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Cj Pangilinan 2020-10-27T17:55:17.114800Z

Hi, when installing spacemacs, i got this error: error: ‘c:/Users/cjpangilinan/.emacs.d/server’ is not a safe directory because it is not owned by you (owner = nil (544)). Did I miss something?

Cj Pangilinan 2020-10-28T07:30:32.120800Z

no, it doesn't. it says in the bottom that Spacemacs is ready. I tried again. This time, I didn't clone the .spacemacs.d/. it created a .spacemacs file and .spacemacs.env file. I am still exploring how to use this editor. Do you know of any issues in Emacs on Windows 7 that I could encounter? I'll message again if i found one. Thank you so much.

practicalli-john 2020-10-28T08:41:50.121Z

I use Spacemacs on Windows for work back on 2018 (it was a bank, I had no choice). The challenge I had was find the external binaries for Windows If you are behind a corporate Windows firewall, then Emacs might not be able to download packages or otherwise connect to the internet. Other than that, I don't recall any issues. I did get an upgrade to Windows 10, so used the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). That makes it easier to use Clojure CLI tools and Emacs, as you can install a Linux image. I use Lenovo Laptops and if they come with windows I just delete that and install Ubuntu Linux instead.

practicalli-john 2020-10-27T22:13:16.115Z

I assume by the path you are using Windows. I believe the error is from the persistent server, so if that is enabled in the .spacemacs file, then try setting that variable to nil

practicalli-john 2020-10-27T22:17:49.115200Z

Does the error stop Emacs from running?