[amsat-bb] Re: SatPC32 stopped working!

Larry Gerhardstein W7IN at montana.com
Tue Jun 22 14:50:06 PDT 2010

Erich,  FIXED.  For whatever reason, Windows 7 hides many of the files 
and folders in AppData, including the AppData folder.  What I did was to 
search for Kepler, opened that folder, and then entered by hand 
'nasa.all'.  That seems to have fixed the problem.  So why did it get 
messed up in the first place?  We had a power outage the day this 
happened.  Maybe SatPC32 had the folders/files open when the power 
glitched and left the files in a critical state.  I might suggest 
opening the file(s) and leave a copy in memory, then close the file (if 
that is even the case).  If I think to, I always download a new keps 
when I begin operation, but I have not thought to restart SatPC32 
afterward.  Please comment. Thanks much for the help.  I've _got_ to get 
a good UPS for my station computer.

~Larry W7IN

73, Larry W7IN

On 6/22/2010 2:34 PM, Erich Eichmann wrote:
> Larry, I don't know why you don't see the Application Data folder. You 
> can
> also navigate to the folder "Kepler"  from the SatPC32  menu "File", 
> "Open".
> If nothing helps uninstall SatPC32 and re-install it.
> 55+ 73s, Erich, DK1TB
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Larry Gerhardstein" 
> <W7IN at montana.com>
> To: "Erich Eichmann" <erich.eichmann at t-online.de>
> Cc: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 9:14 PM
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] SatPC32 stopped working!
>> Erich, If I do a file explorer search for kepler, I see the AppData
>> folder.  However, in SatPC32 I do not see AppData in c:\Users\Owner,
>> even if I run SatPC32 as Administrator.  So I can not get at nasa.all in
>> the _normal_ manner.  ~Larry W7IN
>> On 6/22/2010 12:27 AM, Erich Eichmann wrote:
>>> Hello Larry,
>>> when you get the error message ("No source file was found ....") click
>>> on OK
>>> in the message window. A dialog window will open (the Windows "Open"
>>> dialog).
>>> In the dialog window navigate to the folder that contains your
>>> SatPC32 Keps
>>> files, normally the sub folder "Kepler".  Under XP the path to that
>>> folder
>>> will usually be C:\Documents and Settings\Username(i.e. your
>>> name)\Application Data\SatPC32\Kepler. Select a data file, for example
>>> nasa.all, and click on "Open".  To store the path and filename open
>>> the menu
>>> 'Satelliten' and click on the 'OK' - button.
>>> 55 + 73s, Erich, DK1TB
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Larry Gerhardstein"
>>> <W7IN at montana.com>
>>> To: "AMSAT BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 12:09 AM
>>> Subject: [amsat-bb] SatPC32 stopped working!
>>>> My SatPC32 stopped working.  I get an error message "Warnung: No 
>>>> source
>>>> file was found for group Standard.  Please select a source file for 
>>>> this
>>>> group after the 'OK'.  IMPORTANT: In orcer to store the filename for
>>>> later starts open the menu 'Satelliten' and click on the 'OK' - 
>>>> button.
>>>> The SatPC32 application sort of comes up but there is nothing in its
>>>> window.
>>>> What am I supposed to do?  SatPC32ISS gives the same problem with the
>>>> word 'ISS' substituted for 'Standard'.  Should I reinstall?
>>>> Larry W7IN
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