Error "Setup Failed: 0x80070020 - The process cannot access the file" When Installing
Published: 03 Nov 2016 Last Modified Date: 07 Nov 2017
When attempting to install Tableau Desktop, the following error is returned:
Setup Failed: 0x80070020 - The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process
Use one or more of the following options:
Restart the computer, then attempt to install Tableau Desktop.
Temporarily disable any spyware and antivirus software and attempt to install Tableau Desktop.
Temporarily disable any firewalls and attempt to install Tableau Desktop.
This error is generated by the Windows operating system, and indicates a conflict between different programs on the operating system. Frequently, this issue is caused by antivirus or spyware programs, but a detailed diagnosis will require assistance from your IT team.