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    Default ShapeViewer Opens Then Quickly Closes

    Hello all,
    Again, new WIN 10 gaming machine.
    When I click on a shape file, it opens ShapeViewer in small window, and then closes after one second.
    In the RR folder, I do see three SV icons: SViewBB, SViewRR, & SViewRR4.
    Using RR v.7.6.1

    Any ideas??

    Thanks very much!
    Neil

    Here at home, in the railroad mayhem capital of the world.

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    Those are ONLY for using RR to access shape files. The "real" Shape Viewer program installs into C:\Program Files (x86)\Shape Viewer or to another folder of your choice and the execuatable is named Sview.exe. The folder also contains sview.chw and sview.chm files. And if you have the trainlib.ocx file dated 2019, Sview will open shape that use DDS files and well as ones that use ACE files. If you have the trainlib.ocx dated 2008, it will only open shapes that use ACE files. There is an upgrade here in the library that installs the 2019 OCX.
    Charles

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    Thank you Charles,
    I re-downloaded the new version that recognizes the .dds files, and installed it. I figured out afterward that I never checked the box to "always use this app" to open the files after selecting it.
    All working now, appreciate your response.
    Neil

    Here at home, in the railroad mayhem capital of the world.

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