From: Vermaas, Josh (
Date: Fri Jul 23 2021 - 08:39:58 CDT

Hi Igor,

Do you have the pdb file handy? VMD is super strict about the columns in a pdb file, whereas pymol is a bit more permissive in what it tolerates in pdb file. It would be simple to test if it’s the pdb’s fault, or if it is the file path’s fault if it could be looked at on another computer.


From: <> on behalf of Igor Gordiy <>
Date: Friday, July 23, 2021 at 7:23 AM
To: "" <>
Subject: vmd-l: Could not read file problem


I am trying to open PDB file saved on my local computer using different versions of VMD (1.9.3 and 1.9.2). I have windows 10, 64bit. The PDB file is correct and can be correctly interpreted by other visualization programs such as PyMOL.
When I am trying to open it with VMD I am receiving message " Could not read filr: C:/Users/Игорь/Desktop/ps2_new.pdb".

I have tried to change the user name, now it is written in english. I have also tried to change the language of OS to english. Both did not work. By the way, direct uploading of PDB file from Internet is working well.

What shall I do?

Best regards,
Igor Gordiy