Muggsy Bogues Jul 19, 2017 @ 10:26am
[UPDATED 2020 SOLUTION] How to fix "Missing File Privileges" error when installing a game or update on Steam!
This error usually happens on Windows 10. People have said that it's related to the intel onboard graphic's driver or software. If you use one of these three options you will find succes:
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OPTION 1: Repair Steam library folder

- Go in Steam

- Settings

- Downloads

- Steam Library Folder

- Right click on C:// and Repair Folder

Credit to this solution: RaVeS⭕⃤
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OPTION 2: Closing the igfxEm Module from Task Manager

-Open Task manager. (To open task manager, right click on the taskbar (the icon bar at the bottom of your screen) and then click Task Manager)

-Find all the processes named "igfxEM". (You might need to click "More Details" if you don't see it)

-Click "End Task" for all of them.

-Relaunch Steam

-Now you should be able to install the update/game.

-If this doesn't work, try relaunching Steam as an Administrator (Right click the steam icon on the Desktop and click "Run as Administrator).

-Should work fine.
Credit to this solution: Emmarose Thompson's pinned comment on this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udw87weRHZo
NOTE: DON'T DO WHAT THE PERSON DID IN THE VIDEO! PEOPLE IN THE COMMENTS WERE SAYING IT DOESN'T WORK.
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OPTION 3: Change settings in Properties

> In steam right click on the game and click manage

> Browse local files right click on [name of gmae].exe

> Properties

> Security tab

> In the list of users make sure that none of the users has tick marks in the Deny row , if so
click on Advanced

> Select the User

> Then click on view in the drop down list make sure Allow is selected .If not change it to Allow
close all the windows

> Go back to steam

> Resume the update

> Launch your game...
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OPTION 4: Verify the Integrity of the Game

> Open Steam and click on Library button at the top of the window.

> Right-click on the game that doesn’t run, and click on Properties.
properties Missing file privileges steam

> Click on Local Files, then click on Verify the integrity of the game cache.
verify game cache Missing file privileges

> The process of checking the game cache will start and will take a few minutes to complete
Re-try running/updating the game with the issue.

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OPTION 5: Run Steam with Administrator Privileges

> Press the Windows Logo Key and R at the same time on your keyboard

> Copy & paste %ProgramFiles(x86)% into the box and click OK.run window Steam privilege error

> Right-click on Steam folder and select Properties.steam properties Steam privilege error

> In the Properties window, choose the Security tab, and then click on Advanced.security tab Missing file privileges

> Change the permission for the first two elements in the list (Users and System) to Full Control, by clicking on the Edit button, and then on OK.full control Steam privilege error

> Run Steam with administrator privileges, and check to see if the issue is fixed.
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OPTION 6: Download region

> Open up Steam like you normally would, click on the Steam at the top of the program, and select Settings.steam settings Missing file privileges

> Click on Downloads, then modify Download region by using the drop down list.

> Click on the OK button, and then you can retry the game.
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OPTION 7:

If the options above doesn't work try and reinstall the game.
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OPTION 8:

Contact steam support at:
https://help.steampowered.com/en/ (English)

Or even try the Steam and Gaming communities on Reddit:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Steam/
https://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/
(I suggest using Reddit because they might be able to respond quicker and give multiple answers based on other peoples experiences)
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OPTION 9:
Here's just all the top YouTube videos that might explain my solutions better or might end up working for you:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy-HvM1oDbo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHkdWyIGYa8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FriFEk93aE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1W8yYc6acU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIv63ft0C-c
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If you aren't having any luck, comment below and someone might be able to help you.

PLEASE RATE AND/OR COMMENT IF THIS HELPED YOU! :)
Last edited by Muggsy Bogues; Oct 6 @ 12:13am
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Crown Jul 25, 2017 @ 7:57pm 
I'm rating this a 10/10 because it fixed the problem I was having with my game
Muggsy Bogues Jul 28, 2017 @ 7:57am 
Originally posted by Crown:
I'm rating this a 10/10 because it fixed the problem I was having with my game
Thanks man! Glad it worked for you!
Last edited by Muggsy Bogues; Jul 28, 2017 @ 8:00am
ReBoot Jul 28, 2017 @ 7:58am 
Instead of "just" ending processes,better uninstall the offending program entirely.
Craft Aug 3, 2017 @ 11:35am 
THANK YOU SO MUCH! I was die hard trying to download PUBG update and this fixed it <3
kr1os Aug 4, 2017 @ 12:45am 
hey m8, i r8 8/8, it wurks gr8!! exsdee!!
slibbon1 Aug 4, 2017 @ 5:38pm 
YOU ARE A GOD!!!!!!! forget this lockhunter BS.... This worked for me instantly... and Easily!!!!!
Thank you Steam Jesus!
Muggsy Bogues Aug 6, 2017 @ 1:35pm 
Originally posted by Craftah:
THANK YOU SO MUCH! I was die hard trying to download PUBG update and this fixed it <3
Your welcome :)
Muggsy Bogues Aug 6, 2017 @ 1:36pm 
Originally posted by kr1os_xD:
hey m8, i r8 8/8, it wurks gr8!! exsdee!!
Thxs for the r8 m8
Muggsy Bogues Aug 6, 2017 @ 1:36pm 
Originally posted by slibbon1:
YOU ARE A GOD!!!!!!! forget this lockhunter BS.... This worked for me instantly... and Easily!!!!!
Thank you Steam Jesus!
Your very welcome!
$olid Aug 10, 2017 @ 7:53am 
It worked fine. I adore you !
Sp3ctA Aug 10, 2017 @ 9:05am 
It worked. Thanks
Muggsy Bogues Aug 10, 2017 @ 10:48am 
Originally posted by $olid:
It worked fine. I adore you !
Your welcome!
Muggsy Bogues Aug 10, 2017 @ 10:48am 
Originally posted by Sp3ctA:
It worked. Thanks
Np!
Fr0sty Universe Aug 17, 2017 @ 10:24am 
This is the only fix I found that worked. Thanks!
Muggsy Bogues Aug 19, 2017 @ 9:37pm 
Originally posted by Fr0sty Universe:
This is the only fix I found that worked. Thanks!
Np
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