I am trying to install SourceTree on Windows 7 as an Administrator. The installer immediately fails saying 'Unable to write to C:\ProgramData\[Current User].'
[Current User] is the login name of the current user.
Strange that the installer, running under Admin privs, would not have access.
More strange is that ProgramData is supposed to be for shared settings across users. Not sure why the installer would be trying to access (create?) a user-specific folder there, rather than using C:\Users\[Current User]\AppData\Local.
Hi Brad, that's weird as the installer should be installing SourceTree within C:\Users\[Current User]\AppData\Local directory, and not within C:\ProgramData\[Current User]. Can you follow these steps?:
Out of curiosity, have you tried installing SourceTree for a different user or on a different computer? Did you get the same problem?
Let us know if this was successful this time!
I can only assume there is a permissions issue.
Is there a reason you are installing as Administrator, does the install work as a standard user?
Can I also check what you mean by installing as administrator? I rn as a local Administrator on my local Workstation, and the installer works placing the installed app into %localappdata%. But I'm not on a domain and I don' have any extra permissions set on home folders etc.
I'm actually the admin within our company. My user is admin (and domain admin) on the PC and tried 'running as' as well.
%localappdata% is set on C:\users\m.velthuizen\AppData\Local.
This location is fine and writable but the installer wants to install somewhere else.
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