Search in
Sort by:

Question Status:

Search help

  • Simple searches use one or more words. Separate the words with spaces (cat dog) to search cat,dog or both. Separate the words with plus signs (cat +dog) to search for items that may contain cat but must contain dog.
  • You can further refine your search on the search results page, where you can search by keywords, author, topic. These can be combined with each other. Examples
    • cat dog --matches anything with cat,dog or both
    • cat +dog --searches for cat +dog where dog is a mandatory term
    • cat -dog -- searches for cat excluding any result containing dog
    • [cats] —will restrict your search to results with topic named "cats"
    • [cats] [dogs] —will restrict your search to results with both topics, "cats", and "dogs"

Generate Visual Studio Project Files fails

Hi there, I already found a workaround for this problem and am only posting so others might find this solution.

I use Unreal Engine 4.22 with Visual Studio 2019. I am working with a normal user and a separate Administrator Account. I installed Epic Games Launcher normally, granting admin rights, when asked. There the nightmare began.

Installing Unreal Engine 4.22 failed, because Epic Games Launcher was launched as normal user and had no right to write into C:\Program Files. Ok, I started Epic Games Launcher and managed to install Unreal Engine 4.22.

Then I wanted to open an existing project, checked out from Git. UE complained about missing module and asking to rebuild it: FAIL

So I did, what it wanted me to and did "Right Click" on ".uproject > "Generate Visual Studio Project" > FAIL: "Error, some system path like C:\Program Files\Epic Games\UE_4.22... access denied".

Changed my user to Administrator - did not help.


Remove Unreal Engine 4.22 and install it in an unprotected folder, C:/Users//Documents/Programs/Unreal/UE_4.22 should work, or simply installing in D:/Program Files/Epic Games/UE_4.22

Now everything works.

Product Version: UE 4.22
more ▼

asked Apr 17 '19 at 12:02 PM in Installation & Setup

avatar image

11 2 1 3

(comments are locked)
10|2000 characters needed characters left
Viewable by all users

0 answers: sort voted first
Be the first one to answer this question
toggle preview:

Up to 5 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 5.2 MB each and 5.2 MB total.

Follow this question

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here

Answers to this question