Vexcode Projects Folder for Windows - Tutorials

The vexcode-projects folder contains all of the projects made within VEXcode Pro V5. The following article will cover:

  • How to get to the default location of the vexcode-projects folder.
  • An overview of what folders/files are within a VEXcode Pro V5 project.
  • What to do if no VEXcode Pro V5 project is in the default vexcode-projects location.

How to get to the vexcode-projects folder

To get to the vexcode-projects folder:

  1. Click on the search tool at the bottom left of the screen.

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  1. Type  File Explorer in the search tool and then press enter to open File Explorer.

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  1. Click on This PC located in the sidebar of the File Explorer.

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  1. Click on the Documents folder icon located on the right of the File Explore to open it.

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  1. Open the vexcode-projects folder to see all of your saved projects.

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  1. You will see all of your VEXcode Pro V5 project folders.

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Overview of what folders/files are within a VEXcode Pro V5 project

Open one of your VEXcode Pro V5 project folders and inside you will find folders that contain the following:

  • Source code (*.cpp files)
  • Header Files (*.h files)
  • Build Files (makefile, vex/mkenv.mk, vex/mkrules.mk)
  • All of these files are needed to build the project and download it to a V5 Brain.

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What to do if no VEXcode Pro V5 project exists in the default vexcode-projects location

If you open your vexcode-projects folder and none of your VEXcode Pro V5 projects are there follow these steps to locate where they are located:

  1. Launch the VEXcode Pro V5 application.
  2. Click File then in the File dropdown click Preferences.

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  1. Look at the file path next to the Program folder preference. This file path will tell you the location where your VEXcode Pro V5 projects are being saved. The ~ at the beginning of the file path refers to your home folder.

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  1. Click on the search tool.

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  1. Search for File Explorer and press enter.

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  1. Navigate to the VEXcode Pro V5 projects folder that you noted in step 3.

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  1. Open the vexcode-projects folder to see all of your saved projects.

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  1. You will now see all of your VEXcode Pro V5 project folders.

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  1. Open one of your VEXcode Pro V5 project folders and inside you will find folders that contain the following:

  • Source code (*.cpp files)
  • Header Files (*.h files)
  • Build Files (makefile, vex/mkenv.mk, vex/mkrules.mk)
  • All of these files are needed to build the project and download it to a V5 Brain.

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