> With each version 8.0.4 and 8.1.1, I have tried at different times to
> * on a clean machine with no folders or users previously created.
> * on a machine with E:/Program Files/PostgreSQL created and
> the service user created with permissions set to full control
> I got the following message:
> Failed to run initdb: 1!
> Please see the logfile in "E:\Program
> The log file:
> creating directory E:/ProgramFiles/PostgreSQL/8.1/data/global
> ... initdb:
> could not create directory "E:/Program Files": File exists
> initdb: removing contents of data directory "E:/Program
> The odd thing is that this log entry happens even when the
> PostgresSQL folder was not present before the install program
> ran. What would cause the install program to be able to
> create the PostgresSQL directory during one step and then not
> be able to create other directories later?
The first steps are run as your account, the step that fails runs as the
> Searching the archives, it appears that others have had this
> problem in the past and it was a permissions problem, but as
> I stated before, I tried creating the service account before
> the install and granting it full control of the install dir
> and it still did not work.
> Anyone have any ideas?
I've seen similar issues when there was a directory or file on the
system called C:\Program, causing windows to get confused abotu the
path. Any chance that's your case?
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