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Error "The abstract setting could not be found by the given path!"

How to solve the error "The abstract setting could not be found by the given path!"


You are trying to open a Tosca application (License Manager, Commander, ...) and receive the following error:

The abstract setting could not be found by the given path!License.Broadcast Timeout(SettingsDllException in File "TreeNode\RootCategory.cpp" and linenmbr: 61 Class:"findAbstrSettingByPath)



This means that the License.xml got corrupted. You have to replace it.

Please note that all Tosca applications should be closed before perofming the steps below!


  1. Navigate to C:\ProgramData\TRICENTIS\TOSCA Testsuite\7.0.0\License.
    Delete the file License.xml file inside this folder.
  2. Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\TRICENTIS\Tosca Testsuite\dll\Settings\XML.
    Copy the default License.xml found in this folder.
  3. Paste the copied file to the directory C:\ProgramData\TRICENTIS\TOSCA Testsuite\7.0.0\License (where you deleted the License.xml earlier).
  4. Reenter your license data (license mode, credentials, ...) in the License Manager/Configuration.
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Golam Khandaker

Created: 2017-12-27 16:29:57 , Updates: 1, Last Update: 2017-12-27 16:33:13

The solution stated above resolve my issue.

Thank you

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Kamalakar Subramanya Soori Sistla

Created: 2020-06-24 19:13:14


I am facing the following error will the above Solution work? Please suggest

Error 20000
Settings-Exception occurred: SettingsDllException: The abstract setting could not be found by the given path!Buffer.Local(SettingsDllException in File "TreeNode\RootCategory.cpp" and linenmbr: 61 Class:"findAbstrSettingByPath)
Error setting >12345< to buffer with Id >EKeyBuffer<!
Error executing teststep >Buffer Value (EXCELTABSTR)<.
Error executing teststep >Buffer Value (EXCELTABSTR)<.


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