Unhandled Exception Error - LinkWare PC Software

Non-standard characters in Windows User Names Cause LinkWare PC Issues

Affects Versions: All versions of LinkWare PC


LinkWare PC does not support the use of “special” characters in Microsoft™ Windows™ user account names.

Specifically, the C:\Users\<UserName> folder may contain only the following characters:

  • Alphabetic characters: A-Z and a-z
  • Numbers: 0-9
  • The space character (ASCII character decimal 032, Hex 020)


Folder names with other characters have caused “unhandled exception” errors on LinkWare PC startup.

The remedy is to change the C:\Users\<UserName> folder name so it contains only the characters LinkWare PC allows.