[R] Fatal Error: Contains Space

Andrew Simmons @kw@|mmo @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Thu Sep 22 09:50:11 CEST 2022


I'm going to quote the tempdir() doc page: "By default, tmpdir will be the
directory given by tempdir(). This will be a subdirectory of the
per-session temporary directory found by the following rule when the R
session is started. The environment variables TMPDIR, TMP and TEMP are
checked in turn and the first found which points to a writable directory is
used: if none succeeds the value of R_USER (see Rconsole) is used. If the
path to the directory contains a space in any of the components, the path
returned will use the shortnames version of the path."

You need to define one of the environment variables listed above. For
myself, I did something like


On Thu., Sep. 22, 2022, 03:37 Kaitlyn Light, <kel022 using bucknell.edu> wrote:

> Hello!
> I recently downloaded R and RStudio to my windows laptop. I downloaded the
> correct version and made sure it was for windows and not mac. However, when
> I tried to open RStudio, a message saying " R_tempdir Fatal Error:
> Contains Space" would pop-up. The program would open as a blank screen and
> usually make the rest of my laptop stall until it was shut off. I tried
> uninstalling and reinstalling the programs, however, the issue did not
> change. I checked my Microsoft username to make sure it did not "contain
> space" (as in spacebars) but it did not. I was hoping I would be able to
> get some help moving forward on how to get this fixed. Thank you for your
> help!
> Best,
> Kaitlyn Light
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