Error Writing to Temp Location

#1
Whenever I try some downloaded .exes I get an error saying 'error writing to temp location' or something similar. I've tried running them as admin, tried running them without UAC, and even tried to change the temp location from environment variables but it doesn't change. Is there any fix or an installer file I can download and reinstall to fix the microsoft installers? (win7 x64)
 


#2
Do you have the temporary directory? That is usually c:\windows\temp, check in your (right click Computer) > System properties -> Advanced -> Environment variables.

However, not every installer uses these settings - some sofware creates tmp folders in places different from the system's; therefore and just in case, these places shouldnt be marked read-only.


Try :

1. Use the cleanup utility and update windows installer to the latest version:


Windows Installer CleanUp Utility

Download details: Windows Installer 4.5

2. Make sure that the tmp folder is not full (out of disk space) or write-protected

3. Make sure that the files inside the folder are not read-only

4. Empty it or specify a different temp folder
 


#3
3. Make sure that the files inside the folder are not read-only
Thanks, that seemed to fix the issue. No idea how they became read only in the first place.
 


#4
Thanks, that seemed to fix the issue. No idea how they became read only in the first place.
when the folder is read-only its files become read only too
 


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