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Permission denied (Error 70)

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An attempt was made to write to a write-protected disk or to access a locked file. This error has the following causes and solutions:

  • You tried to open a write-protected file for sequential Output or Append.

    Open the file for Input or change the write-protection attribute of the file.

  • You tried to open a file on a disk that is write-protected for sequential Output or Append.

    Remove the write-protection device from the disk or open the file for Input.

  • You tried to write to a file that another process locked.

    Wait to open the file until the other process releases it.

  • You attempted to access the registry, but your user permissions don't include this type of registry access.

    On 32-bit Microsoft Windows systems, a user must have the correct permissions for access to the system registry. Change your permissions or have them changed by the system administrator.

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