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Failed to initialize database – reported on loading IMWEdit

Issue

IMWEdit with IMW version 6.52x – Upon opening IMWEdit or loading a database in IMWEdit, the program reports that it can not intialize the database, and then proceeds to open with no active database.

Explanation

The release of IMW version 6.521 and 6.522 included a new method of storing settings between sessions. A mistake in moving existing settings to this new method caused a problem with security. The result was that no user could be authorized to open the database in IMWEdit.

Solution

The problem is fixed in IMW v6.523. A Data Entry only patch(imwedit.exe plus related DLL’s) is available on the downloads page.

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