Why do I get GUI-Level testing "Error: Directory XXXX does not exist"?

Why do I get GUI-Level testing "Error: Directory XXXX does not exist"?

If the machine running the SilkPerformer GUI-Level test does not contain the same path to the client / server application this error is thrown.

GUI-Level Testing Replay: 11 - SilkTest reported, Log Error: *** Error: Directory "C:\Documents and Settings\NTUserA\App.exe" does not exist

This often happens when a SilkTest project is created on one machine and exported to another.
The reason it occurs is because SilkTest contains a setting for the working directory of the application which is being tested. If the name of this directory contains any user specific information (for example C:\Documents and Settings\NTUserA\App.exe) which does not exist on the SilkPerformer MMC, or Agent machine then SilkTest cannot find the directory and the test fails.

To prevent this error it is necessary to change the directory target in SilkTest and export the project again.


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