I'm trying to install Anti-Malware 184.108.40.206 on a FAT32 Windows XP system disk (the following problems do not occur on an NTFS system disk, only FAT32). At all times I'm logged in as Administrator.
The installer aborts with the error message "Setup was unable to create the directory 'C:\Program Files\Emsisoft Anti-Malware\Quarantine'. Error 5: Acess is denied."
I've tried to create the directory structure by hand, ie, the root and the 4 subdirectories - Languages, Logs, Quarantine, and Signatures. Setup asks me if I want to reuse the existing root directory; I answer "yes", and I get the same error as above.
When I try to OPEN the Quarantine directory, I get the error "C:\Program Files\Emsisoft Anti-Malware\Quarantine is not accessible. Access is denied". (I can open any of the other directories).
When I try to RENAME it, I get "[Error Renaming File or Folder] - Cannot rename Quarantine: Access is denied. Make sure that the disk is not full or write protected and that the file is not currently in use". (I can rename the parent directory, or any other subdirectory except Quarantine).
When I try to DELETE it, I get "[Error Deleting File or Folder] - Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk". When I try to delete it using the DOS rd /s command, I just get "Access is denied". (I can delete any of the other three subdirectories, but not the parent, because I can't remove Quarantine).
I've tried to unlock the Quarantine directory with the following 2 programs:
* Unlocker: says "No locking handle was found".
* FileASSASIN: says "The file you have specified does not exist or is not visible".
I have repeated all of the above after defragmenting the disk, and get the same errors.
There is no problem with the other three directories (Languages, Logs, and Signatures) - I can open, rename and delete them. The problem is only on the Quarantine directory (and only on FAT32). Note that even when you clear the option "Use simple file sharing", FAT32 does not allow access control lists as NTFS does; files and directories just have a Read-Only attribute, and in the Read-Only attribute of a directory always appears as a solid green blob (neither a tick nor an empty square).
Can anyone help?