Goodsol Newsletter #103
Answers to Common Questions
Q: In Pretty Good Solitaire, how do I delete games from the Favorites list?
A: Click on the Options button on the main screen, go to the Groups and
Wizard area, and highlight Favorites on the left side. You can then add or
delete games on the right side.
Note that you can also create your own groups of games here and add or
delete games from the groups.
Q: There is a certain game number of a certain game that I cannot beat.
Is this game winnable?
A: I recommend posting the game and the game number on our Is It
Winnable? forum at https://www.goodsol.net/forum/messages/18/18.html
There are a lot of regular readers of that forum and someone might be
able to solve that game. Also, if you are looking for some challenging
games to play, you'll find some difficult game numbers on this forum.
Q: I've downloaded some card sets but I can't get them to work in the
game. What do I need to do?
A: After you download the card set, you need to run the downloaded file to
install it. It needs to be installed in the same folder as the game in order
for the game to see it. For Pretty Good Solitaire, this is usually the
C:\Program Files\goodsol folder. If you are installing card sets for use in
other games besides Pretty Good Solitaire, be sure to set the installation
folder of the card sets to the same folder where the game is installed.
After the card set is installed, you then should be able to see the new card
set in the card set list in the Options menu in the game.
Note that you need Pretty Good Solitaire version 8 or higher to use card
Q: I have a new computer. How do I transfer Pretty Good Solitaire from
my old computer to my new one?
A: First, install using the original setup installation file (copying files over
will not work). If you don't still have that, you can download the trial
version from https://www.goodsol.com/download.html and then use your
registration code to register it (if you have purchased).
To copy your statistics, you need to copy the entire data folder.
In version 7.2 and earlier, the data folder is the Games folder under the
main program folder (for the Quest Edition, this would usually be
In version 8.0 and higher, the data folder location depends on the version
of Windows. In Windows 98/ME, it is usually the C:\Windows\Application
Data\Goodsol\Pretty Good Solitaire folder. In Windows NT/2000 and XP, it
is usually the C:\Documents and Settings\[Windows User
Name]\Application Data\Goodsol\Pretty Good Solitaire folder, where
[Windows User Name] is your user name for Windows.
Q: I'm having a hard time beating the tile matching layouts in Pretty Good
MahJongg at https://www.goodmj.com . Do you have any hints?
A: I suggest starting with some of the easier layouts, such as Kids 28, Kids
36, and so on. Try to remove matching pairs that make as many new tiles
available as possible. A good guide is the number of matches in the
statusbar at the bottom. You want to keep that number as high as
possible. If it drops too low, you may want to back up and try something
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