# EC1016

## Synopsis

ERROR EC1016: Bad root “[path]” (e.g. cannot handle UNC path names)

## Description

eMake does not support UNC pathnames in eMake root values. Therefore, if the user specifies a UNC path as an eMake root (either with the `--emake-root` command-line option or the EMAKE_ROOT environment variable), eMake will display this error and exit. The offending path is given in the error message.

## Reasons

The user has specified a UNC path as an eMake root.

## Fixes

Remove the UNC path from the eMake root specification. If your build requires files from that UNC path, you can use the subst command to map the UNC path to a Windows drive letter, then specify that drive in the eMake root.

Note that some versions of eMake (5.2.x) incorrectly identify paths like “X:” as UNC paths (that is, a two-letter path consisting of a drive letter followed by a colon). Subsequent releases have corrected this error.