No such file or directory - Problem

Hi, i tried to build a simple project which uses “pitches.h” so called “Library” i’ll explain:
I got the error code: pitches.h: No such file or directory
Here’s the code:

//RED 9;
//BLUE 10;
//WHITE 11;

#include “pitches.h”

//notes in the melody
int melody = {
NOTE_C4, NOTE_C4, NOTE_D4, NOTE_C4, NOTE_F4, NOTE_E4, NOTE_C4, NOTE_C4, NOTE_D4, NOTE_C4, NOTE_G4, NOTE_F4, NOTE_C4, NOTE_C4, NOTE_C5, NOTE_A4, NOTE_F4, NOTE_E4, NOTE_D4, NOTE_AS4, NOTE_AS4, NOTE_A4, NOTE_F4, NOTE_G4, NOTE_F4
};

//note durations: 4 = quarter note, 8 = eight note, etc.
int noteDurations = {
8, 8, 4, 4, 4, 2, 8, 8, 4, 4, 4, 2, 8, 8, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 8, 8, 4, 4, 4, 2,
};

void setup() {
pinMode (9, OUTPUT);
pinMode (10, OUTPUT);
pinMode (11, OUTPUT);

for (int thisNote = 0 ; thisNote < 25 ; thisNote++) {
int randomLight1 = random(9, 12);
int randomLight2 = random(9, 12);
int randomLight3 = random(9, 12);

digitalWrite (randomLight1, HIGH);
digitalWrite (randomLight2, HIGH);

digitalWrite (randomLight3, LOW);
//digitalWrite (random(9, 12), LOW);

int noteDuration = 1130/noteDurations[thisNote];
tone (3, melody[thisNote], noteDuration);

int pause = noteDuration * 1.275;
delay (pause);

noTone(3);

}

delay(3000);
digitalWrite(9, LOW);
digitalWrite(10, LOW);
digitalWrite(11, LOW);

}

void loop() {
//no need to repeat

}

And here’s the “pitches.h” file he gave in the tutorial (which written in C)

/*************************************************

  • Public Constants
    *************************************************/

#define NOTE_B0 31
#define NOTE_C1 33
#define NOTE_CS1 35
#define NOTE_D1 37
#define NOTE_DS1 39
#define NOTE_E1 41
#define NOTE_F1 44
#define NOTE_FS1 46
#define NOTE_G1 49
#define NOTE_GS1 52
#define NOTE_A1 55
#define NOTE_AS1 58
#define NOTE_B1 62
#define NOTE_C2 65
#define NOTE_CS2 69
#define NOTE_D2 73
#define NOTE_DS2 78
#define NOTE_E2 82
#define NOTE_F2 87
#define NOTE_FS2 93
#define NOTE_G2 98
#define NOTE_GS2 104
#define NOTE_A2 110
#define NOTE_AS2 117
#define NOTE_B2 123
#define NOTE_C3 131
#define NOTE_CS3 139
#define NOTE_D3 147
#define NOTE_DS3 156
#define NOTE_E3 165
#define NOTE_F3 175
#define NOTE_FS3 185
#define NOTE_G3 196
#define NOTE_GS3 208
#define NOTE_A3 220
#define NOTE_AS3 233
#define NOTE_B3 247
#define NOTE_C4 262
#define NOTE_CS4 277
#define NOTE_D4 294
#define NOTE_DS4 311
#define NOTE_E4 330
#define NOTE_F4 349
#define NOTE_FS4 370
#define NOTE_G4 392
#define NOTE_GS4 415
#define NOTE_A4 440
#define NOTE_AS4 466
#define NOTE_B4 494
#define NOTE_C5 523
#define NOTE_CS5 554
#define NOTE_D5 587
#define NOTE_DS5 622
#define NOTE_E5 659
#define NOTE_F5 698
#define NOTE_FS5 740
#define NOTE_G5 784
#define NOTE_GS5 831
#define NOTE_A5 880
#define NOTE_AS5 932
#define NOTE_B5 988
#define NOTE_C6 1047
#define NOTE_CS6 1109
#define NOTE_D6 1175
#define NOTE_DS6 1245
#define NOTE_E6 1319
#define NOTE_F6 1397
#define NOTE_FS6 1480
#define NOTE_G6 1568
#define NOTE_GS6 1661
#define NOTE_A6 1760
#define NOTE_AS6 1865
#define NOTE_B6 1976
#define NOTE_C7 2093
#define NOTE_CS7 2217
#define NOTE_D7 2349
#define NOTE_DS7 2489
#define NOTE_E7 2637
#define NOTE_F7 2794
#define NOTE_FS7 2960
#define NOTE_G7 3136
#define NOTE_GS7 3322
#define NOTE_A7 3520
#define NOTE_AS7 3729
#define NOTE_B7 3951
#define NOTE_C8 4186
#define NOTE_CS8 4435
#define NOTE_D8 4699
#define NOTE_DS8 4978

Now, the problem is i have the file on my pc and i tried to add him as a library (as a Zip file) and it doesn’t work.
Therefore i can’t upload the code to my board. I checked the Internet for hours and sadly didn’t find any solution.

Help please, Roy.

You have two options:


OPTION 1: Install the file as a library. You didn't provide any useful information about what the problem was when you attempted this, so I'll have to guess what went wrong:

  • Create a folder named pitches
  • Put pitches.h in the folder you created.
  • (In the Arduino IDE) Sketch > Include Library > Add .ZIP Library
  • Select the pitches folder you created.
  • Click the "Open" button.

OPTION 2: Add the file to your sketch:

  • (In the Arduino IDE) Sketch > Add File...
  • Select pitches.h
  • Click the "Open" button. You will now see a new tab in your sketch named "pitches.h".

Hi,
iv’e tried both solution you kindly offered.
This time i’m attaching photos regarding each scenario
Roy.

You have the file named "pitches.h.c". You need to remove the .c extension.

For option two, you can do that by:

  • Click the downward arrow button on the right side of the Arduino IDE's tab bar.
  • Selecting "Rename" from the menu.
  • In the "New name for file" field, remove the .c extension from the filename.
  • Click the "OK" button.