This can happen to you: when you try to install Avast on your computer, you may receive the error ‘Avast cannot be installed into the folder you entered. (The directory is not empty)’. What’s the fix? What you should do for the installation to succeed? Read on.

Fix Avast cannot be installed into folder you entered

1. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Avast Software\Avast

Avast cannot be installed into the folder you entered error

2. If you see any folders there — there will be, that’s why it is reporting– go two steps above the current folder, you should be in Program Files. Select Avast Software and delete the folder and its contents.

3. Attempt to install Avast again, it will without any issues.

READ: Fix Avast’s Error ‘Setup is already running. Please try to start the setup later.’

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