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History does no longer work on Win10 / 2.75a
The history list ("Alt-F H") is now always empty when I start NWC ... It worked on my old Win8.1 laptop - but I think it already crumbled when I upgraded there to beta12 or beta14 ... Anyway, now, on my new (company) Win10 laptop, it is always empty when I start NWC  :'( 

H.M.

Re: History does no longer work on Win10 / 2.75a
Reply #1
Check your folder settings in Tools, Options, Folders: Config Files

The file history is maintained in a file called FileMRU.dat

It is possible that you were using a default config folder in some other default location, and that has been inadvertently changed by the upgrade, as the core logic was simplified in 2.75a.

Re: History does no longer work on Win10 / 2.75a
Reply #2
Thx for the quick answer ...
... it points to :localappdata:\Noteworthy Software\nwc2
Under my user account, I have a folder AppData with subfolders Local, LocalLow, Roaming - none of which contains a folder "Noteworthy Software".
C:\ProgramData\Noteworthy Software\nwc2 exists, but I would not assume this is ":localappdata:"; and there is no .dat file there.

Manually creating Noteworthy Software\nwc2 below my user's AppData also did not create a .dat file when I opened and closed NWC.
Might have something to do with folder ownership? ... I'll at least restart my computer and check what happens ...

// Edit:
Also didn't change anything.

So I redirected it to the directory where my music files sit - and now it works = FileMRU.dat now exists. Thanks for explanation ... whatever is wrong here on my laptop ... but it's fine as it is now ...

H.M.

Re: History does no longer work on Win10 / 2.75a
Reply #3
:localappdata: is equivalent to %LocalAppData%, which you can access in Explorer. The program attempts to create this necessary folder when you start it, but in my test just now, it did not work. I'll look into it.

Re: History does no longer work on Win10 / 2.75a
Reply #4
FWIW, file history works just fine in 2.75a on my Win 8.1 laptop.

Re: History does no longer work on Win10 / 2.75a
Reply #5
Yeah, it works fine if you upgraded. I suspect brand new installs are another story.

Re: History does no longer work on Win10 / 2.75a
Reply #6
This is fixed in 2.75a.2, which correctly creates this folder upon first use.