Cloudshot can't find part of path

Nov 19, 2011 at 10:47 PM

I have Cloudshot set to drop stuff into Clouddrop but after each grab I get an error saying that Cloudshot can't find part of the path.

Nov 19, 2011 at 11:38 PM

Same here.  It's looking for:

<my dir>\shot_11\19\xxx.png

It should either create the missing dirs or not try to store there.

Nov 19, 2011 at 11:58 PM
Edited Nov 19, 2011 at 11:59 PM

Yes, the exact error wording on mine for a recent shot is


'Could not find a part of the path 'C:\Users\Edward\Dropbox\shot_11\19\2011_65542_pm.jpeg'.

Nov 20, 2011 at 12:44 AM
Edited Nov 20, 2011 at 12:56 AM

I've been looking at this.. some things that I've found so far:

1. The error occurs on both Windows XP and Windows 7 in my testing

2. Based on this bug:

I don't see the above as the cause.. Everything I've done permission-wise is not solving the problem. Most of what I've found on the Internet mentions this as a permissions issue. There's even a fix here:

3. Creating the date-based directory structure "\shot_11\19" in this case, allows CloudShot to create the file and carry on. This would require creation of this directory structure every day for the application to work.

4. Creating half of the directory structure "\shot_11\" in this case, does not correct the issue

5. I have not been able to get this software working post-installation once without some sort of interaction.


6. on Windows XP, I used Sysinternals Procmon to watch the process. CloudShot was set to save a screen shot to C:\ - the following is what procmon sees:

So, it would appear as though CloudShot checks the root, then the full path, then part of the path and then fails. It would seem better to just create the image file in the location specified and not hard code a dated path reference.

This seems like a useful tool and it would be a shame for it to remain in this unusable state.

Nov 20, 2011 at 5:47 AM

Yes. Same problem. I'll wait to see if there's an update.

Nov 20, 2011 at 2:23 PM

Same problem with me. Hope this gets sorted. This is a great little program.

Nov 20, 2011 at 3:17 PM

I have been fixed this error.

Please check new version of CloudShot.

Nov 20, 2011 at 3:33 PM

It works! Thanks name1essOne!