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This is a discussion on Missing shortcut within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; hi, I installed Dev-C++ on my laptop yesterday and was able to work with it. Today, when I try and ...

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    Missing shortcut, faulty HD?

    hi,

    I installed Dev-C++ on my laptop yesterday and was able to work with it. Today, when I try and open it, I get a 'missing shortcut' error. This has happened one before with Dev-C++ and I just re-installed and it worked.

    Do you think this could be a hard drive problem? I've had this hd for about 5 years.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
    Last edited by a_satari; 04-11-2010 at 01:30 PM.

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    Where does your shortcut think the program installed? Where does your hard drive think the program is installed? Now make those match.

    (Or better yet, don't install Dev-C++ (which lives on at sourceforge, but the company/website is dead) in the first place and go with code::blocks instead.)

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    Thanks for you advice tabstop.

    I'll see if I can match those up tomorrow. Its very late now.

    Re: code::blocks - I'll give that a try. Although it means learning a new environment.

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    I'm pretty sure "typing into a big empty rectangle, with a list of files along the side and messages along the bottom" will seem pretty similar. It is handy when you hit compile and it actually compiles, instead of giving a makefile error, though.

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    I checked the short cut under start>>programs>>Bloodshed Dev-C++>>Dev-C++ and it links to C:\Dev-Cpp\devcpp.exe. However Dev-Cpp does not exist under C. This is where I think I installed it and this is also the default installation location.

    This has confused me, however I'm going to go with your advice and install code:blocks.

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