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    VCDS Update 17.1

    After installing this update, I can't open the software. It says I need to locate the exe file. (Short cut) The file is missing in the ross-tech folder. It wasn't doing this before.
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    Type of computer?
    Version of Windows? 32-bit or 64-bit?
    Installation location?
    Was this an automatic update or did you download and install manually?

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    Windows 10 64 bit. When I initially turned on my computer today it asked me if I wanted to update VCDS. I clicked yes. After installation, that message showed. (Could locate exe.) I tried multiple times to re-install. Installed the 32 bit also. Still didn't work.
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    Installation location was done at C drive and second time I tried C drive under program files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JesusAya View Post
    Installation location was done at C drive and second time I tried C drive under program files.
    VCDS should be installed in the C:\Ross-Tech folder (the default location for the installer) and not in C:\Program Files folder (IIRC because of Windows permission issues).

    I've just installed VCDS 17.1 (updating from VCDS 16.8.4) with no problems on my 3 PCs (Win 8.1 32 bit & 64 bit and Win 10 32 bit) both as an automatic download and as a manual download using a browser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JesusAya View Post
    Windows 10 64 bit. When I initially turned on my computer today it asked me if I wanted to update VCDS. I clicked yes.
    Same here but mine upgraded to 17.1,0 without any problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by JesusAya View Post
    Windows 10 64 bit. When I initially turned on my computer today it asked me if I wanted to update VCDS. I clicked yes. After installation, that message showed. (Could locate exe.) I tried multiple times to re-install. Installed the 32 bit also. Still didn't work.
    Thanks
    Scratching my head. Look in the folder and tell us what's there. Is VCDS.EXE the only thing missing?

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    There is a VCDS exe file, on the Ross tech folder.. I right click and open the icon it's says exe....when I click on it nothing happens. It doesn't launch. Most likely I have a pc problem. I'll find other alternatives. Thanks for you response

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    Quote Originally Posted by JesusAya View Post
    There is a VCDS exe file, on the Ross tech folder.. I right click and open the icon it's says exe....when I click on it nothing happens. It doesn't launch. Most likely I have a pc problem. I'll find other alternatives. Thanks for you response
    I don't have a Windows 10 system handy at the moment, so I'm not sure this will work exactly as described, but it does work in all previous versions:

    right-click the VCDS.EXE file
    select Properties from the context menu
    click the Digital Signatures tab
    click/select the sha256 signature
    click the Details button

    You should have something like this:



    Does it say, "The digital signature OK" ?

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    my dont want to download 17.xx automatic.
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