Error 186: Folder path specified is invalid

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Error 186: Folder path specified is invalid

Postby MichaelBluejay » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:34 pm

When I use HyperCard Converter 4.6 to try to convert any HC 2.4 stack, I get an error number 186: "Folder path specified is invalid."

I didn't "specify" any path. I simply selected the stack (titled "stack") which is at the root level of the hard drive (which is titled "PowerBook").

My OS is 10.4.9, and my machine is G4, if that matters.
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Re: Error 186: Folder path specified is invalid

Postby Scott » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:44 pm

My first guess would be that this is a permissions issue. Try moving the stack to your user folder and try again.
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Re: Error 186: Folder path specified is invalid

Postby MichaelBluejay » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:59 pm

Yes, that got the converter to run, thanks! And I'm impressed with the 10-minute (!) turnaround time for a reply.

Unfortunately my converted stacks don't run properly -- lots of various errors -- but at least this is a start and I can start tweaking manually. Thanks again.
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Re: Error 186: Folder path specified is invalid

Postby Scott » Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:05 pm

MichaelBluejay wrote:Unfortunately my converted stacks don't run properly -- lots of various errors


This is pretty common with all but the simplest stacks, but the errors are usually pretty simple to fix. Take a lokk at the HyperCard section of the SuperCard site for an overview.

http://supercard.us/HyperCard/convertingstacks.html

There is also a new help module you can download that might help:

http://supercard.us/HyperCard/syntaxdifference.html

This is a work in progress so it is not yet complete.
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