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Mar 14, 2011 6:25 PM

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    Dec 16, 2010 4:23 PM   in reply to DanoDSM

    Uninstalling doesn't delete presets and preferences by default. (You have to check the "Remove Preferences" checkbox in the installer to make that happen.)

     

    So, they should be safe.

     

    However, it is always recommended to have a copy of your presets saved.

     

    In Photoshop, you can do this in a more central way via the Preset Manager (in the Edit menu), but it's still exporting one type of preset at a time.

    I'm not too familiar with the options in the other products, though. The files that store the presets are typically in /Users/<USER NAME>/Library/Application Support/Adobe/<PRODUCT NAME>, so you could just make a copy of the applicable folders there to be on the safe side.

     
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    Dec 16, 2010 6:50 PM   in reply to Carey Burgess

    Season's Greetings to one and all...

     

    After going through the weeks of trial and error a while back -  along with

    everyone else - and finally fixing the problem by going through a complete

    re-install, I suddenly find that I am once again unable to connect, not only

    to Kuler, but to the implacable "Adobe Server" as well. Just like before.

     

    Having developed a more-or-less infinite reserve of patience (through a

    series of increasingly complex quests and side quests in the enchanted realm

    of Adobeland; who needs Myst when one has this level of challenging puzzles

    to solve?), looks like I'll have  to wipe my weary brow and enter into the

    dragon's lair yet again. Results to be reported in due course.

     

    Meanwhile, I have been going on the hypothesis that a recent Adobe update is

    the culprit, so I would be interested to learn whether this condition has

    appeared for anyone who knows for certain that they have not installed any

    Adobe updates (say within the past 3-months or so).  Since the problem

    appears to be cross-platform, Windows Update would seem to be exempted from

    the list of usual suspects (unlikely as that may seem).

     

    Best of luck. As always, if anyone is holding a light at the end of this

    tunnel, please switch it on...NOW!

    *

    *

    Cheers,

     

     

    Terry Peckham

    Mitaka-shi, Shimorenjaku 2-12-23

    Mikasa Haim #101

    Tokyo, Japan 181-0013

     
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    Dec 17, 2010 3:34 AM   in reply to serotones

    Hello Terry,

     

    We understand your concerns and thank  you for your patience. We are investigating this issue. In order to  understand the problem better, it will be great if you could take out  the time to answer a couple of questions:

     

    - After re-install, it seems that you were able to connect to kuler for some duration, right?

    - Are you able to connect to other services/extensions e.g. CS Review etc?

     

    Thanks again,

    Vikram Sethi

    kuler team

     
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    Dec 17, 2010 5:18 AM   in reply to serotones

    Hi Terry,

     

    nice to hear from you again. But not so nice, that you have, like me, the same kuler problems again after a complete reinstall. The only thing i can tell you, that it seems to be not update related. On my Macbook i've installed the same updates, it's using the same network connection and kuler is working like a charm.

     

    Cheers

     

    Mario

     
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    Dec 17, 2010 7:49 PM   in reply to VikramSethi

    Aloha, Vikram,

     

    Lest my comments appeared snide or ungrateful, let me hasten to add that I

    actually do feel Adobeland to be something of an enchanted realm. Really

    quite miraculous software that enriches all our lives (even as it drives us

    a bit crazy from time to time: typical love/hate relationship).

     

    As to your questions: yes, after the reinstall a few months back,  all was

    well. Not sure exactly when things reverted, since it wasn't until a few

    days after seeing a new message on this forum a few days ago, that I

    discovered the awful truth: once again banished from the realm. Although I

    love Kuler, I am not checking or using it daily, so it was only when someone

    wrote to this forum again that it came to my attention.   As for CS Review,

    Adobe Browser Lab, Adobe Story, etc. (which I also don't really use),

    clicking on them opens up a page in my browser (Chrome, just for your

    information), which I assume means they are "working"

     

    As before, the problem with Kuler and the "Adobe servers" appeared

    simultaneously on both my work and my home PC (both Windows 7 x64), but *

    unlike* the previous occasion, CS4 (also installed on both PCs) can no

    longer connect. Previously, CS4  was able to connect to both Kuler and Adobe

    just fine.

     

    I'll get back to you after holding my breath, crossing my fingers and doing

    a complete re-install.

     

    Cheers,

     

     

     

    Terry Peckham

    Mitaka-shi, Shimorenjaku 2-12-23

    Mikasa Haim #101

    Tokyo, Japan 181-0013

     
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    Dec 18, 2010 7:26 AM   in reply to Carey Burgess

    Carey, thank you for the info about backing up. I don't know why my mind didn't think of the Preset Manager, ha ha. I'm coming off Windows to Mac and a leap from CS3 to CS5 - apparently I am still stuck in an old frame of mind.     Thank you.

