1. Joined : Apr 2016
    Posts : 23
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       3 Weeks Ago #1

    Error writing to file when installing software


    I am trying to install Macrium reflect. It gets part way through the install process before an error dialog pops up

    Installer Information
    Error writing to file: C:\Program Files\Macrium|Reflect\Reflect.exe

    I have tried running the installer as Administrator
    I have tried going to C: drive security and giving myself full access to eveything
    I have tried to access the Administrator account by going to a command prompt and typing net user administrator /active:yes . I get System Error 5 Access denied

    None of these things work

    As a side note, I have had a gutsful of Windows 10 always asking me for Admin permissions to do routine stuff like installing software and running exe files. I installed this OS on MY computer, so I ought to have unlimited and unrestricted Administrator access to do anything I like. Why is this not happening?

    NOTE: My account information says "Local Account Administrator". Go figure!!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    3 Weeks Ago #2

    Giving your self full rights won't help as it's an install so it's running as a system install and it's system not you that needs rights. Have you checked the drive for errors as that would also give the error if there is a. Fault
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  3. Joined : Apr 2016
    Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Home
       3 Weeks Ago #3

    Samuria said: View Post
    Giving your self full rights won't help as it's an install so it's running as a system install and it's system not you that needs rights. Have you checked the drive for errors as that would also give the error if there is a. Fault

    OK, I tried installing Macrium in Drive D: (a separate physical HDD). That worked fine

    I uninstalled it, and ran CHKDSK C:. No errors were found

    I tried reinstalling in Drive C:\Program Files\Macrium\Reflect- failed with the same error.

    Then I tried installing it in C:\Macrium\Reflect - and it worked

    It seems I cannot install programs in the Program Files folder
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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