Installing an SPSS custom dialog sometimes triggers an Error saving dialog specification. You must have write permission to the deployment directory. Error creating deployment directory. This tutorial shows how to fix this.
1. Open Properties of Lib Folder
First, navigate to the
ext folder and right-click
lib. Select as in the screenshot below.
2. Allow Full Control for Users
Next, select thetab and click . Next, select and tick under . Click (twice). That's it.2. Allowing full control for users fixes the problem
Custom Dialogs are stored in a subdirectory of the SPSS program folder called
lib. Its path will look something like
C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\SPSS\Statistics\20\ext\lib. For each Custom Dialog you install, SPSS creates a subfolder (the
deployment directory) holding the necessary files. However, Windows (especially more recent versions) may sometimes not allow this, thus triggering the error. The aforementioned steps basically tell Windows that SPSS is allowed to create Custom Dialog subfolders in
lib, after which they can be installed.