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Make file problem

i’m trying to make the stability file but I just get this error when I try to do it:

Setting input directory to: C:\Users\Sammy C\testrun
C:\Users\Sammy\ directory does not exist or is not writable.
[ERROR]: did not complete make.file.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

Thank you,
Sam

Hi Sam,
Welcome to the mothur community! It looks like mothur is having trouble with the space in the path name. You can resolve this issue by removing the space or wrapping the path in single quotes.

mothur > make.file(inputdir=C:\Users\SammyC\testrun)

or

mothur > make.file(inputdir=‘C:\Users\Sammy C\testrun’)

Kindly,
Sarah