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Error writing to file (Error 1310) when updating Tabs Studio

During installation of a new Tabs Studio version over an existing Tabs Studio installation, you may get the Error writing to file error:

Error writing to file error

If you install Tabs Studio with logging turned on (msiexec /i TabsStudio_303.msi /l*vx TabsStudioLog.txt), in the log file you will find Error 1310:

MSI (s) (04:50) [09:32:19:133]: Note: 1: 1310 2: 0 
3: D:\My Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Addins\TabsStudioAddins\Disambiguator.inactive 
Error 1310. Error writing to file: 
D:\My Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Addins\TabsStudioAddins\Disambiguator.inactive.  
System error 0.  Verify that you have access to that directory.

The exact reason for this problem is not known, but it relates to Windows installer service configuration on your computer. You can try workarounds listed below to update Tabs Studio.

Reinstall Tabs Studio

If you completely uninstall your current Tabs Studio version and then install the new version, the error will not appear, as it occurs only during the update process. Be advised that uninstallation removes keyboard bindings to Tabs Studio commands and customization of the Tabs Studio toolbar.

Install Tabs Studio with admin rights

Normal Tabs Studio installation doesn't require administrator rights, but if you run a command prompt as administrator (still under your account) and start TabsStudio_303.msi from this elevated shell, the error will not appear.

Delete C:\Config.msi

The C:\Config.msi folder keeps temporary files during msi packages installation. (To see this folder in Windows Explorer you need to enable display of hidden files and protected OS files.) You can safely delete or rename the Config.msi folder and it will be automatically recreated on the next installation with default permissions.

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