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Solved! Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified.

 
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TjenareM8
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:56 pm    Post subject: Solved! Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified. Reply with quote

Hello people!

I am having troubles installing Cheat Engine 6.8.1.
Once i run the Setup file (no matter if normal or as administrator) i get the following error:
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Setup was unable to create the directory.
"C:\Users\Sergey\Documents\My Cheat Tables".

Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified.
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As mentioned before, i have tried running the setup as admin, i have tried installing different versions of Cheat Engine (6.5, 6.6, etc.)
I have tried installing the Cheat Engine setup file multiple times in case the setup file was corrupt, even tried downloading from different websites.
I have tried installing cheat engine on different drives aswell as installing it from different devices (external disk, usb, etc).

Youtube/Google did not help me, all i found was how to delete undeletable/"locked" folders thanks to a software/throught mmc.

I am running Windows 10 Education 64x, if more info is necessary i will provide it.



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

have you tried creating C:\Users\Sergey\Documents\My Cheat Tables yourself?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually i have. I created a folder with the specified name, didn't work. I also tried changing name of the installation file (setup), no results. I have tried renaming the installation name itself (what cheat engine will be called when it gets installed), nothing. As i mentioned before, tried to install it on different hard drives, but the "My Cheat Tables" folder ensists on being created on the C: drive under my documents and thats where the problem is. I have even permitted the setup file throught Windows Defender and still the error occurs...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

seems to be another windows 10 sh*t, i dont like such dirty work.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny thing is that on my W10 Education school laptop cheat engine installed just fine the first time. Both my pc's are W10 Education and i tried the same installation file on both. If i wont find a soulution whithin a week i will reinstall windows.... Please help :/
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Udpate.
I Created another PC user and tried installing cheat engine again, still got the same error.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would recommend reinstall, or change your os. (me ... Win7 user-forever)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OldCheatEngineUser wrote:
seems to be another windows 10 sh*t, i dont like such dirty work.


This isn't a Win10 specific issue.

@OP: Make sure your anti-virus / Windows Defender is not blocking the creation of new folders/registry entries and such which the installer is attempting to do. Also make sure its not blocking the installer entirely.

Also check and make sure that the installer is not blocked by Windows SmartFilter. (Right-click the installer exe and go to properties. On the main screen of that new window, see if there is an 'Unblock' checkbox or button.)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big thank-you to everyone who took time and offered suggestions.
Special thanks to atm0s for mentioning the firewall.

I managed to solve this problem by disabling "Real-time protection" in Virus & threat protection setting menu in Windows Defender Security Center, W10.
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