User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.0.04506; Windows-Media-Player/10.00.00.3990) Build Identifier: Thunderbird 2.0.14 When I try to install the latest version of Thunderbird I get the following message: Error opening file for writing: c:/program files/mozilla thunderbird/mozmapi32.dll Click to retry or cancel Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Double click installation file. 2. 3. Actual Results: None I also cannot find Mozzila in the programs and features so I could uninstall the previous version. If I try to delete the .dll file causing the problems vista tells me I do not have permission. I am an admin and not a rookie user.
10 years ago
The supposed duplicate bug has no solution. Installing to a different folder cannot work because you don't get to pick where it is installing. The problem occurs well before you can specify an install location. Also, this is not a solution merely a workaround. Why can't I modify or uninstall a previous version of Thunderbird?
Choose custom install and you should be able to install into a different location. That bug will also handle the uninstall case.
Again the duplicate bug has no resolution. There is a link to a forum of questions but no response to the question at hand.
That the duplicate bug doesn't have a resolution doesn't make this a dupe, nor should you change the resolution to invalid. It's a dupe! ;) We also have bug 340535 which is closely related. I do think the question was answered in comment 3 here. It's certainly possible to install (using the installer, not through automatic update) into a non standard folder. Duping... please don't change it back again.