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Hello, peeps. While trying to install a program of mine, I keep getting this error message: 'cannot create subdirectory in temporary directory!' The only odd thing I'm noticing is that the windows media player icon appears in the taskbar. Any ideas on how to fix?

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What version of Windows are you using & have you tried moving the install file to a regular (made by you) directory?

 

Ah, sorry. Forgot to add that.

 

I'm using Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. And no, I haven't, as I didn't even know that was possible or how to do it. Info, plox?

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Simple enough.

 

Create a new folder and place it on your desktop or even the root of C: drive or any other drive you have connected. Name the folder anything you want (i might suggest BF1943 :))

 

Now run the game installer, during the installation routine you should have the option to choose the installation path. You might have to choose "custom" or "advanced" installation - but I've seen very few installation applications where you can't choose your own installation path/file folder.

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Simple enough.

 

Create a new folder and place it on your desktop or even the root of C: drive or any other drive you have connected. Name the folder anything you want (i might suggest BF1943 :))

 

Now run the game installer, during the installation routine you should have the option to choose the installation path. You might have to choose "custom" or "advanced" installation - but I've seen very few installation applications where you can't choose your own installation path/file folder.

 

It's one of those that won't let me choose the installation path, unfortunately. I double click it, and then the error message comes up...

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Have you tried moving the Windows TEMP folder to another drive (like a storage or external drive) and see if that unlocks it?

 

I guess another option might be to try and take ownership of the TEMP folder.

 

Here's a cool tutorial I found a while back that has come in handy on a few occasions.

 

I apologize for the redirect - but don't want to plagiarize someone else's work.

 

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1911-take-ownership-shortcut.html

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Yep, a flash drive would work.

 

You can modify Windows to move the temp folder to about wherever you want. I do it for my SSD - move the temp folder to a platter drive so it's not always pounding on my SSD.

 

If you need a tutorial I can throw one together tonight. If you need one earlier plenty can be found with just a simple google :)

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