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[Solved] Error message "It exist a config file VPNConfig.ovpn"

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:07 pm
by Toddie
Hi,

I've installed a VPN Server at a Synology station. Fine. Had configured the OpenVPN client at my W10 laptop. Fine, works great.
But everytime I restart my laptop I got the message: "It exist a config file named VPNConfig.ovpn. You can't have not more config files with the same name."
Sorry for the text, it is translated, I get this in german.
It confusing me a little bit because I thought I had only one config file. Downloaded the config file, changed the server and moved it (not copied) it to \program\OpenVPN\config folder according to the description.

Now I searched for the log files - an found a second file in my user directory C:\Users\Username\OpenVPN\config\VPNConfig.

Why is it there? Do I need this? On which way I can avoid the error message?

Thanks a lot!

Re: Error message "It exist a config file VPNConfig.ovpn"

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:19 pm
by TinCanTech
Toddie wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:07 pm
Now I searched for the log files - an found a second file in my user directory C:\Users\Username\OpenVPN\config\VPNConfig.
The one above is the one you need so delete the other if you want to use the GUI.

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

Re: Error message "It exist a config file VPNConfig.ovpn"

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:08 am
by Toddie
It works.
Thank you very much!

Re: Error message "It exist a config file VPNConfig.ovpn"

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:37 pm
by TinCanTech
Thank you for updating this 8-)