Sniper Elite 5 EAC Error Fix – Windows Cannot Access Specified Device

Upon starting Sniper Elite 5, you may get an error stating windows can't access specified drive. Here's how to fix it.

Players are experiencing the Sniper Elite 5 EAC error which gives them a prompt saying “windows cannot access specified device.” This prevents the game from starting up. Here we’ll give you the Sniper Elite 5 EAC error fix.

How to Fix EAC Error in Sniper Elite 5

  1. Create a Desktop Shortcut of Sniper Elite 5
  2. Right click on the shortcut and Run as Administrator
  3. Play the Sniper Elite 5

You have to create a desktop shortcut of Sniper Elite 5 and run the game as Administrator to fix the EAC error. This will bypass restrictions and run the game properly.

From here on, you’ll have to run Sniper Elite 5 as administrator every time you start the game. This can be inconvenient but it is the only way to bypass the EAC error. If you try to launch the game without being administrator, you’ll get a prompt saying “windows cannot access specified device, path, or file” and is saying you don’t have apt permission to play the game.

If you’re playing the game using the Xbox Game Pass on PC, then you can right click on the Sniper Elite 5 icon in the Game Pass app and then select Create a Desktop Shortcut. You can then choose “Run as administrator.”

Sniper Elite 5 EAC error fix

Why Does The Sniper Elite 5 EAC Error Happen?

So far the Sniper Elite 5 EAC error probably happens due to the game not having permission to run. Even when playing on a Windows account that is an admin, this will give you an error if you try to run the game normally.

People on Reddit have noticed this issue and if it persists, then we’re sure Rebellion Developments will address it through a hotfix. In the meantime, you can check out our Sniper Elite 5 Weapons: Every Weapon in the Game and Sniper Elite 5 Weapon Customization to get to better know your arsenal in Sniper Elite 5.

Sniper Elite 5 EAC error fix

That’s our guide for the Sniper Elite 5 EAC error fix. We hope you managed to get past this error and play the game properly. If you really liked this guide, we have more Sniper Elite content for you to check out.

Check out this Youtube video of MKIceAndFire playing Sniper Elite 5.

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