Extra POI Editor (EPE) Problems/Issues/Comments

 

Has anyone else noticed the change in the map for EPE?

Also Is anyone else getting a Script Error when trying to use the Street View (little man) and then cant leave that view unless you go to another record?

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EPE, Windows 10, and the future

If EPE uses IE's built-in functions, that could cause a headache in the future, if Microsoft decides to remove IE from Windows 10 in a subsequent update. in TurboCCC's shoes I'd probably look into eliminating my dependence on IE.

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Just As Long

Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:

If EPE uses IE's built-in functions, that could cause a headache in the future, if Microsoft decides to remove IE from Windows 10 in a subsequent update. in TurboCCC's shoes I'd probably look into eliminating my dependence on IE.

Personally, I don't care which browsers just as long as EPE works all the time! wink

The entire problem

But that's the entire problem. The reliance on IE functions means if IE is removed, EPE stops working. I'm sure no one here wants EPE to stop working. Thus solutions not involving that piece of software should be investigated.

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Hi everyone! Turbo here!

Hi Bob, D-moo and everyone!

I received your emails. I have reproduced the issue. Still no idea what is going on. I am investigating what has changed. I was able to run the Google API outside EPE but with IE 11 and no such message. Same script ran in EPE gives the message. Let me search the web and see what is going on.

Thanks,

Turbo

Thank you!

Thank you Turbo for looking into this. I know all the members here who depend on EPE for managing their POI files appreciate your efforts.

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hi turbo!

Hi Turbo! Thanks for your post. We all appreciate your hard work for EPE!

dobs108 grin

A todo for Turbo

dobs108 wrote:

Hi Turbo! Thanks for your post. We all appreciate your hard work for EPE!

dobs108 grin

Hey, Turbo, if you ever die, you need to will your body to the Factory. Thanks for all you do for us.

Phil

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EPE 6.00 fix for browser is not supported by Google API

Hi everyone,

Something has changed in the Google API (again!). Maps in EPE 5.99 and earlier are now displaying this message:

"You are using a browser that is not supported by the Google Maps JavaScript API. Consider changing your browser"

This issue has been fixed in EPE v6.00. I made a few checks and nothing seems to be broken. You can now download the new EPE v6.00 here:

http://turboccc.wikispaces.com/Extra_POI_Editor#Extra_POI_Ed...

I'll check in later to see if all is good for you. Enjoy!

Turbo

Body

plunder wrote:
dobs108 wrote:

Hi Turbo! Thanks for your post. We all appreciate your hard work for EPE!

dobs108 grin

Hey, Turbo, if you ever die, you need to will your body to the Factory. Thanks for all you do for us.

Phil

I'll check with the wife to see if she cares about my body when I don't use it wink

Github

If you're planning on dying anytime soon, perhaps you should make plans to place EPE's source code on Github.

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Woot Woot!

Thanks Turbo for taking the time out to fix EPE. What will we do without you?!

Great

Great to see you're still around! Thanks from me too.

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Workin' Great

Working great again Turbo. Thanks for all the work, EPE has become indispensable to me.

Great!

I'm happy to see you are still using EPE. I spent so many hours on this program. I am glad you guys find it useful. I'll do my best to maintain it as much as I can.

@Strephon: no plan to die soon! smile

Cheers!

Turbo

Support Turbo

I have been so impressed and helped by EPE that I have in the past supported Turbo by going to the "Donate" link (in blue about halfway down the page).

Maybe you will do the same.

John

Never Noticed the "Donate" Link Before

jgermann wrote:

I have been so impressed and helped by EPE that I have in the past supported Turbo by going to the "Donate" link (in blue about halfway down the page).

Maybe you will do the same.

John

Thanks, John for that info. In all the times I've been to the EPE site I never saw it buried in the text.

(@turboccc, you should consider making that link more prominent. Glad to know you are alive and well and still able to work on EPE.)

