You are currently offline, waiting for your internet to reconnect

Error 'The specified data folder: is invalid, incomplete, contains spaces, or write protected.' Installing Dynamics 7.0 for Pervasive.SQL 2000i

This article has been archived. It is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.
TechKnowledge Content

Error - 'The specified data folder: 'C:\Program Files\Dynamics' is invalid, incomplete, contains spaces, or write protected. Please type a full path with drive letter; for example 'C:\APPS'.' occurs when installing Dynamics 7.0 for Pervasive.SQL 2000i.


The GPREADME.CHM indicates that the path for a Pervasive.SQL 2000i install will default to C:\Dynamics instead of C:\Program Files\Dynamics. This is incorrect. The path still defaults to C:\Program Files\Dynamics, however it must be changed to C:\Dynamics (or some other path that does not have a space in the full path) when you get to the 'Select Dynamics Data Components' window where this error is encountered.

Use the default path C:\Program Files\Dynamics for the two preceeding windows:

Select Dynamics Application Components
Select Dynamics Online Documentation Components

This article was TechKnowledge Document ID: 26521

Article ID: 856776 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 18:15:42 - Revision: 4.0

  • kbnosurvey kbarchive kbmbsinstallation kbmbsmigrate KB856776