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How to Fix Unable To Execute Files In The Temporary Directory. Setup Aborted. Error 5: Access Is Denied Issue

Posted on Feb 26, 2018 by Brithny to Resource

Summary

If you meet issue “Unable to execute file in the temporary directory. Setup aborted. Error 5: Access is denied” when you are trying to install new software, you can try the solutions here and the issue may resolve.

Unable to Execute File Code 5

While you upgrade EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to the newer version if you meet error “Unable to execute file in the temporary directory. Setup aborted. Error 5: Access is denied”, please understand the problem is not caused by EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard software issues. It is caused by system issues or protection software issues. You may also encounter this issue when you install some other new software. Here you will find the solutions how to fix this issue.  

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How to Fix Unable to Execute File in the Temporary Directory Issue

Try the solutions below and find the one that works for you.

Solution 1. Run the file as Administrator

Most of the people who have been struggling with the software installation due to this bug claim that they have managed to bypass it simply running the file as administrator. 

1. Right-click on the installer file. 
2. Choose Run as Administrator. Then the software may be installed successfully.   

Solution 2. Check the Security Right

The problem may be caused due to security right issues if the first solution fails. Try the following steps:

1. Navigate to C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Local.
2. Right-click on the Temp folder and select Properties.

click temp folder and select the properties
3. Select Security and click Advanced.

select security and click advanced
4. On the Permissions, you should see three options:
SYSTEM‘ with Full control which applies to ‘This folder, subfolders and files’
Administrators‘ with Full control which applies to ‘This folder, subfolders and files’
Your Username‘ with Full control which applies to ‘This folder, subfolders and files’

All these permissions inherited from the C:\Users\[Username]\ folder. If you don’t have the ‘Include inheritable permissions from this object’s parent’ option ticked, click on Change Permissions….

change security permissions to fix the issue

5. Mark ‘Include inheritable permissions from this object’s parent’ with a tick, click Apply and then OK. Click Continue if there are any problems, then remove the permissions that aren’t inherited.  

After all the steps above, you can try to upgrade your software or reinstall your software again.

Solution 3. Create a New Temp Folder

  • Navigate to the C: drive and create a new folder named Temp.
  • After that, right-click on This PC (or My Computer) and select Properties.
  • Find Advanced System Settings link on the left pane and click on it.
  • Click the Advanced tab and select Environment Variables.
  • Double click on the TMP.  
  • Change the value %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Temp to C:\Temp.
  • Close the window and try to install the software that you’ve preferred.

Solution 4. Disable the Firewall

It may be HIPS (Host-based Intrusion Prevention System HIPS) causing this false positive. Try fully disabling your anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall applications.

Extra Tips:

If you want to recover inaccessible files, EaseUS can help! EaseUS data recovery software can restore the inaccessible files with simple 3 clicks. It's ideal yet free file recovery software especially when you're not given the proper access to an unreadable or inaccessible data file on Windows.

  • Select the storage location where you received "folder is not accessible access is denied" error. Click Scan button.
  • Run a quick scan and deep scan to find all data on the selected location.
  • Select files or folders from the scanning results. Click Recover button and save them to another location.

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