Autocad 2004 is giving fatal error due to read only permissions

Posted on 2013-01-22
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Last Modified: 2013-02-11
So in autocad I was getting this error.
 fatal error: all of possible directories for storing temporary file either does not exist or are read-only. Please correct this situation before running AUTOCAD again. 

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Autocad suggested this:
Autodesk suggestion

But the problem is that when I uncheck read only, it is still there when I reopen properties. Ive tried the following.
Ive taken ownership etc.
Ive also disabled UAC.
Question by:cnl83
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Uninstall your security software ..reboot and then run this command

secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose

Reboot and then check.


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Negative.. didn't work.
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ded9 earned 2000 total points
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Run malwarebytes scan...

Create a temp user account with admin rights ..rename C:\Temp to old...reboot and then try installing autocad in temp user account.


Author Comment

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I did run malwarebytes. Not one thing found.

I'll try a different user profile and let you know.

Expert Comment

ID: 38806062
Have you tried installing AutoCAD 2004 on Windows XP mode in Windows 7?
The lowest version I have used with Windows 7 has been AutoCAD 2007. Trying enabling Windows XP mode and then install AutoCAD 2004.

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