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I get this error upon keying geth attach ipc:\.\pipe\geth.ipc.

Fatal: Unable to attach to remote geth: Timed out waiting for pipe '\\.\pipe\geth.ipc' to come available

what exactly is this error and what should I do to attach geth?

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I think, you are giving the wrong ipc path, Check for this message on your log - IPC endpoint opened: to know the exact path at which IPC has been opened.

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    oh yeah I just needed another \ thx Commented Jan 17, 2018 at 7:10
  • Why I have (-1) when the answer is correct ... :D
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    Commented Jan 20, 2018 at 11:26
  • haha who knows? here is the mark that I forgot to put Commented Jan 24, 2018 at 2:49

Try specifying the port of your choice by typing

geth attach http://localhost:8547

This solution worked on Win10 machine.

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