XG Manager 1.6.1 MIDI Thru not working

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Greg Holwell
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XG Manager 1.6.1 MIDI Thru not working

I have just downloaded the 64-bit portable edition of XG Manager version 1.6.1 and extracted it to a brand new folder (i.e. no configuration files left over from
the previous version).

I set up the MIDI devices as:
Input devices: Steinberg UR22C-1 (I have nothing connected to this device's MIDI ports) - unticked
                       USB MIDI Interface - from my keyboard (shows a green light when data is received) - ticked
Thru output device - USB MIDI Interface - to my Yamaha MU10 XG tone generator (flashes a yellow light when data is transmitted)

Output devices: USB MIDI Interface - ticked
                         Steinberg UR22C-1, Microsoft MIDI Mapper, Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth - all unticked
Thru input device - none
XG synth: USB MIDI Interface

I created a setup with the XG voice Church Organ 2 in part 1, channel 1 and saved it as "Church Organ 2.stp".

I played the keyboard and no note sounded, so I checked View MIDI Input and Output Meters. Both showed the  monitored device as being USB MIDI Interface.
The input meters showed data on Channel 1 when keys were pressed and released, and on Other continuously (probably Active Sense).
The output meters showed no data at all.

After shutting down XG Manager, I looked at "Church Organ 2.stp".  Here are the relevant lines:

MidiThruDevices=19:0/Steinberg UR22C-120:0/USB MIDI Interface
MidiInEnabledDevices=20:0/USB MIDI Interface
MidiOutEnabledDevices=20:0/USB MIDI Interface

XGMidiOutDevice=0/USB MIDI Interface


Greg Holwell
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P.S. My other XG editor worked as normal on this same MIDI input/output configuration.

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See my other complaint:  USB MIDI Interface's output driver might not be multi-client.

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I have installed loopMIDI as per the XG Manager manual and assigned loopMIDI Port 1 to both XG Manager1.7.0a1's Thru MIDI Output and its XG synth's MIDI Output.  Via the "total data" count on loopMIDI's window,  I am able to see the effect on port 1 of the Note On/Offs, XG System On and the current setup's SysEx data.  Now how do I get all this data - both note and SysEx - into a single-client MIDI hardware output such as the two I have mentioned in these posts, USB MIDI Interface or Steinberg UR22C-1?  Will your MIDI Tools, for which I have the 64-bit portable edition of version 2.2.1, handle this, or must I plump for the 32-bit option of MIDI-OX which I have mastered before but might be too complex for newbies?
I am asking this not just for myself but for any new members of an on-line group for QS300 or compatibles, for which I have yet to find another currently-available program that deals with 3- or 4- element QS300 voices on a DB50XG, SW60XG or MU10.