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'There was an error while trying to write your license file' error while activating Maple

If you're trying to activate Maple, but get the message "There was an error while trying to write your license file", the activation program is having difficulty creating/modifying the license file due to a permissions limitation. There are a couple of possible workarounds:

  • Run the activation program manually with administrative rights. On Windows, you can right-click the program and select "Run as administrator". On Linux and Macintosh, you can run the activation script from the Terminal using sudo. For Macintosh users, you can also right-click/control-click the activation program, and select "Open" twice.

  • Perform an Offline Activation.

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