Windows 10: Softwares Can't Be Installed From an External Hard Drive
Softwares Can't Be Installed From an External Hard Drive
When I try to install a software from an external hard drive I can't. But when I copy that file onto desktop I can.
How to fix that?
Hi, how does your attempt fail when you try to install a program, and what is the program you're trying to install? What error message do you get? There may be an event in your event log.
The error when I tried to install a software from an external drive is :
"The system cannot find the path specified"
Again, what is the program you are trying to install?
(Note- software is an uncountable noun, so 'a software' isn't possible)
You could try copying the file to a temporary place on your pc then right click on it and select properties. Some files if they've come from an external source some times have a check box to unblock it from fully running.
Any program acts like that.
I think this is annoying.
Was this an upgrade install?
Hi, have a look in your event log, event viewer; see if there's any other information.
Also try running chkdsk on your external disk.
What we don't know is what the program is trying to do.. is this a write or a read error? Is it a permissions problem?
At what stage in the attempted installation does this fail... as soon as you try to run the installer? At some stage during the installation?
I reckon it's a permissions issue if he did an upgrade install.
No it's not an upgrade install.
I also can't initiate "chkdsk". "Access is Denied" error.
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