Acrobat Reader 9.X disappeared from my Win 7 system. In installed programs, it no longer appeared. Now when I attempt to install the current version of Reader as the Administrator I receive this error code.
Product: Adobe Reader X (10.1.2) -- Error 1303.The installer has insufficient privileges to access this directory: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat. The installation cannot continue. Log on as an administrator or contact your system administrator.
I followed other forum suggestions and removed c:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat. I set UAC to nil and confirm that Administrator has full security permissions. I also tried installing earlier versions of Reader with no success.
How do I go about troubleshooting the problem?
I would recommend TakeOwnership approach described here - http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-take-ownership-to-explorer-right-click-me nu-in-vista/
Simple to use and works for all objects - folders or files.
Thank you for the prompt reply. In addition to "Taking Ownership" it was necessary to uninstall all Adobe applicantions, e.g., AIR and Flash. The residual common files and folders had to be manually deleted. Then the install went without a problem.