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#1 OFFLINE Danja

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 10:39 AM

Hello,

I'm trying to install Recuva 1.24 on a Vista Home Premium x64 system. I'm attempting to install it to my C:/Utilities folder, and I get the following message:

Error opening file for writing:

C:\Utilites\Recuva\Recuva.exe

Click Abort to stop the installation
Retry to try again, or
Ignore and skip this file.

If I select "Ignore", I get the same message for every part of the program that gets installed. I'm running the installer as an administrator... Can someone help me out?

#2 OFFLINE DennisD

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 12:23 PM

Hi Danja, I can't think why that would be happening unless you have a broken Installer. Have you tried downloading a fresh one?

http://www.filehippo...ownload_recuva/

Probably worth a try. I can't think of a reason why installing in a non default location would cause any problem, so let us know if you've tried a fresh Installer.

If Recuva has partly installed, you probably need to try and uninstall it or delete the installed folders and files.

Hope that helps.

#3 OFFLINE taotra

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 01:10 PM

You can also use the portable version of Recuva. Since it doesn't need to be installed just unzip the file in your chosen directory and run it. That's it.

http://www.recuva.com/download/builds

#4 OFFLINE Danja

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 03:43 PM

You can also use the portable version of Recuva. Since it doesn't need to be installed just unzip the file in your chosen directory and run it. That's it.

http://www.recuva.com/download/builds


I downloaded another copy of the installer; still no go. The reason I was installing it to C:\Utilities was because I had the same error when installing to the default directory, so I thought it didn't like the program files folder. I'll try your suggestion.

#5 OFFLINE hazelnut

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 01:42 AM

Are you logged on as administator when trying to install?

If not give it a go.
CCLEANER, RECUVA, DEFRAGGLER AND SPECCY DOCUMENTATION CAN BE FOUND HERE

http://www.piriform.com/docs