Communicating problems and Ground Control won't download

I am unable to get my computer and the Arduino to communicate with each other and Ground Control doesn’t want to download either. Any help or tips that can be given would be much appreciated.

Had some issues in the beginning because I forgot to “extract all” after downloading

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Can you tell us more about what you did and what happened?

Were you able to download and install the Arduino IDE? Can you post a screenshot of what you see when you upload the firmware?

Is this a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer?

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I am running Windows 10, I was able to download the Arduino IDE. This is the screen I got when I was about half way done downloading ground control. I did ‘‘extract all’’ as well.


Make a directory in your root… something like C:\GroundControl and extract the files there. Your path+filename is too long (windows has a 260 character limit)… so you might be trying to extract somewhere/thing like


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LonG path Tool is very useful in solving path too long error.Try It!

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