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Uninstall codemeter issue "error getting file security"


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This is a permission issue, for some reason your user account is not allowed to modify/remove that folder. Can happens sometimes with older software which is not fully UAC compatible.

To fix this, open the normal Windows file explorer. First, to actuall be able to see the folder mentioned in the error message, in explorer go to Organize, folder options, then view tab. There click the radio button see hidden files and unclick hide protected system files (remember to reverse these changes after you're done - unless you want to keep seeing such files).

Then navigate over to the folder location above.

Right click on the folders, click on properties, then security.

There at the bottom, click on advanced. Then click on the owner tab. There you can change the owner to the user that you logged on as.

That should fix it. Now you can either try uninstalling again - if that option is still available - or simply delete the folder.

In any case: the error message is not critical. In the worst case, you'll have leftover start menu entires from the old installation, but it shoul not interfere with the new CodeMeter installation.

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