Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Error reading from file ... .msi Verify that the file exists and that you can access it

Got a confounding error that occurred when trying to install an msi file on windows XP:

(Error reading from file ... .msi
Verify that the file exists and that you can access it.)


After quite a bit of hair-pulling, I realised this was happening because I had removed Security rights to all users except myself for this folder... including the System group!

I suppose since the System is what performs actions on msi to unpack it, etc, it needs rights here.
So all I had to do was to put the msi file in a folder that has System rights.

In this case, I simply enabled access for System group to the directory and the problem was solved.



29 comments:

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  2. thanks you so much, i resolved the same problems with your suggest

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  3. Call of Duty 4 PC error message comes up when trying to install?.
    Thx
    Brad Fallon

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  5. THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH

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  6. please help...can anybody tell me the procedure of it ..where to go what to click ...please help

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  7. Thanks a lot! That solved my problem.:)

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  8. Thanks a lot, solved my problem, too

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  9. Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!
    It solved a problem I was having for several months and didn't realize why.

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  10. I'm so glad to know that my steps helped you all!

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  11. Can anyone help me out with getting to installables properties? I'm trying to install Age of Empires but when I reach the credits bik file then it sends a message telling me to verify... I just can't reach the installables properties page.

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    1. go to where you are installing the game/application then right click on it and choose propriety .then follow what he did.

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    2. go to where you are installing the game/application then right click on it and choose propriety .then follow what he did.

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  12. This fixed my .msi problem *perfectly* ... Thank You!!!

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  13. excellent solution , solute u sir

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  14. Actually I found a slightly different fix. If the rror message says "Error reading from file" etc, go to the directory

    mentioned in the error message. e.g. c:/users/admin...blah blah blah. If the file is there take ownership of it. (If you don't know how to do this google it - free software available) and then run it.

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  15. gg you fixed my problem when i also trying for days to install a game with this solution..thank you so much

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  16. thank u very much :-).......
    Got the error while installing after effect.
    problem solved

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  17. thankyou very much bro:) sangat membantu:)

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  18. it didn't work for me, is there any other solution ??

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  19. muchisimas gracias .. te pasastes.. saludos desde Peru :D

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  20. Wow thanks! It worked perfectly and I learned something new along the way! Have a beer m8 :D

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  21. I was having this trouble with a program being installed in Win 10 Pro. Microsoft refused to address the issue without a $499 techincal fee, and the software maker was saying the problem was with my computer and OS. Well, they were probably right, but weren't offering a solution. This worked! The only place that I found a solution. Thank you. What an easy fix.

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