Bug #8555

old .img file can not be opened

Added by Mark Fernandez 6 months ago. Updated 5 months ago.

Status:Closed Start date:12/14/2020
Priority:Normal Due date:
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Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Platform:MacOS
Model affected:(All models)

Description

Hello everyone. I have a few old, 2013-2016 .img files that my up to date macOS CHIRP will not even see. I tried to open them, but I can't. I need advice on how to open these files so I can use them on my new radio. Thank you all in advance.

KD8UGN - Mark Fernandez

Yaesu FT-7900R 1.img (30.8 kB) Mark Fernandez, 12/14/2020 11:52 pm

Baofeng_UV-82HP_20160704.img (6.3 kB) Mark Fernandez, 12/14/2020 11:52 pm

History

Updated by Jim Unroe 6 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

Hi Mark,

CHIRP running on my Windows computer and my MacBook Air notebook computer can open both of these CHIRP Radio Images (*.img) files. I suspect you are unaware that the MacOS Unified Application version of CHIRP is unable to access a few macOS folders (Desktop, Documents, Downloads, etc) and have your "image" file stored in one (or more) of them.

If these "image" files are stored in one of these folders (or a sub-folder located in any of thesm), then CHIRP won't be able to access these files. My workaround here was to create a CHIRP folder off of my user (Jim) folder to keep all of my CHIRP related files in.

Jim

Updated by Mark Fernandez 6 months ago

Thank you so very much Jim. That did the trick. I had no idea that the new macOS 11 CHIRP version needed to access the files that way. Maybe the CHIRP people could add this information to the Download section, so people can read it before they can download the new CHRIP program? Again, thank you very much.

Mark

Updated by Jim Unroe 6 months ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved

Mark Fernandez wrote:

Thank you so very much Jim. That did the trick. I had no idea that the new macOS 11 CHIRP version needed to access the files that way. Maybe the CHIRP people could add this information to the Download section, so people can read it before they can download the new CHRIP program? Again, thank you very much.

Mark

Mark,

Yeah, I think I learned about it by reading bug #7147. I agree with you. Something about this issue should be added to the Download page and the MacOS Tips page.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Bernhard Hailer 5 months ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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