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"Error writing to file" [SOLVED]

Post by bomberman333 on Sun 11 Jan 2015, 16:30

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I have used your torrents before for downloading The Sims 3 and have had a very good experience, so I decided to download your Sims 4 torrent. The download was very quick, but I encountered a problem with the installation.
Everything installs smoothly until this message pops up

I am running the installer as an administrator and have tried making the installation location (C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4) Not read only. I have also tried changing the security permissions to allow full control, but this still doesn’t grant the installer access for writing the files. If I click ignore I get this message:

Clicking on retry causes the same message to appear and forces me to cancel the installation. 
This is probably just me being dumb and i'm sure it can be easily fixed Help

Also obviously I can't apply the Ultimate Fix because the game doesn't get installed

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Re: "Error writing to file" [SOLVED]

Post by Shamrock on Sun 11 Jan 2015, 22:20

Hello,
Please use WINRAR when extracting the game files.

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Re: "Error writing to file" [SOLVED]

Post by bomberman333 on Sun 11 Jan 2015, 22:23

Thanks for replying, I used 7Zip to extract everything but i'll try WinRar now and see what happens

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Re: "Error writing to file" [SOLVED]

Post by Shamrock on Sun 11 Jan 2015, 22:27

Please tell us how it went.

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Re: "Error writing to file" [SOLVED]

Post by bomberman333 on Sun 11 Jan 2015, 22:46

So I extracted the .rar file with WinRar, but I still seem to get the problem

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Re: "Error writing to file" [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 20 Jan 2015, 05:39

bomberman333 wrote:So I extracted the .rar file with WinRar, but I still seem to get the problem


Sorry for the belated reply,


The file (location) that is mentioned in your first screenshot - this rld.dll - can you navigate to the location shown in the message ? And then look for the file. If you find it, delete it, and start the installer again. Tell us how it went ! Smile 

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Re: "Error writing to file" [SOLVED]

Post by bomberman333 on Thu 22 Jan 2015, 16:37

That seemed to have fixed the problem. It installs fine now. 

Thanks!

Helper edit: Problem solved, topic closed. Have fun!
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