If I knew the name of the file I could find it and tell System Options the file location.
Toolbox add-in is active and started.
This is a single user installation.
I employed Windows puppy search to find all instances of SWbrowser.mdb, then tried keying the folder name into System Options>HoleWizard/Toolbox. Whichever location I key in brings the SW error "Can't find Standards database".
So I saved my settings then reset all system options. The default location is now F:\User\Dassault, which of course does not contain SWbrowser.mdb.
Pressing the Configure button brings up Welcome to Toolbox Setup then the Windows error "ToolboxConfiguration has encountered a problem ...". The details include system.nullreferenceexception.
In summary, ToolboxConfiguration recognises only a folder which does not contain SWbrowser.mdb and Windows takes exception to the null reference.
What else can I try?
Do not path all the way to the SWbrowser.mdb folder, stop before you go into the lang folder.
SolidWorks will automatically add the \lang\English folders to the path.
"Do not path all the way to the SWbrowser.mdb folder, stop before you go into the lang folder.
SolidWorks will automatically add the \lang\English folders to the path."
The default does that. I tried it both ways but there was no difference in outcome.
Hmmm.... I am out of ideas on what may be happening. Bummer.
Does your installation have the .../Browser path shown in the attached screenshot?
What path is in your Tools>Options>System Options>File Locations>Hole Wizard Favorites Database?
I seem to have solved the problem by copying swbrowser.mdb from Docs&Settings to .../toolbox/data utilities.
I suspected mdb files after they failed to load when installing a new application. The error message quoted the filenames and Win error 126. Googling associated error 126 with mdb files, and a search for such files on my box showed lots of them in SW Toolbox where I had a longstanding problem.
In summary, the required mdb file was not in the expected location. Don't ask me why, but ask SolidWhoops why their error message says "folder" when it meant "file".
Create a new folder on the local drive or network and give it any name say ToolBox09. Look for these three folders (Browser, CopiedParts and lang) and copy them to this folder i.e to ToolBox09. Make sure Browser folder has all the standard folder and land folder has English and further SWBrowser.mdb file in it.
Now open or create a new part, assy or dwg file and go to Tools > Options > Hole Wizard/Toolbox and map the location of toolbox to ToolBox09. Click OK and save the file and restart SW. Go to Tools > Options > Hole Wizard/Toolbox again and now hit configure and see if you move further.
Well I followed your suggestion and confirmed that all the folders and files were present, but it made no difference.
FWIW I was unable to configure toolbox in SW2008 either, and both installations were clean off the DVD.
I started this exercise because I thought it would be clever to show a counterbored hole in the model, but it is not necessary and it will be sufficient to write a note in order for the job to be manufactured.
In this case someone may need to check your machine.
I suggested that because I used that method to fix the mess of my toolbox for SW2007.
Might be because you have more than one version of SW installed on the same machine
I just ran into this same problem and your suggestion worked Anna. I was trying to drill to deeply into the data folder that holds my mdb folder.
I couldn't find this piece of information in the Knowledge Base.
Anna Wood Thank you for the information! That worked for me!!
I know this is an old thread, but for what it's worth, the issue was solved for me (Solidworks 2018 with PDM) by doing the following: do a "get latest version" of the entire \SOLIDWORKS PDM\Solidworks Data\ directory.
That works, thanks Andrew.
After "get latest version", I would remind others not to forget to re-link the Hole Wizard and Toolbox folder in Options.
To automatically have the latest version for all user you can set folder Cache Options in PDM Administrator.
I have the same issue with finding Hole Wizard database. But I solved the problem by deleting old version of Solidwork Data folder. The system I have just made duplicate folder of Solidwork Data instead of override when I installed 2019 solidwork. So, it's end up having 2 folder with the same name but the new Solidwork Data folder was name Solidwork Data(1). I delete the old one and rename the new as Soliwork Data and the problem solved.
Retrieving data ...