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Can't install program - Program Data folder permissions?

Question: Can't install program - Program Data folder permissions?

I'm trying to instal Skype on my PC and I keep getting this error message: 'An error occured while attempting to create the directory: c:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\StartMenu.

This is what I've done to try and remedy it:

1. Right clicked the installer file and tried to run as Administrator. Didn't work.
2. Changed security permissions on the folder ProgramData and give full control to me. Didn't work.

The folder is 50% transparent and something's not right with it but I can't figure out why.

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Answer: Can't install program - Program Data folder permissions?

Hi kentabu,Welcome to the forums , Have you tried this little trick ? Take Ownership Shortcut

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I have an Advent (PC World brand) Laptop that comes with its own custom On-Screen Display software.

The software is made for 32 bit Windows with no 64 bit version available as far as I'm aware.

I have upgraded to 64 bit Windows recently and everything seems to work great except the OSD.

When installing. I'm given a choice of where I want to install the program in which I choose

C:\Program Files

after installation a mandatory restart is required and after the reboot OSD always ends up in
the other Program Files folder and I receive a error when trying to launch the OSD

I assume this error is because it gets confused being in the wrong directory (although I could be wrong and its simply just not compatible with 64bit Windows)

Anyone have a way to force it to install in the standard Program Files folder?

its the only way to tell if things like caps lock are enabled or not, so its pretty frustrating without it.

Answer:Program refusing to install in standard program files folder

In 64-bit Windows, the folder Program Files (x86) is for 32-bit applications. Try installing your OSD application there instead of the Program Files folder which is meant for 64-bit applications.


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Star wars empire at war keeps unhiding my user's c:\users\username\appdata folders. The only way i can stop it happening is to deny the user write permission on the appdata folder which causes problems with other programs. Is there a way to just block empire at war from modifying this folder?

Answer:set folder permissions for just 1 program

Never mind, i created a new user account to fiddle around with the permissions. Found out you can just block said user accounts from changing the attributes.

Now ive ound out about how to use it, could become very useful.

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I am having a permissions based issue with the C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files folder. Basically a IBM remote takeover tool needs to write to the folder when launching. This works fine when I am logged in but when a user with restricted access try's to logon it fails. Process monitor shows it is denied access to write to that folder. If you give the users read/write permissions to the C:\Windows folder there are no problems. But obviously I dont want all users having access to this folder! Now when you right click, properties on the Downloaded Program Files folder you do not get the normal security options and do not seem to be able to change them for diffenet groups/users. The folder is used by IE.

This is on XP service pack 2 with IE7

Any ideas on how I can grant permissions to this folder or move the folder so IE downloads to a different location?


Answer:Help with c:\Windows\ Downloaded Program Files folder Permissions

You could try to give write permissions to the folder itself with authenticated users being allowed.

Being a restricted user, you are exactly that. If you want anything other than that, your choices are admin account and use GPEDIT.MSC to deal with any other permissions. However, I don't believe that there is a setting that allows you to make a setting like this.

I believe the only other alternative is to do Domain with AD setup, which will allow you to create groups with the permissions you seek and apply those permissions directly to the folder.

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I work with a shared folder that I want to restrict write access to the folder unless the user goes through a custom upload manager.

Scenario: Colleague can search, read, or download any editable file from within a folder, but can only add files to the folder using an executable file that has appropriate permissions (ownership).

The Ask: How can the folder permissions be set to do any of the following: 1) see the executable file as a system program; 2) make the executable the folder owner; or 3) should/can the program be coded to run a chmod script to temporarily authorize write functions followed by a chmod back to restrict?

Purpose: The "upload manager" will require the document/file author to check certain boxes to ensure the file is cataloged properly. I'm not looking for DCM software as a solution.

Foreseeable challenges and savvy approaches are welcomed.

Answer:Change folder permissions using custom executable program

Welcome to the forum. chmod is linux are you running a linux server? What is the upload manager if you could simply run this as an authorised user the job would work

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Can someone tell me what the permissions for the Builtin\Administrator group is for the Program Files Folder (Properties | Security). The system I'm working on has NO permissions for the administrators group (which I understand may be normal), and Read, Read & Execute, and List Folder Contents for the Users group (I can't remember the other groups/accounts right now). I don't have a 2nd Vista system to look at, and can only access this one remotely (using PC Helpware).

I'm helping a friend with a gateway laptop running Vista Home Premium recover from gateway's botched attempt to fix things (she now has 3 windows.old folders taking up 25% of her hard drive, and gateway support was only able to re-install a couple of her apps).

I can download the drivers, and pull the installers off the recovery partition, and I know how to take ownership and assign permissions to the Program Files folder so I can clean up some junk, but want to know what the defaults are so I can set them back once I'm done.



Answer:What are the default admin permissions on the Program FIles Folder?

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I have a computer where security permissions on Program Files folder (but not Program Files (x86)) have been modified.  For example, it's displaying with a lock symbol even when local admin is logged on, and SYSTEM account is not listed with Special
Permissions as expected when viewing permissions.  How to reset?
Thank you!
Bob H.

Bob Herman IT Tropolis

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I am wondering if anyone out here knows of a program that would allow me to quickly and easily view security permissions for folders and files. What I am having to do is go through a dozen folders (each of which has many dozens of folders), right click on each folder --> Properties --> Security --> OK --> repeat.

I am looking to find folders with unique security permissions. I know there is a program like Hyena, and it works well, but my trial expired and it returns more information than I desire to look at (plus adds an extra layer in which I'd have to go to each unique folder to lookup something in each folder).

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I'm new to WIN 7 and I keep seeing references to the Folder "Program Data" and/or"ProgData" in the C: drive .

I can't find this folder and I'm sure I've got all folders selected as being visible.

Answer:Where is the Folder Program Data ?


▲ Put that into the address bar. Does it open a location?

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I've been using "briefcase" to sync data folders. It works well for folders up to several hundred MB's.

My problem is now I'm dealing with folders that contain 10-30GB's. Briefcase begins to scan for differences and quickly shuts down.

Any ideas on a sync program that can handle folders this size?

BTW, I don't know if it makes a difference but the main disk with data folders is basic while the slave drive to be synced is dynamic.

Answer:Data folder sync program

you could just copy the files and when it asks you to replace existing files, hold "SHIFT" while you click no.

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Hi! Guys.

I hope I found the right group to help me.

My APP folder under my user folder and the Program Data folder on Local C: Computer, both just disappeared.

They are missing and not showing. My folder options check marks are where they should be. I tried Brink's solution in the registry and my missing folders as well as folders that are showing all look the same as far as data and pathes and stuff. In other words, the missing ones look the same as the ones that are showing, so what is there to change? They all show %userprofile% in front of them.

I don't know what made these two important folders disappear. I just don't know how to get them back. I have Vista 32 bit.




Answer:Missing APP and Program Data folder

Hi Greg,

These are usually hidden system files by default in Vista. They will just need to be unhidden again to see them. This tutorial will show you how if needed.

Hidden Files and Folders

Hope this helps,

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I recently suffered a hrd disk failure and I was forced to extract the data from the faulty disk using a Linux distro (which managed to access all the files just fine while windows complained the partitions were unformatted). I then incorporated the files into my new Windows 7 installation and soon found out I could not access the files because I didn't have the necessary permissions. Since changing permissions for 1000+ files one by one is rather tedious I browsed this forum for an alternate solution and found out I could change file permissions for a folder 1 or more levels higher, including all files and folders inside said top level folder.

