Global Mapper v24.1

Spurious prompts on clean install

tjhb Global Mapper UserTrusted User
After a clean install of GM 16.2.3 or 16.2.4 I get the following message with yes/no options:

"All files were successfully copied to the new settings location. Would you like to delete the files in the previous location?"

If I say yes, the message is repeated... five times. (I haven't tried saying no.)

There are no previous files since this is a clean install. (I have ensured that by reverting to a clean OS image for each test.)

What is going on here?



  • bmg_bob
    bmg_bob Global Mapper Programmer
    Answer ✓
    That message is coming from some new functionality that was added recently to handle the case when the settings file path changes. It should not be displayed on a clean install where you are not copying any old files, but is not indicative of a problem that would affect normal operations. I have opened bug no. 16175 to get this fixed.

    What OS are you using?
  • tjhb
    tjhb Global Mapper User Trusted User
    Thanks! Windows 7 64-bit SP1 (I should have said). User profile is under C:\Users, TEMP points to C:\TEMP.
  • bmg_mike
    bmg_mike Global Mapper Guru Moderator, Trusted User
    Answer ✓
    I found and fixed the issue with the extra prompts the first time you run on a machine with no previous Global Mapper installs. You would have seen about 6 prompts total before it was done, but now you should get none (unless there is actually an error). I have placed new builds with the latest changes at Simply download the appropriate installer and run it to install the latest build.


    Global Mapper Guru
  • tjhb
    tjhb Global Mapper User Trusted User
    Many thanks Mike and Bob. I'll test that in a few minutes (after breakfast), again as a clean install, and let you know if there's any problem.

  • tjhb
    tjhb Global Mapper User Trusted User
    No problem at all with a clean install (it's clean).

    I noticed you'd also issued a new release build (as well as the daily build) so I used that.

    Thanks again.