Was getting ready to create a new AVR firmware project, using Atmel Studio. It's kind of like a recent one, and kind of like one from a couple of years ago. So, first order of business is to find the two projects.
The recent one is easy; Studio 7 remembers it as recently-used.
The older, and much bigger one, from which I maybe want to borrow a few (but critical) lines of code? Nowhere to be found.
The recent project is the only one on the Windows machine's hard drive (which isn't where it belongs, really). A search of the shared directory on the file server turns up several other Studio projects, but not the one I'm looking for.
Aieee! I put quite a bit of effort into that code, back when, and I may want to build a few more units of that gadget someday, as well as wanting to borrow some parts of the code for other things.
Then I remember: that project wasn't in Atmel Studio. The gadget was built around an ATmega328, which I'd programmed with the Arduino bootloader, and then the application code was in Arduino, using various other people's libraries.
Whew! Looking where the Arduino stuff lives, I find my code.
But... now Studio 7, while it'll open the existing project, won't create a new project, nor do much else, including displaying its "Help... About" screen. Growf. Apparently this was a known problem last year, so maybe installing the latest version will fix it. We shall see.
So now I'm having a download break, while I wait for all the bits to trickle in. (And performance on the lab Windows machine has gotten appalling. Does the latest update to Windows 7 require additional RAM or something? Or a much faster CPU all of a sudden?)