Thank you, JW C:
Hasher 2.3 installed on Dell T500/Win2000SP4 periodically comes up with error box text with "runtime error 76" and "path not found" when attempting to add a folder to a group of files to calculate a hash.
- Problem goes away temporarily if un-install & re-install program, but returns unpredictably another time.
- Search of the Internet for "runtime error 76" "path not found", and found at least one reference where this occurred for the Outlook Express Backup program, and the solution was a registry error for that program which pointed it to the wrong folder.
Using Regedit and checked the similar registry location for Hasher, and found that under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\KarenWare\Power Tools\Hasher, the PrevFolder key pointed to H:\FirefoxPortable\ (drive H: is CD drive in this case), and when this text was deleted, Hasher worked OK to add a folder to a group of files for hash calculation. The PrevFolder key text then shows the test folder just used.
Looks like that if the folder location text for the registry PrevFolder key points to a folder that is not accessible the next time (e.g. on removable drive), Hasher will look for this non-accessible folder and gives the "runtime error 76" "path not found" error. Solution for programmer is to not have this key or have it cleared if a folder is not accessible?