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Cannot install Oscar on Windows 10
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Cannot install Oscar on Windows 10
I have been using Oscar on Windows 7. Now I switched to Windows 10. I have installed Oscar again  but I am unable to create my profile to import the data from the SD card as I have always done. 

AS I click on Oscar to launch it, I no longer get the usual interface asking me to import the data ( from the SD) or telling me to create a new profile. Instead, I get message saying
QUOTE unable to write to Oscar Data Directory c:/users/my name/Documents/. Error code 5. Access is denied. Oscar must exit.. UNQUOTE. 

To begin with, I never asked to write the data to that folder  or any folder for that matter. That messages pops up automatically. 

I tried Sleepyhead, It goes in, but the graphs and data summary are no longer there. Only the overall score. . They were there until recently.

What should I do to create a profile to import the data?

Thanks

Franco
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RE: Cannot install Oscar on Windows 10
Did you upgrade Windows 7 to 10 using the upgrade tool, or did you make a fresh install of Windows 10? I'm guessing you used the upgrade tool. Not sure how that caused this confusion, but we can fix it.

Are you running any special anti-virus or other anti-malware software? If so, see if that program is blocking programs it doesn't know about from writing to disk. Record OSCAR as an exception to the blocking rules and try again.

If that doesn't help, do you still have your old OSCAR_Data directory? If so, open a command window. Then "cd c:\program files\oscar" should get you to the directory in which OSCAR is installed. Next type "oscar --datadir "c:\users\yourname\Documents\OSCAR_Data", where the quoted string is the fully-qualified path to your OSCAR data directory, wherever you have located and named it. Then press return. Please note the two hyphens before the word "datadir".

If you no longer have your old OSCAR data directory and want to start fresh, let me know and I'll ask you to do something different.

Let me know if this helps.
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RE: Cannot install Oscar on Windows 10
Thanks for your reply
I've been able to solve the problem. I had my original Windows 7 with Oscar on an other HDD. I simply booted on that HDD. It had all the Oscar Data ( profiles, etc). I simply copied them into the new Windows 10 on the other drive. It worked. Oscar opened immediately with my profile and the Import process. 
I still cannot understand, though, why I was not requested to build a profile when I first reinstalled Oscar on Windows 10, because the situation was the same: ton Windows 7 there was no data folder because it was the first time, yet I was able to create one and to import data when I opened .  

Thanks anyway

Ittiandro
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RE: Cannot install Oscar on Windows 10
By chance, did you try installing by "Run as administrator?" If so, then when you tried to use it, you weren't the owner.
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