What to Do if You Get a Script Data Error Message

If you get an error message that says something like "Script10: Data Map offset out of range", the solution is to delete your Painter Script library file and the next time Painter is launched, a new Script library file is automatically generated.

For Painter IX (IX 9.1 and IX.5):

The Painter Script Data file (Mac) or Painter.SSD file (Windows) is located in the Corel Painter IX User folder. The full path is:

Mac - /Users/[User Name]/Library/Application Support/Corel/Painter IX

Windows - \Documents and Settings\[User Name]\Application Data\Corel\Painter IX


For Painter X:

If you need to delete the Painter Scripts library file, it's named Painter Scripts.scripts on both Mac and Windows platforms, and it's located in your Workspace folder (or all of your Workspace folders if you have more than one).

I currently have six Workspaces and the Painter Scripts.scripts file appears in each of my Workspace folders.

The full path to the Painter X User folder and whatever Workspace you're currently using is:

Mac
-  /Users/[User Name]/Library/Application Support/Corel/Painter X/[Workspace Name]

Windows - Documents and Settings\[User Name]\Application Data\Corel\Painter IX\[Workspace Name]


At least in Windows, sometimes the User folder's folders and files are hidden.

In WinXP Home, to make your User folder's folders and files visible:
  • Open Windows Explorer and navitate to your User folder:
    • Documents and Settings\[User Name] folder
  • Highlight that folder.
  • In the Tools menu, choose Folder Options.
  • In the Folder Options dialog box, click the View tab.
  • Under Advanced settings, scroll down the list to Hidden files and folders and check the Show hidden files and folders radio button.
  • Click the Apply button at the bottom of the Folder Options dialog box, then click the OK buttonto close the Folder Options dialog box.
  • Refresh Windows Explorer (Ctrl+R) and you should now see your User folder's folders and files.

© 2007, Jinny Brown

March 24, 2007