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How to fix "insufficient privileges to access this directory" error

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Problem: While installing a program, the user receives the following error message: "The installer has insufficient privileges to access this directory". Solution: 1. manually create the required folder, 2. download the compressed registry file : ► https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bw-8fzdMfWSFREZUTzZqNFROWkk 3. extract the contents to a folder you like, 4. double-click the "Take Ownership.reg" file to add it to the Windows Registry, 5. go to the folder that you manually created, right-click on it, click "Take ownership" 6. try to continue the setup, click Retry.
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David Ferguson (1 month ago)
Where the the 'take ownership' app that you have on your desktop?
furulevi (1 month ago)
the link is in the description below the video, or just click here ► https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw-8fzdMfWSFREZUTzZqNFROWkk/view
LAXTOPER (2 months ago)
Thank Bro
atavistic farrier (3 months ago)
Thanks you bro, you helped me, Thanks you a lot
Riva Lima (3 months ago)
works!!!! thankyou so much!!! Like now
O4KAST (5 months ago)
It actually worked! Thanks. (you can just take ownership of whole directory above the one you need)
The-Mike_D (6 months ago)
Dude you totally rock. Perfect directions. Thank you.
Saurabh Ghodki (6 months ago)
Thanks. This helped me while installing VMware 14. I just had to create new folder manually.
Mr Tull666 (7 months ago)
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M.N.M.Samri (7 months ago)
nice it works. everything you need to do is download that file from description
thealcoholicwizard (7 months ago)
are there any videos about itunes that arent from inaudible indians
furulevi (7 months ago)
*inaudible Europeans ;))
Beto (7 months ago)
Thanks, man! It helped me with Avid Pro Tools 12.5 on Windows 10
MisthaufenGmbH (7 months ago)
Thanks that was really helpful, that means it worked.
Degman Cro (8 months ago)
Just one word, thanks!
Don Jarekji (9 months ago)
dont try just spam enter
Noli (10 months ago)
Completely sorted my problem when I couldn't install / reinstall Adobe Acrobat - many thanks!
T M (10 months ago)
solve my problem. Thanks! Microsoft sucks
Anonymous (11 months ago)
If You face a problem when creating folder then no need to create folder just close all application or reboot and Install Again..!
Salsa faza (1 year ago)
it excelently works!!! thankyou so much!
Júlio Mendes (1 year ago)
after the proccess, how can i remove the take ownership option?
seyed morteza mousavi (1 year ago)
very very thanks
pmtttuan (1 year ago)
Thank you so much.
Dembooll (1 year ago)
Thanks you man its work with a lot of programs :D
Vladislav Dokic (1 year ago)
Thank you sir, I love you (no homo)
J Simpson (1 year ago)
Seems to have worked for alot of people but me!! I'm trying to install a premium poker software called Jivaro. I followed all the steps to it, and when I click retry it then tells me that there is another folder within the first folder that I have created that isn't there, I then create that file and click retry and it then tells me there is an error writing a file?? Many thanks
J Simpson (1 year ago)
of course. I am the only user:/
furulevi (1 year ago)
Do you have administrator privileges on that PC?
Thank you so much!!
Honey Badger (1 year ago)
Than you. Very very much !!!!!!!!!!
Tommy D (1 year ago)
Thanks and for someone that it didnt work the trick works with every software but you need to anme the folder exactly as it is in the box
Al Biss (1 year ago)
So simple when you know! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! :)
Alexandre Oliveira (1 year ago)
You help me. Thanks!
mellacancerin afiat (1 year ago)
THIS IS REALLY HELPFUL. THANKYOUUU!!
Honey Badger (1 year ago)
Thank u very much !!
Elias Alves (1 year ago)
valeu chapa ajudou muiito mesmo...
Vegas Gaming (1 year ago)
no wont work for gta 4
Antonio Morariu (1 year ago)
What is msvcp140.dll error?
