Rift Patch live, error opening file for writing

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Hi experts,

During the install of a new patch for my game Rift this error message appeared. The patch is an official one and I was expected to work just fine. The only good option is to click Abort and everything is closing. Can anyone tell me what is the problem with this ? Is a problem with my Windows ? The patch is working just fine on my friends PCs.

Thank you !

Rift Patch live – 28-9a ([email protected]) Setup

Error opening file for writing:

C:Program Files (x86)RIFT Gameselfpatchlive.exe

Click Abort to stop the installation,

Retry to try again, or

Ignore to skip this file.




Answered By 0 points N/A #181199

Rift Patch live, error opening file for writing


This error is caused by Windows 7's rigorous User Access Control (UAC). In short, files and processes initiated by the user are considered untrusted and cannot affect files in the "Program Files" folder. To fix this, follow these steps:

1. Right click on the patch file and click the option "Run as administrator"

2. To permanently disable UAC, click "Control Panel", click "User accounts" and click "Disable UAC".

This will significantly lower the security of your computer but can fix this and other "Unable to write" errors.

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