The problem is fixed.
Thanks to schpengle for some help. It always does help to have someone give their thoughts too to continue pursuing all angles.
It was the apostrophe in my windows account name which when I initially set up when I purchased this computer, also added the apostrophe in the User path - c:\Users\Dan O’Shea\
I had to change the User folder path name from …\Dan O’Shea… to …\danoshea… so that Pinegrow would not crash.
Until Pinegrow adds some sort of escape characters script in their program, this will have to be some type of fix for the few that don’t realize the ramifications of some characters in their name that is programming “resistant.”
Changing a Windows account name is not difficult. What can be convoluted and complicated is changing the folder path of a Windows user name.
The best way I have found how so that I could get Pinegrow to not crash because of the apostrophe, was to do the following, which as I said, having to change the folder file path of my User account name.
To rename your user account folder under C:\Users, you need to find your user account’s security identifier (SID).
There is a special console command to use to obtain information about user accounts in Windows 10 to find the SID, and plenty of other information.
Start Windows Command in the search box: cmd
At the command prompt, type:
wmic useraccount list full
Note the SID value for your windows login account. You may have more than one account, be sure to make note of the right one.
You cannot rename the current user profile which you are signed in with. You need to use another user account with administrative privileges. If you don’t have another administrative account, you have to create one before proceeding. Then, sign out from the user account whose profile folder you need to rename and sign-in with the other administrative account.
Once in your other administrative account, open File Explorer, go to the c:\Users folder from you wish to change and rename your profile folder to what you want.
After you’ve renamed the account, open Registry Editor.
Go to the following Registry key:
In the left pane, find the key named by the SID value you’ve noted. This key is related to the profile which you’ve renamed.
Look at the value data for the ProfileImagePath parameter on the right. Modify it according to the new path to the profile you have renamed.
Close Regedit.exe and restart Windows 10.
You will have to uninstall and reinstall or repair some programs like Dropbox and Outlook to work again.
Pinegrow will no longer crash.