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Houdini won't start after Windows update...

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Windows 10 - because of course. And yeah, I would rather run Centos but now I don't. ;)

I get this console error, and that's it, Houdini doesn't start.

ERROR: Couldn't open resource file “resources” (No such file or directory)
Houdini could not load (null)/python27/python27.dll

Tried reinstalling, but no luck. Tried reinstalling Python - and yeah, I know Houdini has it's own, but I thought I might as well if it's connected to that - but no. And it's not in the Houdini.env or alike either, renaming the folder (forcing Houdini creates a new) still yield the same error.

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Done.

The question is if there's a workaround. Obviously Houdini lacks a variable for the path to the resources folder, though haven't managed to figure out where, if it's in the Houdini install or in Windows.

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Reverted to the previous install and Houdini works perfectly. That's some oddness I'm not used too, I can't even remember when I had an app not start in Windows due to incompatibility issues.

Well, it's logged as a bug, lets hope they solve it before the actual August 2 release of Windows 10 "Redstone". :)

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Bit of a callback to this old posting - I just changed our application startup code for Houdini and got punked by this.

In my case, it was because I attempted to use environment resolution through Rez for the `HOUDINI_PATH` - but included windows-style environment variable notation: `%VAR%/path/to/dir`

Changing these to UNIX-style environment variable notation: `$VAR/path/to/dir` solved my problem.

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