Error: "Please wait while Windows configures AutoCAD Raster Design"

Sep 2, 2014


Every time you launch AutoCAD, the following error message is displayed:
Please wait while windows configures Raster


Sometimes Raster cannot find the folder to write the configuration to.  Raster puts its configuration files into one AutoCAD family folders in your user profile. If that version of AutoCAD has not been launched by the logged-in user account, those folders don’t exist, and Raster won’t be able to write its configuration files there. 


Launch that version of AutoCAD once to create the needed folders and allow Raster to finish its setup.
To check which AutoCAD version your Raster program is using for its configuration: 
  • Check the Registry. For example, you can find the 2013 Raster’s keys in the following location:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\AutoCAD\R19.0\AutoCAD Raster Design 2013
To find where Raster is trying to write the files:
  • You will find two keys: “LocalRootFolder” and “RoamableRootFolder.” These keys tell you where Raster is trying to write its files. 
In the following example, Raster will try to write to AutoCAD Electrical profile folders, so you must launch AutoCAD Electrical at least once for the Raster configuration to complete. 
C:\Users\userprofile\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\AutoCAD Electrical 2013\R19.0\enu\


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