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Unable to create default directory: Permission Denied

sc_gamecock

New Member
Hey guys,

I get the following alert when I open my Axe-Edit:

Effects Definitions
Unable to create default directory: /Users/brooksneal1/Library/Application Support/Fractal Audio/Axe-Edit/ Permission denied.

The issue here is "brooksneal1" isn't my home directory, I changed it to "brooksneal" a while back. Can I change the default path somehow? I can't seem to figure out a way that I can.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!!
 

chris

Legend!
How exactly did you change your Username root? In System Preferences? Or some terminal command?

If you uninstall Axe-Edit and delete all the App Support files, then reinstall, does it work?
 

sc_gamecock

New Member
How exactly did you change your Username root? In System Preferences? Or some terminal command?

If you uninstall Axe-Edit and delete all the App Support files, then reinstall, does it work?
I've deleted everything that I possibly could to my knowledge and did clean installs of everything and it still doesn't work. I went through system preferences to change my home directory. Do you think I should just change it back or maybe revert back to an older backup that I have?
 

iaresee

Administrator
Moderator
Axe-Edit saves its settings in a file on disk. It's reading that file on startup and getting the old location for your home directory from that file. You need to remove the saved settings.

From a Terminal, do:

rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/Fractal\ Audio

That'll wipe any saved app settings for the -Edit tools. It'll start back up with the defaults and set it's default location for storing things to your new home directory.
 

6L6C

Power User
I would try to create a new username/account on your computer and go from there.

Easy enough to fly everything over into a new user account
 

iaresee

Administrator
Moderator
I would try to create a new username/account on your computer and go from there.

Easy enough to fly everything over into a new user account
Not required. Just remove the settings file and it'll recreate it on startup with the new, correct settings.
 

WinstonN

New Member
Reviving this, since I have the same issue and can't find a resolution.

Getting this when I run Axe Edit:

Unable to create default directory: /Users/winstonnorrish/Library/Application Support/Fractal Audio/Axe-Edit/
Permission denied

I have not Users/winstonnorrish directory.

Any suggestions? thanx
 

lazer

New Member
Reviving this, having the same issue on Windows. I found something online that said to exit Axe Edit and reopen while holding Shift and that will give me a prompt to delete the settings file, but that didn't work. Has anybody had this issue on Windows before?
 
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