I consider EPE one of my essential applications. I'm glad I was able to show my appreciation after learning about the link.

Thanks!

Thanks! Feels great to be appreciated!

Yes, I think it is a useful program. Thanks to all your requests (and bug report smile), I added so many features in this program. Some are obvious but some others are not that apparent (such as the complex M-Column import feature with sub filters or saving as a .poi file). I learned a lot. Was a great journey.

I said this a few time in the past and I'll say it again. Working with the POI-Factory community has been a great experience in my life. Kudos for all your good work with the POI files. I'll always do my best to support you!

Regards,
Turbo

EPE Cannot Find Path To Google Earth

Hi Turbo

I'm still having this issue, for almost a year now. (Post above on 8/31/2016). I've tried with latest 6.00 and still no joy on 2 out of 3 systems.

This is probably "user error", but I am getting the subject error message in EPE when I select Tools/Open in GoogleEarth.

This happens on 2 PCs, but *works just fine* on a 3rd.
Within EPE the satellite and map images appear just fine.

All 3 PCs are at:
Windows 7, 64bit, all updates
same Avast A/V on all 3
EPE 5.99 (Now 6.00)
GE 7.1.8.3036

I have tried starting EPE with the -reset option.

I have tried uninstalling EPE and GE, reinstalling GE 1st, then EPE, and again in reverse order (with a Reg clean in between all).
I have tried with GE opened before EPE.

I have compared the GE program path and it is identical on all three systems.

I've searched turboccc wikispace, and various POI sites - I appear to be only one, so problem most likely between chair and keyboard.

Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks,

Another

Another script error is coming up when I select View > Show Street View. This is using the latest version of EPE and Google Chrome.

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Yup

t923347 wrote:

Another script error is coming up when I select View > Show Street View. This is using the latest version of EPE and Google Chrome.

I tried to duplicate what you did and indeed got this script error "An error has occurred in the script on this page", "Do you want to continue running scripts on this page?" yes or no? Paging Turbo again.

Does it well!

turboccc wrote:

Thanks! Feels great to be appreciated!

Yes, I think it is a useful program. Thanks to all your requests (and bug report smile), I added so many features in this program. Some are obvious but some others are not that apparent (such as the complex M-Column import feature with sub filters or saving as a .poi file). I learned a lot. Was a great journey.

I said this a few time in the past and I'll say it again. Working with the POI-Factory community has been a great experience in my life. Kudos for all your good work with the POI files. I'll always do my best to support you!

Regards,
Turbo

Your program does what it's supposed to to and does it well, without useless additions. Thank you!

StrettView

t923347 wrote:

Another script error is coming up when I select View > Show Street View. This is using the latest version of EPE and Google Chrome.

Hi t923347,
StreetView stopped working long ago when google maps changed its API for the first time. I will have another look but no promises. There must have been a reason why I dropped the feature.

Regards,

Turbo

GE

oldboy wrote:

Hi Turbo

I'm still having this issue, for almost a year now. (Post above on 8/31/2016). I've tried with latest 6.00 and still no joy on 2 out of 3 systems.

This is probably "user error", but I am getting the subject error message in EPE when I select Tools/Open in GoogleEarth.

This happens on 2 PCs, but *works just fine* on a 3rd.
Within EPE the satellite and map images appear just fine.

All 3 PCs are at:
Windows 7, 64bit, all updates
same Avast A/V on all 3
EPE 5.99 (Now 6.00)
GE 7.1.8.3036

I have tried starting EPE with the -reset option.

I have tried uninstalling EPE and GE, reinstalling GE 1st, then EPE, and again in reverse order (with a Reg clean in between all).
I have tried with GE opened before EPE.

I have compared the GE program path and it is identical on all three systems.

I've searched turboccc wikispace, and various POI sites - I appear to be only one, so problem most likely between chair and keyboard.

Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks,

Hi oldboy,

Must be related with how EPE finds the path to GE in the registry. I will have a look and provide guidance.

