30-08-2012 04:57 - edited 30-08-2012 05:13
Windows 7 user here. I have had Skype before on this computer, but today the program suddenly disappeared. I have tried reinstalling it, but every time I do an error message shows up stating:
"The installer has insufficient privileges to access this directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype. The installation cannot continue. Log on as administrator or contact your system administrator."
Seeing as I am the system administrator, I have no idea what is going on. I have already tried to run the installer as administrator and have checked the security options in the properties to ensure that I have the proper permissions. Neither of these have worked.
Please help me out. I'm pretty lost as to what to do right now.
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re-download and install Skype with this link:
30-08-2012 05:52 - edited 30-08-2012 06:29
go to C:\Program Files (x86)\ and Right click Skype folder >> then click Properties.
On the security tab, click permissions or Edit. Select the "Everyone" group >> click "Full Control" in the Type of Access List.
Select the Replace Permissions on Subdirectories check box. Click OK >> Yes.
Here is a MR. FixIT
Visit the page and Click the FixIT icon.
Restart your PC.
redownload Skype with this link
Run the installer with ADMIN rights
Right click the "SkypeSetupFull.exe" and select "Run as administrator"
You are very welcome and thanks for the feedback.
Download and run the FixIT
Restart your computer and then try installing Skype.
Have you already tried my previous post?