Unauthorized access


I am getting this error:

System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path 'C:\Program Files (x86)\eM Client' is denied.
at System.IO.FileSystem.SetAttributes(String fullPath, FileAttributes attributes)
at System.IO.File.SetAttributes(String path, FileAttributes fileAttributes)
at MailClient.Storage.Data.DataStore.SetupWindowsSearch(String databaseLocation)
at MailClient.Storage.Data.DataStore…ctor(String dbLocation, DataStoreOptions options)
at MailClient.DbRepair.CheckingProcess…ctor(IFormCheck view, RepairOptions repairOptions, CorruptionCheckMode corruptionCheckMode, String dbLocation)
at MailClient.DbRepair.FormCheck.Form_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)

tried uninstalling, re-installing… same.

Can someone please help?

It means access to the C:\Program Files (x86)\eM Client\ folder is denied, possibly by your OS or some security app.

You should restart WIndows, applying any pending updates, then try again.

Thank you Gary, but like I said: I did uninstall, restart windows, re-install emClient… Not sure what the issue is.

I like the program, but I just don’t have time for these issues…

Can you try a re-install this way:

  1. Close and uninstall eM Client, making sure NOT to delete the database folder when asked. That will ensure all your data and settings are there later.

  2. If it exists, delete the C:\Program Files (x86)\eM Client\ folder.

  3. Download and install the latest version from here: https://www.emclient.com/dist/latest/setup.msi

  4. Restart eM Client.

Hi Gary, getting now:

The application cannot access the default database location ‘C:BackslashProgram Files (x86)backslasheM Client’ because of folder permissions. Please contact your computer administrator for help.

Though I am the admin

Hi Gary, if ever you could help, or else I will need to install outlook again.