While applying new permissions to my <username> folder I was prompted to confirm if I wanted the Appdata folder to be changed as well. I really didn't know, but decided against. Even so, since I made the change I am having problems installing programs (can only do so as admin) and several programs have started informing of problems like:

Failed to create temporary folder:

My questions therefore are as follows:

- what permissions do I need to set for the individual folders from <username> down? Are they all supposeed o be owned by the user?
- what can I do to correct the current behaviour of my installation and to regain control over installing programs as a user?
- ... or is something different causing the problems I am experiencing?

I am using Windows 7 U... Read more

Answer:File permissions for individual user folders, program install errors

In command prompt

cd %userprofile%
cacls *.*>cacls.txt
Post cacls.txt. You may delete the file afterwards

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I am a college student and haven't had my computer long. It started running really slow and I noticed that sometimes it would tell me I needed administrator permission to do something, but I am an administrator. I have a Canon wireless printer that is new, but it won't let use the wireless part of it and I have to plug it in to make it work. I went into the program data folder to look at the permissions on my printer, which is when I noticed a folder called Install Clap. I have no idea what it is, or how it got there. Also, I've noticed that if I give myself permission on a folder or file, the next day the permissions are changed again.
Can you please help?

Answer:Install_Clap folder in Program Data - How infected am I?

Sammi, let's repost and get a deeper look.Please follow this Preparation Guide and post in a new topic.Let me know if all went well.

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Is it safe to "unhide" the Program Data folder in your windows installation root? I mean; right click, press "properties" and then untick the "hidden" option.

I've just done it, but got a warning saying it could not do it to all files.

Answer:Unhide Program Data in root folder

Leave well alone it's set like that for a reason

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I tried to take ownership of ProgramData - a folder in my C drive - to install VMWare because it gave me a security error. Now I can't use Windows Search from the Start Menu, and I think I got an error somewhere related to ProgramData while I tried to fix it. Indexing is not running, according to the Indexing Options window. So I think I need to "un-take" ownership of the ProgramData folder. Is there a way to "untake" ownership of a folder?

Answer:Un-take ownership of program data folder so search can work???

The initial taking ownership involved changing permissions from the Windows administrator to user admin account. The most likely process would be going back to change ownership back to the system admin taking it away from the user admin in a reverse proceedure.

You will likely to see a full system restart once the change is made to see put into effect. Once you right click on the main folder itself for the properties screen>Security tab and proceed to the Advanced button and open up the owner tab you then simply highlight the system administrator and click apply to make the change back.

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Is it possible to move the folder Codemasters from Program Data, to another drive ( HDD ) ?
I did that with My Documents folder, but i can't find the "location" tab on the Codemasters folder, when i right click on it.
Please tell me how to proceed, if possible.
Thanks in advance

Answer:Program Data / Codemasters folder / move to D partition

Codemasters folder has a lot of data so is big in size? Is that why you wnat to move it?
Old folder name is C:\ProgramData\codemasters and you want to move EVERYTING in it to new location? Give exact name of new location please

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My program data folder in the windows drive was accidentally deleted. As a result, most of my start menu items are gone.
How can I restore my start menu and anything else that might be affected by the deletion of program data?
Thank you.

Answer:Deleted Program Data folder. How to restore Start Menu

Download Recuva to see if you can retrieve the lost file.

Good Luck, if that doesn't work, you'll need to use System Restore.

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I have a cd/dvd drive that doesn't seem to be working correctly. When opening any data CDs that I have burned it either won't read it or takes a very long time. Also, I recently bought Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 and it doesn't recognize that there is anything on the disc at all when I tried to install it on my computer.

My computer has Windows XP. please help! THANKS!

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Hi guys

I have a 40GB SSD (32gb usable) I want to use the SSD for the OS for fast reboots - and some programs (custom install locations when needed)

However, I want all my mass data to be on my 500GB SATA, how can I achieve this without breaking updates or windows?


Answer:Windows 7 SSD and SATA. Moving Users Program Files and Program data to bigger drive

Here's a sample on how to move "My Documents"

Works the same for any folder.

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I just bought a 240 gb SSD drive, it's installed on my X220t laptop and now I'm about to install windows onto it. Before I do that, how do I make sure that I clean install windows 7 on my SSD drive, and have my current drive set as a backup drive for data/programs that I don't use much? I need to keep the data that's on the HDD right now, can I transfer data between the drives?

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Successfully ran my 1st repair install to correct updating errors. Went very Explorer...I can not access Program Data as before.

I get the attached security window...have tried to change permissions...but still no joy.

When in security for Program Data folder...what do I actually modify/change to get permissions to inspect/view Program data folder ?


Answer:Can't access Program Data after repair install

Try Take Ownership Shortcut

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I think I already know the answer (reinstall all my programs) but just thought I'd ask here...

I did a reinstall of XP Home today, but for some reason my hard drive wasn't formatted, which pleased me no end. I didn't lose my old Programs folder, and the D&S folder for my old profile is still there. I know I can just put shortcuts to my programs on the desktop, but I was wondering if there's a way (short of reinstalling all those programs) to essentially re-register them in the Registry so this fresh install of XP can see them?

Was that clear as mud?

Thanks for any ideas!

Answer:Fresh Install of XP, can I get it to see my old Program folder?

What makes you think you need to do anything?

Do the programs work as they should?

What did you use to accomplish this second install?

System manufacturer and model?


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Answer:program files on desktop,program folder empty

help,all my program files are on my desktopwhile the program folder is showing empty.anyideas on how to rectify-win98

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OS windows 7 64 bit hp.

Goal: To install a program in local disk c -> windows folder -> windows subfolder.
I read on a site it will work.
I will first test it on a virtual maschine, in case you think it won't work.

I ran the installation as administrator, that is right click and press run as administrator.
Still during installation windows prompted, that it could not install the program in
a subfolder to the windows folder because not administrator.
And asked for a rerun of the installation as an administrator.
It's mine computer, so I'm administrator.

How do I install the program in the described subfolder?

Answer:Win 7 64bit won't allow to install program in the WINDOWS folder.

It's claimed, that if you install a sapi5 32bit voice in folder: disk c -> WINDOWS -> ... -> en-US
you can make a 32 bit voice the default voice when turning on the computer.

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Hi all,

i've installed Adobe Premiere CS4 on my new computer with Windows 7 Home edition. CS4 is a 64bit app. During install I assumed that Windows would determine the best destination.

2 questions: why did Windows decide to install it in the x86 Program Files folder, which is normally for 32bit apps?

Will Premiere still be able to take advantage of the 64bit processing if its running from the x86 folder? or should I reinstall?


ps: bonus question: is there any way I can determine whether a program is running in 64 or 32 bit mode?

Answer:Why did Win 7 install my 64bit app in the Program Files x86 folder?

Actually, not all of CS4 is 64-bit. Photoshop CS4 has a 64-bit version but I don't believe the other programs are 64-bit in CS4. Not sure about what CS5 will bring.

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I have been running 32 bit XP Pro SP3 for quite some time and decided to purchase an SSD and Win 7 Pro 64bit. I unhooked all my drives except for the SSD and installed Win7 (So I can choose which OS in BIOS during boot). I have the XP install on a seperate drive and I have another extra hard drive (Call it G: for reference below) that my STEAM games were installed under 32bit XP Pro.

My question is this:

Can I create another folder under under G:\Program Files like (Program FIles\STEAM 64bit\) to install STEAM so that my 32 bit STEAM folder will still be there if I boot up XP for some reason and still want to run STEAM from within XP? I realize this is probably a stooooopid question and I apologize in advance for my ignorance.

I know the 64bit 7 creates the x86 and 64bit Program Files on the C: drive, so I was wondering if this might work on other physical drives like my G: drive.

Thanks for any help!

Answer:Program Files Folder Install Question

Isn't steam still 32bit?

What you could do is leave the steam file where it is, then install steam on the new drive (for windows 7) but then use a symbolic link to direct the "steamapps" folder of this new installation to the old steam folder. That way both copies of steam will place game data in this location and read from it, but either version will have their own program to launch from.

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Answer:Clean install Windows 7 32 bit and I have a Program Files x86 folder.

are you trying to say after the install there is a Program Files (x86) Folder?

are you sure it is a 32 bit OS?

Try to check you system specs .. dxdiag on the search bar of the start menu

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Have had Vista since it came out and nary a problem. Hard drive crashed
so installed a new one and put Vista, sp1 and many other programs back on. the last one to be installed was Quickload- a bullet reloading program.
It started to install and about 25% through it quit.
So I start the install again and now it starts to install and comes up with an error ( Unable to create program group ). then it unloads its self from the drive. Have checked the Registery and all folders for left over files,
but there are none.

Put Vista+SP1 on another hard drive and did the install and it went perfectly. The other drive had SP1 also

Why cant it do the program groups thing?

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I did a "housecall" to help a friend install the 2011 version of Norton Internet Security, which I did successfully. But then I noticed that whenever I attempt to open a folder on the desktop, either directly or through a shortcut, an installation dialog box opens instead, trying to install Smart Web Printing. If I cancel the install, it tries to start again (a couple of more times) but then the folder finally opens. Clicking on program icons, or document icons works as expected.

The unexpected and unwanted install can't complete because the installer isn't finding the needed .msi file, which isn't to be found anywhere on the disk. The owner wasn't present to ask whether this is something she's seen before, or whether she had attempted and failed to install the offending program. But why in the world would attempting to open an arbitrary folder initiate or restart a failed install in the first place? And, how do I put a stop to it?

Answer:Solved: Clicking desktop folder initiates unexpected attempt to install program

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Hello to all,
Hoping someone can assist. I have been using a program called Raw Therapee. I downloaded a new version and on installing it quit saying the old version must be removed. I could not find it listed in Revo Unistaller Pro, so I did a forced uninstall with the location of the main executable. This removed a lot of stuff. I checked the program folder and the folder and many files were still there, so I deleted them. I did a CCleaner in between and after. I then unhide and show system files and deleted the folders in the Appdata of main user and admin account, couldn't find it anywhere else.
CCleaner again and reboot. Went to install the new version again and it claimed that the old version was still installed. I did a search for *aw The* and found an entry in the hidden Program Data Folder. In the Admin account it will not let me in this folder to delete any remnants of the old version of Raw Therapee. Is there some way of fixing this??? Thanks for any assistance!

Answer:Unable to remove old program and thus can not install new program Help

If you right click on it, in the drop down menu, is there a choice to "run as Administrator"? If so, click on that, then delete the item.

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Moving user data folders to a secondary drive (My Docs, My Pics, etc.) via the location tab in folder properties. However, the folder permissions change in the process of moving.

1) Is there some way to move the folder while it retains the same security/permissions/ownership?

2) If that's not possible, is there some way to apply a batch of permissions at once? ie, not have to manually change ownership, then individually update each user or group in the security settings after the folder was moved?

It's a family computer, three main user (standard) accounts, one of which should remain private from the others. Goal is simply to keep the same segregation between users that exists natively when everything is in C:\Users\. Thanks!

Answer:User data folder permissions

Hello 6forty,

If you are just wanting to save HDD space, then you might consider this below to be able to access the files from your libraries with the files actually located where you like instead. This way you will not have to worry about any potential issues that come with moving user folder locations. For example, whatever partition you move your user folders to will now be included in a system image in Windows 8.

Create a new folder at any location you want.Move any files you want into the new folder.Include the new folder into a library of your choice.If you like, you can also set the new folder to be the default "save" to location for the library as well.

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HI Geeks, I am running Windows XP with 5 user accounts. Please tell me what is the best way to only allow certain programs to run for me and not the others. Example--I do not want my kids to run a registry cleaner program, and I do not want it available in the Programs menu. Just for myself. Any suggestions? Thanks again. I get some great advice and help here. And I thank you all for the learning experience

Answer:XP Program Permissions

Delete any programs from the other accounts program menu
start / all programs , highlight and right click any programs you don't want accessed by that account and delete, this will only delete the shortcut and not uninstall the program, or affect other users unless it is administrator account.
this will not make the programs inaccesible, just harder to get to

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I have tried everything so now elevate my problem to you guys.

On my Vista ultimate platform I have two users, a real admin and a user with admin rights, I have a program from Canon that will only run in the user with admin rights setup not the full admin mode!

I have looked at the permissions for this file and there are two major differences that I can see, in the user mode it has Trustedinstaller and my user with 'Special Permissions" set these are not present in the Admin user mode.

The program was installed in the full admin environment.

In user mode I am asked to confirm the program start up, in admin mode I'm not asked but get an instant message "ZB module has stopped working" and the program looks for a solution but never finds one.

The program is Zoombrowser and is the latest version and Vista compatible, clearly it does work.... just not always!

Any thoughts would be appreciated

Answer:Program permissions

Not that anybody cared! but I'll post a result here in case any other poor sole has a simular issue.

I managed to set the file ownership to Trustedinstaller, that seemed to solve the problem, on the other hand it could have been a bunch of new updates MS pushed.

Bottom line it now works.

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I am using windows xp home. I don't know how it happened, but all the program icons have changed to a folder icon in my start, all programs, menu display. How can I get them back?

Thanks in advance.

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We installed an application on a Vista Enterprise machine. When the person that installed it is logged on, he can run the program by clicking the .exe, but a service that calls the program fails, and displays a message that says Run-time Error 429 ActiveX component cannot create object. If anyone else is logged on and runs the program by clicking the .exe, they get this same error. I think that the object in question is NTSVC.ocx, but can't be sure.

I have not come up with anything in regards to this. UAC is turned off on this machine. If you right click, select properties, the privilege level checkbox is unavailable - even when the original installer is logged in.

I don't know what else to do - can anyone assist? Thanks!

Answer:Vista Program Permissions

After spending a few days researching this, I uninstalled the program and re-installed, running the setup as administrator. This had the same result. The program runs perfectly for the person who installed it - an admin on the box. When another person tries - also an admin, it results in the same error as explained above. Running the progrsam as admin, or in compatibility mode does not make a difference. The installer simply clicks on the .exe and it runs perfectly.

Everything I have read regarding Vista progrsam errors focuses on the UAC, or the VB runtime not being installed, ar the program needing to run with elevated privleges. None of these are the case here - the program runs, but only for the installer. hopefully one of you gurus out there has heard of this and can provide some assistance. Thanks in advance.

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Hey TS, I just upgraded to a top-of-the-line gaming rig running Vista Home Premium x86. I'm trying to install an add-on for one of my games, but apparently the only administrator account on the computer doesn't have permission to do that. Is there a way to bypass this? Thanks much.

Answer:Program Files permissions

Hi. . .

