Mascots 2 Not Accessible in TLC 6.6

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  1. Geo

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    I recently added Mascots 2 to TLC 6.0 with no problems. The Mascots are visible in 6.0 but not in 6.6. They appear in the drop-down list but when I select them, the last set of elements viewed remains on the screen.

    I am working with the Windows version on a PC with Windows 7 Pro.
     
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  2. KD-did

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    You can add a folder with a mascot name in the Logo Elements folder. Then go back to your V6 version "copy (I usually to a select all )and then paste"
     
  3. Mr Laughingbird

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    Geo --- make sure your mascots are (now) located in this folder:
    documents > Laughingbird Documents > Logo Elements > "Your folder full of .png images"

    (Make sure it is NOT like this:

    documents > Laughingbird Documents > Logo Elements > MyMascots > "Your folder full of .png images"

    Hope this makes sense.
    Let me know.


    Marc
     
  4. Geo

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    Marc,

    That did not work. From what I can see, version 6.0 and 6.6 share the same folder for logo elements. I initially copied the Mascots2 folder to:

    C:\Users\MSI\Documents\Laughingbird Documents\Logo Elements\Mascots2\

    Then, after reading your post, I moved all the PNG files to:

    C:\Users\MSI\Documents\Laughingbird Documents\Logo Elements\

    The folder "C:\Users\MSI\Documents\Laughingbird Documents\Logo Elements\" contains 15 other sub-folders, 14 files with the extension ".db" and one file with no name, only the extension "DS_Store".

    I still have versions 5.1 and 6.0 on my PC. Is it necessary to have all three installed? I am in the process of moving much of what I do to a Mac so I purchased the Mac version a month or so ago and upgraded it yesterday to TLC 6.6 but I haven't attempted to use the Mascots on the Mac yet.
     
  5. Geo

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    KD-did,

    Thanks for the reply but I didn't understand it at all. It appears to me that versions 6.0 and 6.6 both use the same folder for logo elements. Your comment suggests that there are two different folders. Otherwise, how could I copy from the folder and paste to the same folder? Am I missing something?
     
  6. KD-did

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    Files may differ.Open your V6 folder ...inside you will see other folders...take the mascots folder copy and paste the mascot folder/s into the V6.6. If there is already a folder there you would need to copy and paste the files in the folder.
     
  7. Geo

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    Marc,
    Putting the PNG files in the "Logo Elements" did not work so I removed them and put the Mascots2 folder back as a sub-folder. In the process, I realized that there are duplicate names in the drop-downs within TLC but the contents are not the same. I originally had the Mega Pack and now I have lost much of it, including the original mascots. I don't know at what point I lost the original megapack stuff but I am guessing it was after I upgraded to 6.0. I am going to dig through my archives (back-ups) to see if I can find them. When (and IF) I find them, I am not sure how to get them moved over to 6.6 without losing them again or ending up with duplicates????

    This is a list of the folder contents:

    Directory of C:\Users\MSI\Documents\Laughingbird Documents\Logo Elements
    03/29/2013 01:28 PM <DIR> .
    03/29/2013 01:28 PM <DIR> ..
    04/29/2012 10:20 PM 104,452 .DS_Store
    04/29/2012 09:39 PM 6,348,800 Abstract shapes.db
    03/19/2013 09:07 PM <DIR> Alphabets
    04/29/2012 09:39 PM 12,275,712 Alphabets.db
    04/29/2012 09:38 PM 10,502,144 Arrows and Stars.db
    04/29/2012 09:42 PM 57,091,072 Backgrounds n Textures.db
    03/19/2013 09:07 PM <DIR> Banners and Stars
    04/29/2012 09:42 PM 6,236,160 Banners.db
    03/19/2013 09:07 PM <DIR> Cartoon Elements
    03/19/2013 09:07 PM <DIR> Corporate Elements
    04/29/2012 09:43 PM 6,076,416 Corporate Elements.db
    04/29/2012 09:43 PM 19,038,208 Creative Pak Elements.db
    03/19/2013 09:07 PM <DIR> Entertainment Elements
    03/29/2013 01:28 PM 0 foldercontents.txt
    03/19/2013 09:07 PM <DIR> Glass Pack
    04/29/2012 09:44 PM 7,262,208 Glossy_HighTech Objects.db
    03/19/2013 09:07 PM <DIR> Leisure Elements
    03/28/2013 10:56 PM <DIR> Mascots2
    03/19/2013 09:07 PM <DIR> Orbs
    03/19/2013 09:07 PM <DIR> People
    03/19/2013 09:07 PM <DIR> RealEstate Elements
    04/29/2012 09:46 PM 1,771,520 Shadows and Gradients.db
    03/19/2013 09:07 PM <DIR> Shapes Pack
    04/29/2012 09:46 PM 3,132,416 Shapes.db
    04/29/2012 09:47 PM 264,192 SocialMediaIcons.db
    04/29/2012 10:16 PM 30,792,704 Spheres.db
    03/19/2013 09:07 PM <DIR> Spiritual Elements
    04/29/2012 10:17 PM 6,791,168 Sports Elements.db
    03/19/2013 09:07 PM <DIR> SportsPak Elements
    03/19/2013 09:07 PM <DIR> Stars & Arrows
    03/19/2013 09:07 PM <DIR> Swooshes
    04/29/2012 10:17 PM 4,569,088 Swooshes.db
    16 File(s) 172,256,260 bytes
    18 Dir(s) 1,007,835,262,976 bytes free
     
  8. Geo

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    KD-did,

    Again, I appreciate the attempt to help but I do not understand what you are saying. Please tell me the complete paths. I don't do well with fragments. I cannot find two separate paths for 6.0 and 6.6. I can only find one "Logo Elements" folder on the PC. Thanks.
     
