Error 52: Bad Filename or Number


Symptoms


"Error 52: Bad filename or number." This error occurs when launching an FRx install that points to a network SysData directory. Other workstations may or may not receive the error, and the error is usually not received after changing to a local SysData directory.

Cause


An invalid path in the System.CFG file causes this error. The System.CFG file is located in the network SysData directory.

Resolution


Remove the invalid path. Use Windows Explorer to locate the network SysData directory.Open the System.CFG file in Notepad or Wordpad.Look for a section with a header of [SysData].If FRx Report Server is installed and running in your environment:a. If there is a MoveTo line under the [SysData] section, remove it.b. Verify that the QueDirectory line contains a valid path.c. Save the System.CFG and close it.If you are not running FRx Report Server:a. Remove the entire [SysData] section. This includes the [SysData] header, and any QueDirectory or MoveTo lines.b. Save the System.CFG and close it.FRx should now launch successfully.

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