Recently tried installing QGIS 3.4 on Windows 10 and somehow it always throws error while trying to install the sample training data sets.

While QGIS itself installed without issues, the data sets failed to load.

Any suggestions?

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    Welcome to GIS.SE. Can you please tell us, what data you want to install and what the installation process is? I, for myself, have never used or even seen installable data sets for qgis. You can download datasets like the alaska data set: qgis.org/downloads/data/qgis_sample_data.zip – Andreas Müller Aug 12 at 13:13

When you install QGIS (on Windows at least, not sure about other operating systems), the installation wizard gives you a list of selectable downloads. One option is the actual QGIS software. The other three are optional test/sample datasets. I assume this is the "installable data" you're talking about; if not, please clarify your question.

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If this dataset fails to download when you install QGIS, you should take two steps:

  1. Make a bug report. Most QGIS users don't want the tutorial data, so it's not surprising that no one has noticed this bug before now.
  2. Download the data from a different source. Hopefully it's one of the links below, although since I've never actually installed the test data I can't be 100% sure.

  • Yes I am referring to the sample dataset coming along with the installation of QGIS Software. – Jagdish Aswath Aug 13 at 10:58
  • I tried installing multiple times but the same result, so I need to make a bug report. – Jagdish Aswath Aug 13 at 10:58
  • Another issue that I am facing is that the default OpenStreetMap does not open/ not visible. Is this because of the missing dataset is something I wasn't sure of. – Jagdish Aswath Aug 13 at 11:00
  • Thanks for the links to various sample data. Let me try to download the grass data and see if this resolves the issue – Jagdish Aswath Aug 13 at 11:00

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