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When ever I go to open my Corel Painter Essentialsn 4 from my Bamboo Dock it says " Can't Open File " Painter Settings " I've tried rebooting my computer And tablet. Nothing has seemed to work.

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After not using the program for 2 days, i went to start it up and as it began, a box with a red "x" appeared saying;

Can't Open the File "Painter Settings"

To which the start up of the program ceases.

It looks like your Painter Settings file is corrupted somehow, and that is preventing Painter from launching.

This file contains some basic settings, like palette positions, latest paper settings, last brush selected, etc.

You can safely delete it (assuming you don't care too deeply about the above settings), it is located at:

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Corel\Painter X\Default\Painter Settings

[Note: the workspace here is "Default", and you should adjust the path based on the location of your "Documents and Settings" folder]

Note to Corel: since Painter can re-create that file, wouldn't it be better if the dialog said "'Painter Settings' appears to be corrupt. Should I attempt to re-create it?"...

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I think your software is not compatible on your operating system find that was compatible on mac os...

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