DesktopServer – Create locally installed WordPress Websites › Forums › Public Discussions › Can't write to preferencesThis topic contains 3 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Jerry Pendergrass 1 year ago.Author PostsSeptember 22, 2015 at 6:51 am #93251 Jerry PendergrassParticipantUpgraded to windows 8.1 from 7 and now DS won’t start because of error “can’t write to preferences file”. Solution??September 22, 2015 at 7:01 am #93258 Gregg FranklinKeymasterHello Jerry,Did you add any thrid party antivirus software?September 22, 2015 at 5:56 pm #93554 Jerry PendergrassParticipantHi Gregg: No sir, no third party AV. Thanks for getting back to me so quickly, btw. JPSeptember 23, 2015 at 3:48 pm #93967 Jerry PendergrassParticipantOK. Figured it out. Permissions had changed upon upgrading to Win8. Took ownership of program data and desktop server folder and all is well again. Guess this one is solved. Thanks JPAuthor PostsThe forum ‘Public Discussions’ is closed to new topics and replies.