What is the correct grass folder in Sextante?

I always get this message:

The specified GRASS folder does not contain a valid set of GRASS modules. Please, go to the SEXTANTE settings dialog, and check that the GRASS folder is correctly configured

This is the current sextante grass folder. I did not change anything after the Osgeo4W installation. I guess that the path isn’t correct.

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Make sure that you configure the GRASS folder for the sextante plugin.

If you click Analysis --> SEXTANTE options and configuration you can define the paths to your GRASS installation.

My path is: C:\PROGRA~2\Quantum GIS Lisboa\apps\grass\grass-6.4.2

I´m using Sextante 1.0.9 for QGIS, which comes with its own GRASS installation

  • I'm using 1.0.9, too. The grass folder in sextante came up with the installation. Should the grass folder be in the Osgeo4w folder?
    – Pimpel
    Commented Apr 9, 2013 at 15:57
  • I don´t think it matters in which folder the GRASS installation is, as long as the SEXTANTE configuration points to that folder. Do you have a similar path to the one I have in your configuration and does the folder exist?
    – Martin
    Commented Apr 9, 2013 at 16:45
  • I tried your path settings but without any success.
    – Pimpel
    Commented Apr 10, 2013 at 8:26
  • If you use exactely the path I used, it will not work. It´s cut off. You have to find the folder where your GRASS GIS is installed and use its path.
    – Martin
    Commented Apr 10, 2013 at 10:51
  • What is the grass staring file (exe, bat?). Which file should be in the folder to start grass in sextante?
    – Pimpel
    Commented Apr 10, 2013 at 12:38

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