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Cannot access program file, have 2 program files, one normal, one in My Document

Question: Cannot access program file, have 2 program files, one normal, one in My Document

Hello, I have Windows XP home ed, HP Pavilion Laptop. I had to reformat my drive due to problems. When I did this I made a Program File and put in under My Documents. It has the program files I used before I had to reformat my C drive.Now, when I try and access my normal Program File it tells me C:Program Files is not accessible. Access denied. I tried going through user account and set up 2 new accounts with Admin. My current 2 accounts have program admin. But I still can not access the Program Files on the C drive. I want to transfer the Program Files from My Documents to the Program Files in the C drive.Any suggestions?Thank you!

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Answer: Cannot access program file, have 2 program files, one normal, one in My Document

You need to take ownership: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

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Hello!

I'm pretty sure this is a dumb question, but here goes:


So I've finally upgraded to Win7x86 Pro. But I've noticed something kinda odd. I've found that some programs' configuration settings are not being saved. I've also noticed that in each instance, the configs are being stored in appdata/roaming or in the "program files" subdirectories for the given app.

What to do besides installing all my software outside "program files"? And what to do about programs that save configs in appdata?

I'm pretty sure something can be done in Security (I'm familiar with setting permissions/ownership/etc, but I'd rather not tinker until someone drops me a line on this).

I'm an experienced user, so I'll probably get any instructions easily, so don't feel the need to over-explain =)

Thanks so much for reading, and thanks for the help!

-Wolf

Answer:Program Access in Appdata; Program Files

Hi, welcome to the new world of computing what you see is by design and very effective it is too. I could wear my fingers out trying to explain how this works and why I support it, however, easier if I just give you a link:- (references Vista applies to Seven as well)

Managing Roaming User Data Deployment Guide

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My husband gave me a new hp notebook with windows 10 pre-loaded. The last 9-10 months, we have battled a hacker whom we discovered sold our info as fake exploits after ratting our home network and amd all of our devices via remote desktop, losing a minimum of 5 devices costing us a loss of at least $2000. Ive been forced to quit college and take a demotion at work because of it and am at the point of needing this gone before itewreaks much more havic as i am on the verge of divorce too because of this *** munch, excuse my French.
I am wonderimg if anyone out there can tell me what types of program files, apps, or whateve are known malicious or of any badass cyber security? Ive been using McAfee LiveSafe in addition to IP Vanish services for a VPN.

Answer:What Win 10 program files are normal?

If you are trying to get rid of malware, your should do a clean installation of Windows.

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My computers are both running Win 7 64-bit. I am thoroughly confused when it comes to placing programs that I download into their proper folders: That is, program files (x86) vs program files. I have read stuff on this, but still confused. for the most part, even when a dl'd program suggests being installed into PF, I, for whatever reason, place it into PF (x86). Although I have read that placing the program into the wrong folder may cause the program not to work properly, so far I have not had this problem...nor any other problems that I am aware of. Could someone please set me straight on this issue?

Answer:Program Files or Program Files (x86)-Where to place downloaded program

I let the installer put it where it is supposed to.

If I trust the software I trust they know best where it should be installed/placed.

If I can't trust the software maker why am I downloading/installing their program?

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Okay, again I'm seeking your expert help
Anyway, I was trying to see if someone has been looking at files on my computer, but unfortunately, whenever you try to check the last access date on a file, it automatically becomes an access and thus shows the current date and time as of when you look at it. Is there any program that will allow you to check a file's last access without it counting as an access? I've already found a couple programs that specialize in being able to view access, and it still has the same thing. That's retarded. I sure hope this is possible because it would help a lot.

Thanks again!
 

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Okay, so recently, my dad's laptop started goofing up. It is a Toshiba Satellite P305. I currently have a HijackThis log. Any... odd entries?

Here are some error messages I get:
On boot, I get the following error message: "The following file or directory is corrupt: \Program Files\Toshiba\SmartFaceV. Please run CHKDSK to repair." So I ran CHKDSK. It still does it, so idk?

Trying to open that directory, I get the following error: "C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmartFaceV is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable."

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:04:06 PM, on 11/8/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18975)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\traybar.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
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Answer:C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmartFaceV is corrupt. Can't access. No files, recently modified?

