In this Forum, many people reported that their Katalon Studio on Windows does not work well. Often the cause was that they installed Katalon Studio into a folder which their Windows User lacks WRITE access privilege.
Let me enumerate some of recent posts:
Old test cases won’t work on new upgrade Katalon 7.9.1 installed KS into
java.io.IOException: invalid argument installed KS into
Running test suite/ test suites collection is super slow installed KS into
possibly there are a lot more amongst older posts.
Katalon Documentation for installation does not explain where users on Windows should locate KS, where not to.
This issue will be dependent on which User Account of Windows 10 he/she is using, and how the Account is granted for access permission. This makes things complicated.
I think, they should locate KS under the
C:\Users\yourname folder. For example, I always make
C:\Users\kazurayam\Katalon_Studio_Windows_64-x.x.x per versions.
They must not locate KS outside the
C:\Users\yourname folder. For example,
C:\Katalon — these are discouraged.
However, it is likely that users are working under their Job’s organisational security policy, and they are not granted to take easy ways.
Please, Katalon team, write it clearly in the doc.