there is no folder called Arduinosketches/libraries
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there is no folder called Arduinosketches/libraries

by maketshi on Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:05 am

http://www.ladyada.net/make/mshield/download.html

I'm trying to install the motor shield library, but the instruction on the download page say to copy it to Arduinosketches/libraries and rename the folder "AFmotor", but there is no Arduinosketches/libraries on my computer.

Also, the library installation tutorial link seems to be dead.

Thanks.
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Re: there is no folder called Arduinosketches/libraries

by rweber95 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:53 am

It all depends on where you installed Arduino. I put mine in E:\Archives. I don't have a sketches folder either. My path to the libraries folder is:
E:\Arcives\Arduino\arduino-1.0.1-windows\arduino-1.0.1\libraries

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Re: there is no folder called Arduinosketches/libraries

by maketshi on Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:30 pm

Thanks! I had installed it in MyDoccuments for some reason. Got it working now.


The library installation tutorial page still doesn't work in Firefox for some reason. Works fine in Chome, though.
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Re: there is no folder called Arduinosketches/libraries

by adafruit_support_bill on Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:24 am

I don't have a sketches folder either.

You do. If you select File->Preferences, it will show a dialog box with the path to your sketchbook folder. Note the actual name of the folder is "Arduino" by default.

My path to the libraries folder is:
E:\Arcives\Arduino\arduino-1.0.1-windows\arduino-1.0.1\libraries

That is the system libraries folder. You don't really want to install your files there. Although it will work (for now), when you install the next revision of the Arduino IDE, you will have to re-install all your libraries. If you install them in the sketchbook libraries folder, they will still be there when you update the Arduino IDE>
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