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The installer has insufficient privileges!?!

Hi there, I cant seem to get UE4 installed AT ALL. When I open the MSI installer I get the error

"The installer has insufficient privileges to access this directory: C:\ProgramData\Epic\EpicGamesLauncher. "

I am the admin on my pc, what's going on? Never had a problem like this before. The installer also says it is from another computer and needs unblocked if I right click>properties. (I have unblocked and taken full ownership of the msi file).

This is driving me nuts, I need to get started on a project.

Im on win 7 x64

Any help appreciated, thanks.

Dave

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asked Mar 05 '15 at 05:10 PM in Installation & Setup

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WOW speedy reply! I managed to fix the problem literally a minute after I posted!

I just used "icacls.exe "C:\ProgramData\Epic" /grant "BUILTIN\Users":(OI)(CI)F" From command line. Problem solved!

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answered Mar 05 '15 at 05:23 PM

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avatar image dustintinkler Mar 09 '16 at 02:31 PM

any idea how to fix this on a mac OS X el Capitan?

avatar image dustintinkler Mar 09 '16 at 04:12 PM

Never mind I figured it out. I had to go to the users/shared folder and open up permissions.

avatar image LegacyHam Apr 01 '18 at 05:22 PM

I need some help, i dont know excatly what's being said here, is anyone stil out there?

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Run installer as administrator (not your user account but hidden administrator account, even if you got admin account there still some files locked for security reasons under that account), to run application as administrator, right click exe and click "Run as administrator". Your situation is kind of odd since usally installer as for admin rights, maybe you got some security software that interferes or director permissions are messed up on your system. You can also check system logs for hints, you can find them in computer managment (right click "Computer" and them click "Manage")

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answered Mar 05 '15 at 05:20 PM

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I need more assist please . Like some screenshots or something about how you managed to fix it .

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answered May 01 '18 at 10:36 PM

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Problem fixed . After hours of searching up i couldnt find anything helpful . If you still not able to open the game follow my steps .

-Press WinKey+R and search for : C:\Program Files\Epic Games\Fortnite\FortniteGame\Binaries\Win64\EasyAntiCheat alt text -Click on that alt text

  • Repair or install it .

  • Restart your Launcher . Everything should work. (Solved after searching up into PC logs/errors)

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answered May 02 '18 at 12:27 AM

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