Edit:

Are you getting an error message from EPE when trying to open in GE? If yes, check option #1 below. If not, it's option #2.

1- Please open Registry (Run box and type regedit) and look for these keys:

"HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Google/Google Earth Plus", "InstallLocation",
"HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Google/Google Earth", "InstallLocation"

Do you find one of them?

If not, search for "Google Earth" and try to find the "InstallLocation" key. I can easily fix this once I have the string to search for and the installed location.

2- Once EPE has the InstallLocation, it adds the string "client/googleearth.exe" and it should find GE on your computer. One of these steps are failing on 2 of your computers.
Turbo

Thanks!

jale wrote:

Your program does what it's supposed to to and does it well, without useless additions. Thank you!

Thanks Jale!

No

turboccc wrote:

Hi t923347,
StreetView stopped working long ago when google maps changed its API for the first time. I will have another look but no promises. There must have been a reason why I dropped the feature.

Regards,

Turbo

No problem Turbo, I just wanted you to know of that issue in case you were not aware of it. If it stopped working "long ago" it gives some idea of how often I use that feature. wink

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StreetView is fixed in V6.01

t923347 wrote:

No problem Turbo, I just wanted you to know of that issue in case you were not aware of it. If it stopped working "long ago" it gives some idea of how often I use that feature. wink

Well, you got lucky. Looks like I fixed StreetView in 5.98 although it was not quite fixed for real. Now it is fully fixed in v6.01. Just download new version.

Turbo

Yay!

turboccc wrote:
t923347 wrote:

No problem Turbo, I just wanted you to know of that issue in case you were not aware of it. If it stopped working "long ago" it gives some idea of how often I use that feature. wink

Well, you got lucky. Looks like I fixed StreetView in 5.98 although it was not quite fixed for real. Now it is fully fixed in v6.01. Just download new version.

Turbo

Thanks a million again Turbo!

Yes

allbizz wrote:

Witnessed the same issue here as well. Zoomed in and out and received the error.

Same problem here...

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Browser not supported

Garmin Gal wrote:
allbizz wrote:

Witnessed the same issue here as well. Zoomed in and out and received the error.

Same problem here...

Hi Garmin Gal,

Check a few posts above. The issue is fixed in EPE v6.00+.

Turbo

Turbo, thanks for fixing the Streetview script error. Much appreciated.

Just in case your not aware of it or can do anything about it but, Windows Defender in Windows 10 blocks the installation of V6.01. If you ask for "more info" on the warning screen it will let you install EPE anyway.

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Win 10

t923347 wrote:

Turbo, thanks for fixing the Streetview script error. Much appreciated.

Just in case your not aware of it or can do anything about it but, Windows Defender in Windows 10 blocks the installation of V6.01. If you ask for "more info" on the warning screen it will let you install EPE anyway.

Whoa! I don't have Win10 yet. Happy to see that it still installs.

Turbo

Yea

Yea it works great!

Just an FYI, the Windows Defender issue is only present when installing EPE 6.01. It didn't pop up when I installed 6.00 earlier this week.

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Win 10

t923347 wrote:

Yea it works great!

Just an FYI, the Windows Defender issue is only present when installing EPE 6.01. It didn't pop up when I installed 6.00 earlier this week.

Interesting really. I just changed an HTML string in the JavaScript calling Google Maps and the version number. Maybe I should be doing a v6.02 wink

Thanks

for the info

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EPE Cannot Find the Path to Google Earth

Hi Turbo

Error message is produced by EPE.
On the PC that does work, that InstallLocation Key does exist.
On the 2 PCs that do not work, that InstallLocation Key does not exist.

All GE programs are installed in the same path, and the Key for the working one is:
"C:Program Files (x86)/Google/Google Earth" (no quotes)
(though the program is actually installed in:
"C:Program Files (x86)/Google/Google Earth/client").

