Windows 10: unable to create the directory "C:\users\tom\appdata\local\temp\*.tmp Solved

  1.    31 Mar 2016 #1

    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. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.1 and W10 Insider Build 18252
       31 Mar 2016 #2

    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

    unable to create...

    I have elevated you to PhilA.

    Thanks for solving my problem
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  4. philc43's Avatar
    Posts : 3,590
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.1 and W10 Insider Build 18252
       31 Mar 2016 #4

    Great! Glad I was able to help. :)
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