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 have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the ... Read more

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Every time I so much as open my program files, my windows explorer IMMEDIATELY freezes and I get the generic "windows explorer has encountered an error and needs to close" message. I'm stumped, and I need to get into my program files. The infuriating thing is that it's JUST my program files that are the problem - no other folder ever gives me issues.

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I've seen several similar problems posted but I can't resolve this one.

I have two computers networked together. Both are XPpro, and both are using simple sharing. When I go into the sharing & security settings of the Program Files folder on one of the computers all of the options are grayed out and a little message states that

"None of these options are available because this folder is used by the OS"

Any thoughts?
Thanks,
JTN
 

Answer:can't access program files because of OS?

Don't believe you can share the entire Program Files folder but you can share subfolders.
http://www.5starsupport.com/ipboard/index.php?showtopic=6652
 

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I've seen several similar problems posted but I can't resolve this one.

I have two computers networked together. Both are XPpro, and both are using simple sharing. When I go into the sharing & security settings of the Program Files folder on one of the computers all of the options are grayed out and a little message states that

"None of these options are available because this folder is used by the OS"

Any thoughts?
Thanks,
JTN
 

Answer:can't access program files because of OS?

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Is there a daemon I can download that will keep a log of what program accesses what file at what time? I've been having a problem with files created and destroyed behind my back, and I want to find out what program is doing it.
 

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Hi,

after installing a Canon printer driver, I am now getting an error:

Cannot access C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink the file directory is corrupted.
I have tried running scan disc and it doesn't work and have tried from the command window and it stops 73% through and say can't go any further to maintain system integrity. I have also tried restoring from a back-up but it wont let me as well.

Any suggestions?

Answer:C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink corrupted file directory

I have a similar problem, see other thread with same title.

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Norton Antivirus has identified this Adware but can't delete it. It seems to be one of the Trojan Horses that, just when you least expect it, suddenly sends you off to a porn site. Can you please tell me how to eliminate it or point me in the direction of existing instructions, if there are any? Thanks. The HijackThis log (v1.99.0) is as follows.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 23:57:34, on 08/02/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\Windows\system32\services.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Sungard Vaulting Services\AgentSrv.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\cisvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\GEARSec.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Ghost\Agent\PQV2iSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NOR... Read more

Answer:Win32.Dluca.AX: File C:\program files\Common Files\System\ms1src.exe

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Hi,

I have been trying to install Microsoft Office and keep getting an error

Cannot access C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink the file directory is corrupted. I have tried running scan disc and it doesn't work and have tried from the command window and it stops 73% through and say can't go any further to maintain system integrity.

Any suggestions?

Thank

Answer:C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink corrupted file directory

Hi tonedef -

Welcome to the Tech Support Forum - Vista Support!

What version of Office are you trying to install (e.g, 2003 or 2007)?

Have you changed any file permission settings or "Taken Ownership" of any folders/files?

The "scan disk" that you mentioned running... was it "sfc /scannow"? If not, click on START | type cmd.exe in the Start Search box | right-click on cmd.exe | select Run as Admin

In the screen that comes up type the following:

sfc /scannow (space after sfc) - press ENTER

Let this run. Try Office re-install.

Good Luck. . .

jcgriff2

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When I try to open Program Files, I get an error message saying

C:\Program Files is not accessible. Access Is Denied.

This occurs on 4 out of the 5 user accounts on our computer, and on the 4 it occurs on, most programs are not usable.

This has been a problem for at least a month.
 

Answer:Program Files Access Denied

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I have two computers,connected in a network by a crossover cable,
working in a workgroup and running different OS-Win-XP and Win-7. One is XP-PC and the other is
7-PC. I attempted to open the Program files folder on 7-PC from XP-PC, but the access was denied. I
am able to open all other folders in the System partition-?C? of the 7-PC from the XP-PC. I am
imagining that the culprit is ?Security? tab, but I am unable to figure out what to change. And my
question is: How to make the Program files folder accessible from the XP-PC?

Answer:How to access the Program files folder from another(XP) PC?

I assume you have a suitable user set up, with admin privilege, with the same password, on both machines and all the correct shares are set.

