In order to avoid problems with 'Windows File Protection' which
attempts to protect system files from unintended modification; I
generally find is best to install most Amateur Radio and similar
software in a directory other than Program Files. It also makes it
easy to backup up the data and files associated with application
programs. I generally create a directory C:\Radio and then install
applications in there.
On 13/01/2021 15:57, Andy G4JNT wrote:
since I got the latest version, the Standalone PicKit 3
software installed on my laptop Win 10 machine always had
this annoying habit of locking up with an error message
whenever it was closed down. The same thing didn't happen on
my Win 7 desktop. I mainly use the latter for programming
PICs, so never tried to solve the problem - it didn't affect
operation of the software, just ending it.
Charlie G3WDG reported exactly the same issue on his Win7
installation, I thought it was worth investigating. The
error message reported that it "could not write to
PicKit3.ini" in the install folder.
solution was to create a blank file of that name in the
installation folder ( C:\Program Files (x86)\Microchip\PiCkit
3 v3\ or similar ) then run the PicKit3 S/W. This time it
closed down properly and saved the settings, including a
last-used files list and various menu selections I prefer.
Stephen Tompsett (G8LYB)
Tel: 01788 578940
Mob: 07956 855816