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I fixed this issue on my Win7 machine at work which runs 4.7.2 by editing ConfigDir.ini. I'll have to look into why ConfigDir.ini was not written at all on the Win8.1 box at home with SC 4.8.

Thanks for the quick reply!

Only My Documents and My Pictures are on the network drive (also mapped to a drive letter but SC is using the UNC path).
The user's profile is in c:\Users (default, not changed).
The file ConfigDir.ini was not present in the program's directory, I created it from scratch so it contains just one line.

I observed similar behaviour on a Win7 pc where SC was installed into a network location, and complaining about not being able to save preferences on exit even though it should be able to write there - and not trying by default to use the %APPDATA% directory either.
Note that in both cases it is running from non-admin accounts, that might be a difference with your situation?

I have installed Screenshot Captor 4.8 from the regular setup exe on Windows 8.1 into the default location (Program Files (x86)\ScreenshotCaptor). After starting the program, I am presented with errors about not being able to move old screenshots. When quitting the program, it shortly shows an error balloon about not being able to save its settings to an UNC path, which is the network drive where the My Documents folder is located (\\server\share\DonationCoder\ScreenshotCaptor).

Then I read lots of forum posts here and, as a result, created a file ConfigDir.ini into the program folder with "CONFIGDIR=%APPDATA%" (also with spaces surrounding the = character). This did not help. I noticed this file was also put in All Users' appdata, so copied it there as well. No difference. Also tried to put it in the folder created in c:\programdata - no difference either.

The result is, that when starting the program it gives errors; preferences are not saved; when quitting the program, it gives an error.

@mouser Did you test this on Windows 8.1, or 8 (or 7, or any other modern Windows OS)? Am I missing something? I'd appreciate an option presented during install on where to save the config files (Christian Ghisler does this with Total Commander), or save them in %APPDATA% by default.

Hope you (we?) can fix this issue.

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