The rcs file defines the "resources" for a given server. These are the menu entries, toolbars, and keyboard shortcuts that appear in the Protel 99SE "client" application when the given server is active. When a new server is added, its rcs file (eg. advpcb.rcs, advsch.rcs, etc.) is read and combined into the master rcs file (client99se.rcs) that defines all of the resources for the Protel client application. When Protel is shut down, the client99se.rcs file is written back out so that any resource changes made by the user during the session (eg. menu or toolbar additions) are set for the next time Protel is run.
If Protel crashes during the session, these changes are lost. Since the client99se.rcs file is cumulative for all sessions, it can become messed up over time. One cure for this is to uninstall each server from within Protel (using the "Servers" dialog from the Protel system menu), then shut down and restart Protel to clear the client99se.rcs file of the given server's entries. Then reinstall the servers to force the client99se.rcs file to be rebuilt from the individual server.rcs files. Of course, all custom resources will be lost during this process The other way is to use a known good client99se.rcs file. For this reason, it is advisable to backup the client99se.rcs (and client99se.ini) files once you have Protel set up the way you want (with all custom menus, toolbars and keyboard shortcuts) so that you can later restore the application to this known good state if thing go bad. Note that uninstalling and then reinstalling the Protel application using the Windows Add/Remove Programs control panel does not solve this problem because the uninstaller does not automatically remove the rcs and ini files. They must be manually removed in order to start with a "pristine" version of Protel. John Williams Mike Reagan wrote: > Tim, > I am not sure what the rcs file is ....I heard some mention of it on this > forum last month. Any help out there as what the rcs file is......it > looks like an ini type file when I opened it > > Mike Reagan * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * Forum Guidelines Rules: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/forumrules.html * * Browse or Search previous postings: * http://firstname.lastname@example.org * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *