# Miktex randomly fails on install [closed]

Everytime I try to install miktex it fails, but in different places. I tried restarting the computer, running admin, nothing works. The TexStudio installs fine, but doesnt compile the document (i assume since latex is not being installed). The consistency I do see seems to be with the fonts folder

the error log is like so:

``````extracting files from embrac.tar.lzma...
extracting files from emerald.cab...

An error occurred:
source file: Libraries\MiKTeX\Extractor\CabExtractor.cpp
source line: 506
message: The file could not be extracted.
info: texmf\fonts\tfm\emerald\fjdmw8c.tfm
``````

Does anyone know what causes this?

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## closed as off-topic by Speravir, Heiko Oberdiek, egreg, Peter Jansson, Adam LiterMar 28 at 18:25

• This question does not fall within the scope of TeX, LaTeX or related typesetting systems as defined in the help center.
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Looks BTW like a corrupted file, either the CAB extraction part of the installer or the CAB file itself. –  Speravir Mar 28 at 5:01
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about an issue that is either not TeX related or can definitively answered only by the MiKTeX developer. –  Speravir Mar 28 at 17:51
Before I forget: Welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look at our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format. –  Speravir Mar 28 at 18:19
Sorry this was off topic. If it helps anyone else, The first link Speravir added had a solution, which was installing to a different drive, which worked for me. –  user1938107 Mar 30 at 3:25