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AR# 35311

CORE Generator - Working directory C:/my_design/tmp is not writable; abandoning backup"


After moving a project, upgrading or regenerating an IP core givesanerror similar to the following in a pop-up window.

"The following error occurred: Working directory C:/test_proj\FIR_FP/SysGen/tmp is not writable; abandoning backup"


If the project has been moved or copied, the original working directory reported in the CORE Generator Project (.cgp) file may not exist.

Open the .cpg file in a text editorand edit the Working Directory line to point to a valid, writablelocation. This will typically be the new project directory location followed by \tmp.

Example: From the example in the description, change:

SET workingdirectory = C:/test_proj\FIR_FP/SysGen/tmp


SET workingdirectory = C:\new_location\proj_directory\tmp
AR# 35311
Date Created 07/29/2010
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article
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