Data Directory Invalid error

Edwin Grace Updated by Edwin Grace

DATA DIRECTORY INVALID. The DATA DIRECTORY specified in the initialization file is not valid. Please select CONFIGURATION from the menu to set the DATA DIRECTORY.


This is a fairly benign error which rarely causes issues, but sometimes happens if your data path changes unexpectedly.


Manually set the data path for each affected user.

  1. Open the program, select the affected user, and click OK.
  2. When the specified error comes up, click OK.
  3. In the program, click Configuration.
  4. In the Configuration Options window, use the Data Options section to navigate to where your data is located. Refer to our Data Locations article for assistance finding the correct data location.
  5. Click Save Settings, then Close.
  6. Restart the program, and repeat the procedure for all affected users.

How did we do?

Component Not Registered or Component Missing error

Error 1004: Error Accessing Database