Windows 10 Information and AVG Security Software Locking Comments Field.

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Hi All,

Windows 10 Update

Lots of folks have been writing me, wondering how everyone is making out running my software on Windows 10. The great news is that the vast majority of reports have been that my software is running just fine on Windows 10 with no problems whatsoever!

A very few folks have reported that after the Windows 10 upgrade, their settings and log file directories were renamed during the upgrade, so AC Log started as if it was unregistered and their log file was blank. If this happens to you, you can correct it by either renaming the specific directories back to what they were named prior to the upgrade, or reentering your password and clicking File > Open, navigating to your log file and selecting it. Before upgrading to Windows 10, I suggest you click File > Show File Locations from Amateur Contact Log's menu options and noting the pertinent paths, just in case you have to change the directory name(s) back.

Just a couple others have reported that following the upgrade their log and settings files directories weren't renamed, but the permissions were modified so that they could no longer save entries or settings. You can remedy this by changing the permissions of the appropriate directories back to allow updates (use Windows Explorer, Right Click on the directory, click Properties and then the Security tab).

There have been only one or two reports from folks that could not get the software to run after the upgrade. It's not clear what went awry in those cases, but again, this is the exception. Almost everyone has had no trouble at all upgrading to Windows 10 and then running my software. Still, be sure to back up your log file to an external medium by clicking File > Create Backup before you begin the upgrade, just in case.

AVG Security Software Locking Comments Field

A number of AVG Security Protection Software users have reported that when they type in the Comments field in AC Log, AC Log becomes unresponsive. The problem is with the AVG software, not AC Log, so there isn't anything that I can do to correct the problem here. If you want to stay with AVG, you'll need to get them to fix their product. I have attempted to contact the AVG folks multiple times, so far without resolution, but since I'm not an AVG customer, you may have more luck:

Even if you do decide to use different virus protection, I would really appreciate it if you would please go ahead and submit the problem report. Hopefully if enough folks contact them they will eventually take notice and correct the problem.

And in response to the questions we always receive when we neglect to include the following in our e-mail announcements...

Package Upgrade Information...

If you have registered one or more individual programs and would like to upgrade to N3FJP's Software Package or N3FJP's Software Package and CD for full use of all our Amateur Radio software, we would be glad to apply the amount that you have registered so far as a credit towards that purchase. Please send us an e-mail directly and we'll let you know your balance.

N3FJP's Software Package includes nearly 90 programs for contesting, net management, general logging and other Amateur Radio related applications. In addition to full use of all these programs, registered package customers are also entitled to receive free passwords for any new software that is added to the package and free upgrades to existing programs. You'll find all the details on the Register Now page at

Donations are Gratefully Accepted!

And in response to the often asked question for which Kimberly and I are very grateful...

"I know your upgrades are free, but I also realize how much time and effort coding these enhancements and new programs take and that your pricing policy doesn't fully reflect that. Can I send you something to show my appreciation for your continued efforts?"

Yes, thanks so much, your continued support in any amount is very welcome and deeply appreciated! You can use this page:

or send your contribution by mail, payable to Affirmatech Inc., to:

G. Scott Davis
118 Glenwood Road
Bel Air, MD 21014-5533

Thank you so much for your continued support!


As always, thanks for your kind words, support, linking to our web site and spreading the word about our software. Kimberly and I really appreciate it!

73, Scott

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

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