  9. Geo

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    This is the ONLY Logo Elements folder I can find on my PC:

    C:\Users\MSI\Documents\Laughingbird Documents\Logo Elements

    Both TLC 6.0 and 6.6 recognize ALL logo elements EXCEPT the Mascot2 elements.

    Also, as I stated in an earlier post, I discovered today I have lost a large number of elementsfrom the Mega Pack. I am wondering if that is because there were duplicate file names?
     
  10. KD-did

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    Check the "Characters" folder in V6.6. Click on your Laughingbird Documents folder...check Elements folder...Business card...the logo element folder...see if you have a Characters folder
     
  11. Geo

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    KD-did,

    Apparently, I am not making myself clear so I'll take another approach.

    1. Which version (5.1, 6.0 or 6.6) is this path associated with?:
    C:\Users\MSI\Documents\Laughingbird Documents\Logo Elements

    2. Please provide a complete path for the " V6.6" folder
    Note: I understand that "C:\Users\MSI\" is a variable. I need everything after that.

    3. Please provide a complete path for the "Characters" folder
    Note: I understand that "C:\Users\MSI\" is a variable. I need everything after that.

    4. What is the Logo Elements path for version 6.0?
    Note: I understand that "C:\Users\MSI\" is a variable. I need everything after that.

    5. What is the Logo Elements path for version 6.6?
    Note: I understand that "C:\Users\MSI\" is a variable. I need everything after that.

    I do not understand at all what this means: "Click on your Laughingbird Documents folder...check Elements folder...Business card...the logo element folder..."

    I am working on a Windows 7 PC. "..." is not in any path anywhere on my PC. Are you substituting "..." for "\" or perhaps something else? It would be VERY helpful if you were to use Windows convention. Thanks!
     
  12. Geo

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    The folders related to LaughingBird are:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\The Logo Creator
    C:\Program Files (x86)\The Logo Creator v5
    C:\Program Files (x86)\The Logo Creator v6
    C:\Users\MSI\Documents\Laughingbird Documents

    They all have sub-folders under them.
    There is no "v6.6" folder anywhere on my PC
    There is no "Characters" folder

    In an earlier message, I posted the contents of C:\Users\MSI\Documents\Laughingbird Documents\Logo Elements
     
  13. KD-did

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    There is only a Laughingbird Document folder....there is no V6 or V6.6 to it. Only V6 was insalled to the document folder.In the Elements folder there is the "Business Card Elements" folder. In that folder there are other folders. See attachment
     

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  14. Geo

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    There are no "Elements" nor "Business Card Elements" folders anywhere on my PC. I do not mean to appear to be unappreciative of your attempts to help but your messages are not making much sense to me. I have asked several times for complete paths. I have searched my entire PC (there's not much on it). The folders you are mentioning do not exist. Thanks anyway for trying to help. I am hoping Marc sees this thread soon and can offer some help.
     
  15. gcuneo2

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    A picture is often said to be worth a thousand words. Here is how it's set up on my computer. Of course the "Glenn" part is different for you (MSI?)..... The business card element folder MUST BE IN THE LOGO ELEMENTS FOLDER, OTHERWISE, THE BCC OR TLC CAN'T "SEE IT".....
    I did not create the Business card folder, it was created for me automatically when I installed the BCC.

    bus.JPG
     
  16. gcuneo2

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    One more thing: The mascots are not templates! They are elements. You access them from the Select sets of image elements pull down menu! c1.JPG
     
  17. Geo

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    Gcune2,

    Thanks but that doesn't work.

    The instructions that came with Mascots2 said nothing about creating a folder called "Business Card Elements". I created a folder called "Business Card Elements" as you suggested and moved the Mascots2 folder into it. That didn't work. So, I moved all the individual PNG files into Business Card Elements. That didn't work.

    The instructions that came with Mascots2:

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    The Logo Creator - Windows Version:

    Open "The Logo Creator" folder located in your Program Files folder.

    (or, you can right click over the desktop shortcut and choose "Open File Location")

    Find the "Logo Elements" folder and open it.

    Drop the "Mascots2" folder into the "Logo Elements" folder.

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    I copied and pasted the instructions, including the dashed lines, directly from the instructions. As you can see, there is no mention of "Business Card Elements".

    The three screen shots are
    1. The "Logo Elements" folder before creating the "Business Card Elements" folder and moving Mascots2 into it.
    2. The results of having moved Mascots2 into "Business Card Elements". As you can see there is only one logo element and it is not one of the Mascot2 elements.
    3. The "Logo Elements" folder after creating the "Business Card Elements" folder and moving Mascots2 into it.
     

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  18. KD-did

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    The problem is the mascot set was put together with instructions that were for previous version V5. When V6 came out with the need to install th Laughingbird Document differently...to the documents those instructions became useless. That is the reason for the difference in the instructions.
     
  19. Geo

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    That is irrelevant at this point. All I want is to know who to get TLC 6.6 to recognize the Mascot2 elements and how to recover the lost elements.
     
  20. Paul Larson

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    I too cannot access the Mascots 2 Pak and the Photo Objects 300 dpi pack. TLC 6.6 stalls and has a difficult time responding when trying to pull up the packs. The packs appear in the drop down menu, but the nothing shows in the selection window. Anyone have any ideas?
    Thanks
     

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