How to Fix Runtime Error 75
When a computer program launches it begins a phase known as its “runtime.” This time period begins when the program starts and ends with its termination. Program errors that occur during the runtime are known as runtime errors. For the most part, a runtime error won’t cause the entire program or operating system to crash. Instead, these errors tell you that something interrupted the program or that the program cannot perform a certain function. Many runtime error messages contain numeric codes that tell you the general nature of the problem. Runtime error 75 indicates an error with the path or file.
Runtime Error 75
When the runtime error 75 path/file access message appears, it is telling you that the software could not access a needed file or that it does not have appropriate rights to it. Runtime error 75 is common on networks where files are often shared, different computers have different network privileges, or something (such as a firewall) blocks access. Read-only files and files in use can also cause runtime error 75.
Fixing Runtime Error 75 on a Local Computer
Fixing runtime error 75 involves identifying which file is being blocked and where it is located and then changing the settings so that your program can access it properly. The error itself will likely provide you with this information. Once you identify the file, find it by using Windows Explorer (right-click the Start button and click Explore). Right-click the file in question, choose Properties, and make sure that it is not set to “read only.” From there, click on the Security tab to see if you are listed as a user. Double-check your permissions to make sure that you have at least read and execute privileges. For example, if your computer has two users, the Administrator and Your Name and the program works fine when you are logged in as the Administrator but generates runtime error 75 when you are logged on as Your Name, then it’s likely that Your Name does not have the appropriate permissions. By editing these settings, you can change that. You can also right-click a program and choose Run as Administrator before launching it which allows you to run it with the appropriate permissions without having to log on to the computer as the Administrator (assuming you have access to the Administrator account).
Fixing Runtime Error 75 on a Network
Runtime error 75 involving networks is often an issue of connectivity. For example, if you lose connectivity and the program needs a file located on the network, it won’t be able to access the file until connectivity is restored. Connectivity issues appear for many reasons. Network servers can go down, routers can fail, cables can get unplugged, wireless adapter switches can be in the off position, and so on. In addition, if the required file is located on a network computer or drive and that computer or drive is offline, then the program won’t be able to access the file until the computer or drive come back online.
Fixing network runtime 75 errors is a bit tricky as there are so many variables. Start by checking the obvious: network cables, network adapter switches, and mapped network drives. Check to see if the server or computer hosting the required file is online. Once the obvious network connectivity issues have been ruled out, you may need to get your IT department involved to ensure that your computer is set up with the proper permissions.
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