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When I start Maestro on Windows, I get an error message "failed to create scratch project in location", and I can't work in Maestro. How can I fix this?

This can happen if the location listed in the error message contains non-ASCII characters (usually characters with accents). To address this problem, you can set the environment variables MAESTRO_TEMP_LOCATION and SCHRODINGER_TEMP_PROJECT to a location that doesn't have these characters, e.g. C:\schrodinger-temp. Information on setting environment variables on Windows can be found in Appendix A of the Installation Guide.

Keywords: scratch project, Maestro, Windows

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