Download the add-on and save it to your desktop. Right-click on the desktop icon and select "Run as Administrator".

Regards. . .



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Vista Ultimate: Something has changed on my system. Untill of late, I have always been able to install software but now I get a message - Restricted Access user Accout - you do not have adequate operating systems rights to install software - etc". I then have to logon as "the true administrator" (thanks to PCAuthority - Getting back your admin rights). This is really annoying switching between the two Admin accounts. I regularly update the OS and drivers.

Answer:Program installation permissions

Sometimes vista seems a bit picky with what software it allows and what it doesn't.I found turning my uac in control panel>user accounts resolved this problem.Also heres a link to a download that adds a run as administrator option to a folder by right clicking on it.May be here

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I recently bought my new laptop for college a couple weeks ago. It is a Toshiba, runs Windows Vista Home Premium, 64-bit OS, dual core processor.
My problem appears in the Program Files x86 folder. If I attempt to rename a folder in that folder, it does not allow it. I CAN create and delete folders, but when I try to rename it, it objects. Looking into the Program Files x86 folder permissions, apparently I am restricted from this ability, and restricted from giving myself these permissions.

Any help is appreciated thanks!

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Hi there,

I upgraded from 7 to 10 today on my PC, and all appears to have gone well...

1 thing I noticed however was that I had a program that is portable (i.e. you run directly from it's own folder each time, rather than installing into Program Files), and because I never needed it to be portable, I copied the folder into my program files folder to keep things tidy. I then set it to run at startup.

However on Windows 10, Permission is Denied when trying to run either at startup or manually. Running as admin works.

I'm guessing there's a change of permission level from win 7 to win 10, but wondered whether there was a way to allow this sort of thing?

Not a massive issue as for now I just copied the folder onto my desktop and it runs as normal.

Answer:Program Files Permissions

Just copy the .exe to your start menu , take ownership and run it. You can also give it admin privileges

Owner of Files and Folders - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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You are about to read some bad English and I am really sorry about it. I am not a native English speaker.
Good evening guys,

So my question is as the title says Is there is any program that let me change my folder/program or anything else to multiple permissions instead of just giving the user control of only of one permission i.e. grant administrator permission

What I want is give the user 2 to 3 choices what they want to do with the folder/program means they want to become a trusted installer of the current folder or they want to become a administrator or they want to become a simple user with all permission.

Is there is any program that can do this or any script that can do this!!

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I am so annoyed about the fact that this shield red, green yellow and blue shield is tagged on some programs. It looks like this:


Every time I need my dad's password just to start the game. How do I take this Admin Shield off my icons? How do I make a program not need an admin password?

Answer:How do I make a program not need to have admin permissions?


If you read this you can change the settings. You make sure that you let your Dad know what you are doing. If you make these changes and Dad finds out he will make you wish that you did not change it. Good Luck.
User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level

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Hi lads.

is there anyway to turn off the way vista asks you permission to do the slightest little things like moving shortcuts, running programms etc?

it just annoys me so much that i want rid of it, and to hell with the security. vista to me looks more like a virus than most things it proclaims to protect against.

any way to shut this thing off?


Answer:Solved: Vista program permissions?

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You are about to read some bad English and I am really sorry about it. I am not a native English speaker.
Good evening guys,

So my question is as the title says Is there is any program that let me change my folder/program or anything else to multiple permissions instead of just giving the user control of only of one permission i.e. grant administrator permission

What I want is give the user 2 to 3 choices what they want to do with the folder/program means they want to become a trusted installer of the current folder or they want to become a administrator or they want to become a simple user with all permission.

Is there is any program that can do this or any script that can do this!!

Answer:Is there is any program that let me change to multiple permissions

Have a look here and see if it's what you need

PowerRun v1.1 (Run with highest privileges)

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I'm trying to help out my sister on her laptop (Compaq Vista 32bit). Here are the problems:

Can not access Windows Security Center.. It comes up on the tool bar red with the X. When you try to open it either off the tool bar or even through the Control Center you get: A "open with" window to select the program to open "rundll32.exe". I have tried the tutuorial on this site to change security center from disabled to automatic, this did not work, it defaults back to disabled.Will not start up the Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus program automatically on startup. You must manaul start and either run as adminstrator to start or go through the "open with window" process.All program starts require to go through the "open with window" approach and some that does not work and you need to right click on the program and "run as administrator" to start the program (i.e. intenet exployer).I have manually run Microsoft Security Essentials and removed numerous virus and trojans.

I am familar with XP and Windows 7, not Vista...

Any assistance will be appreciated

Answer:Security Center and Program Permissions

Hallo Brack, It sounds like you could have corrupted system files from malware & more than likely still have active malware.
First off try these and see if the make any difference with things such as the Security Center not starting;

Check Disk - chkdsk

After this run System files command this will check for and attempt to repair any corrupted System files, please note that this can only fix one problem at a time so you may have to run it several times;

System Files - SFC Command

Next a good place to start is to download Malwarebytes free standalone scanner, update it & run a Scan;

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes

IF malwarebytes will not install, update or run then look at these other options see if your computer will allow you to run this free online scan;

Free ESET Online Antivirus Scanner

If not you may have to go to a friends computer Super anti spyware has a portable scanner you can run from a USB stick Caution:( any of your USB sticks may be infected so it would pay to borrow or purchase a new one, please do not infect your friends computer)
This portable scanner has a file name that malware is not supposed to recognize so it may give you enough leeway to get things running again; - SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner

The next option is a rescue disk which you can download and burn to a CD on another computer then insert the disk in your computer & Restart so the disk can scan before Windows loads... Read more

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I have recently added my young grandchildren as users on my Vista laptop, with Parental controls.But I see they have access to my Roboform Password filler, (which is password protected for important sites, but not for all) as well as to most of my programs,including WinOptimiser.When the programs were installed,they were open for all;at that time, only my husband and myself.But I now wish to prevent their use by grandchildren.Is it possible to change permissions ? I've checked in the Control Panel and searched online, but found no help.

Answer:Changing Program privileges, or permissions.

See the section Configuring what programs are allowed or are blocked in this Bleeping Computers tutorials.

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How do I give C:\program file write permission, one of my programs Bootvis (see earlier posting ) needs this to run properly

Answer:Program Files Write Permissions

Try going My Computer then C Drive then Program Files right click on the Bootvis folder and if it says Read only untick this and let it set this attribute for the folder contents. Do the same for the Bootvis.exe in the folder as well. If not its a registry setting.

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Hi all this is an interesting one I havent seen one quite like this before.
A customer brought in a laptop with malware and trojans on it, Namely - Antivirus 2010 and rootkit TDSS (Alueron) in the CD driver, plus others.
These were removed by taking out the hard drive and running:
Spybot S&D
Microsoft Security Essentials
Kasperky virus removal
Trend Micro Housecall Scanner

Attempted to Run all of these when re-installed hard drive plus attempted to run rootkit revealer and autoruns as well.

But here is the rub the programs will install & some will start to run but then will either be killed/Stopped by some process I cant capture.

I cant get Hijack this to run or any other program I would normally use to do this either Access is denied or you do not have administrator permission.

Have even created new admin account and same occurs have tried to regain by taking ownership of files but no good.

Any ideas would be great. Just trying to not have to re-install but think I will have to.


Will not be back in shop till later today so think about it.

