Error "ApplySession was not able to create the patch_storage area" When Applying a Financial Management Patch Using Opatch on a Windows 7 Client Machine (Doc ID 1334536.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 01, 2016

Applies to:

Hyperion Financial Management - Version 11.1.2.0.00 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The Opatch patch installer is not able to create a folder to unzip files, during installation of a Patch Set Exception (Service Fix) for Hyperion Financial Management (HFM). An error similar to this is displayed on a Windows 7 machine:

ApplySession: applying interim patch '10161974' to Oracle Home 'C:\Oracle\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1'
ApplySession failed: ApplySession failed to prepare the system. ApplySession was
not able to create the patch_storage area C:\Oracle\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1\.patch_storage\10161974_Oct_25_2010_17_02_56
System intact, OPatch will not attempt to restore the system

Cause

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