How to fix the error: Can't create file [SomePath]\Desktop.ini?


When opening a drawing, BricsCAD displays the error: Can't create file [SomePath]\Desktop.ini (error 3: The system cannot find the path specified.)


The path [SomePath] is set as DrawingPath, and the user does not have write access in this path.

BricsCAD tries to write configuration settings in the ShellClassInfo section of Desktop.ini for customization of the Open File dialog box.


Change the DRAWINGPATH system variable:

  1. Open the Settings dialog box.
  2. Type drawingpath in the Search field and press Enter.
  3. Click the Browse button at the right-hand side of the settings field.
    The Choose a Directory dialog displays.
  4. Choose a folder and click the Select Folder button.