I'm ready to flip my lid. So for a bit of context, I play a game called osu! and recently a top player has released a standalone engine based off the game with a lot of different customization options. I was really hyped to try it when I saw it, but when I downloaded the file, I get the error message;
"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."
My computer promptly deletes the file I had just tried to open. This is where I'm going to dump a lot of information.
First off, here's a screenshot of the error message and the file location + the other folder content.
As you can see, the file that I was trying to open (McEngine.exe) is no longer there, because it was deleted. (http://puu.sh/qnYx0.png A screenshot of the folder before the file is opened)
This is a link to the github page for the program I've downloaded, followed by a link to the game osu! that it was based on.
So, frustrated, I naturally looked into the issue. Here's what I've tried.
- Running normally
- Running as administrator
- Running in compatibility mode
- Redownloading the file
- Changing the location of the file
- Changing the permissions of the folder (It doesn't let me give special permissions. See here: http://puu.sh/qnYDS.png)
- Creating a new account with administrator privileges and trying on that account.
- Disabling antivirus (I can almost 100% guarantee this isn't the problem)
These are the following guides I have attempted following, all of which have not succeeded.
Lastly, I have had a similar issue in the past with another program that relates to osu!, called Ripple. However, I believe these to be different, because McOsu is a separate engine while Ripple had to change IP settings for osu! itself. This required a manual fix involving editing a file in the osu! folder to work. As far as I'm aware, this is not the same as the current situation I'm in, however, I felt it was worth mentioning. A link to Ripple.
As you can tell, I'm running low on resources and tolerance. I would seriously appreciate any help. I don't know what's going on but I just want to fix it. Cheers.