Generally speaking, in Oracle DB, for you to be able to import a dump file, you have to use a predefined list of directories in order to read the dump file from, don’t know why, but that’s how it goes. I had a 60 GB dump file on an external HDD and it wasn’t an option to copy that file locally.
Since I needed to import from that file while it’s on that HDD, I had to add that directory to the database via this SQL command:
CREATE DIRECTORY datapump AS ‘E:\user\datafile\datapump’;
Where “E” is the hard drive partition.
I restarted toad, and it was able to read the new directory and the importing process is in progress now.