When you install Neo4j Desktop on Windows, it asks you whether you want it for a particular user or for all users. The best solution is to allow all users access to it.
Typically this problem is due to not having permission to write the the database folder. Did you specify a different folder for the application data when you installed Neo4j Desktop?
I think I specified different folder for application data. Is there any way by which I can delete all the data files and re-install neo4j? I have it so far but I am still getting the same error and I am not able to understand as to why. The thing is even when I tried deleting all the previous Neo4J files, they do not get deleted.
Do you have Admin privileges for your PC? If so, then I would:
I'm having the same issue, running Desktop 1.2.3 on Mac Mojave.
I'm trying different Java SDKs to see if that helps.
BTW there is this: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/49342422/neo4j-database-failed-to-create-error-could-not-change-...
I'm working in a locked-down environment. I want to "play" with Neo4J to evaluate it for a possible project. Neo4J desktop was installed by an Administrator. When I try and create a new d/b I get....
Database failed to create: Error: Could not change password
HOWEVER if a sys admin starts Neo4J desktop they face no issues. So it seems to be a permissions problem. I have write permissions on the d/b folder.