[Chimera-users] Errno 13

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Feb 13 07:41:32 PST 2018

This seems to be a frequently asked question:  probably you need to make sure that the location you’ve specified for any output files on your computer is somewhere you have permission to read/write files, and that (less likely to be the problem) you can overwrite pre-existing files.

For example, see these previous posts:

I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
UCSF Chimera(X) team
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

> On Feb 12, 2018, at 5:30 PM, Dustin Park <dpark61 at illinois.edu> wrote:
> Hello,
> After using docking preparation and run, I set the executable location to vina and clicked ok. However, the result is that there is a chimera error ([errno 13] Permission denied. Can you explain to me how to get past the docking preparation step and why this error is coming up? Not sure how else to do this step.
> Thank you. 

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