A few users have reported that whenever they try to install a game from the Epic Store, they end up seeing the error code DP-06. This error is typically encountered on Windows 10.
After investigating this problem in-depth, it seems like there are a few common scenarios that might lead to the appearance of this error when installing certain games with DRM systems. Here’s a shortlist of possible culprits that cause this Epic Error Code DP-06:
Epic Error Code DP-06
Now that you are aware of the possible causes for this problem, here’s a list of methods that might help you fix this problem.
Method 1: Run this program as an Administrator
Since this particular issue is mostly associated with a permission issue, you should start this troubleshooting guide by ensuring that the Epic Games launcher has the correct permissions to launch and modify games files.
A lot of users have reported that they managed to fix this issue by forcing the Epic launcher to run with admin access.
Here are the steps on how to run the Epic Games Launcher as an administrator on Windows 10:
If the same issue still occurs when you attempt to launch certain games via the Epic Games store, move down to the next potential fix below.
Method 2: Verify the Read/Write access to the folder
If the first method above was a bust, the next thing you should troubleshoot for is a read/write access issues that might prevent the Epic Store from managing certain game files.
Some users have reported that the read/write access to the folder was unchecked by default so they had to check the box located in the Properties menu to resolve the issue.
After they gave permission to the folder, the launcher worked properly and the error stopped from appearing.
If you suspect the same scenario is applicable to your particular situation, here are the steps on how to set the read/write access to the folder:
Configuring the Read and Write permissions
If neither of these two options worked, check below for the last potential fix.
Method 3: Change the Location of the Folder
As it turns out, if you are using a 64bit version of Windows 10, Epic Games might assume that the normal installation is in “C:\Program Files\Epic Games“, but in reality the game is located in a different location.
Several affected users that where also dealing with the error code DP-06 have reported that you should be able to fix the issue by switching the location of the folder to “C:\Program Files (x86)\Epic Games“.
Note: This method will only work for you if you are running a 64bit Windows version.
If you don’t know how to change the location of the folder, follow the steps below:
How to fix Epic Games error code DP-06, Install location error
This post may help you fix Epic Games error code DP-06. You may encounter this error while installing Epic Games on your system. The error code DP-06 is actually the installation location error and indicates that there is a problem while preparing the target directory for the Epic Games installation. There are many causes of this error like the read/write access denied to the installation folder.
When this error occurs, the Epic Games Launcher throws the following error message on the screen:
Install location error
You do not have permission to install to:
C:\Program Files\Epic Games\<name of the game>
Error Code: DP-06
The path in the above error message may differ if you have installed the Epic Games Launcher to a different location on your computer.
Fix Epic Games error code DP-06, Install location error
1] Run the Epic Games Launcher with administrative rights
The most common cause of this error is the permission issue. To fix this error, you have to run the Epic Games Launcher as an administrator. For this, right-click on the Epic Games Launcher shortcut on the Desktop and select Run as Administrator. After launching it as an administrator, check if you can install the game now.
In Windows 11/10, there is a setting by which you can make any program run as an administrator. If the above trick fixes your issue, you can change the Epic Games Launcher properties, so that every time you launch it, it will run with administrative rights.
2] Check if you have read/write access to the installation folder
Permission issues also occur if you do not have read/write access to the installation folder. By default, all the Epic games are installed in the Epic Games folder. But, if you are receiving the error code DP-06, it might mean that you do not have read or write access to that folder.
You can check this by following the process below:
If you don’t have read/write access, you have to change the permission of the installation folder.
3] Change the installation drive
If you have tried the above two methods, but the error still persists, try changing the installation location of the game. When you install a game via Epic Games Launcher, it displays a popup window where you can view its installation path. To change the installation location of the game, click on the Browse button and select another drive on your computer. Now, click on the Install button.
How do I fix the installation error in Epic Games Launcher?
How do I fix the connection errors on Epic Games?
If a connection error occurs, you will not be able to use the Epic Games Launcher. In other words, the connection error prevents you from using any of the Epic Game services or products. When you encounter a connection error, the first thing that you should do is check the status of the Epic Game on its official website. If the server status shows Under Maintenance, you have to wait till the server status turns back to operational.
Sometimes, the connection error also occurs due to the weak strength of WiFi signals. Do note that you should have a stable internet connection if you want to avoid connection errors.