There is an error for Windows operating systems that is triggered when a user is trying to install a program on Windows. This is Error 1310, Error writing to file: <PATH>, Verify that you have access to that directory. This error can be seen when any software like PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, etc. is being installed on a Windows 11/10/8/7 system.
The cause for this error is the fact that the required files or location is already in use by some other software. This means that Windows finds that the user is trying to overwrite a software that is already installed. It could also occur if the program installer does not have access to write to that directory.
Error 1310, Error writing to file, Verify directory access
To fix Error 1310 on Windows 11/10, you can carry out the following potential fixes-
- Reinstall the program in Clean Boot State.
- Unregister and re-register the Windows Installer Module.
- Take Full Control of the location.
1] Reinstall the program
2] Unregister and re-register the Windows Installer module
Hit the WINKEY + R button combinations to open the Run dialog box. Now, type in the following to unregister the Windows Installer Module-
Now type in the following to re-register the Windows Installer module-
Reboot your computer and check if that fixes your issues.
3] Taking Full Control of the location
Some users also claim to get ownership of the particular folder, and that fixes the issue for them. So, to fix it, take ownership of the folder where you are planning to install the application.
You can also use Permissions Time Machine to change Folder permissions for the folder where you are planning to install the application. However, we have to point out that this is not good from a security point of view, and so you should revert the changes you made once you have installed the program.
Which fix worked for you?
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