Error when downloading a theme using Theme kit - writing assets/ajax-loader.gif

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Hello there, hope you have a great day!

I am using Windows, and I tried to download my theme using the Theme kit, and I got the following error message.

"error writing assets/ajax-loader.gif: open C:\Users\alon\Desktop\dev\Shopify dev\test\assets\ajax-loader.gif: Access is denied.
finished command with errors".

I updated the version of the theme kit, tried to run as administrator, but nothing that I know worked (I am pretty new to Shopify development and in general to development).

I would love to know what I should do!

Shopify Partner
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Hi @omerrob13 

Hope this message finds you well. 

It's Aibek from

C:\Users\alon\Desktop\dev\Shopify dev\test\assets\ajax-loader.gif - at this folder you don't have write rights. Most probably, you have read only.

You can watch this video or take a look at this article
Hope that helps you. 
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New Member
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Hey, thank you for the kind response.

Unfortantly, I couldn't able to follow the instructions.

Is this error is critical? As it's only one file, and I don't even try to edit this file - is it critical in some case?
TBH I don't even now what is the ajax-loader.gif is.