I am having the same problem with my network dataset failing to build. I searched my C drive and there are a few Temp folders. Would it be this one? --> C:\Windows\Temp ? If so, my C drive has 47 GB of free space. Can you please give me guidance on how to get my dataset to build? My network dataset is 832 MB (roads for all of the PNW).
thanks so much
The Build Network leaves a log file. You can open it in Notepad and see what messages are in there. The file is usually created in a temporary folder inside the system temp folder. To get to the system temp, in an explorer window, navigate to %TEMP% this is usually c:\users\<user name>\AppData\Temp and then search for a recent folder perhaps starting with the word arc and look for a build.txt file.
I looked in C:\Windows\Temp and C:\Users\Natalie\AppData\Local\Temp and there is no recent folder or text file associated with esri or build.txt. I also searched my C drive for build.txt and nothing came up. Is there a way to specify in ArcCatalog where it will put the log file?
You can specify the location of the TEMP but not where to put the log file. I suggest that you start the build network and then while it is running, open the arc folder while it is still running. These folders are normally deleted when you exit ArcCatalog app.
I apologize for being dense when it comes to this background computing stuff, but I don't know which arc folder you are referring to. Can you please be a little more specific?
"navigate to %TEMP% this is usually c:\users\<user name>\AppData\Temp and then search for a recent folder perhaps starting with the word ARC and look for a build.txt file"