That’s because SPSS is trying to direct its temporary work files (“.temp” files that the user never sees) to a location for which you don’t have write access. Here’s what you do to fix that:
From within SPSS on a computing server:
- Go to Edit -> Options -> and select the “File Locations” tab.
- Type in “U:\” in the “Temporary folder” box and press the “OK” button.
- Answer “yes” if you get the message: “Directory does not exist. Create a new one?“
- Then proceed with your SPSS work. You should be able to create graphs with no problem.