English

Error: Cannot find a writeable project directory. Please set environmental variable HOME to a writeable directory

Error Message

Attempting to launch ArcView returns the following error:

Error:
Cannot find a writeable project directory. Please set environmental variable HOME to a writeable directory.

Cause

The HOME variable is not set to a writable location. The HOME variable is the location where ArcView attempts to store projects.

Solution or Workaround

To set the HOME variable to a writeable location, refer to the following article, How To: Set environment variable on Macintosh for ArcView.