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Posted · "Error opening file for writing" in Cura installation.

When I open the Cura 4.8 setup/installation window, there is a pop-up that says, "Error opening file for writing." I will include a screenshot at the end of this. Can somebody please help me with this? I am new to 3D Printers, but I do have one that I am going to start with. I am going to use Cura as a Slicer, but I cannot open it. Somebody please help me. 😞

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    Posted · "Error opening file for writing" in Cura installation.

    This usually means something has the file open already.  And the only thing likely to have this file open is another copy of cura.  Cura must be running.  Perhaps it is not visible.  If you can't find it running easily, try going to task manager, find it there and "end process".  Wait until it's completely gone and then hit "retry" in your install window.

     

    Or just go to the folder yourself that is listed in the error and try to delete the file.  You won't be able to do that if some process has it open.

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    Posted · "Error opening file for writing" in Cura installation.
    17 minutes ago, gr5 said:

    This usually means something has the file open already.  And the only thing likely to have this file open is another copy of cura.  Cura must be running.  Perhaps it is not visible.  If you can't find it running easily, try going to task manager, find it there and "end process".  Wait until it's completely gone and then hit "retry" in your install window.

     

    Or just go to the folder yourself that is listed in the error and try to delete the file.  You won't be able to do that if some process has it open.

    I just checked, nothing's running, and the same thing is happening.

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