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Why am I getting a Sorry, GoToMyPC cannot be started at this time. Please try again in a few moments" error message?

The GoToMyPC viewer files may be erroneously in use, the %temp% folder may be shared or the user may not have read/write permissions for this folder.

Step 1: Reboot the client computer

  1. Click the Windows Start Menu on client computer
  2. Click Restart.
  3. Attempt to connect to host computer again
Note: The reboot will fix the issue the majority of the time. Please only attempt the steps below, if you've already restarted the client and the issue persists:

Step 2: Run the GoTo Opener Permisions Fix Tool

  1. Download the tool here.
  2. Extract
  3. Right click on GoToOpener_PermissionsFix.bat.
  4. Select Run as administrator.
  5. Wait while a command prompt window appears and disappears.
  6. Attempt to connect to the computer again.

Manually Disable Sharing of Temp Folder

If the GoTo Opener permissions fix tool does not work you may need to manually disable sharing
  1. Hold the Windows key and press R.
  2. Type %temp% in the run window.
  3. Navigate back one folder.
  4. Right click on the Temp folder.
  5. Select Share or Share With.
  6. Click Stop Sharing or select Nobody.
  7. Click Done.

Step 3: Delete GoToMyPC Viewer files

  1. Uninstall the launcher.
  2. Reboot.
  3. Navigate to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\GoToMyPC
  4. Delete every file named GoToMyPC_XXXX.exe
  5. Empty the recycle bin.
  6. Reboot.
  7. Try connecting again.
What to do next:
  • You may have to reboot the computer prior to this step to allow the files to be deleted.
  • Depending on your settings, additional steps my be required to disable folder sharing. You may need to repeat these steps for the folder GoToLogs in the temp.
Article last updated: 17 October, 2022