Does win32diskimage work with OS windows 10?

Asked by Nick on 2016-12-11

Does win32diskimage work with OS windows 10? Every file I extract to obtain the .img file, win32 can't seem to locate the file anywhere; therefore I can't write anything to my sd card. I did try changing the compatibility on the program to both windows 7 and 8 and I changed the search field to read: *.* and still no luck. Is it my OS? Thanks.

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Tobin Davis (gruemaster) said : #1

I am running on Windows 10 now, and haven't seen any issues like this. What directory are you looking in?

Nick (doctorfncy84) said : #2

Sorry, not sure I know what you mean by directory. I have the .img files in
folders on my desktop and I've moved the files to various locations:
downloads, etc. And no luck. But you are having success with windows 10? Do
you use 7-zip to extract files? When I use that and the file goes from gz.
to .img, when I double click on file it always says corrupt, does it say
that for you?

On Dec 11, 2016 7:38 PM, "Tobin Davis" <email address hidden>
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> Your question #406641 on Image Writer changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/+question/406641
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> Tobin Davis posted a new comment:
> I am running on Windows 10 now, and haven't seen any issues like this.
> What directory are you looking in?
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Nick (doctorfncy84) said : #3

I keep trying to make this work and watching videos on how other people write RETROPIE to their SD card and every windows user uses win32diskimage and none of them seem to have the problem I'm having. What's so unique about my situation? Again I'm running Windows 10. I really appreciate any help, I'm trying to create a retro console for my sister in time for the holidays and I'm getting nervous about the deadline...didn't foresee this problem. Thanks.

Nick (doctorfncy84) said : #4

Sorry, not sure I know what you mean by directory. I have the .img files in
folders on my desktop and I've moved the files to various locations:
downloads, etc. And no luck. But you are having success with windows 10? Do
you use

On Dec 11, 2016 7:38 PM, "Tobin Davis" <email address hidden>
wrote:

Your question #406641 on Image Writer changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/+question/406641

Tobin Davis posted a new comment:
I am running on Windows 10 now, and haven't seen any issues like this.
What directory are you looking in?

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Tobin Davis (gruemaster) said : #5

One thing I just verified is that copy/paste works. To make it work, try selecting the img file and copying to the clipboard (<ctrl>-c or right click and Copy), then with Win32DiskImager running, put your cursor in the Image File textbox and paste (<ctrl>-v). This also works for me, but if the file is on your desktop, make sure it pastes the full file name and path, not just a Windows lnk file.

As to the File Dialog, it defaults to your User Profile\Downloads directory (usually c:\users\<userid>\Downloads). The current version does this by searching your user directory for Downloads (no, we're not spying as some would claim). The next version will get this directory from the Windows Registry. This is only done once; subsequent restarting of the program will default to the last directory used.

Tobin Davis (gruemaster) said : #6

And, yes. It works in Windows 7, 8.1, and 10. I have tested all three very recently.

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