YW, Yagi for Windows running on Win10

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Software' started by W8BE, Nov 19, 2015.

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  1. W8BE

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    I am trying to run YW, Yagi for Windows on my Win10 machine. I keep getting this error:
    The file 'xxx.YW' has an error. Examine it with a word processor. It does not matter which file I try to use from the ARRL Antenna Handbook files. I have tried running it in all the compatibility modes with no luck.

    Wondering if anyone has run across this?

    Thanks, Mike
     
  2. KA9JLM

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    I have not. But Win 7 will fix it.:D

    Good Luck.
     
  3. KC9ZHR

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    ...try running as administrator.
     
  4. W8BE

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    That does not work. Tnx anyways
     
  5. KA9JLM

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    You may want to try a different directory.

    A sub directory on the system drive may work. That will make it run local.

    Good Luck.
     
  6. W8BE

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    Moved the directory to Documents/YW and now all is good. Don, you are a clever man.

    Thanks, MIke

     
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  7. KA9JLM

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    It is great that you have it working.

    Sometimes Win 10 makes you think you need all new hardware and software.

    It sucks like that. Nothing a little tweak can't fix. Normally.

    Enjoy.
     
  8. NP4Z

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    HI,

    Trying to figure out the change you did, is it just create a new directory on c:/ and copy the directoy there?
    not too smart on these things.. thanks Felipe
     
  9. W8BE

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    Well that was 5 years ago, but as I recall I just moved the directory to the documents/yw folder and it worked..
     

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