Nokia PC Suite Error 1305: Error reading from file

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 30, 2007
Updated • May 12, 2014
Mobile Computing

The Nokia PC Suite is a management software for the device that ships with the Nokia mobile phone on CD. You can install the application on a PC to manage the phone. It can for instance be used to back up data on the phone, restore previously backed up data, synchronize contacts, address books, and upload media such as music or videos to the device as well.

In addition to that, it is also being used to install mobile phone apps on the device.

The software installed just fine on my home computer but I did receive a very strange error when It ried to install it on a friend's computer. The error "Error 1305. Error reading from file:" appeared followed by the local path to the Nokia PC Suite installer.

I quickly discovered that this is a permissions issue. What this means is that permissions are not set correctly in regards to that file which causes the the error message.

I did the following to fix the PC Suite Error 1305: I copied the Nokia PC Suite software to the computer, right-clicked the file and selected properties from the menu. Clicked then on the security tab, selected SYSTEM from the Group or Usernames menu and checked the Full Control Allow checkbox.

This gives the logged in user full control over the folder and all of its files so that read,write or execution errors should be a thing of the past. Note that you may need administrative privileges for the operation, so make sure the user account currently logged in has those.

Exit that menu by clicking Apply and OK. Now start the installation of the Nokia PC Suite again and the error message should not appear anymore.

You can then run the application on the computer from the logged in user account. If you still experience permission related errors, retrace your steps and make sure that permissions have been modified correctly for the user account that you are working with.


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  1. roshan said on February 1, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    i want to downlode nokia pc suit

  2. Shurykan said on June 4, 2008 at 11:43 am

    I had the same problem and I resolved it doing this:
    With 7zip I unzipped the PC Suite.exe file, into the new folder (with the name”PC Suite”) I found and install the PCSS.exe and after that I installed the PC Suite.exe that was into the “PC Suite” folder…
    I hope that my English was good enough to help you…

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