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ESP8266 Programming Error

Discussion in 'Microcontrollers, Programming and IoT' started by _Nate_, May 19, 2018.

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  1. _Nate_


    Jun 12, 2017
    So I've been trying to at least run a successful "Blink" code for my esp-01 module (using this usb tool), but I get the same error every time:

    Arduino: 1.8.5 (Windows Store (Windows 10), Board: "Generic ESP8266 Module, 80 MHz, ck, 26 MHz, 40MHz, DIO, 1M (64K SPIFFS), 2, v2 Lower Memory, Disabled, None, Only Sketch, 115200"

    Archiving built core (caching) in: C:\Users\XXXXX\AppData\Local\Temp\arduino_cache_994175\core\core_esp8266_esp8266_generic_CpuFrequency_80,ResetMethod_ck,CrystalFreq_26,FlashFreq_40,FlashMode_dio,FlashSize_1M64,led_2,LwIPVariant_v2mss536,Debug_Disabled,DebugLevel_None____,FlashErase_none,UploadSpeed_115200_556dd2950946f279e9b4b76b952dace8.a
    exec: "{}/esptool.exe": file does not exist
    Error compiling for board Generic ESP8266 Module.

    I have looked into this error extensively and downloaded the esptool.exe file to place in this directory:


    I have added this program to exceptions in Windows Defender and such, to no avail. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Hopup


    Jul 5, 2015
    If u google with information "Error compiling for board Generic ESP8266 Module.", you can find lot of information.

    You might need latest version of the code,

    EDIT: This could also work "

    In Arduino IDE Go to:

    Sketch -> include libraries -> manage library and search all type all topic for "esptool" then click install

    Last edited: May 19, 2018
  3. _Nate_


    Jun 12, 2017
    I tried installing the library and updating the arduino package, and even moving the esptool.exe from the esp8266 folder to the arduino folder did not work.
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