Can not create source file.

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    Can not create source file.

    I was hoping someone here could help me. I am using CodeBlocks.

    When I try to create a new source file instead of placing it in the folder "Sources" it places it in the folder "Others". I am sure I am following the wizard correctly to create a new source file.

    Any suggestion to what I could be doing wrong?

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    Are you browsing to where to save them or just naming the file on the fly? If it is the later, try the former ..
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    I am browsing to the location.

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    source

    it sounds like you may have chosen to add a new empty file, instead of new source file and then choosing c++ etc, basically the problem is file extension, if not cpp or c then it will think is just txt and add as other. so check that out
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    I did. I know i is not an empty file. When I use the wizard it lets me choose between 3 files a source file, header file or other file. And I am very sure that I choose the source file (several times).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crux View Post
    I did. I know i is not an empty file. When I use the wizard it lets me choose between 3 files a source file, header file or other file. And I am very sure that I choose the source file (several times).
    Type the extension yourself just to be sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sipher View Post
    Type the extension yourself just to be sure.
    That one worked. Does this by any chance have something to do with me using Linux?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crux View Post
    That one worked. Does this by any chance have something to do with me using Linux?
    I can't say. It may even be a bug! Why don't you inform the CodeBlocks team about it?
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    I will. Already mentioned it on their forums.

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