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How to Fix GitHub Install for Windows Failure – “Application installation did not succeed. Cannot locate application files on the server. “

The issue:

GitHub installation for windows goes through seemingly smoothly, but then an error occurs:

"Application installation did not succeed.  Cannot locate application files on the server.  Contact the application vendor or your administrator for assistance."


The detailed message says something along the lines of

 Below is a summary of the errors, details of these errors are listed later in the log.
  * Activation of resulted in exception. Following failure messages were detected:
   + Downloading Files/GitHub_1_0_47_0/msvcp100.dll.deploy did not succeed.
   + The remote server returned an error: (403) Forbidden.


The solution:

Step 1 – Remove a local %appdata% directory

Navigate to C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Apps in windows explorer and delete the 2.0 directory.

Step 2 – download the application

Open Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer and navigate to:



Image to ASCII Art Converter

This is a client-side image to ASCII converter. It identifies each pixel’s RBG and translates it to 1 of 14 shades. Each shade is represented by a character – the lighter the shade the smaller in surface area should the character be.

Usage instructions:
Change the image url to point to your image and press ENTER.
You may also change the ascii values that correspond with the shades or use the defaults.


Turn colors on/off

View code on github