     

    As for the updates - I'm somewhat obligated to keep up with updates on this work system so, as far as I know, it's been updated regularly and a check appears to confirm it's current. These problems existed with the Kuler panel (if memory serves) 2-3 updates ago and after a few, too. So, it would appear it worked fine up to a point of updates, and since then has not improved after a few updates, either.

     

    As this discussion as evolved I should say that I did not have a chance to re-install but it appears that may not be a denominator anyway and I think I'd prefer to not do so unless it was proven to be a final solution.

     

    I also just want to echo that I appreciate this forum and people's efforts - so thank you all.

     

    Funny how such a seemingly "little thing" like a Kuler panel integration can be such a big deal. However, it's a charming service that I actually use a great deal and when I cound out there was a panel INSIDE PS I was thrilled. So, for me I know it's not a major feature overall but personally it's a fantastic cherry on top. So, I hope we can get it working again soon.

     
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    Jan 8, 2011 3:11 AM   in reply to Scuzzi01

    1st Adobe should make something for this. Is problem minor for most of user but still is a prob

    2nd Perhaps is the updates of MacOSX, after updated maybe something do to turn off the the connection

    3rd I cannot make everytime re-install to fix the problem

     
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    Jan 8, 2011 6:25 AM   in reply to webdyrer

    The problem has nothing to do with OS. Same happened on our studio for Windows 7/XP SP3 systems. Actually, in a whole newspaper building, with probably 35 PC/MAC CS5 machines, each one of them cannot access Kuler or CSLive (Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, it doesn't matter). Adobe had the audacity to suggest to our admin that our serials were pirated... our newspaper has bought these product since Aldus was manufacturing Pagemaker and has a "wall of fame" for the product boxes as old as 1990...

     
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    Jan 14, 2011 2:22 AM   in reply to serotones

    Hey Dano,
    Your suggestion of 25 October worked!
    Clicking and unclicking the Additional Plug-Ins Folder box in Preferences magically connected Kuler.  And you're right… it's a one time fix.
    I don't user Kuler that often so taking that extra step is no problem.
    Thanks for the tip.
    c

     
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    Jan 14, 2011 3:32 AM   in reply to Clarkem

    Amazing... I can confirm it worked for PS CS5 (only for one launch though). However, I didn't manage to unfreeze Kuler for Illustrator, where I need it most, it still does not connect, and the trick with Additional Plug-ins Folder does not work. CS Live still does not connect (only CS Review does...).

    As you can see this is terribly messed up... so again:

     

    Adobe, get your sh*t together...

     
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    Jan 14, 2011 6:54 AM   in reply to Clarkem

    I'm glad the one-off workaround is satisfactory for you. I can't take credit for it - I was just repeating some previously mentioned info by smarter folks than me.

     

    However, to any mods/employees reading: the network connectivity, permissions, etc. is NOT an issue for me and we can see in previous posts for others, either.

     

    So, we're back to square one and I don't believe it's accurate to let this be listed as possibly answered when we all have 100% failure still after previous solutions and a couple thousand page views from others who may be experiencing this.

     

    I'm not angry - I just don't want this to be dropped because the folks who are more skilled than I are running out of momentum on this. Kuler and CS5 are both Adobe products/services... I think Adobe is in the best position to solve this.

     

    I'd be happy to keep troubleshooting - but after previous experiences and reading from others I think I'll have to decline a re-install test. So, if there's anything else I can test against it'd be my pleasure to try.

     
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    Jan 14, 2011 4:14 PM   in reply to DanoDSM

    Hey folks...

     

    While always glad to learn that  a fellow flounderer has found even a brief

    respite, I'll have to second the comment that, as anyone who has been

    following this epic quest from its  early beginnings will recall, this "fix"

    was proposed and quickly recognized as a limited solution for a lucky few.

    Sorry about that, but here's hoping it continues to work for some folks.

     

    Cheers,

     

    Terry Peckham

    Mitaka-shi, Shimorenjaku 2-12-23

    Mikasa Haim #101

    Tokyo, Japan 181-0013

     
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    Mar 8, 2011 6:21 PM   in reply to Scuzzi01

    To all of those still experiencing this issue:

     

    It is true that uninstalling/reinstalling the software has not fixed the issue for everyone, or at least it appeared to be only a temporary fix for some.

