Odd Warning - Golly 2.2

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Odd Warning - Golly 2.2

Post by Extrementhusiast » August 12th, 2012, 3:43 pm

Whenever I close a particular file, I get the message "Could not save preferences file" or something like that. What does that mean?
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Re: Odd Warning - Golly 2.2

Post by Andrew » August 12th, 2012, 7:01 pm

It means Golly was unable to write to your GollyPrefs file. There are only two places where it attempts to do this -- when you hit OK in the Preferences dialog and when you quit Golly -- so I don't understand what you mean by "close a particular file".

Without knowing which platform you're using it's difficult to give an answer on why this is happening. Perhaps you've deleted the folder Golly uses to store GollyPrefs, or changed the folder's name or permissions. See the end of Help > Preferences for where Golly stores the GollyPrefs file.

I'd recommend upgrading to Golly 2.4 and see if the problem goes away. Or create an empty file called GollyPrefs (with no extension) in the same folder as the Golly app. You'll lose all your current prefs, but there's more chance Golly will be able to write to that file.

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Re: Odd Warning - Golly 2.2

Post by Extrementhusiast » August 17th, 2012, 1:17 pm

What I meant by "close a particular file" was closing one of two windows of Golly that was open.
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Re: Odd Warning - Golly 2.2

Post by calcyman » August 18th, 2012, 4:19 am

Why would you have two Golly windows open? Parallel processing?
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Re: Odd Warning - Golly 2.2

Post by Extrementhusiast » August 18th, 2012, 2:10 pm

Opening up a file from a .zip extension.
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Re: Odd Warning - Golly 2.2

Post by 137ben » August 19th, 2012, 1:16 pm

If you open a downloaded file and it automatically opens a new window with an older version of golly, just copy and paste said file into your main golly window (which I would assume is 2.4.)

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