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GM Default Start-up directory?

timhomantimhoman Global Mapper UserTrusted User Posts: 49
edited September 2008 in Technical Support
It seems that whenever I start GM and select "Open you own data files", GM wants to take me to that last directory I was working in during the previous GM session. As a result, whenever that file system is not available, GM hangs and must be terminated.

How can I reset the default directory so that I may once again start GM and open files?



  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited September 2008

    This is actually a Windows problem. If you try to open a standard Windows File Open dialog to a folder that no longer exists, Windows sits for a while trying to find that location. It should eventually come back though.

    If you want to reset this manually, run 'regedit', then delete the 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\GlobalMapper\InitialDir' key.

    Let me know if I can be of further assistance.


    Global Mapper Support
  • timhomantimhoman Global Mapper User Trusted User Posts: 49
    edited September 2008

    Thanks for the assist.
    btw, in my specific case, I was forced to change the value of the key to a different directory. It seems that deleteing the value or deleting the key was ineffective. Evertything is working fine with GM once again.
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