"Error writing to file: C:\Program Files (x86)\ABBYY FineReader 15\ShellRes.dll" when updating FineReader PDF 15

Symptoms

The update fails every time with the following message:

Error writing to file: C:\Program Files (x86)\ABBYY FineReader 15\ShellRes.dll. Verify that you have access to that directory.

Cause

The issue might be caused by limited rights for download. Microsoft Edge and Windows Smartscreen might not allow downloading of the *.exe file.

Resolution

Switch to another browser and try to download the update again.

If you encounter any further difficulties, please contact our Support team by submitting a ticket. 

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