     

     

    In order to find out the root cause of this problem, and therefore determine the permanent fix, we need some additional information from at least a few of those that are having this issue.

     

    When you use services like Kuler in CS5 applications, a log file is created that we can use to help identify the cause of the failure. It is called AMT3.log and is created in your computer's "temp" folder.

    This document details where these "temp" folders are:

     

    http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/834/cpsid_83478.html

     

    On Mac OS, a quick way in the Finder is to choose Go > Go To Folder, type /tmp and click Go.

     

    On Windows Vista or Windows 7, a quick way to get to the "temp" folder is to click Start, type %temp% into the Start Search box, and then press Enter.

     

    On Windows XP, a quick way is to choose Start > Run, type %temp% into the Open text box, and then click OK or press Enter.

     

     

    Since the forums don't support attachments, please e-mail the amt3.log file to us: kulersvc@adobe.com

     

    In your message, please also let us know whether you are using a trial or a purchased product, since it will help us to identify the cause.

     
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    Feb 7, 2011 3:27 AM   in reply to Carey Burgess

    on OS, my tmp folder cannot be found.

    Checking and unchecking the additional plug ins in PS has enabled kuler, but as previously mentioned, there is no function to do this in Indy or Illustrator, which is where I personally need it the most.

    Anything else that could be done inside these applications?

     
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    Feb 7, 2011 7:58 AM   in reply to Joni Strudwick

    Hi Joni,

     

    What OS version do you have? Assuming it's a Mac, go to the Apple > About This Mac to see the exact version there.


    Your system has a /tmp folder, but it's not visible if you try to navigate to it via Finder. By choosing Go > Go To Folder, you can navigate to it, though. Did you use this method?

     

    Other than the solutions presented here so far, which work for some, there's not much else we can advise until we get more information. Please answer the above questions so we can proceed to the next step.

     

    Thanks!

     
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    Feb 7, 2011 8:12 AM   in reply to Carey Burgess

    Hi there,

     

    I have 10.5.8.

    On further inspection I neglected to type the / so I have found it now.

     

    I will trawl through the forum again and try to work out what I need to do

    with it again!

     

    Many thanks for your reply.

     

    Best wishes

     

    Joni

     
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    Feb 7, 2011 8:25 AM   in reply to Joni Strudwick

    Great, Joni.

     

    You're looking for the amt3.log file to e-mail it to us: kulersvc@adobe.com

     

    More details in the post above from February 2nd.

     
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    Feb 8, 2011 2:11 AM   in reply to Carey Burgess

    That's great, cheers Carey.

     

    Enc.

     

    Much appreciated!

     
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    Feb 11, 2011 12:15 PM   in reply to Scuzzi01

    Same problem here too. CS5 Kuler won't connect. (All updated). Mac os 10.6.6 as well.

    No problem on an other mac with CS4 (All updates done).

     

    Oh Gosh how / where to start to fix this issue? 

     
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    Feb 11, 2011 12:33 PM   in reply to civodul56

    Hi, civodul56 and welcome to the Adobe user-to-user forums.

     

     

    I'm sorry to hear about the trouble you're having with the Kuler panel.


    We'd like to help you get this issue resolved, but we need some diagnostic information from you in order to do so.

     

    Please see my post above from February 2nd for instructions. Reply if you have any questions.

     

     

    Kind regards,

     

     

    - Carey B.

     
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    Feb 27, 2011 3:39 PM   in reply to Scuzzi01

    LoL  I thought I was going to find a easy fix for this.  I had no idea this issue goes back asd far as it does.

     
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    Mar 8, 2011 5:42 PM   in reply to Scuzzi01

    hi, in my case helped:

    2go to Pref->Plugs->Allow Extensions to Connect to the Internet

    unmark->OK->mark agin

     

    but it solved only for photoshop, if any one know where same setting in illustrator it vould be much appriciated

     
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    Mar 8, 2011 5:47 PM   in reply to antokhio

    Sorry to say, my friend, that this has been one of the "solutions" on offer

    for a long long time. As you note, it is not a complete solution to the

    problem. For most of us, it doesn't work even for Photoshop.

     

    Cheers,

     

     

    Terry Peckham

    Mitaka-shi, Shimorenjaku 2-12-23

    Mikasa Haim #101

    Tokyo, Japan 181-0013

     
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    Mar 12, 2011 1:07 PM   in reply to Scuzzi01

    I'm having the same problem. All above methods tried without success. But I remember I once succeeded to open Kuler with my CS5 (English) on Windows 7.

