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AR# 16754

Install - During an installation, my Windows XP system reports "Error: This directory does not have write permission"


During a CD installation, my Windows XP system reports the following error: 

Error: This directory does not have write permission". 

However, when I check my directory, Read/Write permissions are enabled.


Solution 1 
Windows XP allows you to customize your directories with special icons.

If you do this, Windows XP assigns a "Read-Only" attribute to the directory, even though the directory itself still has "Read/Write" permissions.  
If you remove the custom directory icon, you will be able to proceed with the installation.  
Solution 2  
Copy all files and folders from the DVD to a temporary directory.

Make sure hidden files are copied as well.

To see hidden files, select Tools -> Folder Options -> View -> Show Hidden Files and Folders.

After copying all files, change the permission on the temporary directory to not be "read only" by right-clicking on the temporary directory, selecting properties, and unchecking read-only.

Apply all changes to sub-folders as well.

Launch the xsetup executable from the temporary directory.
AR# 16754
Date Created 09/03/2007
Last Updated 12/17/2014
Status Active
Type General Article
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