As the Program Files ownership is not ser as the administrators, but Trusted Installer, It appears that this is preventing access as it is designed to do

It may be possible to access the folders if you give the local user full control of this folder, but this is a dangerous route to take as it circumvents security and may allow malware access to the system

You should be able to log in with Remote Desktop to allow modification in this and other system folders

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I am having problems accessing the program files directory on an Emachines PC running XP Home..

The pc has been infected with spyware and I have clean some of it..

I have ran super antispyware and it did not find anything, but as it ran I was getting McCafee warnings of spyware and trojans..

I am also unable to open McCafee antivirus, the prgram files directory, and install Spybot..

I ran Hijack this and removed some items, but still no help..

I ran VUNDOFIX and it did not find anything, but McCafee did while it was running..

This is very strange and I am wondering if there are any known trojans/spyware that could cause this..

I am going to try combofix next...

Thanks for any help...
 

Answer:Program files access denied

Well I figured it out...

I put the HD into a Windows 2000 machine.

Then took ownership of the files and was able to access the directory..

I found many malware programs which I was now able to remove..

Thanks for trying..
 

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I purchased Bit Defender Internet Security for my XP machine a few weeks back and began having issues with the firewall being disabled. Their tech support said to uninstall the software, and install it again. While doing the uninstall it threw an exception saying it encountered an issue, and died locking me out of my program files directory.

Is there any simple way to gain access to this directory? And yes I am setup as an administrator.

Also my wife is an admin and her profile has no problem accessing this directory.
 

Answer:Unable to access program files...

Hi there,

Belive the issue will be with security settings. Logon as your wife and go to windows file explorer. Right click the program files directory and click on properties, click on the security tab. Make sure that the administrators group has full acces along with the system account. Also check that users have read access. You may also have an account called power users, make sure they have read and write permissions.

Apply this then click on the advanced settings. On the permissions screen click "Replace permissions on all child objects....".

Click apply. If windows shows any errors with applying these setting you may need to click the owner tab in the advanced section and set the administrators account as the owner. Also click the tick box replace owner on subcontainers and objects. Then try the pirmissions part again.

Hope this helps

Regards

Gary Sparg
www.tekrevolution.com
 

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I have a program that *appears* to be spyware. My wife installed it on my machine and I want to figure out how in the world programs like spybot and adaware aren't able to get rid of it. I *suspect* it is doing some sort of check when it loads so that it can replicate itself. Possible scenario:

1. Program starts
2. Program checks for a special file somewhere in the system
3. If the file doesn't exist, re-create it
4. Keep on spying

Is there some sort of "exe sniffer" or something that i can use to determine where a file is looking so I can delete all instances of this spyware?

Thanks,

Jon
 

Answer:Discover what files a program is trying to access?

First, Spybot can only detect foistware that it has in it's database. If this is a new one, or a home grown one, it won't be found.

Try restarting to SAFE mode, do a Find > Files for the program in question, and delete it.

If that doesn't help, go here, download, install and run HiJackThis.
And, copy/paste the log file that it creates, back here for review.
 

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I had a trojan hit my computer that mcafee seemed to catch, but also seemed to be caught in an endless loop of quarantine. system was running exceptionally slow with the CPU running at 100% non-stop.

I performed a system recovery, and this seems to have resolved the issue with one snag. I can no longer get access to my c:\program files directory.

I am posting in the malware area, as this was the cause of the initial issue.

I've run the various programs as outlined in the "Read Me First" area. I have attached the various logs. Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Access Denied - c:\program files

here's the last log... Also, my computer seems to be running normally (post recovery), with the exception of not being able to access the c:\program files directory.
 

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Hey guys, I really need some help with this. For some reason I cannot do anything in my Program Files for one of my hard drives. My C drive seems to be fine, as well as my 2 other drives. But in my F drive, Ive broken down the program files into a normal one and x86 one. I can basically access every other folder expect the Program Files in F drive. Program Files (x86) in the same drive works perfectly fine. Everytime i try to add a new folder or delete anything in my Program Files folder it says destination folder access denied and i need permission.

