Thank you John

That clarifies  it  and explains why  a clean rcs file might have
uncorrupted my one system

Mike Reagan
EDSI
----- Original Message -----
From: John Williams <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: Protel EDA Forum <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2002 4:16 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] computer pauses


> 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
>


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