ARM Technical Support Knowledge Articles

FATAL ERROR (CAN'T CREATE WORKFILE)

Applies to: General Topics

Answer

QUESTION

I'm trying to compile a simple program, and I'm getting a fatal error, creating workfile, can't create workfile. What's wrong?

ANSWER

This can be caused by a problem with the TMP directory. In uVision, pull down options, select environmental pathspecs. The default is to have a TMP directory off your root. Make sure you have a real TMP directory off your C directory, make sure it is a real directory that can be opened. Then set the pathspec to C:TMP. Also, make sure you don't have a file named TMP, or the compiler will get confused and give you that fatal error again.

Another cause is having over 256 temporary files. If you have a large number of temporary files, close any open applications and delete the remaining temporary files.

Article last edited on: 2004-05-08 13:57:12

Rate this article

[Bad]
|
|
[Good]
Disagree? Move your mouse over the bar and click

Did you find this article helpful? Yes No

How can we improve this article?

Link to this article
Copyright © 2011 ARM Limited. All rights reserved. External (Open), Non-Confidential