[ct-user] error

Bob Wilson, N6TV n6tv at arrl.net
Thu Oct 10 22:30:07 EDT 2013

On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 6:34 PM, eric martin <k7abvmt at bresnan.net> wrote:

> Just wondering, I am using XP and when I go to a contest. ie CQWW and type
> in the file name all is fine, however when done and I try to open the page
> to logging page i get an error message which says: Error Opening
> C:CTY.DAT...I have the current CTY.DAT file loaded and have used CT for
> many years...first time I have had this messge...any idea what is going on??
> Thanks for any help.
> Eric K7ABV

I suspect that the working directory ("Start In:" folder) for your CT Icon,
or the CTPATH environment variable, is set to C: instead of C:\CTWIN or
similar.  Wherever you put CTY.DAT, set CTPATH to match, e.g.


You can also change the CTPATH environment variable permanently:

My Computer (right click), Properties, Advanced Tab, Environment Variables
Button, New, Variable name:  CTPATH, Variable value: C:\CT, OK, OK, restart

Bob, N6TV

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