OPW-00001 – Unable to open password-file

Like many of us, we need to recreate the password file from time to time.  Today I had to change the name of a database with the NID tool.  As part of the process I needed to  create a new password file.

The command is simple:

$ORACLE_HOME\bin\orapwd file= ‘<location/filename>’ password=<password>

I typed in the command at the command line and was getting the error: OPW-00001.  I kept scratching my head, then it dawned on me; I needed to but single-quotes (‘) around the file location/name.

Always remember this and you’ll always be successful when trying to recreate a password file for oracle.

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