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Posted on 2004-09-06
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I have recently downloaded and tried to install a program.   I get a Message Window:

WinZip Self Extractor
"Unable to create a Temporary Folder to extract to"
Possible causes: you do not have proper permissions to create files or folders in your temporary folder.  See your system or network administrator.

I have never seen this message before.
I am networked with my other computer upstairs.
This is my main computer.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
THANK YOU
DG
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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Hello 44dgg44 =)

goto C:\Windows and here u will find a folder called TEMP
right click it, and check if its set to Read Only
if YES then remove the ReadOnly attribute, apply and close
now check for the problem :)

!! GOOD LUCK !!
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by:44dgg44
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THANK U for your reply:
I went to C:\Windows and there is nothing in this folder.
Do I need to create a TEMP folder?
DG
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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>> I went to C:\Windows and there is nothing in this folder.

means :-o
I mean when u double click C: drive, and then open Windows, what are u seeing here or what is written ??
anything like, "Files in this folder are protected blah blah"
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by:44dgg44
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When I double click C: in My Computer and all the files appear, and I click on Windows folder there is nothing in it.
There is a lot of folders starting with "All Users" and the Last Folder is "Windows Update Setup Files".  There is NO "Temporary Folder" other than "Temporary Internet Files".
DG
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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U shud be having a C:\Windows\TEMP folder and all other system folders as u can see here >> http://www.sniggins.com/remove_those_temp_files.html

and if they are not there, then its not normal and good =\
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by:44dgg44
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I was afraid of that...........
I did a Search for Files & Folders C:\TEMP and get nothing related to Windows
Any Ideas??
DG
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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hmmmmmmmm was ur system infected with virus\trojan or spywares\adwares..... sounds so surprising that u are lacking essential folders of Windows :-o
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by:44dgg44
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NO...Not that I am aware of.........Have been using this computer for 2 years and has not given me any problems.
My last post to this site was a problem with Keyboard & Mouse, but I have Installed programs before and never got this Message Window.
I have contacted the Program Vendor and they think it has to do with Network of other computer.  I have no other passwords that I use and I can veiw all folders.
DG
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by:pjcrooks2000
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Hmmm you need to change your account type to administrator, the file is refusing to install because your do not have the rights to do it, to install it you need to have administrative rights.  

Check out this link and follow the steps http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/windowsme/admin.aspx

Then try to run your WinZip Self Extractor again to make sure it has worked

I hope this helps please message back if your still stuck

pjcrooks2000
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by:44dgg44
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Found there was NO "TEMP or TEMPORARY Folder in Windows.  So I just created 1 and everything is GREAT. Don't know what happened to the original folder.
THANK U for your replies.
DG
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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lolzzzzz..... really it worked..... amazing :D
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by:pjcrooks2000
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Woooo that is amazing, lol ha ha ha ah aha windows sheeeeeesh....yuk! . well done there :)
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by:pjcrooks2000
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This question should not be closed,

It was answered my SheharyaarSaahil from the second answer down.  He refrs to the Windows Temp folder.   44dgg44's last answer was about his Temp folder and how he created a new one and it solved his problem.  

44dgg44 for you to close this question would mean you have cheated those who have answered your question, i think that is a disgusting attitude to take.   SheharyaarSaahil please stick up for yourself, this person is ripping the EE community off!

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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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actually its a kind of confusing matter.... yeah its right i asked for the Temp folder, coz i thought his TEMP folder might have the Read Only attribute and that's why that problem.... but he shocked me by saying that he has no TEMP folder at all in C:\Windows

I started thinking of a virus work which messed with Windows folders,,,, and meanwhile he created the TEMP folder manually and it worked surprisingly..... :D

So u can say that i gave him the right adea but he found the way himself..... ofcourse he ended up in creating TEMP folder, which was not suggested by me.... so i cannot take the credit of SOLUTION..... but yes the main idea was mine ;-)

and as we get points\credit for providing a SOLUTION.... i didn't think that it wud be fair to object on a refund here.... let him get his points back as he took a Step on his own to create a TEMP folder and solved his problem, and i appreciate people who atleast TRY to solve their problems on their own =)

still any suggestion pjcrooks ??  :)
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by:pjcrooks2000
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I personally think you brought the problem to his attention i.e. the Temp folder and that indeed was his problem.