Answer:Account permissions & program access

Hello and welcome. let's see if this gets us in. Reboot into safe mode with Networking.Please download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will appear Click OK DeFogger will now ask to reboot the machine - click OKIMPORTANT! If you receive an error message while running DeFogger, please post the log defogger_disable which will appear on your desktop.Do not re-enable these drivers until otherwise instructed.>>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.Now RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next replyDo no... Read more

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I just installed Window 7 professional in place of Windows 7 Ultimate RC to which I subscribed. I was not pleased to do a clean install as opposed to an upgrade and was not informed about it.

When I reinstalled Office 2007, my outlook does not work, although exchange on the web works. I get the following error message:

There is no email program associated to perform the requested action. Please install an email program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default programs control panel 

Answer:There is no email program associated to perform the requested action. Please install an email program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default programs control panel

Louis,This issue may occur if the Outlook registry key is corrupted. When other programs try to use the Outlook Simple MAPI interface, they cannot retrieve the required information from the registry.You must first remove the corrupted Outlook registry key, and then perform a Detect and Repair operation to have Outlook rebuild the key. To do this, follow these steps:
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type regedit, and then press ENTER.
In Registry Editor, locate the following subkey in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook
Select the subkey, and then press DELETE.
Click Yes.
Quit Registry Editor.
Start Outlook.
On the Help menu, click Office Diagnostics.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the repair.

Important: Above section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756  ( ) How to back up and restore the registry in Windows.Hope above information helps.

Pooja Katiyar

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Win HP dual core. I found several viruses and removed them.

Now, if I want to install any program, the window pops up asking what program I want to use to open it.

If this is the wrong forum, please advise.

Thanks to all who help.

Answer:every program install asks what program to use.

Try restoring the default file associations for .exe and .msi files from this tutorial.
Default File Type Associations - Restore

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My computer has been redirecting and going slower recently. Also, my windows media player was giving me an error saying "I do not have permissions" do play anything with windows media player. I uninstalled and tried to reinstall, however when doing so, now windows media player won't even complete installation. Something is very strange..DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSx86 Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_19Run by Owner at 19:40:51 on 2011-08-18Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.894.321 [GMT -4:00].AV: Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition *Disabled/Updated* {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}FW: *Disabled* .============== Running Processes ===============.C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Update\\GoogleCrashHandler.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.... Read more

Answer:Infected, Browser Redirects/Program Permissions

It's saying my gmer log is too big to attach so i'm posting it here.GMER - http://www.gmer.netRootkit scan 2011-08-19 00:00:31Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\IdeDeviceP4T0L0-16 ST3160212A rev.3.AAERunning: gmer.exe; Driver: C:\DOCUME~1\Owner.FMO\LOCALS~1\Temp\pxtdypob.sys---- System - GMER 1.0.15 ----SSDT pxfsf.sys (PREVX Security Agent for Windows/Prevx Limited, ZwAlertResumeThread [0xF726283D]SSDT pxfsf.sys (PREVX Security Agent for Windows/Prevx Limited, ZwAllocateUserPhysicalPages [0xF7262847]SSDT pxfsf.sys (PREVX Security Agent for Windows/Prevx Limited, ZwAllocateVirtualMemory [0xF7262851]SSDT pxfsf.sys (PREVX Security Agent for Windows/Prevx Limited, ZwClose [0xF726285B]SSDT pxfsf.sys (PREVX Security Agent for Windows/Prevx Limited, ZwCompactKeys [0xF7262865]SSDT pxfsf.sys (PREVX Security Agent for Windows/Prevx Limited, ZwCompressKey [0xF726286F]SSDT pxfsf.sys (PREVX Security Agent for Windows/Prevx Limited, ... Read more

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I recently had my laptop (XP-pro) hijacked and after said malware was removed, i can no longer load any new files on C:\Program Files. I get error when download begins for any new program - insufficient permissions to load. (I have been loading ewverything onto my desktop , but this is not effective solution long term.) I need my permissions back.

There are two profiles on unit and both have admin rights.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

PS: This fix was already attempted with no luck:

Download and then install SubInACL (SubInACL.exe) file from Microsoft.
Click Start, Run and enter notepad and click OK to bring up the Windows Notepad program.
Copy and then paste the following text into Notepad.
Code: XXX
Save this Notepad file as Reset.cmd to your desktop. Be sure the Save as type is set to all files.
Once you have save it properly, double-click the Reset.cmd file to run the script.
Note This script file may take a long time to run. Additionally, you have to run this script as an administrator.
Now reboot your computer! You must do this before the above will take effect.
The above is based on original info from


Answer:Permissions are messed up - cant download to C:\Program Files

Forgot to mention this error does not occur with every program i try to dowbnload. Only certain ones.

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Hi folks.
Just a little question about McAfee Personal Firewall 8.2 under McAfee Security Centre 7.2.

I had previously noticed 3 IE program permission entries under the firewall and this week there are 5 identical listings.

I'm running Windows XP Home SP2 on a Dell Dimension. There are only 2 users on the computer.

I'm wondering if this is a problem or maybe different browser helpers / add-ons have created the entries.

I have Stumble Upon on the tool bar, and have WinPatrol, Adaware, Windows Defender active on the computer.

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Hi, I have two networked PCs. On PC1, I have a program file (.exe) that I want PC2 to be able to access, open and use, but not copy or move from it's location. What would be the best permission settings to adjust on PC1 to protect the file? Thx.

Answer:Help Setting User Permissions for a Program File.

You can't stop copying. To run an executable you need read/execute authority. If you can read it you can copy it.

What are you trying to achieve? Perhaps you could run the program as a service.

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I have my 2 PC's networked in a Homegroup. 1 is running Win 7 Home Premium 64, the other Win 7 Ultimate 32. I want to write to the Program Files folder on the 32 bit system from the Program Files (x86) folder on the 64 bit system. All other read/write operations between these 2 systems are succeeding. I have set up full permissions on both Program Files folders exactly as with other folders: Properties > Sharing > Advanced Sharing > Share this folder > Permissions > Full Control for "Everyone". I suspect UAC may be intervening. Is there any way to defeat this? My final objective is to automate synchronization between a few selected areas in these Program Files using my backup utility, SyncBackSE. It kept failing based on access denied, so I tried to drag & drop manually via windows explorer, and this is also not allowed. Please don't focus on questions about SyncBackSE - I am seeking help getting permission to move & change files via explorer. Thanks for any suggestions.

Answer:Can I lift permissions and write to Program Files via Homegroup?


SyncBackSE is a very useful tool. I use it myself.

Have you tried specifying the username and password within SyncBackSE so that it uses an Administrator account on that machine? Do you 'run as Adminstrator'?


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In vista, unticking 'always ask before opening this file' for programs that dont always state their publisher, still gives the same query. I know I can stop windows asking me if I am sure I want to run any program, via internet security (control panel>internet options>security>custom level>launching applications and unsafe files) but I will receive warnings thereafter, mainly in the taskbar. Is there a way to remove the warnings-similar to disabling UAC, ms like to state what I am missing out on, lol.
Also, the windows welcome screen for some users (even admin) wont disappear, if I untick so it doesnt show up on the next boot. Some programs that run on startup and show in the taskbar (eg bitmeter), wont minimize on startup for all users either.
Windows seemingly doesnt want to save settings. The system is clean, so any ideas? I am running avast,za,with the occasional ccleaner (I never use its registry cleaner). Thanks for any info!

Answer:windows not saving my settings for welcome screen and program permissions

Hi Darkness
I hear what you're saying about..."but I will receive warnings thereafter, mainly in the taskbar" I turned off the 'always ask before opening' on my wife's Vista laptop. after that, when you first switch on you get the prompt on the 'Task Bar' to turn it back on. But once you've clicked it off, you don't get anymore prompts until you either reboot or turn off and on again.
However, I will keep and eye on this thread, even though she only has to click it off once per session. It would be good not to have to do it at all. Who knows, someone might know something, but my guess is they won't.

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Malware disabling admin permissions/program installing +

Hello everyone,
I'll get straight to the point, I've never seen a virus so bad on my comp :

Symptoms (by observation order) :
-Slow windows startup, sometimes seems to freeze completely.
-impossibility to access drives through their icons (but ok if opening a sub directory and going up for example) (until action number one, see below)
-visual glitches everywhere (now gone, by itself it seems or maybe after first operation, see below).
-impossibility to install certain programs, namely Symantec Anti-Virus, Kaspersky online and bitdefender online. Sometimes a message "you may not have the administrator priviliges" comes along.
-popups, numerous attacks on different ports, publicity banners on internet sites replaced by adult/other banners.

Defense :
-only ZoneLabs ZoneAlarm, always worked perfect for me.

Actions :
-simple deletion of autorun.inf and that installed themselves on every drive-> Symptom one and two disappeared
-scan by Ad-Aware 2007, Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware, Flash Desinfector and HijackThis -> Nothing interesting exept maybe "dumprep 0 -k", command "%systemroot%\system32\dumrep 0 -k" . I just deleted that from start-up via msconfig.

Computer Configuration :
Windows XP Pro SP3, running latest IE and latest FireFox.
Dual boot with Grub on Ubuntu, but I don't think that matters.

Attached is my HijackThis log, but I think it's clean. Nothing... Read more

Answer:Malware disabling admin permissions/program installing +

Problem resolved on,

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Is there a program out there that keeps record a database of its own on NTFS security permissions? Recently in quick bandage we had to move our fileserver files (containing all departmental folders, a globally accessible folder, and a folder accessible only to each division) to another server... entirely losing NTFS permissions in the process

It would be handy to have a program that would have kept a 'profile' of what NTFS permissions are supposed to be for any folder touched beyond defaults), and just point this program at the new location and have it go through doing the hard work and re-apply several hundred unique permissions).

Answer:Program that keeps own record of NTFS security permissions for mass re-application?

I'm not sure I've ever seen a program that does what you're looking for, but then again I've never looked.... I do know that you can use powershell to export permissions, set permissions and with just a few lines of script, copy them (see the get-acl and set-acl commandlets). You should be able to export the results of get-acl for later reuse or analysis if you wish too...

Aside from that, maybe more important... Next time you need to copy files and want to retain the permissions, use robocopy. (Native command in 2008 and later, previous to that you had to get it from the resource kit...) It will allow you to copy all the files and directories and keep all their permissions, timestamps, etc... The command line help is extensive, and there are a lot of options... Read the help and let me know if you have any questions...

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I am using Win XP SP3 and VC# 2010 Express.

I understand that when an App is installed, it goes under the "C:\Program Files" folder. I wanted the App to create a folder there and write a data file - only for the App's use - that will provide start-up information for the next invocation. However, a test programs shows that creating a folder under "C:\Program Files\ABC" is not permitted. Can this be changed with a setting in the installer?

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Hi,i own 2 HDD's one for installation and a media drive. Last time i reinstalled i had huge issues gaining permissions to my media and ended up deleting about 600gb of data. After recently trying out windows 8 i was stupid enough not to data my data and thought win8 would install onto a partition i made for it. I recovered my windows 7, but encountering lots of problems, so i think its time for a clean install. Is there a way to keep my permissions on my media drive for my new install? I don't have an external drive.

Answer:Backing up data before a clean install - permissions

Follow these steps to perfectly Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM or Clean Install Windows 7,
then from the Administrator account rightclick on the Media HD partition(s) to Share them.

If iit continues to cause trouble then install this Take Ownership Shortcut

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*Quote original post...
Running Win7 on a Dell Inspiron 1520 with upgraded RAM, otherwise the laptop is stock. Laptop came with WindowsXP installed, I upgraded to Vista, ran flawlessly for 3 years but had accumulated junk and system was running painfully slow. I decided to do some cleanup and went to cnet to find good cleanup utilities. I am assuming that is where I inadvertanly downloaded an infected program. The cleanup was going well, freed up a lot of space and the system seemed to run faster although boot up was still painfully long and it seemed the hd was running very hard in the background.

I first noticed a problem with my AV Webroot with SpySweeper. It was not loaded to actively scan and protect me, when I tried I got an error I never saw before that said webroot had to close and to restart the program, and a status bar showed a progress of closing the program. but after it finished and I clicked OK the program would not start at all nor could I run any scans.

Then I noticed Windows Defender was turned off, and I turned it on but a scan would not start. I tried Malwarebytes and it ran once, said it found something but needed to reboot to fix, I rebooted and malwarebytes did not load and run nor could I ever get it to run a scan after that and I could never find what it had found. The same scenario happened with AVG free and any other scanner I tried including kaspersky. I even tried donloading them from another computer to a flash drive and installing from it but... Read more

Answer:Unknown Malware Infection-changed permissions, corrupted program files

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your ... Read more

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I've brought a hard drive docking station, and I want to make my old hard drive an external one. I'm trying to delete the "windows" folder and the "program files" folder but it jut wont do it! i've tried changing the file permissions/ownership but with no avail!

please can someone tell me how to do it.


p.s I dont want to format it. even though thats probably the easiest way I have folders i want to keep.

Answer:how to delete windows folder and program folder on old hard drive

Formatting is the best way to clean off the old windows directory.
Copy the data you want to keep to the new drive first

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In the coming week I will be installing Windows 10 Home on my new computer. I will be using an SSD and an HDD, the SSD for the OS, programs and games and the HDD for photos, music and all the other slow stuff.
So, my question. In case the OS were to ever get corrupted, or I had to reinstall the OS for any other reason, is it possible to have the SSD set up as follows; Partition 1 - OS, Partition 2 - Program Files/Program Files((x86) plus other associated folders/files) and Partition 3 for my games, so that any re-install does not wipe out my already installed programs?

I had no problem doing this in with my XP desktop(OS in C and Progs in D, although not perfect, but was never able to do it with Windows 7.

Can it be done?


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Can you change icons on Program and Windows-folder in C:\ ?


Answer:Change Icons, On Program folder and Windows folder

Right click on the Program folder.... then properties ... then select the Customize tab.... and under Folder Icons "Change Icons"... then click on Browse and choose you .ico file

Folder Icon Change - Vista Forums

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I am trying to access Spywareblaster File within my Program File Folder but cannot find it even though I installed the program a year ago and keep it updated. I wish to add a text file to the Custom Blocking Page. Can anyone tell me how I might find this Spywareblaster folder or should I uninstall and then re-install the program? Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Hidden folder within Program File Folder

Go to search by the start button, type the name, then right click send to documents, then drag to desktop. You will have a short cut that you can use to access.
Once accessed, right click, properties and find the path.

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There is an uninstalled  adobe reader software in this address:Program Files\MLPS.Also there is other softwares in this folder.What is this folder?Users must search for adobe reader and find it in this location and then install it or there isa shortcut in start menu  to use this folder and its softwares .In short is this folder part of an organization or it is  ....     

