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Bill P

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Basic Stamp Editor will not open programs
« on: May 21, 2008, 08:35:44 AM »
Jon:

I realize that this is not exactly an EFX-TEK question, but I cannot understand why all my Prop and Parallax programs have changed their folder image from the bs-2 picture to an Adobe Reader picture, the one with the red A.  Not only did they change the picture, they will not open by clicking on them, and starting the Editor.  I now have to open the Editor and then open the program to view the code.  It doesn't make sense.
When I try to open the program, I get the message "BlankProject,bs2 is not a valid Win32 application."  Any help would be appreciated in reconverting the programs from Adobe back to Parallax.  I am using the latest Basic Stamp Editor v2.4.

Thanks,

Bill

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Re: Basic Stamp Editor will not open programs
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2008, 09:35:57 AM »
Bill,

I'm guessing your computer is a PC running Windows.  If so, what version?  XP?  I think the file association is messed up.  It's an easy fix.

SteveC

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Re: Basic Stamp Editor will not open programs
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2008, 09:50:36 AM »
Steve,

I am running XP Pro SP2

Bill

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Re: Basic Stamp Editor will not open programs
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2008, 01:43:17 PM »
Sounds like your program associations got changed by another program.  In the BASIC Stamp IDE open the Preferences dialog (Edit -> Preferences) and on the Files & Directories tab make sure that "Verify at Startup" is checked, as well as BS1 (for Prop-1) and BS2 (for Prop-2).  Click on OK, close the program, then restart it.  If this doesn't fix the problem you should contact our friends at Parallax -- who I happen to be visiting today!
Jon Williams
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Bill P

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Re: Basic Stamp Editor will not open programs
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2008, 03:38:28 PM »
Thanks Jon and Steve,

Seems like the editor was corrupted and I just downloaded it again.

All works like it used to except the icons still are adobe reader.

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Re: Basic Stamp Editor will not open programs
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2008, 03:41:07 PM »
Just went into the properties of the folder where the programs, changed the open with to the new version and lo and behold all the icons became bs2's again.