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Old   January 20, 2020, 01:01
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Hi, I'm trying to reopen my previously saved simulation file, however a warning appeared saying:

Design STAR-CCM+ simulation completed
Server process ended unexpectedly (return code 36)
Cannot open file: C: desktop\user's folder\___.sim (specify - new to create the file)
Server working directory:C:\documents

does this mean the saved file has to be in a particular directory for it to work?

Thanks in advance.
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Old   January 27, 2020, 18:53
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No, it means the file you selected to open does not exist or the system doesn't have permission to read it.
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Old   March 25, 2021, 19:46
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I keep getting this problem when trying create a new file, old files I can open but it just doesn't let me create a new file. I was wondering if anyone knows a fix for this
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Old   March 26, 2021, 05:04
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Folder permissions, Read-Only probably?
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Old   March 29, 2021, 01:11
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If the file does not exist you need to add
-new
as option when you are calling starccm+, That's also stated in the erro message BTW

starccm+ -server -new

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Old   October 30, 2023, 18:19
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I have this same issue on a simulation I just saved!

Where do you enter the -new to create the new one?

If it is in the command section it is already in there sometimes and it doesn’t work. I have put -new in every part of the code and it doesn’t work so what can I do now as I really need to get this simulation back?

Please if someone could help me I really appreciate it!!

Thank you
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Old   October 31, 2023, 04:09
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Hello GeaorgeH25,
in the command line:

starccm+ -new -server [-all_other_options_needed]

You can get all options at the command line with
starcmm+ --help

Starting from the Client-GUI with
File | New

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Old   October 31, 2023, 05:51
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This is the issue I come across even adding the -new -server into the commands
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Old   October 31, 2023, 07:50
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If you issue -new ther must not be a file name in the call of starccm+. You need to connect to the server process with the client and save the file from the client.

Please make sure you can use OneDrive within starccm+
Please make sure there a no bad literals (like "'") in the filename or directory name
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