Answer:MLSP Folder in Program Files Folder

Hi and welcome to the forum DariusA,
No, those apps are not part of some secret organization, lol. SWTOOLS along with MLPS contain OEM version of 3rd party apps which can't be installed back from lenovo's support site once removed/uninstalled. Lenovo has placed them there so that you can reinstall them in case you remove them accidentally, or copy them to an external media for future use on your current lenovo system if you wish to do a clean install of Windows. You can read about SWTOOLS here:
Hope this help.

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Am using an internet modem. The data on the modem runs even when i think i have stopped all programs that might be using the data. How do i find the program using the data? Should i install a software? What is a recommended one?

Answer:Which program is using the data?

You can open your resource monitor and view the network tab to see what processes are using your bandwidth.

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hi guys,

my old HDD has become too slow so i bought a new SSD to add to my pc.
And now i want to copy only my program data to my SSD but keep my other files on my HDD.
does anyone know the most efficient way to do this?


Answer:program data to new SSD

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Question: Program Data

I recently deleted all the files in program data and now it is asking me to install psswcore and other .exe and .msi programs at startup. I cant recover the sytem files by using system restore and i dont want to restore to factory settings. Is there any way to recover the program data files? Thanks in advance

Answer:Program Data

"program data" - what's that exactly. There isn't normally a folder with that name (in XP at any rate).

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Can anyone help me regain Security Permissions to C:\Users\All Users\Application Data Folder which I lost while looking at the access rights. I mistakenly closed the box while playing with the access rights and lost any access to the file.
I pulled the access rights to the file using icacls they are below.

application data

I am thinking I can change the information in the file and restore it. Not sure exactly what to change?

I was also thinking I could pull the info from another computer running with the same operating system and reapply them to this file? Would this work?

I looked at Previous Versions of the upper level folder. Can I restore a previous version of this whole folder? Will it restore the Application Data folder with the prior permissions?

Answer:Lost Access Permissions to C:\Users\All Users\Application Data Folder

Are you asking about the Application Data or Appdata folder?

If Application Data, this is not a real folder but a junction used to allow interface with legacy programs. No access is necessary since it is pointing to the Appdata folder.

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A little while ago I got support on here and had a program recommended to me that let me get data off of my almost dead hard drive. I seem to remember that the hard drive wouldn't be accessed by any normal means and didn't even show up in any of the hardware lists on my system normally.
Anyways, I forgot what it was called and don't seem to have the program any more. Little help?

Answer:Looking for a data recovery program

Actually I'm a moron. Why didn't I just search for my previous posts LOL
[SOLVED] Hard drive data recovery

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The tornado gets good reviews. I want to transfer programs like itunes and all my songs and other programs from my old PC with XP to my new laptop Vista. Which is the best software/program to do this? Thanks

Answer:What is the best program to use to transfer data to a new PC

The tornado gets good reviews.Click to expand...

Huh??? :confused

I want to transfer ... all my songs ...Click to expand...

Got a flash drive? That's one way.

I want to transfer programs like itunes and other programs.Click to expand...

If you mean you want the programs installed in Vista, then you'll need to install them, not just "transfer" them. If you have programs on your old computer that you downloaded and you still have those installation files, you could, again, use a flash drive. If the programs are on CD, then just install them on Vista in the usual way.

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I have a program install on my computer called "Med Journal" and I have been using this program for many years to record medical information on me and my family. Recently I tried to open the program and got an "Invalid Login Information" when I used my Username and Password. When I used the Advance System Care Shortcut Fixer, I learned that the shortcut on my computer has no "Target." I found the logo for the program in my Documents folder and the Type of document showed "Application" and the size of the folder is 1450KB so I think that this is the program. But, when I tried to open the program in the Documents folder, I got the same result "Invalid Login." (Also, there is an option for opening an unregistered version - my version is registered - by using "login" and "password" instead of the "real" login and password, but using "login" and "password" didn't work either.

Does anyone know how I can recover the data in Med Journal? Thanks for any and all replies.

Answer:Recover Program and Data:

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im looking for a program which will protect data i put on a cd, it's allowed to be read by anyone but it cant be reproduced in any way. so i can distrubute it but not hav it stolen and distributed by other people.


Answer:data security program?? anyone

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I got myself in real trouble when I tried to update the BIOS. Somehow the procedure corrupted a lot of system files and I couldn't boot. The recovery console in Windows XP would not even recognize the hard drive (Maxtor 300gb) anymore as a valid drive. I wanted to avoid re-formatting (thus losing data), so I purchased a separate hard drive (200gb Maxtor) and installed system on that drive.

So now my computer is working again, but my data is residing on my old drive. The drive is recognized, but Windows says there is zero data on it.

However, I used trial version of ZAR (Zero Assumption Recovery) and the program works, it sees the data files but you need to purchase the program to transfer them. I'd buy it, but they want $80 for a single-user license. That's just too much money for a program I'll probably only use one time.

Does anyone know a good (maybe free) recovery program?


Answer:Need data recovery program

Try They may have a freeware data recovery program.

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I am looking for a program (pref. free) for converting the raw data on my digital SLR camera. Adobe do one but its not free.

Answer:Program for converting raw data

This any good to you? click here

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help having trouble with windows xp sp3 when going to my videos its keeps coming up with data execution program and when click on close program i get errors c/docume~/owner/hom/local#/temp/werc881dir00/explorerexe.mdmp and another error temp/werc881.dir001appcomp.txt any help thanks

Answer:data execution program

Possibly a corrupt profile,have you tried creating another user account and see if the video's play ?Alternatively,try running ccleaner click hereAlso,if using IE7 uninstall this and reinstall.Also try playing the videos in VLC click here

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Question: Exif Data Program

I need a program that will read the EXIF data from my Nikon D80 camera. Can anyone recomend one it needs to be free as I have just started getting my pension and it's not a lot, so I can't fork out wads of cash like I used to.Thanks

Answer:Exif Data Program

List of free exif data software take your pick click here

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Still cleaning up after an infection by AntiVirus Soft and subsequent Restore & Recovery. I downloaded Recover My Files which shows up approximately 15,000 files that were inaccessible after the Restore. My question is for anyone who has experience with recovery programs. When these programs find and restore data what form is it in? The programs state that the data should be saved to a different drive than the one being searched, is the recovered information just raw data or what. As an example if you were trying to restore Quicken would the Quicken program be restored with the data in place and intact or just the raw numbers. In particular what I'm trying to restore is the program Family Tree Maker, I can find the raw information i.e. photos, etc. but what I want is the program operating with names, dates, photos etc as entered in the program.
I would appreciate any thoughts or advice, thanks in advance

Answer:Using a data recovery program

A recovery program will attempt to recover files that have previously existed on the drive. Any that can be recovered will simply be placed on the recovery drive as a bunch of files, you won't be able to re-install programs for example. All except very simple programs have to be installed into Windows, set up with registry entries etc by the program's installer, so need to be re-installed from the original media.

When you try to do the recovery after a system restoration, it's also possible that some of the files you want may have been corrupted by being overwritten during the restore. If that has happened to a file, when recovered it will be no good.

For a recovery of Quicken, you would have to set up Quicken again on the recovered system, then you would need to have recovered a good .QBW file and copy it across. You could avoid this if you had a Quicken backup on other media, you could restore the backup into the fresh installation of Quicken.

