Bug #7741

New software will not install

Added by John Larsen over 2 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:03/26/2020
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Platform:Windows
Model affected:(all models)


Tried loading new software and it will not load. Tried to revert back to previous version and it will not load either. It reports error opening file for writing. Tried ignore, retry, reloading, uninstall/reinstalling and turning virus protection off. I don't know enough to tell you what is happening. Windows 7 Pro.


Updated by Jim Unroe over 2 years ago

Hi John,

Reboot your computer to make sure CHIRP is not running. Then try right-clicking the CHIRP installer file and choose "Run as administrator" to install CHIRP.

If it still won't load it is probably due to a corrupt "chirp.config" file being left behind. You will have to manually delete or rename the "chirp.config" file so CHIRP will create a valid one.

The "chirp.config" file is located in the same place as the "debug.log". The How To Report Issues page explains how to find the "debug.log" file.


Updated by Bernhard Hailer over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Priority changed from High to Normal
  • Target version set to chirp-daily
  • Model affected changed from (All models) to (all models)

Updated by Bernhard Hailer about 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

Solution suggested, no more feedback by submitter.

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