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Sims 4 "Cannot Create, access is denied"

Post by Vandagyre on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 02:32

Hello!
I recently downloaded the Sims 4 from Games4theworld's downloads page. I installed it without a hitch and everything went smoothly, and then I attempted to install the expansions (Get to Work, Get Together, and then the Ultimate Fix with Dine Out) For some reason, whenever I attempt to replace the files in my C:\Program Files(x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4 file with the expansion's replacement files, it gives me this error message: 


The same message repeats for all files attempted to be replaced. I have followed the instructions on the forum "How to Install the Sims 4 Correctly" but I cannot seem to get past the installing the expansions step. I have done this before with Games4theworld and have all of the _Install files already dealt with and am aware of needing to move the Sims 4 to C:\Program Files(x86)\ after installation of the packs.

I hope you can help me out with this and it helps someone else in the future.
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Same problem

Post by Yleeri on Fri 09 Dec 2016, 20:24

Hi,

I have exactly the same problem when I try to install the sims 4 get to work expansion pack. I have been searching everywhere for a solution, but I can't find one. The problem arises when it wants to rewrite the files.

So I was wondering wheter this problem had already been solved, or that someone can solve it.

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Re: Sims 4 "Cannot Create, access is denied"

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sun 11 Dec 2016, 23:53

Welcome to the Forum @Vandagyre and sorry for the late-ish reply,

I think there are several things you could try. One possibility is, you temporarily move your install folder of The Sims 4 to the desktop, and THEN you try again copying the stuff from Get to Work/Get together/the latest Ultimate fix, over it. If that is successful, move the install folder of The Sims 4 back to where it was.

The other (slightly more difficult) possibility is this here:
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t17678-permissions-error-when-copying-cracked-files-fix

This was written for The Sims 3, back then. But the basic procedure should be applicable to any folder basically. I suspect this is another instance of the common file/folder permission errors, which have become so common from Windows 8 onwards.  

Good luck! alien
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