     
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    Mar 14, 2011 6:27 PM   in reply to kmc.best

    Hi kmc.best!

     

    We believe we have found the solution, but we need a little information from you to confirm it.

     

    Please see my post above from February 2nd for instructions. Reply if you have any questions.

     
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    Mar 14, 2011 9:26 PM   in reply to Carey Burgess

    Hello Carey, Thanks for your help.

    I have scrupulously followed your instructions.  On my system there is no such file (Mac OSX updated to 10.6.6)

    Best regards

     
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    Mar 14, 2011 9:34 PM   in reply to Carey Burgess

    Well it may be a moot point for me now. My hire decided to do a system cleanup to all of his computers. We're all on login accounts. I don't think any of us have admin privileges. Even my wacom settings profile doesnt have permission to reload.

     

    If he does finally have a proper IT guy/geek then this will be something he can tackle if he so desires. Looks like I'm back to using the website for selections.

     
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    Mar 15, 2011 8:46 AM   in reply to civodul56

    Hi, civodul56.

     

    First, open your CS5 application and attempt to use Kuler. This will create the log.

     

    Then, in the Finder, choose Go > Go To Folder, type /tmp, and click Go.

     

    In the Finder window that opens, locate the amt3.log file.

     

     

    If you do not locate the log file using this method, let me know.

     
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    Mar 15, 2011 9:15 AM   in reply to DanoDSM

    Hey DanoDSM,

     

    You should not need administrator access to use the Kuler panel, but in a more locked down environment like that the network connection may be restricted. Best of luck to you.

     

    Let us know if we can help.

     
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    Apr 11, 2011 8:50 AM   in reply to Scuzzi01

    Now Kuler can't connect to Internet in CS4 too. Earlier, Kuler worked fine in CS4 (even when it does not work in CS5). I think updating Adobe Flash buried my Kuler CS4, because before updating (to v.10,2,154,25) all worked fine (exclude Kuler CS5, which stopped to connecting to Internet long time ago).

     

    So, maybe all problems with Kuler on Mac and Win relate to Adobe Flash (which Kuler is based on)?

     

    UPD: After updating Adobe AIR my Kuler CS4 working again! This is really kind of magic. Here is a new suspect in the case of "Not connected to Internet" - Adobe AIR

     
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    Apr 11, 2011 10:55 PM   in reply to Scuzzi01

    I am having the same problem with my Kuler panel on photoshop CS5 (W7 64bit).  Not sure what to do at this point but I love having it work and when it doesn't...well my world just seems so dull and colorless! 

     
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    Apr 12, 2011 4:37 PM   in reply to AREA Photo + Design

    Hello, AREA Photo + Design. Welcome to the Adobe user-to-user forums!

     

     

    I would like to help you get this sorted out.

     

    See my post above from February 2nd for details. Reply if you have any questions.

     

     

     

    Kind regards,

     
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    Apr 12, 2011 4:51 PM   in reply to Arxibol

    Hi Arxibol.

     

    It's good to hear that you were able to solve it for CS4 by updating Adobe AIR.

     

    Are you still having issues with the Kuler panel in CS5?
    If so, see my post above from February 2nd to find out what we need to help you.

     
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    Apr 14, 2011 9:02 AM   in reply to Carey Burgess

    Hi, Carey Burgess. Yes, Kuler in CS5 still can't connect to Internet. So I must jumping between CS4 and CS5, because CS4 make possible using of Kuler, and CS5 provides necessary tools such as Width Tool or Perspective Tool (I'm using Kuler mainly in Illustrator).

     
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    Jul 21, 2011 6:32 AM   in reply to antokhio

    This worked for me to! Thanks

     
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    Nov 11, 2011 10:52 AM   in reply to Carey Burgess

    This solved both the Kuler panel nonfunctioning problem and the CSLive services login problem I was having. Thanks for the help.

     
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    Nov 12, 2011 10:26 AM   in reply to Scuzzi01

    Think I'm found a root of problem. Kuler can't connect to Internet because lot of Ukrainian ISPs has been blocked after many spammers attacks. This explains the issue with a visit sites which web-adress begins from forums.adobe.com. Maybe, access to Kuler is restricted by Adobe too.

     

     

     

    Even If this is explanation of problem, that's right only for Ukraine and maybe for few other countries.

     

     

     

    I've posted this reply via Opera Turbo, because I can't access Adobe Forums through simple browsing. I've used check-host.net to check my theory and I've got "403 Forbidden" for forums.adobe.com.

