Error: "Cannot create a file when that file already exists"

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Error: "Cannot create a file when that file already exists"

Postby pastramo » Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:21 am

Purchased via Steam recently, OS is Windows 7 64 bit. The error "Cannot create a file when that file already exists" appears instantly when I attempt to launch the game. I've verified integrity of game cache via Steam, uninstalled and reinstalled, updated to the latest video drivers, no change. I've seen that the game should be saving debug data to a file under My Documents\My Games\Gratuitous Space Battles, but no such folder exists. Any hints on what to try?
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Re: Error: "Cannot create a file when that file already exis

Postby darkstar076 » Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:17 am

Greetings Pastramo and Welcome to the Forums.

I believe that this is a permissions error where the game is being denied the authority to create the file structure it needs to run the game (as you have correctly identified My Documents\My Games\Gratuitous Space Battles)

Does your user profile have administration right for the My Documents Directory and above ?
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Re: Error: "Cannot create a file when that file already exis

Postby pastramo » Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:20 am

My login does indeed have Administrator access, but just in case I quit Steam and restarted it in "Run as Administrator" mode, and it made no difference. Frowny face.
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Re: Error: "Cannot create a file when that file already exis

Postby darkstar076 » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:03 am

Strange . . . The only time I have seen this error was when the game did not have access to the directory.

As a suggestion, check the location where the game is trying to create the Directory
C:\Users\<<Username>>\Documents\My Games\GratuitousSpaceBattles\
Check permissions that you have full access.

Another option might be to create the directory youself and see if that fixes the issue
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