Create Address Locator Error

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12-06-2012 11:59 AM
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I keep getting an "Error 000042: Failed to create the address locator" message every time I try to create a new locator inside of a file geodatabase. I'm able to create the locator outside of a GDB with no problem. I checked the solution for the error message and tried the applicable suggestions with no success.

system info:
ArcGIS Desktop 10.1
Windows 7 64-bit
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I keep getting an "Error 000042: Failed to create the address locator" message every time I try to create a new locator inside of a file geodatabase. I'm able to create the locator outside of a GDB with no problem. I checked the solution for the error message and tried the applicable suggestions with no success.

system info:
ArcGIS Desktop 10.1
Windows 7 64-bit


Hello, I'm also getting the same error when creating an address locator.  Have you found any resolution to this issue?
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From the 9.3 help pages:

000042:    Failed to create the address locator.
Description:  The address locator cannot be created.
Solution:          Check that you have

    Permission to write to the disk or database
    Enough disk space for the address locator you tried to create
    Valid network or database connection
    Valid geocoding rule files
    Valid address locator style


You might want to avoid placing the locator in the geodatabase; it's recommended practice to just keep it in a regular directory.  Permissions can always goof on you: make sure you have what you need (Read/Write).
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