I have no experience of how Family Tree Maker manages its database, but the principle is the same. If you recover the data file(s) it uses, re-install the program from the original installation media, and copy the recovered data file(s) back to the folder(s) they were in before. If the program accepts this state of affairs, it will function as before. If the program fails to recognise the files restored this way, it may only be possible to restore from its own backup. Then if you haven't been making backups stored o... Read more

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Hello Seven Forums,

My windows 7 Pro computer contains a 1.5TB and a .5TB hard drive. About 6 months ago I was hit by a drive by virus or what ever that started deleting files, how I do not know but I witnessed the deletions. I was using some very valuable images and a paint program which is OK but lost all the jpgs. I pulled the plug, had to re-install Win7pro. I purchased, about 3 yrs ago Run Time Software called "Get Data Back" when I got Win7Pro I received 64 bit updates from that company. That Co. says I cannot use the C
drive in the computer to get data back I have to make it the second drive install a new drive and windows seven. Then use the Get data back sofware on the drive that was the c drive. I cannot do that. So I asked them if I could use there software on my XP cmputer and connect the SATA DRIVE from the Win7 computer and their software on my XP machine they said there software would work that way. Sooooooo,

My question to Seven Forums, will I be able to run the 64 bit hard drive, connected to a usb port on the XP computer without damaging the win 7 Pro installed on it, since the XP is 32 Bit?? The get data back software only told be that their software would work, not whether 32 versus 64 bit wold be a problem.

Sorry this is long but wanted anyone who answers me has the whole story.

Answer:Get data back program

It's been a while since I've used it but many of the recovery software of that type won't work with a USB connected hard drive. It must be connected to a SATA port. The software uses specialized read routines that, for the most part, becomes it's own operating system to access the drive. The USB drivers won't support it. This is not the same as recovering a USB thumb drive which most will do. Check to be sure yours allows a hard drive via the USB port. It shouldn't matter if the disk data is stored with x64 or x32. That's used for internal addressing. Both XP and Windows 7 uses the NT file system.

If you have been using the drive(s) for the past six months, I seriously doubt that you'll be successful at recovery. You should have removed the drives at that point, not try to re-install software and re-use it. That may have over-written the files you wanted to recover. When a file is deleted, it's space is marked as available but the data on disk remains until you write to the disk again. If the OS writes to that area, your old file is gone forever.

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Can anyone recommend a data recovery program, for recovering files that have been deleted.


Answer:Need data recovery program

Recuva is well regarded and free.

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I heard that it is possible to restore system state to factory conditions (kind of like a reformat) by pressing the blue ThinkVantage button when windows is loading (I am using XP). Does this process require the windows XP cds? How thorough of a cleanup is this method?I use a Thinkpad T60p-2007 running WinXP

Answer:Data Recovery Program Help

Using the Blue button does not require the CDs.   This assumes you  sttill have a valid recovery partition on your hard drive.  It's the same as using the CDs however, in that the visible drive partition is reformatted and the system is re-loaded as it arrived from the factory.

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I know this may sound confusing, but I will try to explain my issue as best I can.

I know Excel very well and have used it for a very long time. Recently I created a spreadsheet with several tabs/sections in order to input sales information for a company like dates, names and a list of items that were being sold and their total cost.

All of this information was being pulled from lists created by hand elsewhere in the file.

My Question is this. I don't want to manually manage and edit excel spreadsheets for this type of function anymore. Is there an easy way or program that can help me create a GUI interface that will allow employees to input all this information and then pull it when needed to fill out forms? It sounds like something you would need to create an entire program for but I was hoping not.

Im not sure if there is an answer, but I know you guys know a lot and might be able to help Cheers

Answer:Program to input data?

just at quick glance, it looks like you would want to create a database with a front end and ability to pull reports. Now you could do an access database or sql, just depends on how much work you would want to do. Just a thought.

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Every now and then I get a popup message stating that DEP has prevented a program from running and is shutting it down to prevent viruses. The program is windows explorer. I've scanned for viruses and spyware but nothing comes up. How can I find out what triggered DEP protection? It usually occurs when I click on the "my computer" icon

I'm running WinXP.

Any advice?

Answer:Data Execution program

if you wish to turn off/on Data Execution program.
right click on the my computer ICON.
go to advanced.
then where it has performance stuff go settings.
you will see Data Execution prevention on the end tab.
there are setting that you can choose.

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I am having trouble sending a document I scanned to my program Open office. The document automatically go's to Windows media and I cannot add text to it. Is there a control that I can use to send it to the program I want? I am running windows 7
With my old 2000 pro I would send the data to the program Word and I could add text to the document. Do I need to purchase a Word program?
handy man

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I'm on the search for a backup program which will work on my system.I have a PC running Win98SE, and a USB Zip 100 drive. I have been happily using this for my daily data backups for 2-3 years.Can anyone suggest a simple backup program? I just need to do daily backups, with a scheduler.For some reason the Iomega software I use has stopped working - it gets stuck at the 'initialising' stage. I've tried uninstalling, cleaning registry and reinstalling, with the same result. I guess I probably installed something that interferes, but don't know what. I can still use the drive with Windows Explorer. Windows backup program can't handle a USB Zip drive!Christopher

Answer:Backup data onto Zip 100 - which program

Try Karen's Replicatorclick here

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Could you help me about the data execution program please...when i surfing, my computer will pop-up the message data execution program and when i choose the close message. my taskbar and desktop icons are gone?and  i can't operate the computer unless i will log-off or re-start my there a virus of my PC?because, before this happens their is a antispyware pop-up that is coming out.when i accidentally chose scan, they detected many worms and torjans..i dont know if this is true or not..please help...Thnks a lot........

Answer:Data Execution Program..

Print these instructions out.1. Download SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users:    * Double-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and use the default settings for installation.    * An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.    * If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here:    * Close SUPERAntiSpyware.Restart computer in Safe Mode.To enter Safe Mode, restart computer, and keep tapping F8 key, until menu appears; select Safe Mode; you'll see "Safe Mode" in all four corners of your screen    * Open SUPERAntiSpyware.    * Under "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences button.    * Click the Scanning Control tab.    * Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):          o Close browsers before scanning.          o Scan for tracking cookies.          o Terminate memory threats before quarantining.    * Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen.    * Back on the main screen... Read more

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Hi folks.  What is the simplest and fastest way to require programs to store and manage data on another disk?  My main HD (the one I boot from with XP) is only a 15k RPM 17GB Baracuda SCSI as my primary HD (because it's fast) and I have a 300GB SATA (for storage) Can I have all programs store and manage data from the larger HD?  IF so, how?  I already have a couple of programs that do it but that was accomplished at set-up.  Thanks!RR

Answer:Program data managment

You mean install programs on the other drive?You can do this by changing the file location when you are installing the program.

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i am new here and come here because i have a problem with my pc
i am using a Windows xp professional 2002 sp2
it works very well and it is very fast because i am using some great utilities suites and software,but i see that i am missing my program data folder,
i checked the show hidden files and it wasnt here,i had problems with my "msconfig" and "help and support" too but i resolved them.
can u help me how to find my program data folder???

Answer:program data missing

What is this program data folder you are talking about? There is no such folder on my computer either. Are you talking about c:\program files? Is any program complaining about some missing folder? Can you post the exact error message?

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Does anyone know of a program that can track where data is going that leaves the modem. The reason that I ask is that my modem is sending and recieving data even when I'm not doing anything and it's only started doing this just yesterday and I'm a bit worried.

Thanks in advance,

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What is the best restore/data program and link for the download thanks.

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