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I couldn't open Affinity as was advised the previous Beta was superseded. Downloaded the latest and greatest which uninstalled the old version, then I get install failed warnings with the new version. Am I alone?

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Noooooooooo. There is a great community of us. Being fair ... they had it fixed in the last beta and this beta is a regression

Affinity Designer & beta Affinity Photo 1.6.5,.135 beta Affinity Publisher

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1709

CPU Intel Core i7 4770 @ 3.40GHz Haswell 22nm Technology

RAM 32.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798 MHz (11-11-11-28)

Motherboard Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. B85M-D3H (SOCKET 0)

Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4600 (Gigabyte)


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Try installing it again - several times if necessary.

In my experience it always works eventually.

For example I downloaded and installed the three Betas yesterday…

  • Publisher failed 1st try, succeeded on the 2nd.
  • Designer failed on the 1st and 2nd attempts, succeeded on the 3rd.
  • Photo installed 1st try.

This type of behaviour has happened for me since ~1.6.5

If the install fails, I simply run it again straight away - no reboot, no shutting other applications.

You can look at the log files in Temp / Affinity Setup and search for the word Error to see why the installation failed.

For me it is always "Error writing to file: C:\Config.Msi\d27bf3c.rbf.   Verify that you have access to that directory."

Of course your experience my vary.

Win7 Ultimate x64   |   i5-3570K @ 3.4GHz   |   16 GB RAM   |   120 GB SSD   |   nVidia GTX 660 Ti   |   Huion 1060 Plus


ScreenToGIF (Open Source, Portable, ~610kB)

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It can help to reboot your PC, and sometimes it will help to right-click on the installer .exe and choose Run as Administrator.

-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1809, 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo and Beta       / Affinity Designer 1.6..5.123 and Beta    / Affinity Publisher Beta

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