Just like this:


I have opened up Task Manager, and I cannot find any firefox or Tor processes. I a on Windows 8.1.

I have never tried using Tor before, so I don't really know what I'm doing.

edit: when I restarted I get this:


  • When in doubt, restart. This should fix the problem. – Charles S Oct 2 '15 at 20:47
  • Even after restart it doesn't work, then I get this: gyazo.com/952af57f6ed423a0ed20a4fb7eb3448b – user235822 Oct 2 '15 at 21:14
  • We'll need to know which file it's complaining about. It appears the error box has truncated the filepath, and I doubt you can enlarge the box to show the full path. Can you try starting the browser from the command line (i.e. running the .exe from cmd) and collecting any logs that are output? – Richard Horrocks Oct 2 '15 at 22:31
  • I get the same windows 8 error, and the command line states: "Access is denied.", that is all. – user235822 Oct 2 '15 at 22:52
  • Just to check: what command did you try to run from the command line? (And from the GUI, what were you clicking on?) – Richard Horrocks Oct 3 '15 at 8:33

You need to run the Start Tor Browser.exe executable in the main Tor Browser directory, rather than the firefox.exe you're trying to run.

There's a very detailed guide on EFF's Surveillance Self-Defense page on how to run the Tor Browser for the first time on Windows.

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