Antonio Morariu (1 year ago)
+furulevi thx
Antonio Morariu (1 year ago)
Thx
furulevi (1 year ago)
try to install Visual C++ Redistributable 2015► https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145
Tim Hori (1 year ago)
2 thumbs up to your video. Only thing that worked for installing Google Earth.
hugedoofus (1 year ago)
It worked. Thank you very much.
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Mark Anthony (1 year ago)
Works , tq
iiiZoellax (1 year ago)
What's that blue app called?
furulevi (1 year ago)
at 1:43 ?
Pimp Doubt (2 years ago)
Worked great man, thank you. I'm pretty handy with Windows tweaks and workarounds and this is the first time I've ever run into this problem (also with VirtualBox) it's probably an issue with the installation instructions themselves, but this works great! I have no clue why so many thumbs down on here
Peter Stoykov (2 years ago)
Could be shorter video, but it is VERY USEFUL. The trick works. Don't forget the "take ownership" registry fix!
Kanchor (2 years ago)
Thank you so much man
cholakicha (2 years ago)
Cool, man! By me the Error Message appeared multiple time but i consisted doing the same thing.
Roman Jackson (2 years ago)
Thank you!!!
Let's play with Robert (2 years ago)
I have same error but on .exe file. and that file is not in folder
Let's play with Robert (2 years ago)
exe file is not there its blank
furulevi (2 years ago)
.exe file, not folder!
Let's play with Robert (2 years ago)
but folder is empty
furulevi (2 years ago)
take ownership of that .exe file...
thechosen (2 years ago)
File download link does not work.
furulevi (2 years ago)
Links updated, try now, Thanks!
Jan Kašpárek (2 years ago)
why if the file i have error with is .exe file?
Jan Kašpárek (2 years ago)
yeah, got it, thank you
furulevi (2 years ago)
take ownership of the entire folder which contains that .exe file
Phạm Hiếu (2 years ago)
thanks so much
Arian (2 years ago)
you can just take ownership of the folder then it would be quicker
Lesedi Ben (2 years ago)
THANKS A MILLION DUDE...I JUST LEARNED SOMETHING NEW...
JonteHaxor (2 years ago)
Not working When i did Click Retry it Said An Error Occurred while attempting To Create The directory: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\startMenu\Programs\LogMeIn Hamachi
JonteHaxor (2 years ago)
+furulevi I have already Did Owner Ship on it xD
furulevi (2 years ago)
than take ownership of that folder and than click retry
JonteHaxor (2 years ago)
+furulevi I did Create it Manually Like you did First it was like your Problem now it says This i typed
furulevi (2 years ago)
+BlizzardGaming try to create it manually
Duong Hoang Nam (2 years ago)
what if the file that i have the error is an dll file? i can still find the file in the folder. it's called msvcr100.dll
furulevi (2 years ago)
+Duong Hoang Nam try to take ownership of the dll file, or install Visual C++ 2010 (x86 + x64)
Duy Thái (2 years ago)
Thank! video
Gideon Higher Self (2 years ago)
I got into folder permission while doing this, had to share the folder. Then worked. Thanks!!
Red Rune Art (1 year ago)
You saved me. Thanks!
txt-mp3-doc-png (3 years ago)
Do You Know How to Solve Installation Error : Can not Create The Directory ' C \ ProgramData ' . The File With This Name Already Exists . Please Rename Or Remove The File And Click Retry , Or Click Cancel To Exit. ?
Mohammed Alkhodary (3 years ago)
does it work for windows 10
furulevi (3 years ago)
+Mohammed Alkhodary In my opinion It should... give it a try
Jeff Nyfeler (3 years ago)
At 1:44 into the video, you clicked on the desktop file Take Ownership_Add.reg.  Where did this file come from, and how do I access it?
furulevi (3 years ago)
@Daniel Kim In this video Windows 8.0 was used
Daniel Kim (3 years ago)
Window 10?
