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Affinity Photo 1.5.1 Fails and Requires Admin Rights

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When installing Affinity Photo 1.5.1 update it failed and error message said:

The installer has insufficient privileges to access this directory: C:\Program Files\Affinity\Affinity Photo..

 

I ran the installer with Admin rights and it still fails !!

 

See attached error message:

Error Msg.pdf

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Update:

I found that the folder C:\Program Files\Affinity\Affinity Photo was 'locked' somehow (probably a failure in the update script left it 'open') and that stopped the new update being able to write to this folder. i.e. I couldn't manually delete or re-name the folder either, even with Admin rights.

I did a re-boot of the PC and that cleared it - the folder disappeared following a reboot thus allowing version 1.5.1 to install correctly thereafter. I had to re-enter the Product Key but that was no problem.

 

This happened on two PCs, one running Windows 10 Pro and the other running Windows 10 Home.

 

So I'm now up and running again with Affinity Photo 1.5.1.54 installed on two PCs.

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Update:

I found that the folder C:\Program Files\Affinity\Affinity Photo was 'locked' somehow (probably a failure in the update script left it 'open') and that stopped the new update being able to write to this folder. i.e. I couldn't manually delete or re-name the folder either, even with Admin rights.

I did a re-boot of the PC and that cleared it - the folder disappeared following a reboot thus allowing version 1.5.1 to install correctly thereafter. I had to re-enter the Product Key but that was no problem.

 

This happened on two PCs, one running Windows 10 Pro and the other running Windows 10 Home.

 

So I'm now up and running again with Affinity Photo 1.5.1.54 installed on two PCs.

 

I had the same problem, Windows 10 Home 64bit.  A reboot solved it for me too.

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