[R] [External] Re: Error in setwd(dir) when initializing R

Michael Dewey ||@t@ @end|ng |rom dewey@myzen@co@uk
Tue Nov 21 19:41:45 CET 2023

Dear Ana

When you installed R it gave you an option to put a shortcut on the 
desktop. If you did that then you can start the R GUI by clicking on it. 
You may need to customise it for your preferences. Specifically it 
starts R with an option cd-user-docs which I delete and I then alter the 
starting option to start in the directory I want. You may have different 
preferences of course.

Try Rgui as Ivan suggests and report back what happened.

You may have to ask your local IT support as if this is something the 
Complutense is setting up it is surprising that all your collegues are 
free of problems. Have you asked around?


On 21/11/2023 12:41, Ana de las Heras Molina wrote:
> Hello,
> I am sorry for my ignorance, but what is Rgui.exe?
> El mar, 21 nov 2023 a las 12:06, Ivan Krylov (<krylov.r00t using gmail.com>)
> escribió:
>> В Tue, 21 Nov 2023 10:51:59 +0100
>> Ana de las Heras Molina <andelash using ucm.es> пишет:
>>> I uninstalled onedrive, I eliminated all the folders and then
>>> reinstalled R and RStudio... but it is RStudio the one creating a
>>> folder called C:\Users\Ana\OneDrive - Universidad Complutense de
>>> Madrid (UCM)\Documentos.
>> Does Rgui.exe use a different home directory from RStudio? Perhaps you
>> need not to reinstall RStudio (which deletes and recreates the program
>> files which aren't damaged) but to wipe the profile (the settings
>> somewhere under %APPDATA% or %LOCALAPPDATA%), but it pays to be extra
>> careful about these directories. People at
>> <https://community.rstudio.com/> may know more about that.
>> I'm afraid I don't know how to disable OneDrive on a Windows 10
>> installation. If your university has a Microsoft support contract, it
>> could be worth asking the Microsoft representative to fix OneDrive so
>> that temporary files would work on it and telling them the steps to
>> reproduce the problem.
>>> Browse[1]> dir.exists(dir)
>>> [1] TRUE
>>> Browse[1]> setwd(dir)
>>> Error durante el wrapup: no es posible cambiar el directorio de
>>> trabajo
>> What is the value of `dir` at this point? (What does print(dir) say?)
>> Can you open this directory in Windows Explorer?
>> If possible, could you please set your mailer to compose messages in
>> plain text instead of HTML? The plain text versions of your messages
>> that your mailer generates from the HTML messages are somewhat mangled:
>> https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-help/2023-November/478593.html
>> --
>> Best regards,
>> Ivan


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