Invalid path or filename error in install

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Invalid path or filename error in install

Postby Jerry Crosby » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:50 am

I'm trying to install DM 6 Beta on my laptop, which I've done, but when I run it I get this error message: "Invalid path or filename." The window has the little Windows logo on it and says, "Program error."

Running Windows 7 Starter. I already have DM 5 up and running.

Sure would like to get this working. And I'm getting the same error on the installation I attempted on my desktop.

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Re: Invalid path or filename error in install

Postby jmuehleisen » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:09 pm

Jerry,

Thanks for this error report.

What folder do you have DM 6 installed in?

If you have it installed in /Program Files/ ... something ..., then try installing it into c:\donor6 to see if that makes a difference.

Also, if you are running on Windows 7 Starter, is this on a netbook perhaps (with a smaller screen). If so, be aware that there are some cosmetic bugs with DM 6 when run on a small screen. I'm aware of these and am trying to find a work around.

Let me know how it goes. And, again, thanks for letting me know about this error.
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Re: Invalid path or filename error in install

Postby Jerry Crosby » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:11 am

Since originally posting this concern, I have not solved the problem. I did as you said, John, and made sure it was installed in the C:\Donor6 location. I have since reformatted a computer (complete wipe and install Windows 7 Pro) and get the same error when trying to install on it. Then just today I tried to install it on a staff member's laptop (Windows XP) and still the same error. It appears to be a problem that cannot be fixed on the user side.

I await a solution.
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Re: Invalid path or filename error in install

Postby jwardell » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:27 pm

I have the same error. I cannot run new DM6 without error asking about database files. This is true on two computers - one is Windows XP, one is a brand new Windows 7 which never had Donor5 installed.
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Re: Invalid path or filename error in install

Postby MrZed » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:10 pm

John, and Jerry, I get the same error message when I try to run DM 6 beta 40 on Windows 7.

I am using c:/donor6 as the default folder.

I note that there is not a c:\donor6\data like there was under c:\donor5\data. Might this be the missing folder?

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Re: Invalid path or filename error in install

Postby MrZed » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:11 pm

Additional:

I created c:\donor6\data
Now I get an error c:\donor6\donor.dbf does not exist.

If I ignore and continue, later I get c:\donor6\gift.dbf does not exist.

Looks like whatever sets up the empty default donor.dbf and related files is not working.

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Re: Invalid path or filename error in install

Postby bwcawman » Tue May 21, 2013 1:39 pm

Same problem as mrzed. Any news on how to get the data files? I can't really test when I can't even run the application.
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Re: Invalid path or filename error in install

Postby jmuehleisen » Thu May 23, 2013 5:19 am

This bug has been fixed starting with beta 47.

In many instances, a new install would fail due to data files not being created properly on the first run.

Download and install the "program update" for beta 47 (or later).

I'm working on a number of other updates but wanted to get this one out right away as it is a "show stopper" for many.
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