[R] call: file.exists("~/.Rtk2theme") error: file name conversion problem -- name too long?

Ivan Krylov kry|ov@r00t @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Sun Dec 17 15:25:38 CET 2023

Dear Alipio Galiana,

Please keep the mailing list in the "copy" field of your messages. This
way other people can chime in with advice too.

On Sun, 17 Dec 2023 15:11:14 +0100
<azhriel1 using gmail.com> wrote:

> > sessionInfo()  
> R version 4.3.2 (2023-10-31 ucrt)
> Platform: x86_64-w64-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)
> Running under: Windows 11 x64 (build 22631)
> Matrix products: default
> locale:
> [1] LC_COLLATE=Spanish_Spain.utf8  LC_CTYPE=Spanish_Spain.utf8   
> [3] LC_MONETARY=Spanish_Spain.utf8 LC_NUMERIC=C                  
> [5] LC_TIME=Spanish_Spain.utf8    

> > path.expand('~')  
> [1] "C:\\Users\\Alipio\\OneDrive - Universitat de
> Val\xe8ncia\\Documentos"

The problem here is that R thinks that your "Documents" directory has
a path that contains invalid UTF-8 bytes. This causes file.exists(...)
to fail when it tries to decode the path as UTF-8.

Can you at least temporarily disable OneDrive so that your Documents
directory would be "C:\\Users\\Alipio\\Documentos"? This should keep R

The proper solution would be to figure out why R is getting an
ANSI-encoded path to the Documents directory instead of it being in
UTF-8. I don't have Windows 11 installed or OneDrive set up to keep my
data, so you might need the help of someone else with this.

Best regards,

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