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Windows Error: Unable to execute in the temporary directory

This article describes what to do when you see the following error message

Windows error message: Unable to execute file in the temporary directory

The error message reads:

“Unable to execute file in the temporary directory. Setup aborted.

Error 5: Access is denied”

The error message is indicating that you are installing the application in a location for which you do not have full access rights.

How to resolve:

  1. Firstly, check your anti-virus software settings. Your AV software could be blocking your ability to install the software. You may need to pause your AV software during install.
  2. If your PC has restricted permissions you will need to install whilst running as Windows Administrator or choose to install in a location for which you have full rights.
  3. Now try installing Scan2CAD again.
  4. If you continue to see this error, we recommend following the troubleshooting steps suggested by DriverEasy.

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