Fix Error 1310, Error writing to file on Windows systems

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 invoked with any standalone software like PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, etc. is being installed on a Windows 10/8/7 system.

Fix Error 1310 Error Writing to File on Windows systems

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

To fix Error 1310 on Windows 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

I suggest you clear up your Temporary files, restart your computer in Clean Boot State to avoid third-party conflicts, sign in as Administrator and see if you can install 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-

msiexec /unregister

Now type in the following to re-register the Windows Installer module-

msiexec /regserver

Reboot your computer and check if that fixes your issues.

3] Taking Full Control of the location

Some users also claim to get the 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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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.