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Mach 4 Profile Settings Reset/Lost
« on: March 08, 2019, 09:14:36 AM »
Thought I would share an experience that I had.

I run Mach 4 on an industrial PC which powers down when the electrical cabinet is shut off. Last time I turned it on, I got some weird messages when opening Mach 4. Turns out that my custom profile I have been using got completely reset to defaults (ESS plugin disabled, all I/O deleted, screen set changed, etc.). I think that my practice of powering the PC off without performing a full Windows shutdown may have corrupted my Mach 4 profile (even though Mach 4 was closed and I had given it a minute or so to save its settings).

I have daily backups, so this is no big deal, but I thought I would post as a word of caution to others. I will now be shutting down Windows before powering off the PC and continuing to save backups before any script/screen/settings edit.