The source folder is not versioned properly

Error message under installation or under Change of installation:

"The source folder is not versioned properly: C:\Users\username\Downloads.

If you copied this folder manually, you may have forgotten to copy the or files which identify the version of a download or

DVD folder, respectively; or the file could not be written."


To resolve this issue:

  1. Create a .TXT file in the location mentioned in the error message.
  2. Edit the content of the file. The content must be: SOLIDWORKS 20XX SP0X
    (change to installed version and service pack. E.g. SOLIDWORKS 2021 SP03)
  3. Name the file: (remove the .TXT extension and replace it with .id)
  4. Continue the installation.



Jan Egil Bæver

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