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Offline FlyingBeagles

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***SOLVED*** Directory Error Message - iMac
« on: 2018 July 26 21:09:22 »
Hi All,

After changing the name of a directory on my iMac, Pixinsight can 'see' the files (double clicking the workspace etc) but won't load them.  The error I get is:
eading 4 image(s):
/Users/astromac/Pictures/Astrophotography Work/20180727 Tarantula Nebula New Process /MASTER_LIGHT_Blue_Cped_PS.xisf
<* failed *>
*** PixInsight API Error: MetaFileFormat: XISF: Invalid or nonexistent directory: /Users/astromac/Pictures/Astrophotography Work/20180727 Tarantula Nebula New Process /MASTER_LIGHT_Blue_Cped_PS.xisf
/Users/astromac/Pictures/Astrophotography Work/20180727 Tarantula Nebula New Process /MASTER_LIGHT_Green_Cped_PS.xisf
<* failed *>
*** PixInsight API Error: MetaFileFormat: XISF: Invalid or nonexistent directory: /Users/astromac/Pictures/Astrophotography Work/20180727 Tarantula Nebula New Process /MASTER_LIGHT_Green_Cped_PS.xisf
/Users/astromac/Pictures/Astrophotography Work/20180727 Tarantula Nebula New Process /MASTER_LIGHT_Lum_Cped_PS.xisf
<* failed *>
*** PixInsight API Error: MetaFileFormat: XISF: Invalid or nonexistent directory: /Users/astromac/Pictures/Astrophotography Work/20180727 Tarantula Nebula New Process /MASTER_LIGHT_Lum_Cped_PS.xisf
/Users/astromac/Pictures/Astrophotography Work/20180727 Tarantula Nebula New Process /MASTER_LIGHT_Red_Cped_PS.xisf
<* failed *>
*** PixInsight API Error: MetaFileFormat: XISF: Invalid or nonexistent directory: /Users/astromac/Pictures/Astrophotography Work/20180727 Tarantula Nebula New Process /MASTER_LIGHT_Red_Cped_PS.xisf

Worked fine before renaming the directory.  I have similar directories for other work and can access with no issues and I can open any other file in that directory, just not those masters.

Thoughts as to what might be causing this?

Pete

***Solved***. There was a space at the end of the directory that Pixinsight did not like.  That said, interesting how it could open other files in that directory, just not those four.   
SCOPE - ES ED102CF APO triplet
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IMAGING TRAIN - Atik 383L+ Mono > EFW2 (loaded with Astrodon 36mm 5nm Ha OIII and SII + LRGB) > Stellarvue 102 FF/FR > Moonlite w/autofocus
IMAGING SOFTWARE - Sequence Generator Pro
PROCESSING - PixInSight!

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Re: Directory Error Message - iMac
« Reply #1 on: 2018 July 26 21:17:18 »
Pete

I don't use a Mac but I would bet that the space at the end of the directory name "/20180727 Tarantula Nebula New Process /" is a likely problem. In general spaces in directory names can be problems for some programs and a space at the end of the name is probably much worse.


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Re: ***SOLVED*** Directory Error Message - iMac
« Reply #2 on: 2018 July 26 21:19:03 »
Absolutely on the money Mike. 

Just curious that all others in that directory opened no probs. 
SCOPE - ES ED102CF APO triplet
MOUNT - Hypertuned AZ EQ6-GT
GUIDESCOPE - Orion MMAG
IMAGING TRAIN - Atik 383L+ Mono > EFW2 (loaded with Astrodon 36mm 5nm Ha OIII and SII + LRGB) > Stellarvue 102 FF/FR > Moonlite w/autofocus
IMAGING SOFTWARE - Sequence Generator Pro
PROCESSING - PixInSight!

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Re: ***SOLVED*** Directory Error Message - iMac
« Reply #3 on: 2018 July 26 22:07:09 »
Probably odd compiler issue with parsing names maybe and the first name executed. It's so hard to say but from day one of computers spaces in naming conventions have been a problem. While modern OS's can handle names with spaces it can still create the odd problem from time to time. Best practice is just avoid it with critical data.



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Re: ***SOLVED*** Directory Error Message - iMac
« Reply #4 on: 2018 July 27 01:08:32 »
Agreed and more a mistake on my part.

Appreciate the input Mike, my thanks

Pete
SCOPE - ES ED102CF APO triplet
MOUNT - Hypertuned AZ EQ6-GT
GUIDESCOPE - Orion MMAG
IMAGING TRAIN - Atik 383L+ Mono > EFW2 (loaded with Astrodon 36mm 5nm Ha OIII and SII + LRGB) > Stellarvue 102 FF/FR > Moonlite w/autofocus
IMAGING SOFTWARE - Sequence Generator Pro
PROCESSING - PixInSight!