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config.pro location

I have been using WF 3 for a couple years and was able to modify my config.pro to suit my needs. Now after upgrading to WF 4 I am no longer able to do this. I have modified and saved the "current_session.pro" file as "config.pro" to my start in directory but it has no effect. I have also tried saving it in other locations but that only prevents me from opening the program at all. Anybody know what is going on?
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RE: config.pro location

Doug, I suspect there is a conflict between your current_session.pro and the config.pro in your text folder. I keep a master copy of my config.pro on the server. I have a shortcut on my desktop to a master start program that copies the config.pro to the <loadpoint>\text folder and then launches Pro. It also does some cleanup before it starts. It looks like this: call e:\ptc\proiclient\bin\ldbcompact.bat del e:\PTC\proewildfire3\text\config.win.* del e:\proe_work\config.pro del e:\proe_work\config.win.* del e:\PTC\trail_files\*.txt.* del e:\proe_work\.proi.log.* del e:\proe_work\*.crc del e:\proe_work\error*.* del e:\proe_work\*.log del e:\proe_work\*.tst del e:\proe_work\*.err.* del e:\proe_work\*.inf.* del e:\proe_work\std.out del e:\proe_work\*.txt.* copy g:\ptc\pro_stds\configs\wildfire3\config_proe.pro e:\ptc\proewildfire3\text\config.pro copy g:\ptc\pro_stds\configs\wildfire3\config_proe.win e:\PTC\proewildfire3\text\config.win e:\ptc\proiclient\bin\proilink3.4.bat As you can see, this doesn't actually launch Pro but launches Intralink instead. If you don't use PDM, just change the last line to the location of proe.bat. Regards
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RE: config.pro location

Peter, I do not completely understand what you have done here. I have uninstalled and reinstalled multiple times but still have the problem that as long as there is a config.pro file in my start up directory the software fails to start and generates an error message. Doug
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RE: config.pro location

Finally fixed the problem. I had been using the current_session.pro as it was initially loaded as a template for the config.pro. I had been saving all the config settings that loaded as default into "current_session.pro" after deslecting "Show only options from loaded from file". Apparently this resulted in a number of faulty settings or errors. By using only the configs I knew worked and by NOT checking the "Show only options from loaded from file" it could be saved and used correctly.
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