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Notefile doesn't open

Notefile doesn't open

Notefile doesn't open

I have SKW/98. It was working fine last May.. I had some work done on my puter. Installed SKW again & now the Notefile won't open. I am still using the same WIN/98.
I used the same CD to install it both times. How can it just disappear?

RE: Notefile doesn't open

Dear Swedie,
The Notefile is made up of three files that are named as follows substitute the name you saved them as for ######:


The default directory in SDK98 for them to be saved in is Userdata.

i.e. C:\Program Files\Starfish\Sidekick98\Userdata

If these files are not there, then I suggest they may have been wiped when the work was done to your computer or you could have re-installed SDK98 over them!
There is a bit of hope they may exist elsewhere so use Startmenu|Find|Files or folders and type:
*.SKC in the "Find what" Field
as the SKContent file is the most important and can be viewed in a .txt editor like Notepad.
If all three files are there then use Sidekick's File|Open dialogue box to open them from Memos View

Regards Jim

RE: Notefile doesn't open

I guess I didn't explain that very good.
I had my hard drive reformatted. Reinstalled all my stuff again. Using same OS.
It isn't my data I can't get, the program won't open.
In the dropdown menu, the Readme file, export,import & quick tour work, but when I click on the Quick menu or Sidekick , they don't open.
Its the same CD I installed it from before. It worked before.. How can something go missing from the CD?
I'm having withdrawals not having my Sidekick!!

RE: Notefile doesn't open

Dear Swedie,
Have you tried using:

Start Menu|Find|Files or Folders

and looking for the file:


Usually in the Folder:

Double-Click on the file and if Sidekick then opens normally, you can then Right-click on the file and drag it to the desktop and when you release it the options come up to:

1. Copy Here
2. Move Here
3. Create a Shortcut Here

Choose to Create a Shortcut Here
and then when you Double-Click on it it should open Sidekick again as usual.

Regards Jim

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