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Old 07-19-2012, 12:10 PM   #1
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Could not write license data!

Got GTA IV and EFLC 2 days ago due to the special price, but everytime I try to play I get

Could not write license data!

and the game never starts. Anyone else having this issue or know how to fix it?
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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Try to change permissions on C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Temp\
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:21 AM   #3
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Try to change permissions on C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Temp\
to what? And Im not entirely sure how to change permissions on something that isn't an exe file. Running windows 7 and I do not see a permissions tab or anything in the properties or any of my options when right clicking
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:42 AM   #4
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It helped me.
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:27 PM   #5
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Taken from another thread I started in game discussion
I had this error for both GTA4 and GTA:Episodes. I found then when the games the very first time I installed them, however the next day I got the "Could not write license data" securom error. I tried this fix as suggested by other forums but it did not work:

This step was from another forum for securerom problems:
1. Open the command line by pressing Start and selecting the Run... option.
2. Type cmd and push the [Enter] button on the keyboard.
3. Please type in rd /s "%APPDATA%\SecuROM" and press [Enter] on the keyboard.
4. Answer Y to the Y/N question and press [Enter] to complete the proces

What worked was the following
I found through a (perceived) separate issue was that I was having problem with some windows installers which was due to my temp folder not having the correct permission set up. I believe that the securom messes with the temp folder permissions in some manner.

To fix:
1. Click start and type in "%userprofile%\appdata\local" in to start
2. Right click temp, click properties and then the sharing tab.
3. Click edit and then add your username under "enter the object names to select" and click ok
4. Give your username full control under security and click ok.
Here is the same fix with pictures: http://www.sabernova.com/2012/12/how-to-fix-error-1723-in-windows.html



The game should now work!
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