Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#12617 closed defect (duplicate)

Tor MSI installer creates dead shortcuts if run not as administrator

Reported by: mttp Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor bundles/installation Version:
Severity: Keywords: tbb-helpdesk-frequent, needs-triage
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If the Tor Windows installer is run by a user besides Administrator, the user will not prompted to run the installer as Administrator, dead shortcuts will be created in the Start Menu and Desktop, and Tor will not be installed in Program Files. If the user right-clicks the installer to run it as Administrator, everything will be created as it should.

This is confusing behavior for many users.

A simple way to address this would be a note on the download page saying the installer must be run as the Administrator. Perhaps the installer could also better inform the user of what is going on.

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Change History (3)

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by erinn

Keywords: needs-triage added

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by mttp

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

This is pretty much the same issue as #8376; moving my notes to that ticket.

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