Error When Launching Katalon

I just downloaded and installed Katalon. I’m on a Windows 10 Enterprise Machine. When launching the Katalon application, I get the following error:

“C:\Users\xxxx.eclipse\978031602_win32_win32_x86_64\configurations\1565748389307.log.”

When I check the log, I see this info:

!SESSION 2019-08-13 20:06:28.637 -----------------------------------------------
eclipse.buildId=unknown
java.version=1.8.0_181
java.vendor=Oracle Corporation
BootLoader constants: OS=win32, ARCH=x86_64, WS=win32, NL=en_US
Command-line arguments: -os win32 -ws win32 -arch x86_64 -data @noDefault

!ENTRY org.eclipse.osgi 4 0 2019-08-13 20:06:30.558
!MESSAGE Application error
!STACK 1
java.lang.IllegalStateException: The platform metadata area could not be written: C:\Program Files (x86)\Katalon_Studio_Windows_64-6.3.1\config.metadata. By default the platform writes its content
under the current working directory when the platform is launched. Use the -data parameter to
specify a different content area for the platform.
at org.eclipse.core.internal.runtime.DataArea.assertLocationInitialized(DataArea.java:61)
at org.eclipse.core.internal.runtime.DataArea.getStateLocation(DataArea.java:129)
at org.eclipse.core.internal.preferences.InstancePreferences.getBaseLocation(InstancePreferences.java:44)
at org.eclipse.core.internal.preferences.InstancePreferences.initializeChildren(InstancePreferences.java:209)
at org.eclipse.core.internal.preferences.InstancePreferences.(InstancePreferences.java:59)
at org.eclipse.core.internal.preferences.InstancePreferences.internalCreate(InstancePreferences.java:220)
at org.eclipse.core.internal.preferences.EclipsePreferences.create(EclipsePreferences.java:352)
at org.eclipse.core.internal.preferences.EclipsePreferences.create(EclipsePreferences.java:340)
at org.eclipse.core.internal.preferences.PreferencesService.createNode(PreferencesService.java:391)
at org.eclipse.core.internal.preferences.RootPreferences.getChild(RootPreferences.java:60)
at org.eclipse.core.internal.preferences.RootPreferences.getNode(RootPreferences.java:95)
at org.eclipse.core.internal.preferences.RootPreferences.node(RootPreferences.java:84)
at org.eclipse.core.internal.preferences.AbstractScope.getNode(AbstractScope.java:38)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.preferences.InstanceScope.getNode(InstanceScope.java:77)
at com.kms.katalon.preferences.internal.ScopedPreferenceStore.getStorePreferences(ScopedPreferenceStore.java:216)
at com.kms.katalon.preferences.internal.ScopedPreferenceStore.(ScopedPreferenceStore.java:117)
at com.kms.katalon.preferences.internal.PreferenceStoreManager.initialPreferenceStore(PreferenceStoreManager.java:25)
at com.kms.katalon.preferences.internal.PreferenceStoreManager.getPreferenceStore(PreferenceStoreManager.java:21)
at com.kms.katalon.preferences.internal.PreferenceStoreManager.getPreferenceStore(PreferenceStoreManager.java:14)
at com.kms.katalon.util.ApplicationSession.getStore(ApplicationSession.java:47)
at com.kms.katalon.util.ApplicationSession.clean(ApplicationSession.java:16)
at com.kms.katalon.core.application.Application.preRunInit(Application.java:114)
at com.kms.katalon.core.application.Application.start(Application.java:60)
at org.eclipse.equinox.internal.app.EclipseAppHandle.run(EclipseAppHandle.java:196)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.internal.adaptor.EclipseAppLauncher.runApplication(EclipseAppLauncher.java:134)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.internal.adaptor.EclipseAppLauncher.start(EclipseAppLauncher.java:104)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.adaptor.EclipseStarter.run(EclipseStarter.java:388)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.adaptor.EclipseStarter.run(EclipseStarter.java:243)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:498)
at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.invokeFramework(Main.java:673)
at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.basicRun(Main.java:610)
at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.run(Main.java:1519)

I have Admin writes on my machine. Can anyone please assist me in recovering from this issue? I’ve been asked to develop and present an automated script using Katalon as part of a POC for our team.

Please put Katalon copy on user folder or run Katalon with administrator mode.

Thanks

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Thanks, mate! That solved my issue. Have a blessed day.

Cheers,
Seumas

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