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I purchased a Baofeng 9r and also a programming cable and it came with a mini cd . Since my laptop does not have a mini cd player I tried to download the Baofeng driver and it won't open saying the file is not compatible with the Adobe system. Any ideas? I am very new to GMRS.

 

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It sounds like your computer is incorrectly trying to open the compressed (.zip or .rar) file with Adobe.  Try to manually open the file with your Unzipping program, or look up how to change the association between whatever file type it is and Adobe.

Also - for clarification - you dont need "the driver", you need the programming software.

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3 hours ago, WRPS483 said:

I purchased a Baofeng 9r and also a programming cable and it came with a mini cd . Since my laptop does not have a mini cd player I tried to download the Baofeng driver and it won't open saying the file is not compatible with the Adobe system. Any ideas? I am very new to GMRS.

 

Presuming Win10 AND that the download is a ZIP format, try <right-click>Extract All...

If it is a RAR file, you may need to download a more general purpose compression program (eg: 7-Zip) -- Windows native compressor is, I believe, only ZIP compatible.

As for Adobe -- it sounds like some Adobe product you installed has hijacked whatever extension the file has. (Installing the mentioned 7-Zip might give you a chance to reset the association to /it/).

 

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On 9/14/2022 at 6:39 PM, WRPS483 said:

I purchased a Baofeng 9r and also a programming cable and it came with a mini cd . Since my laptop does not have a mini cd player I tried to download the Baofeng driver and it won't open saying the file is not compatible with the Adobe system. Any ideas? I am very new to GMRS.

 

If your laptop has a regular cd player, it should also play a mini cd.

 

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1 hour ago, WRPS483 said:

Now it's saying "Error reading data from radio; not the amount of data we want.

I usually see that error when I have the wrong radio model selected - confirm you have selected the correct radio, and make sure the volume on the radio is set to about 50%-75% or so ..

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