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Dear experts in WireShark,

I have installed the latest version of WireShark in Windows 10. When I run the Wireshark, issued is the error message:

Lua: Error during loading: cannot open C:\Users\Username\Desktop\뺣낫듭땒\ㅅㅂ듟뜼궧 湲곗큹\WireShark\console.lua: Invalid argument

(I am a Korean and "뺣낫듭땒\ㅅㅂ듟뜼궧 湲곗큹" are Korean characters, most of which are NOT used ones in Korea.. The folder is non-existent.)

and cannot run.

I have tried with the privilege of Username and Administrator, but none succeeded.

Please let me know how to cope with this error.

Thank you in advance.

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What is the install path of Wireshark, i.e. the directory that contains console.lua?

What locale is your system running in?

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2018-04-17 08:13:27 +0000 )edit

It is installed in the default directory, which is C:\Program Files\Wireshark.

And the locale is Korean.

Thank you.

gioir gravatar imagegioir ( 2018-04-17 09:26:58 +0000 )edit

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answered 2018-12-19 02:37:58 +0000

Guy Harris gravatar image

Please let me know how to cope with this error.

Wait for the next Wireshark release and update to that. This is probably bug 15118, which should be fixed in the next 2.6.x and 2.4.x releases, as well as in the next 2.9.x development release and the 3.0 release.

The next 2.6.x and 2.4.x releases should be available early in 2019; the 3.0 release should be available at the end of January 2019.

There's also another bug that should also be fixed in those releases; it's bug 15367, which causes pathnames with non-ASCII characters not to be displayed correctly in message dialogs on Windows. That would probably explain why the pathname in the message includes the characters "뺣낫듭땒\ㅅㅂ듟뜼궧 湲곗큹" - it's probably incorrectly displaying the pathname. That bug and bug 15118 have similar underlying causes.

If you don't want to wait for the new releases, you could try downloading one of the automated Windows builds for 32-bit Windows or for 64-bit Windows. Download the most recent "Wireshark-win32-2.6.6rc0-NN-gxxxxxxxx.exe" or "Wireshark-win64-2.6.6rc0-NN-gxxxxxxxx.exe" file, and run it; it will install the version from the automated build. Those builds include whatever fixes have been put into those release streams; they may have other issues. I'm not sure whether the automatic update mechanism will upgrade to the new 2.6.x release when it's available, so you may have to download it and install it yourself. You should not run any of those automated builds once the next 2.6.x release is available; you should upgrade to the release.

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