How to Fix Steam missing file privileges error?

Waiting to install or update a game in Steam in front of the user suddenly appears missing file privileges error, do not panic. Many users are aware of this malfunction, and we have collected solutions to help solve this problem. 

Method 1: Terminate the igfxEm Module through Task Manager

Malfunctions with the igfxEm Module are frequent indicators of outages among users, so you should use an effective method to solve them:

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc at the same time to invoke Task Manager.
  2. Find igfxEm Module and select it – click End Task.
Find igfxEm Module
  1. Now restart Steam and try downloading or refreshing the game again – test it.

We recommend following the ensuing correction method if the problem reappears.

Method 2: Change the Download Region

Technically, the content system of Steam is divided into different regions. The personal Steam client automatically determines where the user is and sets the correct part. Sometimes servers have problems with overload, so the missing file privileges error appears. Try changing the download region:

  1. Open Steam – go to Settings.
Steam Settings
  1. Press Downloads – change the download region in the new menu – OK.
change the download region
  1. Reload or update the game and see how it works.

We recommend following the ensuing correction method if the problem reappears.

Method 3: Repair Steam Library Folder

A damaged or misconfigured Steam Library Folder is often associated with a missing file privileges error. Try repairing the folder for proper operation:

  1. Reboot your PC – Start Steam.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Click Downloads and select STEAM LIBRARY FOLDERS.
STEAM LIBRARY FOLDERS
  1. Select Repair Library Folder.
Repair Library Folder
  1. Retry installing or updating Steam.
  2. We recommend following the ensuing correction method if the problem reappears.

Method 4: Integrity of the game cache must be preserved

The user should check the integrity of the game files:

  1. Click LIBRARY.
  2. Now, right-click on the game with the error – choose Properties.
  3. Go to LOCAL FILES – VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME CACHE.
  4. Wait a few minutes for the overshoot to complete.

We recommend following the ensuing correction method if the problem reappears.

Method 5: Running Steam as an Administrator

Sometimes the Steam missing file privileges error appears because the user does not have administrator rights to run Steam:

  1. Press Windows+R.
  2. In the new window, copy and paste the %ProgramFiles(x86)% command – OK.
copy and paste
  1. Right-click on Steam to select Properties.
  2. Now select Security – Advanced.
Security & Advanced
  1. Make sure you have complete control over the first two lines.
  2. Launch Steam as administrator and see if the problem is gone.

We hope we could help you, and one of these methods solved the Steam missing file privileges error.