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Changes to Amiga Files Are Not Saved to Disk



Q: Changes to Amiga files inside the emulation as well as changes to emulation settings do not appear to be saved. Is there a fix?



A: This is usually caused by the fact that you are running the emulation software as a user who does not have write access to the files.

This behavior is normal when running the software from a read-only medium, such as a CD or DVD.

If you are running versions 1.0 to 6.0 of the Amiga Forever software on Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows 2003 and the emulation files were installed inside the "Program Files" directory, and you are not operating the system as a user with administrator privileges, make sure that you have write access to the following directories:

  • "Cloanto/Amiga Forever/Emulation/shared"
  • "Cloanto/Amiga Forever/Emulation/WinUAE"
  • "Cloanto/Amiga Forever/Emulation/WinFellow"

Or, more simply, you can ensure that you have write access to the entire "Amiga Forever" directory. Just right-click the directory, and in the security properties verify that write access is enabled for it for your user. You have to be logged on as a user with administrative privileges in order to change this setting.

Amiga Forever 2005 and newer versions take care of the above by storing data files that require write access in a dedicated "Amiga Files" folder.

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Article ID: 16-106
Platform: All
Products: Amiga Forever
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Last Update: 2008-10-25
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