Ive tried fiddling with all the UAC and permissions but nothing seems to work.I even tried the command prompt :
"4. To Take Ownership of a Folder or Drive in a Command Prompt
NOTE: This command will take ownership of the folder or drive, and all files and subfolders in the folder or drive."

method but it says Access is Denied in my command prompt.
I will really appreciate any assistance as this is really starting to annoy me. I am also not very proficient with this matters so please bare with me. Thanks in advance

Answer:Access is denied in Program Files

Are these programs that you deliberately installed to that drive, or does the drive have it's own OS on it? If it does, you may not be able to get to it. If you right click on it and go to Security Options, it will show a user which is a string of numbers. You have to remove that user, and set the Owner to Administrators. Sometimes you can't get rid of that "numbered" user.

Did you use an Admin Command Prompt?

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My other computer is a hp using windows xp. The computer lost power and now program files will let me access any file in that folder, either through explorer or through any program that is in that folder. The computer is not connected to the internet and never has been. The computer is only used for backup of photos and backup files. Virus scan comes up with nothing. I tried the whole folder options thing.. no luck. When you check the properties of that folder, there nothing showing. Shows 0 mb in folder. Any ideas besides a complete format and reinstall.
 

Answer:Program Files access is denied

Try taking ownership of the folder.

To get the Security tab to appear, reboot into Safe Mode.

If no luck, try Unlocker.
 

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When I try to access program files, install a program, or anything else along those lines, I get a simple message:
"C:/Program Files is not Accessible. Access Denied."

Nothing more. No error, no details on how to undo this denial of access. I have windows XP, and I can find no way to correct it, and I want help ASAP.
 

Answer:Access Denied (program files)

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I have a client-server architecture in my office. I have denied the permissions, of my clients' systems, to access a crucial folder but the problem is that a software program related to that folder, also can't access the same.
What permissions I can put on the folder (Assistants' systems) to prevent it from being copied, tempered and deleted, and still allowing the related program to access it?
P.S.: Related program is Tally.

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Yeah, So basically I'm here to explain the problem I've been having with my laptop. These crazy pop-ups that have WinAntiVirus Pro 2006 and keeps trying to install itself onto my laptop. I try to get rid of it by using Ad-aware and Spybot S&D - First, It says it's gone but it still pops up every now and then.

Now, Lately, There's been a .exe's called "win478.tmp.exe" and "win204.tmp.exe" in my Temp folder that's been trying to reach a connection - but my firewall blocks the connection it's trying to make. My firewall program has this .exe's called "Microsoft Mediaload" and "Universa Application".

I have no clue on what these .exe's do.. Then I tried looking up for newer spyware/malware programs and found hijack this. I did a scan and a log. So, I'm gonna try my luck here and see if you people can help me. Thanks!

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:37:34 PM, on 7/20/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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Answer:Help! Mysterious program keeps trying to access my program [HijackThis log included!

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Whilst working on problem with my Win10 OS, I found a bit of treacle during my examination. The Intel iCLS Client shows system environment variables for both the C:\Program Files directory and also C:\Program Files (x86). I don't see how that could be correct.



Sure enough, there are files in both locations.
That and several other Intel component appear in dual locations.



If appropriate to clean up, what steps would I use? Seems to me that uninstalling has a lot of potential to break something severely, and I suspect these won't uninstall cleanly.

I'll be chasing around looking for install files while waiting for your thoughts on the thread. Cheers.

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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?

Tom.

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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?

Thanks
 

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.

http://hubpages.com/hub/Windows-7_-_Moving_My_Documents
 

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When I attempt to open anything with Adobe,it loads the page but then a box comes up with the following message:
Microsoft Visual C++ Debug Library Runtime Error! Program: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe The application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the application's support team for more information. "
Uninstalling and reinstalling Adobe was no help.Be aware,I'm pretty 'puter illiterate.
 

