Bug report #4106
Error in join
|Affected QGIS version:||master||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:||worksforme|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||No||Copied to github as #:||14088|
I was doing a tutorial and tried to join a CSV file and a Shapefile, and kept getting this error message:
Failure creating output shapefile
C:\\Program Files\\Quantum GIS Wroclaw\\joined.shp
creation of layer failed (OGR error:Failed to open Shapefile `C:\\Program Files\\Quantum GIS Wroclaw\\joined.shp'.
Everything I did followed the tutorial (http://www.projo.com/temp/tim/nicar/qgis_tutorial/#24), so I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.
#4 Updated by Jeff Meyer over 9 years ago
Dan - I encountered a similar issue. Windows doesn't like non-Admins to save things to the C:\\Program Files\\ directory. Have you tried changing the path where you're saving the files? This solved the problem for me.
Alternate resolution: suggest feature to be able to set a default "working folder" path.