Error: Unable to open file c:\users\default\xxatdxfarc.dxfinfo
Converting a DXF file using Arctools Command Tools fails with the following message:
Unable to open file c:\users\default\xxatdxfarc.dxfinfo
When ArcInfo was installed, the default working directory was set to c:\users\default.
The error is occurring because the c:\users\default directory was deleted sometime after the installation of ArcInfo, and ArcTools is still set to use c:\users\default as a temporary directory when invoking an operation from an ArcTools menu; thus, DXFARC could never create the temporary file xxatdxfarc.dxfinfo.
Solution or Workaround
- Option 1: Create a c:\users\default directory so the operation DXFARC and other operations invoked from ArcTools can write temporary files to this directory.
- Option 2: You can uninstall and reinstall the usersetup.exe portion of the ArcInfo installation and specify a different User's Default Workspace that will remain present on your system, such as C:\temp.
Last Published: 5/5/2016
Article ID: 000001951