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shay r
shay r
11,337 Points

load() doesn't work on windows

I get the following error when I run load('c:\Program Files\MongoDB\data\db\seed.js') , can someone help?

load('c:\Program Files\MongoDB\data\db\seed.js') 2018-09-27T14:25:29.840+0100 E - [js] file [c:Program FilesMongoDBdatadbseed.js] doesn't exist 2018-09-27T14:25:29.841+0100 E QUERY [js] Error: error loading js file: c:Program FilesMongoDBdatadbseed.js : @(shell):1:1

1 Answer

Richard Rowland
Richard Rowland
15,048 Points

You need to use forward slashes rather than backslashes. Mongo doesn't recognise the backslash in directory paths even though you're using Windows. That's why they're missing in the error message "Error: error loading js file: c:Program FilesMongoDBdatadbseed.js".