Answer:Solved: Microsoft Visual C++ Debug Library Runtime Error! Program: C:\Program Files\A

Until more experienced help comes along, leave Adobe uninstalled and try the Free Foxit Reader, it reads PDF files and loads a bit quicker and is lighter on resources and takes a hell of lot less disk space.
Ray
 

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I had trouble with opening many of my programs and the icons on my desktop had a key (microsoft access) next to them. I was told I might have a bad area on my hard drive (C).I reformatted my C drive, reloaded my software and all is well except: When I try to open Program Files I get the message in the subject line. My experience level is beginner. It took all I had and some good advice to reformat drive and reload.Any advice you give me please make it simple. I have an HP Pavillion DV5000 laptop, 4 and 1/2 years old and run Microsoft Windows XP home edition. Not sure of service pak info but if you need this to diagnose let me know how to find it and I will supply. Everything is working well on my computer except this but i would like to keep my programs in the program file rather than spread out in the C drive.Thank you for your help!!Glennps If I need to sign in as systems administrator I do not know how to do that.

Answer:Cannot access Program File. Access is denied.

Happy Holidays n Welcome to our forum.Posting is not very clear, but it sounds like a permission issue.It would help a lot to post the exact warning or error. This will let us help u more.  Did u validate Windows? Is the Win CD a genuine Windows CD?Lets try to start u in Safe Mode to see if we can get u into a new Admin account.1- reboot PC as soon as it starts, start pressing F8 Key. This will not load Windows and give u some option. Choose Safe Mode with Network. Windows will start to load just follow the directions. Once Window starts it will load only enough to get started. There's not much u r going to damage at this stage. All we want to do is here is create 2 new accounts. One new Administrator account and one Regular account (with Administrator privileges).  U can name the new accounts anything u want. Just remember which one is the new Admin account and the regular account. To create the new account:Go to >Start>Control Panel>User Accounts> Select new accounts. Name each account, u will want to create a Computer Admin and a Limited user account.When done just reboot and Windows will load with the 2 new accounts u just created. 2- Log on with the new Admin account and see if u get the same message. If u do, post the exact message on the next thread.3- the regular account should also be tested. Once again see if u get the same message. If different post the message. Write back let us know.

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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.

Kari

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in Win XP or earlier, we can change / delete file association in File type of "Folder Option". but found disappeared since Vista.Can anyone tell me where to find the same function?thankslolojack

Answer:how to delete file association with an unwanted program (i don't want it associate with any program?)

I take ".dat" for example.Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT in the registry.Search ".DAT" under this key.Click on this key and delete the (Default) value.Aski.
MVP Desktop Experience

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Hello,

My computer is setup to use a 120gb SSD for my OS (Windows 7 ultimate 64bit) and a 2Tb hard drive for my program files, user folders etc. I use junction points to link the program files and user files from C:\ to D:\. This normally works like a charm however I recently updated iTunes and it deleted my C:\Program Files (x86) junction point and created a Program Files (x86) folder on the C:\ drive, this completely roots my system as all my Program Files (x86) are stored on my D:\ drive and now my computer can't find them since the junction point has been deleted. How can it do this and most importantly any reason as to why it's doing this? It's an easy fix on my end as all I have to do is put back in my windows installation disk boot from it and remake the junction point but it's a real pain to do it when it shouldn't happen in the first place.

Also after remaking the Junction point I decided to uninstall iTunes and it once again deleted my junction point while uninstalling.

(Note: My Program Files, and User, junction points have worked as normal and have not been deleted just my Program Files (x86) junction point. I am creating my junction points using the command mklink "C:\Program Files (x86)" "D:\Program Files (x86)" /J)

Does anyone have any ideas to why this is happening? Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks

Nairda.

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Hi Everyone

I'm looking for an application that runs constanly alerting the user of access to shared files. I can setup Windows file auditing and check the logs now and again but this is impractical and the built in Windows alerting is rubbish.

Thanks
 

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On my home LAN, I have updated one of the PCs to Win XP Pro. It's an upgrade from Win 2000 and the file system is NTFS. The otehr PCs are a combo of Win XP and Win98.

When I try to access this PC over the network I can not access the Program Files folder on the C drive (I get an access denied msg).

I (think) have set all the Sharing and Security settings correctly - I am NOT using Simple Fle Sharing. If I set the permissions for one of the sub-folders (eg. Photos) within the Prog Files directory I can directly access those files.

If I map a network drive to the C drive as "C$", and then look at that over the LAN, I can log in as the Administrator (with p/w) and then I can access all of the folders (including Prog Files) without restriction.

