If SolidWorks is already running it will show up as a process in Task Manager as "SLDWORKS.exe".
Try using Windows Task Manager, click on the Processes tab, scroll to SLDWORKS.exe, click End Process.
Then try starting SolidWorks again with the desktop icon.
Sorry, but that's not the answer. The first thing I did was check Task Manager and there is only the one copy running.
I can't find where SWX is trying to create a Journal file. I thought that path might be the problem, but I don't know it.
Can you help with that? It would be worth a try.
The posting by Steve Prodger had the solution.
"Look under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\SolidWorks\SolidWorks 200x\ExtReferences. There is a key called "SolidWorks Journal Folders", the value for the key is the path for the journal file, just set that location to a valid one."
Vagulus Dagg wrote:
When I double-left-click on the desktop icon for SWX Student Version I get:
Since I make lots of mistakes and probably drive SWX nuts and into crashes, having Auto Recover working would be a plus.
How do I fix this?
are you sure you are not double clicking the icon in the task bar at the bottom of your screen? that on only needs one click.
or do you have your mouse left mouse but set to double click, meaning one click = 2 clicks?