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Installation on windows 10 leads to java.lang.NullPointerException error

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Hello,

I just tried to intall yEd (Version 3.18.0.2 without JRE) on my Windows 10 laptop which has Java 1.8.0_161 in both 32 and 64 bit on it. But after the install4j Wizard has obtained the right to use the harddrive, there is a long time where there is no progress before eventually

"An error occurred:

java.lang.NullPointerException

Error log: (location)"

pops up and following the installation along I finally get a message, that I have no write permission for th directory while chosing a destinsation directory (I am using an Administrator profile and no path works). The same happens wether I use yEd 32bit or 64bit.

Can anybody help me or is installation just not possible?

 

The error log for a 64 bit try:

Exception:

java.lang.NullPointerException
    at com.install4j.runtime.installer.helper.comm.HelperCommunication.connect(Unknown Source)
    at com.install4j.runtime.beans.actions.misc.AbstractPrivilegesAction.startOnWindows(Unknown Source)
    at com.install4j.runtime.beans.actions.misc.RequestPrivilegesAction.executeOnWindows(Unknown Source)
    at com.install4j.runtime.beans.actions.misc.RequestPrivilegesAction.execute(Unknown Source)
    at com.install4j.runtime.beans.actions.SystemInstallOrUninstallAction.install(Unknown Source)
    at com.install4j.runtime.installer.InstallerContextImpl$2.fetchValue(Unknown Source)
    at com.install4j.runtime.installer.helper.comm.actions.FetchObjectAction.execute(Unknown Source)
    at com.install4j.runtime.installer.helper.comm.HelperCommunication.executeActionDirect(Unknown Source)
    at com.install4j.runtime.installer.helper.comm.HelperCommunication.executeActionInt(Unknown Source)
    at com.install4j.runtime.installer.helper.comm.HelperCommunication.executeActionChecked(Unknown Source)
    at com.install4j.runtime.installer.helper.comm.HelperCommunication.fetchObjectChecked(Unknown Source)
    at com.install4j.runtime.installer.InstallerContextImpl.performActionIntStatic(Unknown Source)
    at com.install4j.runtime.installer.InstallerContextImpl.performActionInt(Unknown Source)
    at com.install4j.runtime.installer.ContextImpl.performAction(Unknown Source)
    at com.install4j.runtime.installer.controller.Controller.executeActions(Unknown Source)
    at com.install4j.runtime.installer.controller.Controller.handleCommand(Unknown Source)
    at com.install4j.runtime.installer.controller.Controller.handleStartup(Unknown Source)
    at com.install4j.runtime.installer.controller.Controller.start(Unknown Source)
    at com.install4j.runtime.installer.Installer.runInProcess(Unknown Source)
    at com.install4j.runtime.installer.Installer.main(Unknown Source)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at com.exe4j.runtime.LauncherEngine.launch(Unknown Source)
    at com.exe4j.runtime.WinLauncher.main(Unknown Source)
    at com.install4j.runtime.launcher.WinLauncher.main(Unknown Source)

asked Apr 16, 2018 in Help by anonymous

1 Answer

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According to I get install4jError messages with a lot of java stuff, installing on Win10 64b running the installer with administrator rights right from the start should work.

Aside from that, people running BitDefender anti-virus software seem to have been experiencing similar problems (albeit with other applications). Are you running an anti-virus software that might be messing with yEd installation?

answered Apr 16, 2018 by thomas.behr [yWorks] (122,690 points)
Thank you very much, after deactivating everything possible in Bitdevender, not just the modules Firewall, advance thread defense, antispam, vulnerability and save files, I was abel to install without any further problems.
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