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Unable to instal pcAnywhere

Created: 04 Jun 2013 | 7 comments


I'm unable to install pcAnywhere on a Windows 7 machine. You will find the error in attachment.

Translation : The installer has insufficient privileges to access this directory: <Directory>. The installation cannot continue. Log on as administrator or contact your system administrator.

I tried to launch the installation in admin mode, I even try to instal FROM the administrator session, but no luck.

Whats' more, the directory specified in the error message seems to not exist at all.

Any help would be much appriciated ! Thanks

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W007's picture


Try to install local administrator or give full rights particular folder


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rs_cert's picture

Symantec Article

Error 1303, "The installer has insufficient privileges to access this directory"
Article:TECH26158  |  Created: 2007-01-30  |  Updated: 2007-08-17  |  Article URL
rs_cert's picture

Similar Error(Symantec Article)

Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) client not getting installed. Error 1303 occurs during installation.
Article:TECH187893  |  Created: 2012-05-02  |  Updated: 2012-08-14  |  Article URL
technical_specialist's picture


This is because you have no more privledge to access the folder or oyu have no admin acces. So try to install the application using Admin ID.

honey_jack's picture

Check the permission applied on the folder and parent folder(Full permission - Everyone).

If the permission is differ change in Full Control with Everyone

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Honey Jack

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Mathm's picture


Thanks for you help, this did the trick, but now it says that this software is not compatible with my Windows version... (Windows 7 x64 SP1)

I found that pcAnywhere 12.0 (the version I have) is not compatible with Windows 7, but 12.5 is. Compatibility mod didn't help.

Is there anyway to obtain this 12.5 ? Or do you have to pay for the update ?

Thank you.

honey_jack's picture

Not required the different license, Check the forum

DEPRECATED : pcAnywhere TECH179526 hotfix
Article:TECH179526  |  Created: 2012-01-22  |  Updated: 2012-04-12  |  Article URL
Symantec pcAnywhere™ 12.5 SP3 Administrator Guide
Article:DOC4529  |  Created: 2011-07-27  |  Updated: 2012-03-07  |  Article URL

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Honey Jack

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