Google earth pro

 

I installed the new version of Google earth pro on my computer and the '‘View on Google earth'’ function stop working on Map Source. I get the following message ‘'This function requires the installation of Google earth''.
Can anyone help. Thank-you.

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Yep

Unfortunately the new GE won't work with MapSource or BaseCamp, and the earlier work arounds don't help either. I've had to revert to a much earlier version, one that doesn't update automatically.

Once you've reverted from the Command Prompt, and signed in as an Administrator, type the following as applicable and press ENTER:
(Make sure you are in the C: root directory)

"C:Program Files (x86)GoogleGoogle Earth Proclientgoogleearth.exe" /RegServer (works with Google Earth Pro in Win 7...10)
"C:Program FilesGoogleGoogle Earth Proclientgoogleearth.exe" /RegServer (Google Earth Pro in XP)
"C:Program FilesGoogleGoogle Earthclientgoogleearth.exe" /RegServer (Google Earth in XP)
"C:Program Files (x86)GoogleGoogle Earthclientgoogleearth.exe" /RegServer (Google Earth non-Pro on Win 7, 8.x and 10)

Note for those not used to using the command line in Windows, the double quotes in all of the examples are critical. They MUST be there and in the indicated places or you'll get an error that the directory name is invalid. It won't harm anything; it simply won't work.

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Aren’t there backslashes..

If someone doesn’t know about the quote marks, they may not know to insert backslashes.

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John from PA

Yep

I keep forgetting this forum doesn't like them, I'll adjust my post, thanks, oops, no I can't as I'm timed out of making edits so will post again smile

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See above

From the Command Prompt, and signed in as an Administrator, type the following as applicable and press ENTER:
(Make sure you are in the C root directory)

"C:/Program Files (x86)/Google/Google Earth Pro/client/googleearth.exe" /RegServer (works with Google Earth Pro in Win 7...10)
"C:/Program Files/Google/Google Earth Pro/client/googleearth.exe" /RegServer (Google Earth Pro in XP)
"C:/Program Files/Google/Google Earth/client/googleearth.exe" /RegServer (Google Earth in XP)
"C:/Program Files (x86)/Google/Google Earth/client/googleearth.exe" /RegServer (Google Earth non-Pro on Win 7, 8.x and 10)
Note for those not used to using the command line in Windows, the double quotes in all of the examples are critical. They MUST be there and in the indicated places or you'll get an error that the directory name is invalid. It won't harm anything; it simply won't work.

Please note that as this forum doesn't allow back slashes I've had to change them to forward slashes so you need to change them all to back slashes EXCEPT the final one in each line, so /RegServer remains as it is.

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I have tried this and it

I have tried this and it does not work. I run the latest Windows 10

Under Program Files (x86)Google, I have no Google Earth Pro file or Google Earth file.

But my Google Earth Pro works fine.

I did a search and found ‘Goggle Hearth.exe’ under c:/programs/Google/Google Earth Pro/client

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OK

In that case search for googleearth.exe

Where is that located on your PC?

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I found goggleearth.exe

I found goggleearth.exe under c:/programs/Google/Google Earth Pro/client

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Here it is

Bald Camper wrote:

I found goggleearth.exe under c:/programs/Google/Google Earth Pro/client

I just looked at "Properties" in the GE icon and it's at:

C:Program FilesGoogleGoogle Earth Proclientgoogleearth.exe

Phil

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Same as me Plunder

Same as me Plunder

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So ...

Which is it? Your original location is different to Plunders?

If it really is the same as Plunders then use the line for the XP version from the ones I posted above.

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Plunders's I mentioned the

Plunders's

I mentioned the exec file at the beginning, sorryy.

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Well

You need to use this then

"C:/Program Files/Google/Google Earth Pro/client/googleearth.exe" /RegServer

Remember all the forward slashes except the one before RegServer need to be changed to backslashes

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I ran this last line as

I ran this last line as administrator and it went in fine then I restarted de computer.
But when I open Google earth Pro and try to view Map Source on Google earth pro I still get the warning that I need to install Google earth Pro.

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Well

Did you revert to an earlier version of GE Pro though? As I explained in my original post the latest GE version won't work even if you enter the correct command line. Many of the earlier ones auto update so you may have done so and they've auto updated. I'm using 7.1.8.3036 (32-bit) and that works perfectly. Uninstall your current GE Pro, install that version then run the command line and all should be well.

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Ignore content

Just a test (which failed) to create a backslash in a command line

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Backslashes

John from PA wrote:

Just a test (which failed) to create a backslash in a command line

Here on the POI Factory forums, a backslash can be created by typing the following without spaces:

& # 92 ; and here it is: \

Note that if anyone quotes this message with a reply, my portion of the quote will lose all backslashes. Also note that there are five characters needed which I mention since some in the past have forgotten to add the semicolon.

sussamb has the knowledge and has graciously posted the command lines needed to re-enable Google Earth with the appropriate older versions of Mapsource and Basecamp, so here they are again, with backslashes, ready to be copied and pasted into a command prompt:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Earth Pro\client\googleearth.exe" /RegServer (works with Google Earth Pro in Win 7...10)

"C:\Program Files\Google\Google Earth Pro\client\googleearth.exe" /RegServer (Google Earth Pro in XP)

"C:\Program Files\Google\Google Earth\client\googleearth.exe" /RegServer (Google Earth in XP)

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Earth\client\googleearth.exe" /RegServer (Google Earth non-Pro on Win 7, 8.x and 10)

Note the space needed between the final " and the /RegServer. Also, to requote sussamb:

Note for those not used to using the command line in Windows, the double quotes in all of the examples are critical. They MUST be there and in the indicated places or you'll get an error that the directory name is invalid. It won't harm anything; it simply won't work.

My Google Earth version is...

sussamb wrote:

...I'm using 7.1.8.3036 (32-bit) and that works perfectly...

My Google Earth version is 7.3.3.7699 (64-bit) and shows a Build Date of 5/7/2020. I hadn't updated GE on that date which means it updated itself.

Phil

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This is for my info. View in

This is for my info. View in Google Earth is no longer shown in BaseCamp, on Mac, Version 4.8.8 (4.8.8). While it was still available, I fixed the no show problem when GoogleEarth Pro came ou by simply changing the name to Google Earth, without the Pro on it. Worked fine.

However, it's just as quick to open Into on a wayooint and copy the Coordinates and drop them on Google Earth Pro. Just takes an extra step to open the info box. To tell the truth, though, it's a lot quicker to just drop on Google Map and choose the Sat View.

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64 bits and more

Just figured out I had installed a 32 bit version. So I found the 64 bit.
The search took a few minutes, if you don't have the time here is the link.
https://support.google.com/earth/answer/168344?hl=en

Well

You don't need 64 bit version, at least not with Win 10, I've got 32 bit installed and it works fine.

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Gave Up

I just gave up trying to boot GE directly from Basecamp. Every time I get it working, something changes and I have to fool with it again.

Instead, I import my Basecamp files directly into GE. I then use a split screen or switch windows to access the two programs. Yes, it's a couple of extra steps but the time spent is still much less than it would be if I fooled around with the GE boot every time it "broke".

If only I were a Guru like Susamb!

Works fine with GE

Works fine with GE now,

Thanks everyone specialy Sussamb.

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Great

Glad I could help smile

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