 01, 2012, 04:00 pm Last Edit: Mar 01, 2012, 04:14 pm by leadfeather Reason: 1
I have been having trouble trying to get Arduino to run on Windows 7. No matter what I do I get the same error:

Sketchbook folder disappeared

The sketchbook folder no longer exists. Arduino will switch to the default sketchbook location , and create a new sketchbook folder if necessary. Arduino will then stop talking about himself in the third person.


I have tried:

  • Deleting and removing all traces and then reinstalling Arduino and Java
  • Given both programs full permissions

  • Run these programs as administrator




Where should the sketchbook folder be located?
What is it called?
What does it contain?

Maybe I can find it and see if it is hidden or else create it from scratch.

I've probably spent at least 20 hours searching for a solution on the web and trying things.

Any smart people out there that know how to fix this? Pleeeeeease?

Momac99

Try looking in your recycling bin, if you're using a PC. I don't know what the Mac equivalent is, but check in that kind of area/folder.

Coding Badly

Where should the sketchbook folder be located?


I believe the default is a directory under Documents.  You can locate the folder wherever you'd like.  Start Arduino.  Click File then Preferences.  The sketchbook folder is at the top of the dialog.

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What does it contain?


The programs you write for the Arduino are called "sketches".

leadfeather


Where should the sketchbook folder be located?


I believe the default is a directory under Documents.  You can locate the folder wherever you'd like.  Start Arduino.  Click File then Preferences.  The sketchbook folder is at the top of the dialog.

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What does it contain?


The programs you write for the Arduino are called "sketches".



Problem is I can't get Arduino to start. I just get the error shown in my first post.

Coding Badly

Problem is I can't get Arduino to start.


Ugh.  Would have been nice to know that.

• Start Explorer.
• Navigate to...
[font=Courier New]  C:\Users\{YourAccount}\AppData\Roaming\Arduino\[/font]
• Open [font=Courier New]preferences.txt[/font]
• Locate the sketchbook.path entry...
[font=Courier New]  sketchbook.path=C:\Projects\Arduino\Sketch[/font]
• Change it to an existing location
• Save and close the file
• Try again to start the Arduino IDE

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