If you have used Timeslips long enough, eventually you will find yourself faced with the "Cannot Locate Timeslip.Cfg file" message. This can occur in Timeslips for any number of reasons. The important thing is to be able to find the Timeslp.cfg file easily and quickly. Here are a couple of handy ideas:
- If you have Timeslips installed on another workstation that is working properly, go to that workstation and click on HELP; ABOUT TIMESLIPS. On the next screen that appears, you will see something that says INSTALLATION FOLDER. This will show the exact drive letter and path for the Timeslip.cfg file. Once you have this Timeslips installation path information, the rest is easy:
- Go back to the Timeslips workstation that is giving you the warning message.
- Click on START; ALL PROGRAMS (or the equivalent in Windows 10)
- Find the TIMESLIPS folder.
- Click on STATION ADMINISTRATOR
- Click on OPTIONS
- Select CHANGE INSTALL PATH
- On the next screen, locate the drive letter and folder that you found on the working computer.
- Click on TIMESLIP.CFG
- Close and start Timeslips
- If you aren't fortunate enough to have another working Timeslips computer handy, the next step is to look at the obvious:
- Timeslip.cfg is most often found on the Server in the TIMESLIP PROGRAM folder. You would use the same steps as described above to select the file (START; ALL PROGRAMS; TIMESLIPS; STATION ADMINISTRATOR, ETC.).
- If you still haven't been able to find the file, use the SEARCH feature on your PC to find the file. You will want to search the Server, not your local PC. Timeslip.cfg files are frequently found on local PC's, but should not be used (unless this is a single-user system without a server installation). If you find more than one Timeslip.cfg, look at the date on the file. The most current Timeslip.cfg file should show a fairly current date. Once you have located the correct Timeslip.cfg file, use the previous steps to install it on your workstation.
Every once in a while the Timeslip.cfg file becomes corrupt. This will require more serious intervention. A restore from a backup is sometimes the easiest way to fix a corrupt Timeslip.cfg file.
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