Im trying to run preprod node . steps i followed :

1- downloaded these files : https://book.world.dev.cardano.org/environments/preprod/

2- run this : cardano-node.exe run --topology ./configuration/cardano/topology.json --database-path ./db --port 3001 --config ./configuration/cardano/config.json --socket-path .\pipe\cardano-node and

but i get this error : enter image description here

doesnt happen with mainnet or old dead testnet .... any idea ?

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it looks like your socket-path and the wrong facing slashes should be ./pipe/cardano-node.

Also not sure how you built your node but typically the socket path is in the DB folder so in your case ./db and typically socket is ./db/socket

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