I finally got Perforce to work. Two problems when taken together made my life difficult for a few days: My inexperience with perforce and the dregs leftover from a previous install.
All Perforce s/w is latest version d/l in last few days.
Before asking for help I read the docs and check with Google. Both multiple times.
I like my working files all in one directory. Yet at the same time I want a structured depot. Thus my workspace view looks like this:
Likely my inexperience shows because I get errors on the first line: Error at line 1 of field ‘ChangeView’ in client specification. Null directory (//) not allowed in ‘//depot* //Lamp.*’
Yet it fixed itself at night(?) Good, I thought, it’s working now. Alas, it only worked once.
I tried using downlevel p4v. Did not help. Reboot server machine. Went back. Bad stuff happened. On the second p4v reinstall I was back to where I was before.
So . . . How do I set my workspace view without making errors?
FWIW, Win7 Server, Win10 laptop same problem on both