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Error: Failed to set a temporary directory
Version: 2.5 - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word for the
When you click the SW icon, you get this message:
Failed to set a Temporary Directory. SW can not run without a
There are at least two ways to get this message:
You tried to run the program directly off the CD without running the
You have installed into a folder or onto a disk whose name contains an
Since SW uses TeX to process documents, filenames must be legal for TeX.
Unfortunately, this requirement will keep SW from running at all in certain
situations. For instance, if you installed SW into a folder named \SW25/, SW
would not run correctly. Such a folder name would not be legal in a TeX
document, so the path name is rejected.
To fix the problem, rename the folder to a name not containing one of these
illegal characters: \ " / <> \ [ = ] ; : , * ?
This document was created with Scientific WorkPlace.