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Post by Sorooshartilo on Thu 30 Oct 2014, 16:41

So I have successfully installed The Sims 4 on another PC but I want to install it on my laptop as well.
Half way through the process, this message pops up, saying that the installer has insufficient privileges to access this directory C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\The Sims 4


So Google said that I should create The Sims 4 folder by myself in that directory, so I did that. the error changed to this.



Ive tried changing permissions, resetting them and allowing everyone to have access to the folders but theyve been of no good.
A little help would be very appreciated.

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Re: Installation Directory/Privileges

Post by theobvioushero on Thu 30 Oct 2014, 16:45

run it is administrator Smile

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Re: Installation Directory/Privileges

Post by Sorooshartilo on Thu 30 Oct 2014, 16:52

@theobvioushero wrote:run it is administrator Smile
 I did.
No luck

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Post by theobvioushero on Thu 30 Oct 2014, 16:57

Restart your pc. If that not works then I have no clue. I bought the game through origin I didn't get it from G4TW

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Re: Installation Directory/Privileges

Post by Sorooshartilo on Thu 30 Oct 2014, 16:59

@theobvioushero wrote:Restart your pc. If that not works then I have no clue. I bought the game through origin I didn't get it from G4TW
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Re: Installation Directory/Privileges

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 30 Oct 2014, 19:55

@Sorooshartilo wrote:Didn't  help


Hello,


Are you logged on as Administrator on that other computer ? And are you trying to install the game in the default location C:\Program files(x86)\Electronic Arts ?
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Re: Installation Directory/Privileges

Post by Sorooshartilo on Fri 31 Oct 2014, 04:15

Carlos wrote:
@Sorooshartilo wrote:Didn't  help


Hello,


Are you logged on as Administrator on that other computer ? And are you trying to install the game in the default location C:\Program files(x86)\Electronic Arts ?

Yes I am. And yeah I'm installing in the default location.

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Fri 31 Oct 2014, 07:05

@Sorooshartilo wrote:
Yes I am. And yeah I'm installing in the default location.


At present, I can only guess what might be the issue, but look here:
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t17678-permissions-error-when-copying-cracked-files-fix


This is written for Sims, but you should be able to apply the "permission changes" to the folders that are mentioned in your error message, too.

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\StartMenu\The Sims 4.


Apply the permission change to each of these folders. Also, next time, try running the installer as Administrator (right-click + select "run as Administrator"). Good luck for now !
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Re: Installation Directory/Privileges

Post by Sorooshartilo on Fri 31 Oct 2014, 08:37

Carlos wrote:
@Sorooshartilo wrote:
Yes I am. And yeah I'm installing in the default location.


At present, I can only guess what might be the issue, but look here:
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t17678-permissions-error-when-copying-cracked-files-fix


This is written for Sims, but you should be able to apply the "permission changes" to the folders that are mentioned in your error message, too.

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\StartMenu\The Sims 4.


Apply the permission change to each of these folders. Also, next time, try running the installer as Administrator (right-click + select "run as Administrator"). Good luck for now !

I did exactly what the instructions said. Still no luck.

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Re: Installation Directory/Privileges

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Fri 31 Oct 2014, 08:48

@Sorooshartilo wrote:
I did exactly what the instructions said. Still no luck.


Please check the chatbox on the forum's main page (regularly), to see if I'm online there. I'll then look into this via TeamViewer. For more information on TeamViewer, see this here:

http://www.games4theworld.org/contact.html



But not now, please check the chatbox sometime else.
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