Wireshark Error opening file for writing

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Hello experts,

During the install of Wireshark this error appeared and I can’t fix it. I have the right installer for my PC with 64-bit and is downloaded from the official website and still it has some error. Can anyone help me please to fix this ? Why I cannot install it ?

Thanks !

Error opening file for writing:

C:program fileswiresharkuninstall.exe

Click abort to stop the installation,

Retry to try again, or

Ignore to skip this file.

Answered By 571535 points N/A #183004

Wireshark Error opening file for writing


If you are installing the 64-bit version of Wireshark 1.10.0, make sure your operating system is also running on 64-bit. Because Wireshark is being provided in two different versions, 32-bit and 64-bit, make sure you install the correct version on your computer. If you have a 64-bit Windows 7, normally, you can install a 32-bit application because the operating system runs it in 32-bit compatibility mode.

But because Wireshark has a 64-bit version, I’m not sure if the 32-bit version will work on x64 Windows 7. So, if you’ll be installing x64 Wireshark 1.10.0, make sure you are also running x64 Windows 7. And if you have x64 Windows 7, don’t install the 32-bit version of Wireshark to make sure it’ll work properly.

Since Wireshark 1.10.0 is very old released on June 2013, it is already outdated thinking that there are already different updates that came after it. To make sure you are using the latest version, download Wireshark 1.10.7 x86. For the 64-bit version, download Wireshark 1.10.7 x64. It supports Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

If you need Wireshark for a different operating system and to download other older versions, you may visit Wireshark Downloads.

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