## Cannot find database error

tjcr
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### Cannot find database error

Hi,

i have just installed WUFI 2d 3 onto pc and install went fine, but when i wan to open WUFI it says it cannot find the database. When i try to run the WUFI-DB file it says setup error: unauthorized call.

I do not have the computer connected to the internet...would this be an issue?

Wandered if you could help?

Many thanks

Tom

Christian Bludau
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### Re: Cannot find database error

Hello Tom,

please reinstall WUFI 2D, but unzip all files to one folder before calling the installation. If you call teh installation from the zip-file, the database is not found and will not be installed.

A connection to the Internet is not necessary...

Christian

tjcr
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### Re: Cannot find database error

Christian

Thanks for your quick reply. I have done that and it still provides me with the same error.
The data base appears to have been installed

Tom

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### Re: Cannot find database error

Hello Tom,

for some reason Wufi2D doesn´t find your database.
Do the following: Open the file-explorer and enter this in the address line:
%appdata%\WUFI2d-3.3.ini
An editor should open with the ini-file.
If not first enter %appdata%, then edit WUFI2d-3.3.ini.

Add the following lines to the file:

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[Climate]
database=C:\ProgramData\WUFI\Database\IBP_24.mdb

Save and try to start Wufi 2D.

Hope that works,
Christian

tjcr
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### Re: Cannot find database error

Christian,

I have done as you suggested and input the information. I have also tried C:\ProgramFiles\WUFI\Database\IBP_24.mdb and this still doesnt work.

It cam to my attention that the directory= section is also blank - should there be something there?

Thanks again

Tom

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### Re: Cannot find database error

Hello Tom,
the directories are set later. thats no problem.
I forgot to write: you have to enter the path, where your database is.
Please check the location of your ibp_24.mb before entering the path. further you need full writing rights in this path.
What Windows do you use?
Christian

BTW: Thats my ini on win7:

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[Application]
CacheDirectory=C:\Users\chb\AppData\Local\Temp\WFD\
HomeDirectory=C:\Program Files (x86)\WUFI\WUFI2D-3\Projects\
DebugMode=0
DatabaseLanguage=1
ExperiencedUser=0
[3.3.2]
BinDirectory=C:\Program Files (x86)\WUFI\WUFI2D-3\
DBEditor=C:\Program Files (x86)\WUFI\Tools\wufi_dbeditor.exe %d %d
DirSep=\
Kernel=C:\Program Files (x86)\WUFI\WUFI2D-3\kernel\x64\w2d_flow-x64.exe

tjcr
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### Re: Cannot find database error

Christian

I am on windows XP professional version 5.1

"Please check the location of your ibp_24.mb before entering the path." -> how do i do this?

my ini looks very different to yours

Tom

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### Re: Cannot find database error

Hi Tom,
yes, the file is different as other informations are added depending on the settings you make.
how do i do this?
You have to find the path where the database is saved. For Windows XP that should be:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\WUFI\Database

For XP this should work:

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[Climate]
database="C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\WUFI\Database\IBP_24.mdb"

Christian

tjcr
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### Re: Cannot find database error

I think we may have sorted it!

Thanks a million

Tom

BaH
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### Re: Cannot find database error

I have the same problem, except for WUFI Passive 3.2.0.1, on Windows 10. I tried the %appdata% approach but have been unable to load an editor - I don't see WUFI in the app data directory. Please help!

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### Re: Cannot find database error

Hi BaH,
for WUFI Passive it is an different meaning. In this case the database was not installed.
If you call the installation directly from the zip file, the database installer is not found.
Please unzip all files into some folder and the start the installation out of this folder.
Then it should work.
Christian

HKPArchitects
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### Re: Cannot find database error

Still having a similar error.
"Database cannot be connected. Program will be closed". I have uninstalled the program, copied the two install files to a local directory on the desktop and ran the install from that directory. Everything appears to be good until I actually start the program and get that error.
Rebooting doesn't seem to make a difference.

mpazold
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### Re: Cannot find database error

hi,
sorry, this is an known error related to WUFI Plus or WUFI Passive version 3.2.0.1 if it is first installed without extraced files.

please have a look in the WUFI Plus program folder, there should be a WUFIPLUSconfig .xml file delete this file an try to start WUF Plus / WUFI Passive again.

HKPArchitects
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### Re: Cannot find database error

Thank you! That was the trick. Part of it though was just finding the file.

Here is where it was on this machine:
C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\WUFI\masterWUFI\WUFIpassive

Thank you very much!

jamesmustillo
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### Re: Cannot find database error

Hello,
I am having the same issue mentioned above with WUFI Passive 3.2. It worked just fine yesterday but today when I tried to open a model it first said something like "Database cannot be connect. Program will close." and not it doesn't even say that, it just closes. I tried deleting the .xml config file and that did not work. I also tried re-installing WUFI with no luck.

I'm out of ideas. Any advice would be great.

Thanks!