Create install error

EISDIR: illegal operation on a directory, symlink ‘E:\oniverse\pkg\deps\f415b8bc5a7da91afcafe2983e3d0fa3’ → ‘E:\oniverse\pkg\create-2021.3.8’

Hello @neoz! Could you please attach your full log files here? It will allow us to see where the error occurred.

  • Omniverse Logs: C:\Users\<USERNAME>\.nvidia-omniverse\logs
  • Omnivere Launcher Logs: C:\Users\<USERNAME>\.nvidia-omniverse\logs\launcher

Also, what is your current computer environment?

  • Operating System
  • GPU / GPU Driver

安装 Create 时出错:EISDIR: illegal operation on a directory, symlink ‘E:\omniverse\pkg\deps\f415b8bc5a7da91afcafe2983e3d0fa3’ → ‘E:\omniverse\pkg\create-2021.3.8’

launcher.log (11.0 KB)
I am on Win10 21H1
GPU 2070S

I have a similar issue, on a USB SSD drive, formatted using exFat. it is probably due to
‘The device does not support symbolic links.’
Is there a way to remove the requirement for symbolic links? Blender 3.1 USD Alpha Branch doesn’t require a symbolic link, and works fine on exFat with Omniverse.

You are right! I install it on a ntfs drive. Thx!

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Brand-new User and can’t install the code. Please advise on how to fix this installation issue. Thank you.

Error occurred during installation of Create: EISDIR: illegal operation on a directory, symlink ‘E:\NVIDIA\Ominiverse Library\deps\f415b8bc5a7da91afcafe2983e3d0fa3’ → ‘E:\NVIDIA\Ominiverse Library\create-2021.3.8’


launcher.log (67.2 KB)

System Info:
NVIDIA System Information report created on: 03/13/2022 08:02:38
System name: MSI

Operating System: Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
DirectX version: 12.0
GPU processor: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Driver version: 511.65
Driver Type: DCH
Direct3D feature level: 12_1
CUDA Cores: 5120
Resizable BAR Yes
Dynamic Boost 2.0 Yes
WhisperMode 2.0 No
Advanced Optimus No
Maximum Graphics Power 130 W
Core clock: 1620 MHz
Memory data rate: 14.00 Gbps
Memory interface: 256-bit
Memory bandwidth: 448.06 GB/s
Total available graphics memory: 40867 MB
Dedicated video memory: 8192 MB GDDR6
System video memory: 0 MB
Shared system memory: 32675 MB
Video BIOS version: 94.04.3F.00.52
IRQ: Not used
Bus: PCI Express x16 Gen3
Device Id: 10DE 249D 12EE1462
Part Number: 4735 0010


nvui.dll NVIDIA User Experience Driver Component
nvxdplcy.dll NVIDIA User Experience Driver Component
nvxdbat.dll NVIDIA User Experience Driver Component
nvxdapix.dll NVIDIA User Experience Driver Component
NVCPL.DLL NVIDIA User Experience Driver Component
nvCplUIR.dll 8.1.940.0 NVIDIA Control Panel
nvCplUI.exe 8.1.940.0 NVIDIA Control Panel
nvWSSR.dll NVIDIA Workstation Server
nvWSS.dll NVIDIA Workstation Server
nvViTvSR.dll NVIDIA Video Server
nvViTvS.dll NVIDIA Video Server
nvLicensingS.dll NVIDIA Licensing Server
nvDevToolSR.dll NVIDIA Licensing Server
nvDevToolS.dll NVIDIA 3D Settings Server
nvDispSR.dll NVIDIA Display Server
nvDispS.dll NVIDIA Display Server
PhysX 09.21.0713 NVIDIA PhysX
NVCUDA64.DLL NVIDIA CUDA 11.6.99 driver
nvGameSR.dll NVIDIA 3D Settings Server
nvGameS.dll NVIDIA 3D Settings Server

Any status on this? Its been almsot 4 months now, and I still get this error about Symlinks trying to insall this on an exFAT drive. Does it really need to use a symlink for this?