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OPatch Fails on Windows System with Error "OPatch failed with error code = 73" and "UtilSession failed: OPatch failed to locate Central Inventory" (Doc ID 2944605.1)

Last updated on APRIL 28, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Enterprise Capture - Version to [Release 12c]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Running opatch on a Windows system returns the following error:

OPatchSession cannot load inventory for the given Oracle Home D:\...\OracleFMW\Middleware. Possible causes are:
  No read or write permission to ORACLE_HOME/.patch_storage
  Central Inventory is locked by another OUI instance
  No read permission to Central Inventory
  The lock file exists in ORACLE_HOME/.patch_storage
  The Oracle Home does not exist in Central Inventory

UtilSession failed: OPatch failed to locate Central Inventory.
Possible causes are:
  The Central Inventory is corrupted
  The oraInst.loc file specified is not valid.
Log file location: D:\...OracleFMW\Middleware\cfgtoollogs\opatch\opatch2023-03-14_04-03-36AM_1.log

OPatch failed with error code = 73




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