Log or SALT initialization failed: Unable to create file

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Log or SALT initialization failed: Unable to create file

Postby Vince|Dyalog on Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:24 pm

If you get the following error message when Dyalog starts up:

SALT initialization failed: Unable to create file

And this error message when Dyalog exits:

Failed to write to log file. Probably because the file cannot be accessed.

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1) Do you have BitDefender, Panda Dome, or other security software installed?

Such software can restrict access to certain folders such as the Users Documents folder.

Using BitDefender as an example: please go to Protection|Safe Files|Application Access and give all versions of Dyalog access to Protected Folders.

By default, our User command cache, session log, and session file are in a folder within your User Documents folder which is regarded as a Protected Folder by BitDefender.

For example,


      +2 ⎕NQ '.' 'GetEnvironment' 'session_file'
C:\Users\vince\Documents\Dyalog APL-64 17.1 Unicode Files\def_uk.dse

+2 ⎕NQ '.' 'GetEnvironment' 'log_file'
C:\Users\vince\Documents\Dyalog APL-64 17.1 Unicode Files\default.dlf


2) If you do not have BitDefender installed, please check the session_file and log_file environment variables (as shown above) and check that those files are in a directory which can be written to.

e.g.
      ⎕A ⎕NPUT 'C:\Users\vince\Documents\Dyalog APL 17.1 Unicode Files\junktest.txt'
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