Other inconsistencies are that the relevant Registry folder is "Google Earth Plus", but the Program folder is simply "Google Earth" (in all 3 systems).

Question: No amount of Uninstall and Clean Install of GE and EPE puts that Key back in the Registry, so where did that Key come from in the 1st place? And for only one of the systems.

Thanks for the help.

GE

Hi oldboy,

Did you make the search in the registry for Google Earth? I need the entire path to the InstallLocation key. Check my post and give me the entire Registry path to the key.

Newer GE use the Google Earth Plus path as well and EPE searches for it but yours seems to be installed elsewhere. EPE is not looking at a Windows path but at the installation path in the Registry. I could hardcode the Windows path but this would not work with installations where the install path has been changed from the default.

Thanks,

Turbo

EPE Cannot Find Path To Google Earth

turboccc wrote:

Hi oldboy,

Did you make the search in the registry for Google Earth? I need the entire path to the InstallLocation key. Check my post and give me the entire Registry path to the key.

Newer GE use the Google Earth Plus path as well and EPE searches for it but yours seems to be installed elsewhere. EPE is not looking at a Windows path but at the installation path in the Registry. I could hardcode the Windows path but this would not work with installations where the install path has been changed from the default.

Thanks,

Turbo

Turbo

Path from Registry is:
Computer/HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Google/Google Earth Plus

InstallLocation Key has value:
C:/Program Files (x86)/Google/Google Earth

(all slashes reversed)

Thanks

Google Earth Pro

oldboy wrote:

...Other inconsistencies are that the relevant Registry folder is "Google Earth Plus", but the Program folder is simply "Google Earth" (in all 3 systems)....

Oldboy, did you install Google Earth Pro intentionally, or did it just show up on your computer one morning? I'm asking because that's exactly what happened to me. I'd been using just plain old Google Earth for years but all of a sudden a couple of weeks ago I found GE Pro installed. I neither asked for it nor wanted it, but there it was (and where it remains). I have no idea what prompted its installation.

Phil

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Windows 10 new key location for Google Earth

Welcome back, Turbo! Many thanks for the EPE fix.

I haven't used Google Earth in years, but was curious about oldboy's problem. So, I installed Google Earth Pro on Windows 10, and it installed the Pro version - Google Earth Pro 7.3.0.3832 (32-bit)

The only registry key which has the install location is:

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Google\Google Earth Pro
"InstallLocation"="C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Earth Pro\client\"

In Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google key there is a Google Earth Pro key, but no InstallLocation subkey

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Re: issues with EPE and Google Earth

There's one of a few possible reasons:

a) You may have a 64-bit OS and the 32-bit version of Google Earth installed (and EPE may be searching for GE in C:Program Files... when it's actually in C:Prograrm Files (x86)...

b) Possibly non-standard install location (for example, if you have Windows on one disk and actually install apps to another)

c) There are actually two different versions of Google Earth--Google Earth (with less features), and Google Earth Pro (which USED to be pay but Google made the license keys free for a time, and has a lot more features including direct import of shapefiles and CSVs). As a GE Pro user I can confirm EPE doesn't exactly call it up grin

A minor suggestion I might make to the creator is to allow (in Preferences) to actually set the Google Earth directory if need be.

Notes for Google Earth/Google Earth Pro support

turboccc wrote:

Hi oldboy,

Must be related with how EPE finds the path to GE in the registry. I will have a look and provide guidance.

Edit:

Are you getting an error message from EPE when trying to open in GE? If yes, check option #1 below. If not, it's option #2.

1- Please open Registry (Run box and type regedit) and look for these keys:

"HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Google/Google Earth Plus", "InstallLocation",
"HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Google/Google Earth", "InstallLocation"

Do you find one of them?

If not, search for "Google Earth" and try to find the "InstallLocation" key. I can easily fix this once I have the string to search for and the installed location.

