If you are a steam user, you may have been bumped into Missing file privileges steam error while installing, updating, accepting a gift from someone, or even transferring a gift to another account. If you are still facing the issue, we have solutions for you.
How can I fix the Missing file privileges Steam error?
1. Close the igfxEm module from the Task Manager
One way to fix the file privilege error on Steam is to end the igfxEm module by doing the following:
- Right-click on your Windows taskbar and select Task Manager (or press Ctrl + Shift + Esc).
- Click on more details at the bottom of the open window. It will show you a detailed view of the processes running on your PC.
- On the Processes tab, search for the igfxEm module, select it and click the End Task button.
- Restart Steam and check if the problem persists.
2. Modify your download region
Sometimes changing the download area can fix file privileges in Steam. To do so, follow these steps:
- Run steam, click on Steam at the top of the program, and select Settings.
- Click on Downloads, from the drop-down list, modify the download region.
- Click the OK button and you can try the game
3. Fix the Steam library folder
- Restart your computer and run steam.
- Click on the Steam button above and select Settings.
- In the Settings menu, click Downloads, and then select the Steam Library folders.
- Right-click on the folder, and then click the Repair Library folders.
- Run or download the game again to check if the issue is solved.
4. Check if the game that gives you the error is damaged
- Open Steam and click on the Library button at the top of the window.
- Right-click on the game that does not run, and then click Properties.
- Click on Local Files, and then click on “verify the integrity of the game cache”.
- The process of checking the game cache begins and will take a few minutes to complete.
- Try running /updating the game again.
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5. Run Steam with administrative powers
In some cases, you will not see file privileges on Steam unless you have administrative privileges. However, you can fix it by doing the following:
- Open run by pressing Windows key + R.
- Copy and paste %ProgramFiles(x86)% into the box and click OK.
- Right-click on the Steam folder and select Properties.
- In the Properties window, select the Security tab, and then click Advanced.
- Change permission to full control for the first two elements (users and system) in the list by clicking the Edit After that click OK.
- Run Steam with administrative privileges and check if the issue is resolved.
In this article, we have explored the best ways to fix your Steam lost file privilege error. We hope you have resolved the issues with the options we have provided.
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