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AR# 55408

Project Navigator - Opening a project from a symlink location results in: Create Directory: The location 'temp' is read only. Unable to create this path


I have a project located in a Symbolic Link location.  If I attempt to open the ISE project, I get a pop-up error with a message like the following.

Create Directory
The location 'temp' is read only. 

Unable to create this path


I create a folder c:\temp\test
Create ISE project in this folder

Open an administrator command window (SHIFT-right-click... run as administrator)
> cd c:\temp
> mklink /d testlink test
> dir
should show:
Directory of C:\temp

24/05/2012 10:49 <DIR> test
24/05/2012 10:50 <SYMLINKD> testlink [test]

I browse to this folder in Explorer, open testlink and then double-click the .xise file and get the message shown above.


To work around this, open Project Navigator first from the start menu and then open the project in the SYMLINKed folder.

Note:  Symbolic Linked directory usage is not officially supported with ISE Design Suite, and other tools such as CORE Generator may not work as expected.

Linked Answer Records

Associated Answer Records

Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
45386 CORE Generator - IP core fails to generate over symbolic link N/A N/A
AR# 55408
Date 04/05/2013
Status Archive
Type Known Issues
  • ISE Design Suite
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