Unable to install IPFS

#1

I am trying to install ipfs in windows machine using go-ipfs_v0.4.20
I followed the first step
ipfs init
it is throwing an error
Error: seek C:\Users***.ipfs\datastore\LOG: The system cannot find the file specified.

#2

Can you confirm that executing ipfs version on command line outputs the version of ipfs installed?

#3

#4

Does the user you’re running the ipfs init command as have read and write permissions to the C:\Users\***\ directory?

Are there any other errors leading up to the seek error?

#5

Yes the user has permission for C drive.

#6

Can you post the full output from the ipfs init command?

#7

#8

Do you see any files in the C:\Users\***\.ipfs directory?

What happens if you try to run the following commands from cmd?

> type nul >> C:\Users\***\.ipfs\test
> type C:\Users\***\.ipfs\test
#9

#10

Please let me know where I am missing out.

#11

I don’t know what’s going on with your setup as I’m unable to recreate the error you’re encountering.

It might be worth trying a different drive by changing the IPFS_PATH environment variable to use a path on a different drive.

It’s also possible that the error is somehow benign since your screenshot shows files in the directory, so it’s possible that ipfs daemon will succeed. But I suspect something might have messed up the permissions for the .ipfs directory.

#12

@Bhavani could you see if installing Orion is affected as well? Can you use IPFS via Orion?