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Topic: Weird Happening with version 16,17. (Read 933 times) previous topic - next topic

J.Smith

Everything was working fine in version #16.  I upgraded to #17. It appeared to work, but with bugs.  I erased both of them and downloaded #17 again. But, when i double click the icon, nothing really happens???? Really strange. If I have forgotten an important step please let me know. I have a very bad short term memory causing me to learn everything all over again. Were there some special files that needed to be installed in the system32 directory?  I have already installed the com port it is on #3. It used to be on #5.

Thanks in advance for your help.

:-[

wayoda

Hi,
when downgrading from version 0017 to 0016 you have to delete the preferences.txt file that was written by version 0017.

There are some entries in there which can't be processed by the older version and cause it to abort.

When the file is gone 0016 will startup again and prompt you for the location of the sketchbook-folder.

Location of this file is documented here:
http://www.arduino.cc/en/Hacking/Preferences

This has already been reported as a bug here http://code.google.com/p/arduino/issues/detail?id=79&can=1 but was not accepted.

Eberhard

J.Smith

thank you, I was pulling out my hair!

:)

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