Global Mapper Pro

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?


Best Answers

  • bmg_bob
    bmg_bob Global Mapper Programmer
    Accepted 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?
  • bmg_mike
    bmg_mike Global Mapper Guru
    Accepted 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
    Thanks! Windows 7 64-bit SP1 (I should have said). User profile is under C:\Users, TEMP points to C:\TEMP.
  • 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.
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