If you try to open a SCARM project file and it does not load (the cursor stays as hour-glass or rotating circle and/or SCARM shows a message for license problem), this may be due to invalid (not for that PC), corrupted or incomplete registered license key file.
To fix the problem, do one of the following according to your version of SCARM.
A. SCARM Licensed Version
Use “Help” > “License Activation and Installation” menu command in order to login into your SCARM account and then check, refresh (if needed, there will be a “Refresh” link), download and reinstall the license file.
|If you have single license, installed on more than one PC, the program will work only on the PC where the license key was initially activated and will not be able to open files on the other PCs.
If you have more than one license, ensure that you are downloading the correct one for that PC.
If that does not help, read answers 6 and 7 in the article Resolving License Activation and Installation Issues.
B. SCARM Freeware Version
You should first uninstall SCARM. Go to “Control Panel” > “Programs and Features”, locate SCARM in the list of installed programs and then uninstall it. Now download SCARM from www.scarm.info and install it again. Start SCARM and now it should be able to open the project files.