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Error 2147163964 & GetLastError:5 During Install

If you are getting the above error during the install of Sony Vegas ( I had trying to update VP11 to 701)

Go to folder..

look at the log file which looks something like this “SCS_INSTALLER_14.log” (it will have a datestamp), open with Notepad. Note the file could be any number after the SCS_INSTALLER_XX.log

look for something like this.
(use CTRL+F in Notepad and enter ERROR and then did find next)

Error Code: FINISH TXT ERROR: -2147163964 occured during installation
The Installer has insufficient privileges to modify this file: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Sony\Vegas Pro 11.0\Vegas Pro 11.0 (64-bit).lnk.

Navigate to that folder location and remove the lock, use this website to find out how

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21 comments to Error 2147163964 & GetLastError:5 During Install

  • Andrew

    Hey I followed the steps that you described but cannot find AppData in the Usersname file? Can you plz help i really need to get Sony Vegas loaded

  • Ash

    Hi Andrew,

    AppData is located where advised however it is a hidden file. You will need to find view/options/change folder and search options, go to the View tab then select “Show hidden files, folders or drives”. (This is how i find it in windows 8, should be similar to other operating systems).

    Your AppData folder should now appear

    Hope this helps.



    So i found the file SCS_INSTALLER …
    But what do i have to do next
    I only see the error code but thats it how can i install Sony Vegas Pro 11 without this error

  • Runis

    When i got to the Sony folder there is only SCS_INSTALLER from 1-13 there is no 14??

    Help me please :(

  • Jonah

    I got into the Sony folder there is only SCS_INSTALLER 1-7
    please help!

  • Cheema

    Ok I see the confusion, I say…
    “look at the log file which looks something like this” SOMETHING LIKE THIS, not the same as yours but something like this, so could be…

    your can be any number , depends on the amount of installs you have tried.
    Look at the date of the file for the MOST RECENT ONE and open that with Notepad.

    hope that helps, Z

  • ashraf

    I have Windows 8 x64 and I do not know what to do to solve the problem please help me

  • ashraf

    My problem with Vegas Pro 12 or any other program and I receive this message

    I have Windows 8 x64 and I do not know what to do to solve the problem please help me

  • DiiDou

    I followed you’re steps, but I had a problem, I can’t find any address in that file, it’s written like this

    => Error Code
    Error Code: FINISH TXT ERREUR : l’erreur -2147163965 s’est produite lors de l’installation

    ERREUR : l’erreur -2147163965 s’est produite lors de l’installation

    => FinishDialog
    FinishDialog: Finish Dialog

    I really need help, please help me as soon as possible

  • john

    I found the error in “scs_installer”…what is the next step..?? Do I delete it… alter it..could use a little clarification.. Thanks

  • Cheema

    No you do not delete it, do as the text says, find that folder and unlock.

    “Navigate to that folder location and remove the lock, use this website to find out how”

  • Louise

    Sorry to drag up an old post but I’m stuck here also!

    I have got as far as looking for the location of the file but when I go into C: Programme files x 84 there is no Sony file anywhere?!?

    Can anyone please help?

    • Cheema

      You need to go to (I am running Windows 7)
      C:\ProgramData\ NOT C:\Programmefiles(x 86)

      You have probably installed the 64bit version so will not be in C: Programme files x 84 as that is for the 32 bit programmes

  • tom

    Im also running windows 8 x64 and trying to install vegas 12 pro.

    There is also no sony file, i have checked the program files and data folders and there is nothing, just a .dll file.

    not sure what to do next any ideas?

  • Cheema

    Try doing a windows search on this string,
    in the top right of the window of the C:\ drive

    “SCS_INSTALLER_*.log” (the * could be any number from 1 upwards)

  • Dorian

    Hey, the problem is pretty very simple and easy….
    Simptoms for Vista/Win7/Win8 and 64 bit: (of course you go very mad)
    ERROR: -2147163964 ocurred during installation
    Error getting file security: C:\Users\xxxxxxxxx\AppData\Local\Sony GestLasError:5

    please go to C:\Users\xxxxxxxxx\AppData\Local\ after see Sony directory and select right mouse bottom
    and find propieties select after
    securities and add System and Administrators with full Controll and modify (please be free to add)
    add (appears Select Users and Groups ) select advanced select find and search results list and select
    Administrator and select Full Contro and Modify later with system same way
    Now Your Vegas is ready to finish installation
    Well I will explain others directories have same users, adminstrator and system users sony directory has not only local user (very common) because is by default just add these ones and ready
    I hope to help to everybody dont forget to share experiences

  • Rebekah

    Hi i had the same problem but i fixed it ^^ by just installing Microsoft visual C++ 2008 Redistributable ^^ trust me it worked

    i have windows 8

  • alejaja

    nie moge znależć pilku “SCS_INSTALLER_14.log”. Pomóż! dzieki

  • hey i cant find “sony” on C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Sony. why?? where i have to go to find SCS_INSTALLER_14.log and finish the other steps?

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