1.    31 Mar 2016 #1
    Join Date : Dec 2014
    Posts : 25
    win8.1 64b

    unable to create the directory "C:\users\tom\appdata\local\temp\*.tmp


    trying to install visual studio code and this message pops up immediately.

    "Setup was unable to create the directory "C:\users\tom\appdata\local\temp\*.tmp"
    error 5 access is denied

    I tried taking ownership at appdata point but still no go. Is there some permission or other problem I may be overlooking?
    Visual Studio Community installed like a charm.
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  2.    31 Mar 2016 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 2,859
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1709 Build 16299.64

    When you open the program to install this code do so by right clicking and selecting run as administrator. This might provide the necessary privileges to complete the operation. This is sometimes necessary even if you are already an administrator.
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  3.    31 Mar 2016 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2014
    Posts : 25
    win8.1 64b
    Thread Starter

    unable to create...


    I have elevated you to PhilA.

    Thanks for solving my problem
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  4.    31 Mar 2016 #4
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 2,859
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1709 Build 16299.64

    Great! Glad I was able to help.
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