Error message when you try to install Adobe Reader 8 on a Windows Vista-based computer: "The Temp folder is on a drive that is full or is inaccessible"

Symptoms

When you try to install Adobe Reader 8 on a Windows Vista-based computer, you receive the following error message:


The Temp folder is on a drive that is full or is inaccessible. Free up space on the drive or verify that you have write permission on the Temp folder.

Resolution

To resolve this problem, enable User Access Control (UAC). Then, try to install Adobe Reader again. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Startthe Start button , type User in the Start Search box, and then click User Accounts in the Programs list.
  2. Click Turn User Account Control on or off.

    User Access Control permission If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
  3. Click to select the Use User Account (UAC) to help protect your computer check box, and then click OK.

    Note You may have to restart the computer to enable UAC.
  4. Restart the Adobe Reader installation package.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about this problem, visit the following Adobe Web site:



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Article ID: 936645 - Last Review: Oct 21, 2008 - Revision: 1

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