Every time I launch Unity 5 I get the error "Failed to write "C:/ProgramData/Unity/Unity_v5.x.ulf".


  • When I open Unity 5.x on my Windows machine I receive this error:


You have downloaded Unity 5.x on a Windows machine and are unable to launch the Editor. This happens because you need to have administrative privileges within your network to install and run Unity 5.x. Unity is not allowed to write your license file in this directory without admin privileges.


You will need to change the administrative permissions for the users on your machine. To do this:

  • Locate the the folder "C:/ProgramData/Unity" (this may be a hidden folder, if you cannot find it, you can change the explorer settings to make hidden folders visible.)
  • When you locate the "Unity_v5.x.ulf" file, right click Properties.
  • Click on the Security tab and then click Edit.
  • Select your required group or user names and check the Allow box for Full control.
  • Click Apply.

More Information

If you are still unable to launch the Editor, this may be caused by a bug. To submit a Bug Report, please see this article here.


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    In Window 7 8 10, 

    Do not go to the folder example "C:\Program Files\Unity" or "C:\Archivos de programa\Unity"

    Go to the explicit folder "C:/ProgramData/Unity"

    Edited by ALAN
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    k obgd :]


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    Ishfaq OfficeID

    Thanks ... Unity 2017

    i was facing this problem in unity 2017. 

    i did same process but i did this with a file named "Unity_lic.ulf"  instead of "Unity_v5.x.ulf "

    it solved my problem 

    Edited by Ishfaq OfficeID
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