2- Once EPE has the InstallLocation, it adds the string "client/googleearth.exe" and it should find GE on your computer. One of these steps are failing on 2 of your computers.
Turbo

I actually use Google Earth Pro (took advantage of the period when you could grab a free key from Google grin) and in my case it's probably not going to be as useful (in the case of Google Earth Pro this does get installed in C:Program Files (x86)Google Earth Proclientgoogleearth.exe", and presumably without the " (x86)" for 32-bit users. Unfortunately diving in the registry didn't show this, but right-clicking the shortcut, selecting "More/Open File Location", right-clicking on the shortcut, selecting "Properties", and seeing the "Target" did get me to where I wanted to go.

My suggestion would be to allow an option in Properties where people could manually point to where their Google Earth install lives (this also would work for Pro users). That's just my own two pence, though.

Re GE Pro

WAASup wrote:

Welcome back, Turbo! Many thanks for the EPE fix.

I haven't used Google Earth in years, but was curious about oldboy's problem. So, I installed Google Earth Pro on Windows 10, and it installed the Pro version - Google Earth Pro 7.3.0.3832 (32-bit)

The only registry key which has the install location is:

ComputerHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWOW6432NodeGoogleGoogle Earth Pro
"InstallLocation"="C:Program Files (x86)GoogleGoogle Earth Proclient"

In ComputerHKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareGoogle key there is a Google Earth Pro key, but no InstallLocation subkey

Same results here, and the Google Earth Plus key also gives no install location. I did confirm that it's actually in the location given by the previous poster.

This should be (with forward slashies):

Computer/HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/WOW6432Node/Google/Google Earth Pro

"InstallLocation"="C:/Program Files (x86)/Google/Google Earth Pro/client"

(This would obviously be only "Program Files" with 32-bit Windows)

As apparently the default desktop install of Google Earth is with the GE Pro installer nowadays (as Google seems to be heavily promoting and pushing the idea of Google Earth for Chrome--which unfortunately does not have nearly the featureset of even base Google Earth for desktop!) this MAY need to be tweaked.

Can't find download for Google Earth

plunder wrote:
oldboy wrote:

...Other inconsistencies are that the relevant Registry folder is "Google Earth Plus", but the Program folder is simply "Google Earth" (in all 3 systems)....

Oldboy, did you install Google Earth Pro intentionally, or did it just show up on your computer one morning? I'm asking because that's exactly what happened to me. I'd been using just plain old Google Earth for years but all of a sudden a couple of weeks ago I found GE Pro installed. I neither asked for it nor wanted it, but there it was (and where it remains). I have no idea what prompted its installation.

Phil

When I search for download for Google Earth, Google only seems to give Pro. Where can I safely download only Google Earth?

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GE Download

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When I search for download for Google Earth, Google only seems to give Pro. Where can I safely download only Google Earth?[/quote]

I really had to search around for this - Google is trying to force-feed the Chrome version (which sucks - I tried it).

Direct Installer is here:
https://support.google.com/earth/answer/168344?hl=en

You should find both Base and Pro on this page.

Hope this works for you.

Base, Plus and Pro

plunder wrote:
oldboy wrote:

...Other inconsistencies are that the relevant Registry folder is "Google Earth Plus", but the Program folder is simply "Google Earth" (in all 3 systems)....

Oldboy, did you install Google Earth Pro intentionally, or did it just show up on your computer one morning? I'm asking because that's exactly what happened to me. I'd been using just plain old Google Earth for years but all of a sudden a couple of weeks ago I found GE Pro installed. I neither asked for it nor wanted it, but there it was (and where it remains). I have no idea what prompted its installation.

Phil

On one of my 3 PCs I installed Pro intentionally to try it out. Didn't like, un-installed, and re-installed Base.

The other 2 systems always stayed at Base version.

Don't confuse The "Plus" part with "Pro". The program folder is "Google Earth", the Registry entry for some reason is labelled "Google Earth Plus", so "Plus" equals "Base".

