A lot of users have faced this error while trying to download software on their devices. If you are getting the error message “Error writing temporary file: Make sure your temp folder is valid“, then there is a good chance that your temp folder isn’t set up properly.
If that’s the case then you don’t have to worry about anything. So keep on reading this post till the end.
Compress your File Folder:
The first solution on our list involves compression of the file folder. This solution is quite effective and it has worked for a lot of users. In order to make the process easy for you, we have mentioned a list of steps below. All you have to do is to follow the steps mentioned below to implement it:
- Go to the Downloads folder and look for the Installer file that was causing the error.
- Right-click on this file and choose Send. This will open another menu.
- Here, choose the Compressed (Zipped) folder option.
- Your installed file will be zipped inside a folder with the same name.
- Now open this zipped folder.
- Double-click on the installer file to start the installation process. This should run now without any error.
If this method doesn’t work, try one of the other methods below.
Clean Reboot Your Device:
If you are encountering this error when trying to install a piece of software, there is a relatively simple fix that you can try. Clean rebooting of your system may help to resolve the issue.
To clean and reboot your system, follow the steps mentioned below:
- First, go to the Control Panel and choose the System and Security link.
- Next, select Administrative Tools and double-click on the System Configuration option.
- Once in System Configuration, choose the Services tab.
- Checkmark Hide all Microsoft services options and press the Disable all button on the left.
- Click Apply and OK, then restart the system by clicking on the Restart button.
Now try installing the software again and see if the error has been resolved.
Change The Permission:
Before you can change the read-only attribute, you must have permission to do so. By default, only the administrator account has permission to make changes to files and folders. If you are not logged in as the administrator, you will need to enter the administrator password to continue.
Follow the below mentioned to change the permission:
- First of all, click on the Start button and then click on My Computer.
- After that open the C drive and then right-click the Windows folder, from there select Properties.
- After that follow the on-screen instructions to clear the read-only checkbox if it is selected.
- On the contrary, repeat these steps in your TEMP folder as well as in the System folder that is located in your Windows folder.
So, these are the steps that you need to complete. Once you have finished completing these, make sure to close any open windows on your PC and then restart it.
These are some of the methods that you can use to fix the “Error writing temporary file: Make sure your temp folder is valid” error. We hope that this blog post was helpful and you were able to fix the error by following the steps mentioned above.
If you still face any issues, feel free to reach out to us in the comment.