Delphi 7 - Fatal Error: Cannot create output file "project1.exe" ...

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I'm unable to run Delphi 7 on Windows 7. The following error is displayed:

Fatal Error: Could not create output file 'C:\Program Files\Borland\Delphi7\Projects\Project1.exe'


The easiest solution is to avoid installing Delphi in C:\Program Files.
  • Alternatively go to Delphi installation directory :
  • C:\Program File\Borland\Delphi folder
  • Look for the Bin directory
  • Right Click > Properties > Security Tab
  • Select your user and "Allow Full Control to Permissions"
Published by jak58. Latest update on November 13, 2012 at 06:04 AM by jak58.
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