Yesterday and this morning I was unable to start Opencpn
successfully. Yesterday I downloaded some Belgian Inland charts
to see if there were depths, using Chart Downloader. Then added the Belgian Inland path, and made a Belgain group. I selected that Group, but I could not find the charts
even though there was a chart database update that completed. Thinking nothing of it, I closed Opencpn
and the next time I started OpenCPN it failed. The log file ended at a Belgian senc file.
I tried deleting that file, and starting O but that did not work
, so I restored it.
Then I tried just letting it sit and think and after a long time US inland came up for some reason, but it was stilll busy and I got impatient and clicked something and O went into not responding.
The next try was to rename the opencpn.ini file. OpenCPN started fine making its own new ini file. There were no charts yet as I had not redefined the paths etc. I closed.
Deleted that ini and renamed the old one back to opencpn.ini. Then I renamed the SENC folder (5gb) as SENC.old and made a new SENC.
Then I restarted Opencpn. OpenCPN is now busy recreating the Database so I don't know if this has fixed it yet.
Does anyone know what might have happened?