Save Problem on my PC


I am new and I have a Problem. Everytime I want so save my Project Fritzing stop working and shut down. Have someone the same problem?


Never heard of this particular problem before but I’d bet on a permissions problem. Did you perhaps install fritzing as administrator? If so uninstall it (by deleting it) and reinstall it as the user you are running it as. Fritzing doesn’t need administrator and if installed like that is likely to not have permission to write directories it needs to. If that doesn’t help in Fritzing click Help->Enable debugging log (I’m assuming version 9.3B the latest here). That will open a debug window, try your save and see what the debug window says, it may or may not indicate where the problem is.



At first thanks for your help :slight_smile:
I have just one user on my PC so I hope that can not be the problem.
I tryed the debugging here the last text:
current path: C:/User/simon/Desktop/Fritzing/fritzing.0.9.3.b.64.pc
current file: Untitled Sketch.fzz
I hope you can help me
Thank you


Even with just one user (which is my case as well) there is still an administrator account. If you right clicked on a command window and selected “run as administrator” then Fritzing will install as administrator (someone else did this and had problems), but it doesn’t sound like you have done that. The error message isn’t particularly informative, but it does appear incorrect in that the path shouldn’t be C:/User/simon/Desktop/Fritzing/fritzing.0.9.3.b.64.pc but something like C:/User/simon/My Documents/Fritzing. It may not be allowed to right in to the distribution directory. What I’d suggest (assuming you don’t have any sketches yet, which it sounds like you don’t) is deleting the program and the user directories and reinstalling fritzing. When fritzing first starts it goes to github to update the parts database which takes a long time and appears to be hung. If you interrupt it, you get odd problems possibly like this one and the only solution is to reinstall the program. Below are the instructions to clear the user directories (which a reinstall of the program won’t affect):

There are two user directories (with your parts and the parts database) which don’t get touched during an install (to not affect your sketchs during upgrades). On Windows they are in

c:\users\username\AppData\Fritzing\roaming\Fritzing (which is a hidden directory so you need to enable hidden directories in explorer) and

c:\Users\username\My Documents\Fritzing (where username is your windows id)

If you don’t have any parts or sketches you want to keep you can just delete those two directories and Fritzing will receate them, or you can move them aside by renaming them if you wan to keep something in them.



Thank you very much for your help.
It did not work on my PC but a frend lent me his Laptop and I need Fritzing just for one Project.
So thnks a lot and god bye