How to fix Error 1310 Verify That You Have Access to That Directory

“Error 1310.Error writing to file: File path. Verify that you have access to that directory.” Gets prompted on the users screen when they try to install a program and this error prevents the user from installing a program. As per the sources this error is mostly seen with MS Office applications like Excel, Word, PowerPoint, AutoCAD, Audtodesk ad Photoshop.

And if we talk about the causes of this error then the required files or location is already in use by some other software. And it clearly means that Windows finds that the user is trying to overwrite software that is already installed. The user may also get prompted by the error message if the program installer does not have access to write to that directory.

Try these fixes for Error 1310 Verify That You Have Access to That Directory

Method 1: By Changing Permissions

In this method we suggest you to change the permissions to get past the issue. To do so follow the below mention guidelines:

Step 1: On your keyboard press Win + E keys together to open the File Explorer>Under the File Explorer Window, you need to find This PC folder and click to open it

Step 2: Then scroll down and tap on Local Disk (C:)>after that go to Program Files

Step 3: In the Program Files folder, search for the program that you are trying to install but showing error>Now right-click on the program & select Properties

Step 4: Under the Properties Window, navigate to the Security tab and tap on the Edit button>then under Group or User Names section, select Administrators

Step 5: Now go to Permissions for Administrators section and check Allow box next to Full Control>Press Apply and then Ok to save the changes and exit.

Step 6: Here you need to repeat the same steps as above for the below mentioned folders:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Your Program

C:\Program Files (x86)\Your Program

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Your Program

C:\ProgramData\Your Program

Note: Replace the highlighted part with the programs you are having issues while installing.

Method 2: Re-register the Windows Installer Module

If the above mentioned method didn’t works for you then we suggest you to unregister and then re-register the Windows Installer Module.

Here’s how:

Step 1: Firstly place your cursor on Start, right-click & select Run from the menu>It will open the Run Command box. In the search field type the below command to unregister Windows Installer Module and press OK

msiexec /unregister

Step 2: Once you have unregistered Windows Installer Module, right-click on Start & select Run from the menu to open Run Command again.

Step 3: After that type he below mention command in the Run Command box to register Windows Installer Module back again and press Enter

msiexec /regserver

Now finally restart your PC (click Restart and not Shut Down) and try installing the program again & it should get installed.

Method 3: Reinstall the Program in Clean Boot State

Make sure to remove all the temporary files before clean booting your system. It will help you avoid any interference from third party applications.

Then log into your administrator’s account and try to install the program now.

Method 4: Take full control of the location

Several users have claimed that taking the ownership of the particular folder fixes the issue. So take the ownership of the folder where you are planning to install the application.

If you want you can also use Permissions Time Machine to change the Folder Permission for the folder where you are planning to install the application. But kindly remember to revert the changes you made once you have installed the program as it is not good from the security purpose.

That’s all folks! We have tried our best to provide all the potential solution to solve the error. So now it’s your turn to follow our guidelines.

Sakshi Anant Author

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