Error in choosing directory for installing ActiveTcl 8.5 for OpenSees

Posted by jojoriley on 2017-06-21 15:40


I'm trying to install ActiveTcl for OpenSees software. The instructions are to save it in C:/Program Files/Tcl.

But I attempt to do this, it says, "Cannot Write to Directory "C:/Program Files/Tcl". Please choose another directory.

Any help would be greatly appreciated


ActiveState Staff
Fri, 2017-06-23 14:29

And "Run As Administrator"

^ That's the recommended process anyway, but if you're going to install to a protected folder it will be mandatory.

We don't recommend installing to a folder with white space in the name. The ActiveTcl installer will use \Tcl by default. Some functions that are normally available may required elevated permissions or may not work at all if installed to "Program Files".