Unity editor installation stuck on "validating" indefinitely

I am installing unity editor version 2022.3.6f1 (current recommended version) on unity hub version 3.5.0
when I download, the editor application is stuck on validating. I tried downloading with and without VPN, I tried restarting unity hub, and my computer, i tried running as administrator, I changed my User Account control as recommended by another thread, I tried downloading on a different computer as well, but despite all that, the problem prevails. Edit: I also uninstalled and reinstalled unity hub


i applied this method but still not working.

I solved this by installing Linux modules one by one instead of installing all 3 of them together.

what do you mean “buried under”? like i have to move the window itself and have a permission window under? if so, ill try downloading again and looking for that permission window, thanks! and to answer your question, i did run as admin. I’ll update on the results.

I found the problem, my install location and download location were set under different parent folders so the installer was not able to access the install location. I just set both to the same folder and it works

edit: you will still need to go the the download folder location and install manually.

Can you show what you mean?

it still wont stop validating even after i did that do u have any other solutions

how do i change install locations

Please help me, what do I change the downlaods folder into then

Update: I found out you are supposed to download it from the website. Sorry I forgot to post.

Ok so this is what i do. First, open a browser and go to unity archives. second on the version you want click see all. third click on your Operating system fourth when it is downloaded open it, fifth go though the steps (i recommend putting the install location at C:\Program Files\Unity\Hub\Editor because you will need it). Sixth when it is finished dawnloading go to C:\Program Files\Unity\Hub\Editor or where you put the install last open the version and go down till you see unity and open it. Last go to unity hub and check installs and it should be there.

sounds like a permissions window buried under the install window asking if Unity could make changes.

tried running as admin?

Change your download destination folder into unity hub, and then install manually the unity editor, that worked for me. The problem is unity hub doesnt downloading in the correct folder