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Error - "There already exist a config file ... " OpenVPN GUI, Win10x64

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:41 pm
by julob
Hello,
evrytime I start OpenVPN GUI I get error "There already exists a config file named xxxx.ovpn. You cannot have multiple config files with the..."
This error shows up repeatedly for each config file, so I must click OK 6 times to start program.
My config files are in config folder in location where OpenVPN is installed (not in user profile). There are no files with the same name in other sub-directories. I am running Win 10 x64.
Any suggestion what can cause the problem? It's annoying.
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Thanks!

Re: Error - "There already exist a config file ... " OpenVPN GUI, Win10x64

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:54 pm
by TinCanTech
julob wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:41 pm
My config files are in config folder in location where OpenVPN is installed (not in user profile). There are no files with the same name in other sub-directories. I am running Win 10 x64.
The GUI reads all file names in the entire directory tree, including
  • subdirectories of \Program Files\OpenVPN\config
  • and subdirectories of \Users\$username\OpenVPN\config
You probably have duplicates somewhere there.

Please see:
https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/w ... ui-prepare

Re: Error - "There already exist a config file ... " OpenVPN GUI, Win10x64

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:00 pm
by julob
I have no duplicates and no "\Users\$username\OpenVPN\config" directory.
Additional info: openvpn is NOT installed under default (program files) path. I am member of administrators group. I am facing the same problem on another machine (Win7x64)
Any other suggestion?

Re: Error - "There already exist a config file ... " OpenVPN GUI, Win10x64

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:14 pm
by julob
TinCanTech wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:54 pm
julob wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:41 pm
My config files are in config folder in location where OpenVPN is installed (not in user profile). There are no files with the same name in other sub-directories. I am running Win 10 x64.
The GUI reads all file names in the entire directory tree, including
  • subdirectories of \Program Files\OpenVPN\config
  • and subdirectories of \Users\$username\OpenVPN\config
You probably have duplicates somewhere there.

Please see:
https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/w ... ui-prepare
Do you consider this search result (screenshot) as sufficient proof of not having duplicates of config files? https://ibb.co/MGRrc6M

Re: Error - "There already exist a config file ... " OpenVPN GUI, Win10x64

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:30 pm
by TinCanTech
julob wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:00 pm
Any other suggestion?
If you are convinced that you have not made a mistake then report it as a bug.