I have a .vrt file with some SRTM tiles created from windows PC, so paths there are like:

<SourceFilename relativeToVRT="0">Y:\srtm_eurasia\Env\EarthEnv-DEM90_N55E120.bil</SourceFilename>

I assumed that I could correct paths directly in my vrt file to

<SourceFilename relativeToVRT="0">\mnt\srtm_eurasia\Env\EarthEnv-DEM90_N55E120.bil</SourceFilename>

As on linux I have this folder mounted like /mnt/... etc

But when I try to make a gdal translation to tiff for example it throws

0ERROR 4: \mnt\srtm_eurasia\Env\EarthEnv-DEM90_N70E105.bil: No such file or directory

So, I use a wrong way to write a path here?

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    Maybe due to backslashes?
    – user30184
    Commented Jan 24, 2023 at 10:17
  • But this file was generated with backslashes automatically from QGIS Commented Jan 24, 2023 at 10:21
  • It is well known that windows paths have backslashes howtogeek.com/181774/…
    – user30184
    Commented Jan 24, 2023 at 10:39

1 Answer 1


Yes, it was due to backslashes. Seems that from windows it generates backslashes. For Linux I changed the path and slashes too from \ to / Now it works.

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