How do I resolve 'Run-time error 76, Path not found'?
Extended Question: I am running PERFORM-3D on a 64-bit Windows 7 machine. When I am logged in as the user who installed the program, it works fine, but when logged in as another user, I receive this error. How is this resolved?
Answser: This error occurs because of internal changes made to the default installation-folder locations between versions 4 and 5. Starting with version 5.0.0, several folders have been relocated to accomodate changes to Windows security features.
For version 4, the default user-folder location is:
- C:\ProgramFiles\Computers and Structures\PERFORM\PERFORM-3D\User
For version 5, the user-folder location depends on the operating system, typically given as follows:
- For Windows 7 and Vista:
C:\Users(UserNameAtInstallation)\My Documents\Computers and Structures\PERFORM
- For Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings(UserNameAtInstallation)\MyDocuments\Computers and Structures\PERFORM
NOTE: (UserNameAtInstallation) refers to the user logged-in at the time of installation.
Two options for installation and access are as follows:
- Single account. We recommend arranging a specific user account for PERFORM-3D installation, then using this login to run the software.
- Copy to user settings folders. As an alternative, you may copy the PERFORM-3D folder from the folder of the user logged in at the time of installation to the user settings folder of each additional user on that machine.