Houdini error when viewing node properties-WindowsError: [Error 234]:'c:\\users\\admin\\*.*'

created at 07-14-2021 views: 7

error description

File "D:\PROGRA1\SIDEEF1\HOUDIN~1.633\python27\lib\site-packages\pkg_resources.py", line 1700, in find_on_path
for entry in os.listdir(path_item):
WindowsError: [Error 234] : 'c:\users\admin\.'


  1. Make sure that the Houdini installation path does not have non-English characters.
  2. Open the python27\lib\site-packages path under the Houdini installation path, such as the pkg_resources.py file under my D:\Program Files\Side Effects Software\Houdini 18.5.633\python27\lib\site-packages.
  3. Navigate to line 1700 and replace the original for entry in os.listdir(path_item): with for entry in os.listdir(path_item.decode('utf-8')):

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created at:07-14-2021
edited at: 07-14-2021: