Error in copying figure - Variables - Error using Builtin Path - Could not be absulutized

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I am unable to copy any figure from the figure window, and run other functions from the menu tab. I keep getting this error message. I am using R2021b version of MATLAB that was recently installed. Attached is the image of the error. The whited section is just the name of the script but shows as *.p on the error. Any suggetions how to debug this error? I am not sure if there is anything wrong with my code producing the figure. Thank you!

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Meg Noah
Meg Noah on 1 Jan 2022
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>> which pathdef
It could be that the pathdef.m file is missing. If it is missing, type
>> restoredefaultpath
>> matlabrc
navigate to your local folder, should be something like C:\Program Files\MATLAB\<version>\toolbox\local
then enter the following to create a new one:
>>savepath pathdef.m
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alex535
alex535 on 1 Jan 2022
Thank you! This is how I was able to use your suggestion:
  1. Navigated to local folder on MATLAB: C:\Program Files\MATLAB\<version>\toolbox\local
  2. Typed on command window: >> which pathdef - (pathdef.m was present)
  3. Typed on command window: >> restoredefaultpath
  4. Typed on command window: >> matlabrc
  5. Typed on command window: >>savepath pathdef.m
After this, I am not having the same issue.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 1 Jan 2022
I suspect filesystem corruption. I suggest DISM and SFC https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/use-the-system-file-checker-tool-to-repair-missing-or-corrupted-system-files-79aa86cb-ca52-166a-92a3-966e85d4094e

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