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  • audiobear
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Foobar2000 won't open
Just re-installed Foobar 2000 v.1.3.8.  I get an error message "Internal error - cannot access configuration folder".  This hasn't happened before.  Any ideas what is causing the problem and how to resolve it?

  • dhromed
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Foobar2000 won't open
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Is the config folder in its usual location at C:\Users\splorp\AppData\Roaming\foobar2000 ?
Something special about your file setup?

  • audiobear
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Foobar2000 won't open
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Is the config folder in its usual location at C:\Users\splorp\AppData\Roaming\foobar2000 ?
Something special about your file setup?

Slightly different: C:\Users\Ross\AppData\Roaming\foobar.  That's the usual way installations are made on my PC.
Nothing special otherwise.  Windows 8.1 but recently trialling W10 (latest build).  All other software on the PC runs normally

  • Case
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Foobar2000 won't open
Reply #3
Please follow Appendix C. With some proper info the cause should be easy to find.

  • audiobear
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Foobar2000 won't open
Reply #4
Is the config folder in its usual location at C:\Users\splorp\AppData\Roaming\foobar2000 ?
Something special about your file setup?

Slightly different: C:\Users\Ross\AppData\Roaming\foobar.  That's the usual way installations are made on my PC.
Nothing special otherwise.  Windows 8.1 but recently trialling W10 (latest build).  All other software on the PC runs normally

Success!  Uninstalled Foobar2000, deleted the folders in AppData\Roaming\foobar, and then re-installed.  All seems OK - so far!

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Reply #5
I don't know if this help anyone by now: I had the same error message, but found a different solution.

Right-click the foobar2000 installation folder > Properties > Security tab
Click "ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES" and allow "Full control".
Do the same again to for Users.
Done!

BTW: I don't know if this matters, but I didn't (and still don't) have a foobar folder under AppData\Roaming.

  • symphony
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Found this thread on google. The above solutions didn't work for me, but what the problem was for me was that I had foobar open on another user account on windows. Once I switched back to the other user, closed foobar, then went back to this account, it opened no problem.

The issue happens because foobar locks the configuration folder while it's open. Hope it helps anyone else who comes across this problem.

  • EpicForever
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This sounds odd, because config folder is created for each user separately, in their respective AppData/Roaming directory or in Documents and Settings/Application Data on older Windows OSes... Currently it is even possible that each user would have different set of plugins loaded, when they are installed through GUI and not manually into Program Files directory.

  • Rollin
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config folder is created for each user separately, in their respective AppData/Roaming directory or in Documents and Settings/Application Data on older Windows OSes...
If there is no file user_profiles_enabled in folder with foobar2000.exe, then fb2k will use folder where it is installed to save all settings. So, in this case there will be one profile for all users.

  • EpicForever
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OK, good point @Rolin! But was is default setting of installer - enabled or disabled per user profiles? It would be quite bothersome for me to test it on my OS as I keep components ready for all users in installation directory... :/

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User profiles are enabled for global installs, and disabled for portable installs.