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  • Open FAQ in new window Settings and messages don't save when I restart POP Peeper (or, I get an access denied error).
  • If settings or messages are not saved after you restart POP Peeper, this may mean that the data path POP Peeper is using is a read-only (non-writable) folder. The most common reason for this is that the data path is assigned under the "Program Files" folder. To check this:

    1. On POP Peeper's main menu, select Tools / Options
    2. Select the Storage page
    3. Refer to the Ini Location and Data path values -- if either one includes "C:\Program Files (x86)\" or "C:\Program Files\" then you will need to move these files manually, because POP Peeper does not have permission to write/move these files

    If you need to move the files, you have the following options:
    - Move the data files to the "AppData" folder (recommended)
    - Move POP Peeper to a folder outside the "Program Files" folder (easier, but less secure)

    It is recommended that you make a backup of your original folder before proceeding
    e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\POP Peeper\

    Option 1: Move data files to the "AppData" folder

    1. In POP Peeper, select Tools / Options
    2. Select the 'Storage' page
    3. Make notes of both the 'Ini Location' and 'Data path' (you may double-click on the text to open the respective locations in File Explorer)
    4. Exit POP Peeper
    5. Move the contents of the 'data path' to the following folder:
      %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\POP Peeper\
      aka: C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\POP Peeper\
      note: do NOT include the 'data' folder -- move the CONTENTS of the 'data' folder
      note: make sure that you MOVE the files/folders and not just copy
    6. Move the the file specified by 'Ini Location' to the same folder:
      %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\POP Peeper\
      note: make sure that you MOVE the file and not just copy
    7. Edit the poppeeper.ini file (that you just moved into AppData) with a text editor
    8. Search for DataPath = (in most cases, it will be "DataPath = data")
    9. Delete this line (containing DataPath)
    10. Save the ini file
    11. Restart POP Peeper
    12. All your files and settings should be loaded. To make sure that you did it correctly, you can go back to Tools / Options / Storage and confirm that both the "Ini Location" and "Data path" values refer to C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\POP Peeper

    Option 2: Move POP Peeper to a different folder

    1. Exit POP Peeper
    2. Move the entire POP Peeper installation folder to a folder outside of the "Program Files" folder. For example:
      From: C:\Program Files (x86)\POP Peeper\
      To: C:\POP Peeper\
      - Make sure that the original folder no longer exists (ie. MOVE instead of copy)
    3. Run POP Peeper from the new folder; e.g. double-click C:\POP Peeper\POPPeeper.exe
    4. On the main menu, select Tools / Options
    5. Cycle the "Run POP Peeper at Startup" so that the checkbox appears as a standard checkmark
    6. Press OK