(Confused yet? I know I am.)

Beats me

GPSgeek wrote:
plunder wrote:
oldboy wrote:

...Other inconsistencies are that the relevant Registry folder is "Google Earth Plus", but the Program folder is simply "Google Earth" (in all 3 systems)....

Oldboy, did you install Google Earth Pro intentionally, or did it just show up on your computer one morning? I'm asking because that's exactly what happened to me. I'd been using just plain old Google Earth for years but all of a sudden a couple of weeks ago I found GE Pro installed. I neither asked for it nor wanted it, but there it was (and where it remains). I have no idea what prompted its installation.

Phil

When I search for download for Google Earth, Google only seems to give Pro. Where can I safely download only Google Earth?

Beats me. Like I mentioned, I didn't ask for PRO but it showed up on my door stoop one day.

Maybe plain old Google Earth is no longer available?

Phil

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Google Earth Genealogy

The current Google Earth version is Google Earth Pro version 7.3.0.3832. Earth "Free" and Pro were combined into a single product, Earth Pro as of version 7.3.0.

The old version of Google Earth Pro (7.1.5 and earlier) which required a licence key was made free in January 2015.
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/maps/UjcchIDEELs

The last Google Earth "Free" version is Google Earth version 7.1.8.3036
Installing it created both Google Earth and Google Earth Plus registry keys. The install location subkey was in
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Google\Google Earth

Google Earth Plus is a non existent product (as of 2009).
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/earth/ihba411xv1M

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GE issue

oldboy wrote:

Turbo

Path from Registry is:
Computer/HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Google/Google Earth Plus

InstallLocation Key has value:
C:/Program Files (x86)/Google/Google Earth

(all slashes reversed)

Thanks

Hi oldboy,

EPE is already looking at these locations in this specific order: HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Google/Google Earth Plus
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Google/Google Earth

If it finds an InstallLocation key, then it will use that path and stop there. Still, it should find your Google Earth Plus key since it is the one you mentioned.

On the other hand, EPE is not looking at this location:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/WOW6432Node/Google/Google Earth

I could add it and see if it works better for you. There is something about this mystery that is not resolved yet. I'll do a test version and we'll see how it goes.

Regards,

Turbo

GE Pro Updated Stealthly

plunder wrote:

Oldboy, did you install Google Earth Pro intentionally, or did it just show up on your computer one morning? I'm asking because that's exactly what happened to me. I'd been using just plain old Google Earth for years but all of a sudden a couple of weeks ago I found GE Pro installed. I neither asked for it nor wanted it, but there it was (and where it remains). I have no idea what prompted its installation.

Phil

And wouldn't you know it, yesterday my GE got updated to Pro, completely unattended! Why all of a sudden I don't know. I even went into "Programs and Features" to check the install date to be sure I was not imagining.

GE installs a scheduled task to update. I usually disable or delete after install, but I guess I forgot after one of the many uninstall/reinsatalls to troubleshoot.

Guess I'll try it for a bit to see how it behaves, but when I tried it a few months ago it did not play nicely.

Inconsistencies Abound

turboccc wrote:

On the other hand, EPE is not looking at this location:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/WOW6432Node/Google/Google Earth

I could add it and see if it works better for you. There is something about this mystery that is not resolved yet. I'll do a test version and we'll see how it goes.

Turbo,

On the 2 PCs not behaving properly, the only "InstallLocation" for GE is as described in RegKey above.

It is also in the above Key entry on the one that works. Why the inconsistencies I do not understand.

The working PC got updated yesterday to GE Pro, unattended and unasked. So the Key above will change from "Google Earth" to "Google Earth Pro".

To add to confusion (for me anyway), after the update to GE Pro,
HKEY_Current_User/Software/Google/Google Earth Plus retains the InstallLocation, but that key is NOT in
HKEY_Current_User/Software/Google/Google Earth Pro

Thanks

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