Questions and Answers - Fall 2015
Question: I’m having a problem on Micro-Cap. I came out of the component editor and I lost the
Analog Models, Analog Primitives, etc…under “Components”. I went back into Components Editor
and I can’t figure out how to get it back.
Answer: You have probably deleted the Standard.cmp from the Component library hierarchy.
Here's how to fix it. Invoke the Windows menu / Component editor. Use the File Open icon to
open the Standard.cmp file, which should still be there in the main Micro-Cap folder. After opening
the file, you should see the standard.cmp shown in the library hierarchy list to the right.
Question: We are trying to use the Check for Updates feature to update our Micro-Cap 10. When
we attempt to use it we are getting this message:
File update failed
Uncompress: Can’t open c:program File (x86)\Spectrum\MC10\dlmcapver.exe
What are we doing wrong?
Answer: Most likely you are attempting to operate out of a folder that is write-protected. You can
get around this in two ways:
1) Obtain administrative privileges (usually from your IP department) which allow you to both read
and write to Micro-Cap folders. The problem with this is that your admin privileges may be revoked-
at any time by IP "maintenance updates".
2) Install Micro-Cap in a folder that is always writable, something like C:\MC10. This is the recommended
Micro-Cap must be able to write to all of its folders, including the main folder (where the Micro-Cap
executable is), the DATA folders, and LIBRARY folders.
Note that the c:\Program File.. folder choice is always a bad one as it is always write-protected.
Question: Does Micro-Cap work under Windows 10?
Answer: MC8, MC9, MC10, and MC11 work in Windows 10.