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I am using a Toshiba laptop with Windows 8.1 as the operating system. We have a number of apps that were developed using Clarion 6. We are attempting to convert these apps to Clarion 9.
I can load the dictionary with no problems. The problem I am having is none of the apps will load. I get the following error message:

The application could not be loaded
File name:

I cannot find the reason why the application can't be loaded.
Any suggestions?


I'd like to say I have a brilliant answer but I use a Toshiba laptop running Win 8.1 and spent a good chunk of the summer converting apps from 6 to 9 without issue. So it certainly doesn't sound like your environment.

Is there any chance you can try converting an app to 9.1 instead of 9. I had one or two instances where I had issues in 9 that disappeared in 9.1 but nothing like you're describing.

I think you should certainly post a message in the comp.lang.clarion newsgroup and see if anyone has any suggestions beyond the obvious-- missing 3rd-party template or something screwed with the Clarion 9 installation.

I wish I had a better answer.



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Drew Bourrut


As Clarion programmer since version 2.0 for DOS (1988), I am a consultant who specializes in Clarion programming. I have converted systems from DOS to Windows and have worked with every version of Clarion for Windows. My background has also included teaching database design, SQL programming, project management, and programming in a variety of languages from COBOL to PL/I. I have been a consultant since 1974 and a programmer since 1966.


Clarion allows me to write for a number of unrelated businesses. I've written applications that are accessible only via the web as well as communications applications and also large (more than 270 procedures) applications for service-oriented businesses.

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