When attempting to install the plugin Open Layers I get the following error

"Plugin installation failed:Failed to unzip the plugin package. Probably it's broken or missing from the repository. You may also want to make sure that you have write permission to the plugin directory: C:/Users/username/.qgis2/python/plugins"

I have confirmed that the user has write permissions to the directory and have also tried to manually install the plugin to the folder. This is on a windows 10 computer.The plugin will successfully install on another machine that is using windows 8.

Has anyone else experienced this issue? If so, what is the solution?

  • I installed this plugin now without any issues (" Probably it's broken or missing from the repository" is not true). So, try to install it running QGIS as Administrator.
    – xunilk
    Dec 4, 2017 at 16:10
  • Thanks for your suggestion. I just tried that and came up with the same error.
    – Kingfisher
    Dec 4, 2017 at 16:34
  • So, I'm afraid that is your QGIS in windows 10 computer. Try to search questions where plugins issues are mentioned until solving it.
    – xunilk
    Dec 4, 2017 at 16:42

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It turns out that there was an imaging error in the computers drive. After the drive was reformatted the plugins install without the error.

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