BiofilmQ.exe (without MATLAB) error

Hello,

I have installed the BiofilmQ.exe (without MATLAB) file but I am getting the following error message in the command prompt after clicking ‘Browse’ to search for experiment folders.

Error using matlab.ui.internal.dialog.FileSystemChooser/PathParser (line 87)
Invalid directory to operate on

Error in matlab.ui.internal.dialog.FileSystemChooser/set.InitialPathName (line 32)

Error in uigetdir_helper (line 28)

Error in uigetdir (line 57)

Error in BiofilmQ>pushbutton_browseFolder_Callback (line 1080)

Error in gui_mainfcn (line 95)

Error in BiofilmQ (line 41)

Error in matlab.graphics.internal.figfile.FigFile/read>@(hObject,eventdata)BiofilmQ('pushbutton_browseFolder_Callback',hObject,eventdata,guidata(hObject))

Error using waitforallfiguresclosed (line 9)
Error while evaluating UIControl Callback.

I was able to import image files into BiofilmQ previously but now I keep receiving the same message. If someone could help me resolve this issue I’d be grateful.

Bryn

Hi Byrn,

Welcome in the Image.sc forum! :wink:

The error message:

Error using matlab.ui.internal.dialog.FileSystemChooser/PathParser (line 87)
Invalid directory to operate on

Indicates that there might be something wrong with the directory.

1.) Can you write me the directory path you want to open?
2.) Can you download, unzip, and test to open the example data?

Best wishes,

Eric

Hi Eric,

I tried downloading the example data and BiofilmQ seemed to work fine.

The directory path I was wanting to open was:

C:\Users\77900576\Desktop\PhD\Data\Edinburgh\CLSM\02-10-19

The folder ‘02-10-19’ contained the images I was wanting to import.

Thanks,
Bryn

Hi Byrn,

to be honest: I have not seen the error message before. Since BiofilmQ seems to work with the sample files, and the files are saved basically in your desktop folder, I can rule out a directory-related problem.

To solve the issue I need to reproduce the error. The easiest approach would be if I work on the same (or a sup-sample) of your data. I can offer you to set up a (password-protected) upload link. You can upload a sup-sample of your data (20GB max) and I can try to reproduce the problem on my computer.

If you agree, I can send you the link and the password via a private message.

Best wishes,
Eric