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Unable to write to the temp directory

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    I'm trying to install an application in Windows 7, and get this message:


    Unable to write to the temp directory in

    c:\Users\René\AppData\Local\Temp

    Check that you have write access to this directoy

     

    I've gone to the directory, and made my user owner with full access rights to the directory. However, it still lists as read only, and even if I change it, after it's done setting it to not-read-only, it still is!

     

    I'm at my wits end, anyone have a solution? I've looked at

    http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/05/25/how-to-take-ownership-and-grant-permissions-in-windows-vista/

    and I've tried:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2006/09/20/763275.aspx

    Disabling the UAC thing
    Monday, June 01, 2009 9:10 AM

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  • Unable to write to the temp directory in

    c:\Users\René\AppData\Local\Temp

    Check that you have write access to this directoy

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

     

    Hello Rene,

     

    I happened to have the same problem with you, when i trying to install an application, that error appear, but i found myself the solution. it works for me at least, what i do is, i go to that directory, the "Temp" directory folder, and I deleted everything in that folder. leaving that folder blank.

    after that, there's no problem again in installing my application.

    well, that's in my case, and it works, i don't know if it would work in your case though :)

    Saturday, July 11, 2009 5:02 PM

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  • Rene.Vest,

    Read this knowledgebase article... It might apply to you.
    Monday, June 01, 2009 11:54 PM
    Answerer
  • Ah, I should have mentioned it's on the 64 bit 7100 version.

    My main login is an administrator user. I made a new user and made that user administrator as well. I can do the action on that user, but not on my normal one. Very weird and quite annoying, as it's a hassle to move emails and settings and whatnot to a new user.
    Tuesday, June 02, 2009 10:00 AM
  • Hello Rene,

    Does the error persist if you run the program as administrator?
    -Scott
    Friday, June 12, 2009 5:07 PM
  • Unable to write to the temp directory in

    c:\Users\René\AppData\Local\Temp

    Check that you have write access to this directoy

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

     

    Hello Rene,

     

    I happened to have the same problem with you, when i trying to install an application, that error appear, but i found myself the solution. it works for me at least, what i do is, i go to that directory, the "Temp" directory folder, and I deleted everything in that folder. leaving that folder blank.

    after that, there's no problem again in installing my application.

    well, that's in my case, and it works, i don't know if it would work in your case though :)

    Saturday, July 11, 2009 5:02 PM
  • Unable to write to the temp directory in

    c:\Users\René\AppData\Local\Temp

    Check that you have write access to this directoy

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

     

    Hello Rene,

     

    I happened to have the same problem with you, when i trying to install an application, that error appear, but i found myself the solution. it works for me at least, what i do is, i go to that directory, the "Temp" directory folder, and I deleted everything in that folder. leaving that folder blank.

    after that, there's no problem again in installing my application.

    well, that's in my case, and it works, i don't know if it would work in your case though :)


    I signed in to my Windows Live account, just to reply to you. I know this thread is old, but it helped me a great deal. THANK YOU!
    Thursday, August 06, 2009 8:19 AM
  • Thank you.

    Start > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup > TICK "TEMPORARY FILES" > Click OK.

    You can untick the rest if you choose not to clean everything else, "TEMPORARY FILES" is the only one that will solve this issue,
    **NOT**
    "Temp INTERNET files". After that it worked perfectly. Just as  "cruzo lew" stated, this is just the automated way of doing things. :)


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    • Proposed as answer by Brizzle Wednesday, November 18, 2009 3:38 AM
    Wednesday, November 18, 2009 3:33 AM