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    PE 6.1.0.0 Auto Backup not working

    I've tried posting this question on the main active PICAXE section of the forum but, regrettably, I'm not getting very far towards a solution to the fact that the AutoBackup doesn't work between one PE session and the next; not for me (or another user it seems). I'm running the latest Windows...
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    Editor Options Backup

    Well, yesterday it worked - new day, new Win10 & PE sessions, no auto backup. Been running a new session for 60 minutes following a few changes to the listing and Running the changed listing. Another 30 minutes following a save and run - still no auto backups made. So what changed? Nothing...
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    Editor Options Backup

    Thanks JG The pen drive is (more or less) permanently mounted in the same usb socket when the laptop is powered on until it's powered off and it retains the same drive letter each session - Primary Partition F:drive. The only time it would get removed is to very occasionally use it on the other...
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    Editor Options Backup

    What have I discovered from today's testing and mind games over this auto backup facility? 1. saving to pen drives appears not to be supported across sessions; only on a per session basis by going into the Options screen and OK'ing the settings each time a session is started. This is...
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    Editor Options Backup

    Last night, auto backups were set; today I've been editing and running a test program (editing without a 'save' - also following a 'save') and no auto backups are appearing - anywhere on the laptop or its pen drive. From last night's settings file: <AutoBackup>true</AutoBackup>...
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    Editor Options Backup

    Confused? I'm getting there - confused, that is. I've had it work - kind of - but not as I would wish, location-wise. I started to try the auto backup settings on an old, old laptop yesterday - after having it taking ages to update itself to the latest Win10 (Pro) version. It's a 64-bit...
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    Editor Options Backup

    PE 6.1.0.0 & Win10 Pro 2004 64-bit - but my PE got installed 2017. Total mystery. Now for a total PE uninstall & restart the thing (rather than a refresh from within Win Settings).
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    Editor Options Backup

    I've found the PE settings file and found the following extract - after auto backup has been set: <AutoBackup>true</AutoBackup> <AutoBackupToWorkingFolder>true</AutoBackupToWorkingFolder> <AutoBackupToDocs>true</AutoBackupToDocs> <AutoBackupToCloud>false</AutoBackupToCloud>...
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    Editor Options Backup

    Thank you thunderace7 - I was beginning to think I was out on my own with this one. Pete - thanks for the suggestion, but I am logged on as an administrator on the machine, so I "ought" to have full rights to everything. I have tried your suggestion about starting PE with Run as Administrator...
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    Editor Options Backup

    But it's an added function during a heads-down programming session to make that save/backup together with a version suffix. All I'm looking at - and arguing for - is what is the purpose of having options that can be set if they become UNSET when a fresh session is started? That would then save...
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    Editor Options Backup

    This is fine if you physically make a save and want to update the file number every time. But that is purposely having to make a backup with a new filename. This (Options) backup system allows for a date/time suffix to be added automatically (every 10 minutes in my case) without having to make...
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    Editor Options Backup

    Due to a stupid action by myself I overwrote a final & fully working program and had to revert to something a few days old which was nowhere near complete and bug free. In a previous session I had set the Editor Options, Backup to make backups every 10 minutes - this is set as my default...
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    I2C inter-PICAXE smulation ?

    Very interesting comments guys, thank you all very much. From what Pete way saying back on post #3 - "If you have to test your comms software before the real hardware is available, put your minimal circuit on a breadboard and develop your essential comms routines there." And as there doesn't...
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    I2C inter-PICAXE smulation ?

    Many thanks guys for your valuable comments. I did rather think I was expecting TOO much from PE6 - but there may have been another program in the wider world that might have had that capability. If you don't ask, you'll never know. Thanks again - so it's back to the drawing (bread)board.
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    I2C inter-PICAXE smulation ?

    I may be hoping for the impossible here, but is there any means of testing under PE6 simulation inter-program I2C comms? I've written a couple of programs that interact with each other via the I2C comms and it would make life a whole lot easier if there is some method of simulating how one...
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