Warning: Cannot create temporary documents.
This error first occurred when I was attempting to open a old Archicad file, probably ac v7/ac v8.
I searched for a way to open it. The best way I could find was to download "ArchiCAD 10 INTwithLib.zip" from http://www.graphisoft.com/downloads/fileconverter.html
this I unzipped, pasted into C:\Program Files\GRAPHISOFT
then I double clicked the C:\Program Files\GRAPHISOFT\ ArchiCAD 10 INTwithLib\archicad.exe
which opens Archicad 10, and tried to open that old file.
Meanwhile I was busy with another job (Archicad 16 teamwork project) - so one instance of ac16 was running and of cause the ac10 "file converter" one.
Now..., ac 10 did not open the old pln file so I figured it is too old / corrupt,
I then abandoned my attempt to open the old file and continued working.
I needed to open a hotlink which was placed in my current open ac16 project and attempted to open another instance of ac16 - which gave me the error
Thinking this is some small glitch I tried to open a ac17 project, nothing, same error, as well as ac 15, ac 14...
restarting my pc (win 7, 64 bit , 12 GB ram, intel r core tm i7 cpu 940 @ 2.93ghz , nvidia geforce gtx 295, 500gb hd - 377 GB free) ....all stayed the same.
The process of eliminating the error:
1)delete ArchiCAD 10 INTwithLib from the program files - nothing
2)uninstall ac 16, reinstall ac16 - nothing
3) ininstall all archicads (ac 14, ac14 32bit, ac 15, ac 16 ac 17) + deteting all "left behind" files in the program files manually - reinstall ac 16 ... nothing
4) uninstall ac16, uninstall java 7- install java 6, install ac16 - nothing
just before starting a format of my c drive I :
5) uninstalled ac 16 , uninstalled anything connected to graghisoft (bim,bimx, vbe mep, all addons server/manager) uninstall java 6, install latest java 7.40, delete all local temp data in:
C:\Windows\Temp and in
going to regedit - deleting all graphisoft keys under the software folders. (after I made a backup)
---install ac 17, and whhhhoooolaaa, it worked.
I will leave it to your discretion to chose where the problem was, or where you want to start fixing this error. Maybe someday someone can tell me what exactly was/is "corrupt"/brocken when this error occurs.
All the best for you if you have this error.
Claudia de Goede