[futurebasic] Re: preferences

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From: Charlie Dickman <charlied@...>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 1998 13:37:51 -0500
 Carl Adler <phadler@...> wrote...

>No one has responded to my question: "If I try to change any preference
>setting, Future Basic quits. What is wrong?" So a different approach:
>assuming that this behavior indicates that the preferences are
>corrupted, where and how, if at all, can you find the preference file?


My guess (and it really is just a guess) is that FBII keeps its preferences
in one or more resources within the compiler itself, in the case of
preferences that apply across the board to all projects, and in the project
(ΒΌ) files for those that are project related.

This guess is partially based on the facts that 1) there doesn't seem to be
any FB files in the preferences folder in the system folder and 2) every
time I apply an update the preferences revert to "factory" settings and I
have to reset them.

You may have a damaged resource fork in the FB compiler itself and this
could cause a crash when you try to access them or update them. The same
could be true if the resource fork of the project file is damaged. You
might be able to verify this by opening the files in ResEdit. ResEdit runs
an integrity check of the file when it first opens it and will report any
anomalies it finds.

You might try reloading FB from the original floppies and re-applying the
latest update. If the resource fork is damaged on your hard drive this
should correct the problem. You can trash the project files without worry
and FB will create new ones when you open a source file in the folder.

If it turns out that you have a damaged resource fork you might want to
check out the condition of your drives with Norton Disk Doctor. You might
also sweep them for viruses.

Hope this helps...

Charlie Dickman