cannot set working directory - why?

Hi,

please forgive me if I'm asking in the wrong place; I'm completely new to R; it's only Day2; I've been trying and searching for hours and hours and cannot figure it out. I would really like to move on in my swirl course.

I'm stuck trying to set the working directory:

setwd("testdir")
error in setwd("testdir") : cannot change working directory

  • I read elsewhere that I might be lacking admin rights - I'm using my work laptop; how can I find out my admin rights? What else can I try, or what else can I look for? Grateful for any leads, thank you in advance!

First, open the directory you would like to make working directory. then try the code

or make working directory using file pane.

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Thank you very much for this quick response; the latter worked and I've learned something new, thank you!