For users who are using a Windows machine and a network mapped drive, where the folder is mapped from a drive, e.g., H:\\Documents\\R\\win-library\\3.4 to a network location, e.g., \\\\samba-xxx/home/<your_home_dir>/Documents/R/win-library/3.4, you may experience the following error:

First, verify that is R, .libPaths() uses the non-Windows reference to the network file share, for example:

Then update .libPaths to have the Windows-style reference, for example:

Now, you should be able to load synapser without errors.