setup-x86_64 Can't Download to Mapped Drive

Sridhar Ayengar
Tue Nov 27 16:17:00 GMT 2018

I will take your advice.  Thanks.

Peace...  Sridhar

On Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 9:50 AM Andrey Repin <> wrote:

> Greetings, Sridhar Ayengar!
> > I'm trying to use setup-x86_64.exe to update Cygwin.  The directory into
> > which Cygwin is installed is C:\cygwin.  I am trying to use a network
> > shared drive mapped to I: for the download directory, I:\cygwindownload.
> > setup-x86_64 shows a dialog box with "Directory I:\cygwindownload does
> not
> > exist, would you like me to create it?".  If I click "Yes", I get a
> dialog
> > box with "Could not create directory I:\cygwindownload, sorry.  (Is drive
> > full or read-only?)".  I get the same behavior even if I remove
> > I:\cygwindownload and have setup-x86_64.exe try to create it.
> Get off the habit of using mapped drives. Use UNC paths directly.
> But for your specific issue, the drive mapped in your user session, but you
> start setup within administrative session, where the drive is not mapped.
> So, back to the previous statement, get off the bad habits. Or map the disk
> inside adm session.
> --
> With best regards,
> Andrey Repin
> Monday, November 26, 2018 17:36:29
> Sorry for my terrible english...

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