Failed to Create a Required Directory

Keywords: BLZAPPBTS0000A, BLZPTS0000A, BLZBNTBTS0000A
Failed to create a required directory. Please make sure you are running this program as an administrator and try again.
Error: BLZBNTBTS00000032, BLZBNTBTS0000000F

This error means the Blizzard Launcher does not have permission to create a folder on your computer. This is usually caused by a conflict with another program or a permissions issue. Follow the steps below to resolve the error.

Windows

  1. Run the game in Administrator Mode to address many installation, patching, networking, and start-up errors.
  2. Programs running in the background can interfere with the Battle.net Update Agent. Try closing background applications.
  3. Security software may interfere with the Battle.net Update Agent. Disable or temporarily uninstall any security programs.
  4. You may not have the proper permissions. Create a new administrator account and try again.

Mac

  1. Run the game in Administrator Mode to address many installation, patching, networking, and start-up errors.
  2. Programs running in the background can conflict with the Battle.net Update Agent. Try closing background applications.
  3. The folder may be trying to write to a bad hard drive sector. Run the Repair Disk utility to resolve hard drive issues.
Advanced Troubleshooting
  1. Try moving files to the Applications directory to allow the application to run with full permissions.
  2. The Shared folder holds information for Blizzard titles for all the computer’s users. Repair this folder’s permissions to resolve this issue.
  3. You may not have the proper permissions to write to this file. Create a new administrator account.

Tried everything here?

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