6 Tricks to Fix 1309 Installation Error in Windows 10/8/7

You may get frustrated with Error Code 1309 in Windows 10/8/7 or Windows Server. This error comes under installation error type and usually occurs when you try to install software or a driver in the Windows OS. Each time, the installation will be failed along with the following error message:

Error 1309. Error reading from file: path\filename.cab. Verify that the file exists and that you can access it.

What is Error Code 1309 and Why it occurs?

Error Code 1309 is an installer error and appears when you extract files, execute files or install/uninstall software. The readable meaning of this error is as follows:

Error attempting to open source file.

There are several reasons that may cause this error, but thankfully 6 methods are explained below that will help you in fixing this error.

How to Fix Installation Error 1309?

There are several unique ways to fix this error but it depends on which area is affected in your system. So, it is advisable to you that apply the following solutions in sequence and check for error 1309.

Method 1: Fix using Advanced System Repair Tool

Most of the time, the error code 1309 appears due to misconfigured registry files, improper system settings, improper file permission, missing system files like DLL files, exe file, sys files, inf files, ocx files etc, outdated software and drivers, installing incompatible software etc. The Advanced System Repair Tool takes cares of all the PC Problems and fix this error just with a single click.

Windows is made with huge number of dll files, exe files, sys files, various types of services, databases, etc so, it is not possible to keep monitoring all the files always. A brilliant PC Optimizer tool repairs damages, fix errors, update windows and drivers, and eliminate various types of errors silently.

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Method 2: Update Windows, Drivers, and Software

If you are getting continuously this error when installing some software then you must update your Windows Operating System, Drivers, and all other software. Most of the latest software and drivers require the latest version of windows that holds some extra DLL file. By updating or upgrading your operating system you can easily fix this error.

Method 3: Repair Registry File

The registry file is like a core database of the Windows Operating System. All the installed driver, software and hardware relates to this file. If this file gets corrupted or has some misconfigured entry in it then you may not be able to work properly in your PC. If you have backup then restore registry file using that backup or use Advanced System Repair Tool to resolve registry problems.

Method 4: Repair System Files using System File Checker Tool

This is an inbuilt tool in Microsoft Windows that is used for repairing or recovering lost or broken system files. If some of the system files get damaged, corrupted or gets replaced by some other program, then this system file checker tool may help you a lot in fixing this problem. Here, is the way to use the System File Checker Tool.

How to run System File Checker sfc /scannow and fix windows problems

Method 5: Grant Full Permission to the installation file

Most of the time, lack of required permission creates a problem but it can be easily fixed by granting admin level permission. You also grant administrative permission to the installation file and then try to install it. Here, is a great guide that will help you in how to give administrative permission to any file.

Give Administrative Permission to any file in Windows 10/8/7 and Windows Server

Method 6: Disable Antivirus and Firewall Temporary

Antivirus and Firewall are made to block the suspicious programs from being install in your PC. However, sometimes mistakenly it marks your installation file as virus and trojan and block installation and you end with error code 1309. You still have to make sure that the installation file is authenticated and downloaded from the official site before disabling Antivirus and Firewall. You also make sure to enable Antivirus and Firewall again after installing the file.


In this article, I tried to explain how can you fix installation error code 1309 in Windows 10/8/7/Vista and Windows Server. There are 6 methods are given in this article and you should try each method one by one.