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3ds Max 2014 Error 20 - win8-64

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08-30-2013 05:40 AM

Can anyone please help? Every time I try to open 3ds Max I get the message window, "The software license check out failed. Error 20. By the way I am using Windows 8, 3ds Max 2014

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08-30-2013 09:32 AM in reply to: wild_shebl

Start by deleting the C:\ProgramData\Flexnet directory (hidden) and reinstall.  There's been some luck with that. 

 

Otherwise, I'd do a search for Error 20, since there have been a lot of posts about it.

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12-03-2013 03:35 AM in reply to: TravisNave

i deleted that flexnet directory. when you say reinstall! reinstall what? I presume your referring to max reinstall?

 

and im sick of searching and trying things for this error 20 bug issue. Maybe it's related to 2012 on purpose?

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02-06-2014 02:10 PM in reply to: wild_shebl

It worked. Had to stop the flexnet service before I was able to delete the directory. I did not have to reinstall 3ds Max.

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02-20-2014 01:12 AM in reply to: TravisNave

That folder has Flex componants for other software titles from other publishers, if i just go in an nuke the folder, wont that deactivate Photoshop and such? 

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03-12-2014 02:53 PM in reply to: wild_shebl

Hello,

I am having the same issue with Autodesk 3ds max, My system information is :

 

It worked fine since I started school a month or two ago but I had to create an account name and password, then I was prompted  to install a windows update. Since then I recieve error 20  license check out failed

I did  read the solution but I cannot seem to find Program Data / FLEXnet

 

I also get a message saying that the progam is on compatiable with Windows 8.1

please help, I'm missing work from my last class and now I'm going to fall behind in my current class.

 

MJ

 

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03-12-2014 05:01 PM in reply to: EMTartist76
I followed Travis Nave instructions. The directory is hidden, but accessible by specifying it in explorer's address bar. What I added was stopping the Autodesk content management service to allow you to delete the directory. I am using Windows 8.1.

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