Bug #6295


Added by Greg Weaver almost 4 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:12/11/2018
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:Greg Weaver % Done:


Target version:-
Chirp Version:daily Platform:Windows
Model affected:Baofeng UV-5RA


Downloaded update..when I tried to install said it couldn't write to file. I am using windows 8.1 Didn't have my computer hooked up tot he computer ...as it would not install

Related issues

related to Bug #6287: I need help installng Closed 12/08/2018
related to Bug #6299: 20181214 wont install on Win10 Can't write files Closed 12/15/2018


Updated by Greg Weaver almost 4 years ago

I downloaded the 120518 onto a flash drive...then copied it into the CHIRP folder and overwrote it. It works fine and updated great. The bug seems to be having an older version...it doesn't update it. You need to replace it.

Updated by Jim Unroe almost 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback


When updating CHIRP in Windows 8, be sure that CHIRP is not running. Windows can't replace files that are currently in used. Also right-click the file and choose "Run as administrator" to run the update to make sure your user has sufficient rights to perform the update.

It it good to know you found an alternate solution.


Updated by Bernhard Hailer over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed
  • Chirp Version changed from 0.4.0 to daily
  • Model affected changed from uv5ra to Baofeng UV-5RA

Solution suggested; no more traffic on this ticket.

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