Windows 7, yes. Sorry, I should have been more clear.
Bryce 7 is NOT on the C drive. (Well, it’s all one physical drive, but there are several sections and Bryce is in the program files folder on F.) I always put the software on a different drive than the system, for anything that will work somewhere else. I have software all over the computer.
Some of the items vanishing are from saved scenes that were saved to a DVD drive and then installed onto the new computer. The rest are from saved scenes moved over directly from a drive that we temporarily attached to the new computer. The old computer is no longer available.
The presets are not the issue here, most of them show up most of the time. They don’t disappear any oftener than they did out of the other computer. (The other computer had ***issues*** which is why it’s no longer here. Not just that it was Win2K and wouldn’t upgrade.)
The problems I’m having is stuff disappearing out of scene files. Some of them are Bryce 7 and some are Bryce 6 and all should load fully, but it’s a whole series of messages about not loading something and objects, terrains, lights, and other stuff disappears. Not always the same items, either. It varies from scene to scene. Which is why this is so weird.
The pattern is *usually* that if I build the item in the computer, it runs with all (or most) of the pieces, but if I import it from anywhere else, it arrives mangled. Sometimes with almost nothing left in the scene. Including professionally done packages. (The one I mentioned ran fine on the other computer, except for being too big to edit anything when it was open. All the pieces were there.)
The problems started after I got the new computer (32 bit, hex core, Windows 7), which I’ve had for maybe six months or so. Like I said, Bryce isn’t the only one having issues. Daz Studio 3 has been losing things too, sometimes from a file built only an hour before when nothing was moved in between. I do keep lists of how to build the characters, sets, etc, and pictures of them…but having to keep rebuilding the same thing over and over is extremely frustrating.
Most of the other software seems to be running just fine.
I went online, checked the instructions and found that my UAC is already set to off, and has been for some time. I remembered it when I saw it. I turned it off because of some other idiocy it pulled. (Something about multiple messages on every item I tried to install to runtimes asking if I was really sure I wanted to install that. My runtimes run into multiple gigabytes, so I was at the “kill it with an axe” stage before I found it, too)
If not the system, then what is wrong? Given I tried scene files that were from different sources and newly installed from DVD with the same results, it’s not the scene files. Probably not Bryce either unless there’s some setting I don’t know about or have forgotten.
I just had an idea….some folders I dragged over and dropped in…could some of the settings I had in Win2K be in the Bryce folder and be corrupting what’s happening in Windows 7? I think I put the old Bryce folder in place, did a “maintenance reinstall” on Bryce and ran with it.
I’ll try the idea of putting Bryce on C, in a brand new folder, deleting the old program (though not the presets, which were mostly the way I wanted them)...and see what it does…before moving any presets or content in. Might shed light on the situation if nothing else.
Thanks for talking to me about it…