Cannot create tileset from any image file

(Mateusz Haba) #1

Hi folks,

I’m facing a weird issue with Tiled. After a fresh installation of Tiled (the same issue persists on portable version) I try to create a new tileset from .png image and after choosing a file I got this error: “You have no privileges for reading this file. Contact file owner or administrator…”. The funny part is, I’m the administrator and owner. Even if I run Tiled as administrator, the issue is the same. Of course, the situation is the same on all other tiles images.

I use tileset from this tutorial:

My OS is Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

I’ve checked all rights for the files and everything seems to be fine (file is readable, writable, executable and it’s not event compressed or sth).

Any help would be appreciated.

(Thorbjørn Lindeijer) #2

Hmmm, I’ve never heard of this problem before. Did you use a different version of Tiled before that did not have this problem? If so, which version and does it help to downgrade?

And which version are you using now exactly? I don’t know what you mean with “portable version”. The latest available Tiled versions are the Tiled 1.1.2 release and the development snapshot taken on the 14th of February. They are both available at

(Mateusz Haba) #3

Thanks for reply. Well, I use 1.1.2 version and tried to downgrade to 1.1.1. I also tried to used snapshot of both but did not succeed. That’s my first time with Tiled so I didn’t try it before on any machine with any previous versions.

(Mateusz Haba) #4

I just tested Tiled on another machine (running Win 7) and it works flawlessly. Seems like there’s an issue with Windows 10 which in this case is work PC, controlled by AD DC.
I guess we can close this case.

(Thorbjørn Lindeijer) #5

Well, it was already clear that you were running into a rare issue. But if other applications you have installed can open files without problems then it would still be interesting to find out what the problem is with Tiled.

May also be worth trying again after updating Tiled to build against Qt 5.10 instead of Qt 5.9.

(Mateusz Haba) #6

When are you going to do this?

(Thorbjørn Lindeijer) #7

The next snapshot will be using Qt 5.10, but in the meantime, you can test with this build here:

(Mateusz Haba) #8

Thx for help but this version produces the same error.

(Thorbjørn Lindeijer) #9

Ah, that’s too bad. Unfortunately I don’t know what else I could try for now. Is Tiled really the only application having this issue? Would you be able to test with other Qt-based applications like Krita?

Also since it may be related to security settings on your work machine, you can try asking a system administrator what could be the issue.