[R] 'invalid HOMEDRIVE'

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Jun 5 11:16:17 CEST 2004

Do look in the archives when this has come up tens of times.  The usual
cause is a bug in a Windows XP critical update: see


Adding HOME=C:/ (or some other sensible value) to the end of the target in
the shortcut used to launch R will circumvent this.  (There are more
details in the rw-FAQ on how to set environment variables.)

On Sat, 5 Jun 2004, Søren Højsgaard wrote:

> Dear all,
> One of my students have installed R1.9.0 on windows, and gets the fatal error
>     'invalid HOMEDRIVE'
> Can anyone help her/me out on that one?
> Thanks in advance 
> Søren Højsgaard

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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