The Gman (3 years ago)
I got lost at taking ownership part, mine doesnt give those options :(
The Gman (3 years ago)
Just worked out the admin rights, only took me a few hours. Thank you for your video anyway, its otherwise very helpful
furulevi (3 years ago)
+The Gman -make sure you have administrator rights on the PC -try to temporarily disable User Account Control or any other protection software that might disallow access to the registry
BrandonTheMyth (3 years ago)
You are a life saver, THANK YOU! Couldn't find a decent answer to this anywhere I looked; glad I decided to check YouTube lol
Albin Arvidsson (3 years ago)
+rep. Thanks a bunch man
panda93000 (3 years ago)
grazie :)
panda93000 (3 years ago)
an error occurred while attempting to create the directory :(
Ali Al-Mahdi (3 years ago)
Can I borrow your brains for a day please?
Edgar Morales (3 years ago)
Sooo many thanks for you support!!
Bob Smith (3 years ago)
Thanks. Worked exactly as you said. :-)
furulevi (3 years ago)
+Nínja Bunny Try this "authenticated users" method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ-dAqFCE7Y
Nínja Bunny (3 years ago)
I don`t need to create any folder because I have it. I did the whole trick and I right clicked and took ownership. Then I clicked retry on the setup. The error still comes up what am I supposed to do?
Tagger24 (3 years ago)
Thanks. Helped me install a completely different program with the same trick.
Bojan Ralic (3 years ago)
Life FUCKING saver !! Thank you =]
SitDownCreepa (4 years ago)
This worked! Finally, i have been trying to fix this for ages!.
JeanHarD (4 years ago)
Thanks bro it worked fine !
Lakhani Arvind (4 years ago)
I done everything you showed here but failed to complete the installation. After making new folder for bonjour, its  complete registry and on installing...again installation started smoothly but installation again stopped at starting service with an error "SERVICES BONJOUR SERVICE FAILED TO START.VERIFY THAT YOU HAVE SUFFICIENT PRIVILAGE TO START SYSTEM SERVICES" So kindly do ur best for me to solve it.
furulevi (4 years ago)
+Lakhani Arvind try to take ownership of every file/folder that is mentioned in the errormessage
Lakhani Arvind (4 years ago)
I again tried registry from here on again it shows different error " THE INSTALLER HAS INSUFFICIENT PRIVILAGES TO ACCESS THIS DIRECTORY :C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\APPLE\MOBILE\DEVICE SUPPORT\NET DRIVERS. THE INSTALLATION CANNOT CONTINUE.LOG ON................
ahmed pepsi (4 years ago)
i downloaded the registry ..it is a winzip file . when i try to extract it .. it asks for registry to and activation code...what should i do please help??? 
furulevi (4 years ago)
Use other decompression software (WinRAR), but even Windows opens .zip files.
furulevi (4 years ago)
@Đức phạm anh "ProgramData" is a hidden folder, here is a video on how to show hidden files/folders: How to show Hidden Files & Folders in Windows 7 How to show Hidden Files & Folders in Windows 8.1
Đức phạm anh (4 years ago)
i can not find programdate what should i do :((
Legend Galaxy (4 years ago)
Worked for me. Nice one
JamaicanBacon (4 years ago)
Its not making me create a folder in the programs. saying i need permission to complete this action. I am the administrator of the PC, I'm the only one that uses it
JamaicanBacon (4 years ago)
+furulevi That worked perfectly. Thanks man...been running around with this for quite some time
furulevi (4 years ago)
try this on your folder or the entire partition: How to eliminate Lock sign from Folders or his: Rename file that needs permission from TrustedInstaller (Win8.1)
Vultar Edits (4 years ago)
Thanks :)
seco scott (4 years ago)
great now all we need is the registry trick -_-
furulevi (4 years ago)
The file is in the About section (description) below the video.
woozeykid (4 years ago)
clever guy! thanks mate, really appreciate it

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