     
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    Dec 22, 2011 4:09 PM   in reply to Carey Burgess

    Hi I have the same problem.  I cannot connect to my kuler pallets (but I use to be able too).  I get an error message saying that it cannot pull up kuler because it's not connected to the internet.  But I am connected, and I also checked my preferences and the box with the allow extensions to connect to internet is checked as well. Futher more, I updated my browser's latest version of flash.  And it's still not working.  I did what you recommended to do by going to the Finder and choosing the Go > Go To Folder, type /tmp and doubble clicking (because I did not see "go").  And this is what came

     

    2011-12-22 15:31:26 [324]  AMT: DoISOTagging() License Status = serialized

    2011-12-22 15:31:26 [324]  AMT: DoISOTagging() Tags 922999681850633371747500; 5.0; UNKNOWN

    2011-12-22 15:31:26 [324]  AMT: DoISOTagging() Product Version 5; 0

    2011-12-22 15:31:26 [324]  AMT: AMT: Product License Validated.

    2011-12-22 15:31:26 [324]  performance: AMTValidateProductLicense took 25.503000 ms

    2011-12-22 15:31:36 [324]  performance: AMTPlugPlugRequest took 1.492000 ms

    2011-12-22 15:32:17 [324]  performance: AMTPlugPlugRequest took 1.310000 ms

    2011-12-22 15:38:28 [324]  performance: AMTPlugPlugRequest took 1.548000 ms

    2011-12-22 15:38:28 [324]  performance: AMTPlugPlugRequest took 0.814000 ms

    2011-12-22 15:38:30 [324]  performance: AMTPlugPlugRequest took 1.427000 ms

    2011-12-22 15:38:30 [324]  performance: AMTPlugPlugRequest took 0.733000 ms

    2011-12-22 15:38:30 [324]  performance: AMTPlugPlugRequest took 0.760000 ms

    2011-12-22 15:38:30 [324]  performance: AMTPlugPlugRequest took 0.749000 ms

    2011-12-22 15:38:59 [324]  performance: AMTPlugPlugRequest took 1.488000 ms

    2011-12-22 15:38:59 [324]  performance: AMTPlugPlugRequest took 0.842000 ms

    2011-12-22 15:39:01 [324]  performance: AMTPlugPlugRequest took 1.250000 ms

    2011-12-22 15:39:01 [324]  performance: AMTPlugPlugRequest took 0.648000 ms

    2011-12-22 15:39:01 [324]  performance: AMTPlugPlugRequest took 0.863000 ms

    2011-12-22 15:39:01 [324]  performance: AMTPlugPlugRequest took 0.654000 ms

    2011-12-22 15:39:15 [324]  performance: AMTPlugPlugRequest took 1.553000 ms

    2011-12-22 15:40:19 [324]  performance: AMTPlugPlugRequest took 1.482000 ms

    2011-12-22 15:45:25 [324]  performance: AMTPlugPlugRequest took 1.231000 ms

    2011-12-22 15:59:20 [324]  performance: AMTPlugPlugRequest took 1.599000 ms

    2011-12-22 15:59:20 [324]  performance: AMTPlugPlugRequest took 0.819000 ms

    2011-12-22 15:59:20 [324]  performance: AMTPlugPlugRequest took 0.927000 ms

    2011-12-22 15:59:20 [324]  performance: AMTPlugPlugRequest took 0.730000 ms

     

     

     

    This is a purchased product and It is CS5.  I would very much apprecaite your help.  Thank you.

     
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    Jan 6, 2012 5:02 PM   in reply to giselaliga

    Hi giselaliga,

     

    That looks like the content inside the amt3.log file but it doesn't look complete.

     

    Go > Go To Folder, type /tmp (assuming you are on a mac), the Go button is on the same window that you type /tmp?

     

    go_folder.jpg

    Maybe run through Carey's post again and let me know if you still have difficulties.

     

    post above from February 2nd

     

    -Dave

     
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    Jan 9, 2012 11:03 AM   in reply to David__B

    Hi there Dave,

     

    I've read Carey's and all the others comments but I have not found a solution.  I am on a mac and I have no problem running the (Go > Go To Folder, type /tmp (assuming you are on a mac), the Go button is on the same window as that you type the /tmp) but I get a dialog box filled with different files and folders.  And I'm not sure what to do next.  I don't see anything labeled amt3.log.  And the file content I sent you in the last message that doesn't look complete was what I ran last month when I did the same thing.  I've gone to Carey's Feb 2 post but it doesn't tell me on my own how to fix the problem.  If you could or anybody can help me I would appreciate it.  Thanks in advance.

     
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