98. Error message when trying to close PowerTracks: "Cannot create file ... PTToolB6.Ini"

This error message means that PowerTracks is unable to write or modify this configuration file. This may happen if the file is marked as read-only, or if you do not have "write" access to the PowerTracks folder.

Right-click on the PowerTracks folder (usually C:\pt), and select Properties. Make sure "read-only" is unchecked, and press [Apply]. You may be asked if you want the changes to apply to all subfolders and files. Yes, you do.

If that doesn't resolve the problem, you may be running PowerTracks on Windows 2000 or XP Pro under a limited (non-administrator) account. If this is the case, you may not have "write" access to the PowerTracks folder. The solution is to log onto the computer as an administrator and change the security settings for the PowerTracks folder. For instance, on Windows XP Professional, you would:

  1. Right-click on the PowerTracks folder (usually C:\pt) and select Properties.
  2. Click on the Security tab.
  3. Select the Group or User name that pertains to the limited account you are running PowerTracks on.
  4. In the Permissions window, make sure that "write" access is not denied for that group.

PowerTracks should now work properly under the limited account(s). Note that the the steps above for changing security settings apply to Windows XP Professional, but not to Windows XP Home edition. Windows XP Home doesn't give you the same control over permissions for individual user accounts, because "Simple File Sharing" is always enabled. For limited users, you may need to copy the pt folder to the Shared Documents folder. All user accounts can read and modify any folders or files that are in the Shared Documents folder. For more information, right-click on a folder, select 'Sharing and Security', and click on the 'Learn More' link in that dialog. There is a way you can disable simple file sharing on Windows XP Home, however that is beyond the scope of this article.

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