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Old January 2nd, 2012, 03:51 PM   #1

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Hi All,

I go to open Factory Talk View Studio and I get this error:

"Failed to restore the archived version of the FactoryTalk System Directory. See help or your System Administrator to restore the archived FactoryTalk System Directory."

I have tried uninstalling the software and reinstalling it and it has not helped.

Any help on this would be appreciated. Someone else was using my computer last week and when i got it today i had this problem i cant get rid of.

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Old January 3rd, 2012, 11:57 AM   #2
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Take a look at KB 55661 on the RA website. http://rockwellautomation.custhelp.c...ail/a_id/55661
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Old January 5th, 2012, 04:23 PM   #3

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Hello all,

I figured since i figured out what i had to do to fix the problem and tech support knew exactly what to do to fix it, i would post it on here so if anyone else has the same issue.

I was told that ME station was opened and not closed properly.

To fix this issue, i had to delete a folder which was located at:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\RSView Enterprise\ME\Runtime

Than I deleted the folder called CurrentSysBak, or some variation of a folder named current system backup.

I deleted that file and than rebooted and everything worked fine.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 10:48 AM   #4

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Thank you dhuber, i had the same problem.*I erased the folder and now everything is ok.
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 01:21 PM   #5

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Thanks dhuber, i lost few hours reinstalling the software, the solution only few minutes.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 05:45 PM   #6
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Thanks from me as well. Same issue and it was a fast easy fix. Thanks for letting us stand on your shoulders!

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Old August 30th, 2014, 07:48 AM   #7

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Thanks a lot. It saved a several hours.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 08:41 AM   #8
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I just deleted everything in the runtime folder other than the mer file and it worked. No need to reboot in my case. I dont know about anyone else but that step in itself saves me 20 minutes due to the Rockwell software bogging down my startup.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 08:52 AM   #9
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Thanks for posting the solution .
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Old April 6th, 2016, 01:26 PM   #10
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Thanks. Saved me a lot of hassle. Much appreciated.
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Old May 21st, 2016, 11:11 AM   #11
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This site has allowed me to avert many headaches over the years. Once again, the solution was within these pages. Thanks posting the followup, dhuber.
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Old November 22nd, 2017, 01:47 PM   #12
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Many thanks on this post from the past.
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Old December 12th, 2017, 04:56 AM   #13

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Thanks Dhuber I fixed my software problem
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