This error occurs when Ivo cannot find its data file.


For Users of Ivo -


Is your computer connected to your organisation's network? Checking whether you can access the internet and email are a good indication. Also check your network cable (usually blue) or wireless connection to ensure you are connected.


Has any work been done on your IT infrastructure that could have affected Ivo, such as installing a new server or migrating data from location to another? If there is anything that has happened that could have affected Ivo, please be sure to inform us when you request support. It saves a lot of time.



For IT Support Providers -


The "DataLocation" is stored in the Ivo.ini file located in "<ProgramData>\1024\Ivo" (Note, "ProgramData" is a hidden folder).  Ensure the DataLocation value is correct.  It can be a mapped drive or UNC value.


Setting permissions on the <ProgramData>\1024 folder to give any of these 'Modify' permission on the folder - Domain Users, Machine Users, Authenticated Users or Everyone - is usually helpful.


The Windows "VirtualStore"


Sometimes the Windows "VirtualStore" is active and prevents Ivo from correctly accessing the ProgramData and Program Files folders.


First, check if this the case by seeing if there is a "C:\Users\<User>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\1024\" or "C:\Users\<User>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\ProgramData\1024\" folder.  Note -


  • folders, such as a "ProgramData" folder will be hidden
  • the 'VirtualStore' folder may not exist at all, in which case it is probably not switched on.

However, if there are 1024 related folders in the VirtualStore then choose one of the following options -


  1. Turn the VirtualStore off completely by turning off User Account Control
  2. Disable the VirtualStore. In Windows 7 for example -
    1. From the Windows 7 Start Orb, do a search for Local Security Policy and select it.
    2. Expand Local Policies and click on Security Options. 
    3. On the right pane, scroll all the way to the bottom and you will find a setting called "User Account Control: Virtualize file and registry write failures to per-user locations" - double click on that setting and change it to Disabled. 
  3. Give users (eg. Domain Users, Machine Users, Authenticated Users or Everyone etc) 'Modify' permissions on the "C:\ProgramData\1024" and "C:\Program Files (x86)\1024" folders - this should essentially bypass the Virtual Store for those folders only.


Make sure you delete any 1024 and Ivo related files and folders in the VirtualStore folder, then either manually edit the "<ProgramData>\1024\Ivo\Ivo.ini" file, or reinstall Ivo.