Author Topic: When run project reseive "Could not found the application data directory..."  (Read 177 times)


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I'm trying to run the application SkyChart (programmed with lazarus), that was compiled successful, but recieve the followng error message when running:

"Could not found the application data directory. Please reinstall the program azt a standard location or use the option --datadir= to indicate where you install the data."

Could you pleas explaine, what is application data directory and where can input this path? I taked look into Project settings in the section Folders/Paths, but found nothing simmilar :(

Thanks in advance for any help!

best regards
Mac OS X Lion, Lazarus 1.02, FreePascal 2.6


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The program most likely requires data of some kind to operate...

Maybe all you have is the source code to it ?

In any case, you should be able to look at the source code at startup for example, in the OnCreate of a form to see what it Is looking for..

 More than likely is it looking in the USER\APPLICATION_NAME\
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It sounds like you did not write that program, not do you have the source code.
The simple fact is was written using Lazarus does not mean that we (on the forum) know how it is supposed to work.



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The page of SkyChart is here:

There is also the mail address of the author.

« Last Edit: April 08, 2020, 10:56:07 pm by winni »


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