I was sticking up for you, i just don't like people asking questions then withdrawing them when someone points a potential fault out to him, even if thatis only a contributary factor that leads up to his solution.  He should either decrease the number of points and explain to everyone why he has done it then award them to the appropriate person.  Or should split the points between those who contributed to the solution!  I had no part in the solution so its not my concern and evidently it is up to the person, i.e. yourself to raise your own issues with it.

I suggest you decide on what you want to do yourself and if your fine with the question being withdrawn then thats up to you!

OK thats my two pence on the matter.

cheers

pjcrooks2000
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by:44dgg44
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Actually, I really got a vague answer from MSN Forum.  So I looked at Windows Folder and decided to create NEW TEMP Folder.
I really appreciate this site, and as U can see by my other Posts in the past, I do NOT try to "cheat" as pjcrooks2000 has implied.

"44dgg44 for you to close this question would mean you have cheated those who have answered your question, i think that is a disgusting attitude to take. "

But, as the rules go, I can't feel sorry for Experts, but in the same token, I REALLY Thank You for the HELP>even U pjcrooks2000 :>) :>)
If the Moderator decides otherwise, I will abide by that decision.
THANK YOU
DG
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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many many thanx for ur support and concern pjcrooks2000, i really appretiate this ^_^
but as far as i concern, i really have no objection with a refund..... coz i Didn't suggest to create a TEMP folder.... he just got the idea from my comment and i cannot claim creadit for providing just an idea ;-)

Cheers to All =)
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by:pjcrooks2000
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Well if thats how you want it guys then far be it from me to decide against your decisions, The first thing I saw was your first comment regarding the Temp folder and various other remarks regarding the temp folder.  Then at the end a solution to the temp folder as set out by 44dqq44.

The conversation was leading around the temp folder and I am sorry 44dqq44 if you think i am wrong for saying that you are cheating people out of their points.  Fair enough you say you got your solution from MSN forum but I ask you was the information and advice that you were given a factor that led you to your solution?  When I ask questions if someone points something out to me and I discover the problem was due to it I will award the points and come back and post why I gave the points and how it led me to my decisions.

All said and done its up to you both, SheharyaarSaahil i think you are great when you are not too bothered about the help you have given not being rewarded.  44dqq44 i ask you to search your conscience to see if indeed he did help you and he was the driving influence toward you solution.

Cheers all

pjcrooks2000
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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>> SheharyaarSaahil i think you are great when you are not too bothered about the help you have given not being rewarded.

now that's the BEST Reward i can get for providing help to 44dqq44, who can care abt points when people like u can thank and apprecite us like this.... :)
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by:pjcrooks2000
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;)  I always award when I ask questions, i think its only right since someone has sat there to be bothered to respond and try to help me.  I think if we all adopt this attitude then EE will only get better.

Rough with the smooth however, thank you anyway I am only being honest,  I am glad that I made you feel rewarded :)

Take care and lets keep helping people .......
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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thanx pjcrooks ^_^
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your welcome!
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by:44dgg44
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As Stated before........If the Moderator decides otherwise, I will abide by that decision.

THANK YOU ALL for a GREAT site and this has made me even more aware of the Excellent, Well Manered people using this site.  I will continue to spread the word.
THANX
DG
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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44dgg44 ur feedback and appreciation is far far better than those points, happy u like EE and im sure u will always like to hang here ^_^
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44dgg44  thanks for that :)  Good luck Sheharyaarsaahill !  
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shame shame shame.....
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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lol pjcrooks..... no shame at all :-P
;-)

Thanx CetusMOD for ur time and help..... hope u didn't mind our all that offtopic conversation =)
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;) heh! .....
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