I got to thinking that maybe some of the folders/files within the Prog Files directories had 'inherited' some restricted permissions so I also tried to take ownership of all the files in Prog Files - but that didn't seem to help...

Therefore why can't I access the Prog Files folder without using C$, even if I've set all the sharing and security settings properly?
 

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This entire morning thus far I've been attempting to delete files from Norton Internet Security, which has been inactive for a long time (we are not going to renew our account) and has been bugging us constantly. I assumed it would be an easy task, and I couldn't have been farther from the truth.

I went into the C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\ where the data for the program is found, and I couldn't delete the files. A dialogue saying
"You need permission to perform this action
You require permission from administrators to make changes to this folder"
I thought it weird, since I am one of the computer's administrators. Next, I logged on to my dad's profile (at his insistence, though there shouldn't be any difference in the administrator powers of our profiles). The same result followed.

Next, I looked online in a Google search and found this site, which told me to use the command prompt to first give me the ownership of the files, then give me complete permissions to the files, and then delete them. All three of these actions failed. The command prompt said "Access denied".

I tried a couple other command prompt actions, and all failed. I'm at a loss for what I'm supposed to do, or what I'm doing wrong. Does anyone know what the problem is?

Answer:Trying to Delete Program Files, Access Denied

Hi snowguy13, welcome to the forums , try our tutorial for a better way to take ownership of said file Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums

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I got a backup PC from someone and was told it was clean. The dozen or so times I used it all as well. There was no AV protection on this unit, though, so I decided to download AVG and Malwarebytes. I must have stupidly opened an infected email before doing this, however.

I'll use AVG as an example. I can access the AVG site and start he download process. The first download takes when I click RUN. When the second window then appaears and I click on RUN again, a pop-up in the lower right of the screen states I cannot proceed because of infected files and suggests I install an anti-virus proram. (duh, that's what I was trying to do) The pop-up keeps appearing from what seems to be a Microsoft site (System Care Antivirus). It pops up virtually every time I click on anything new or to change a page while in a site. It warns that there is a worm and gives me a choice, to continue unpotected or to get THEIR protection ($60 for 1st 6 months).

I called my son and he believes the problem is caused by H KEY-Current_Usesr\software\Microsoft\windows\curentvesion\runones "[random]"

To make matters worse, when I try to get into the registry the attempt is denied. The system program files will also not open, the message stating the files are infected and cannot be opened and to install an AV program. Of course, the only AV program I am permitted to install is theirs.

I'm not a newbie but far from an expert. Am I doing something wrong or do I have a virus that ... Read more

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I have no write access to the program files folder (only). I have check security, it's all as should be..
I can log into administrator in safe mode and do anything I want in the program folder.
Make admin available in normal mode.. even the admin is blocked for installing, deleting anything from the programs folder.
I'm lost.

Answer:Write access to program files folder

If you create a new administrator account in safe mode, are you able to write to the programs folder?
Edit: Is the OS XP Pro or XP Home?

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Hello,
My computer has been acting up for the past two weeks. I have Spybot Search & Destroy installed and it recently deleted 244 potential spyware! Every time I look something up on google it works fine, but when I click the link it will re-direct me to various sites I don't want to be re-directed to. Also, abruptly today when turning on the computer and getting the welcome screen and trying to log-in it keeps going back to the welcome screen unless I restart my computer. And finally, just today as well, I cannot open C:\Program Files I get an error saying "Access is denied" I have tried to change the sharing settings but it is not working. I am the Administer of the computer. I am running on a Windows XP computer.

Here is my DDS Report and the Attach.zip is added to this thread. Thanks in advance, ShyGuy


DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Trevor at 9:53:54.53 on Thu 04/02/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_01
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.512.216 [GMT -5:00]


============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost 2003\GhostStartService.exe
C:\... Read more

Answer:Being re-directed and cannot access my program files because of a virus! Help please

Bump... Please help!

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I have installed WindowsCare Professional 2.9 onto my computer. Software was free with PC Advisor. I am not able to start any of my applications stored under program files. The software icons also no longer appears correctly. For example, I go to Start, program files, iTunes and the logo no longer appears. When I click on itunes, nothing happens

Answer:Unable to access program files on C drive

Try a System Restore back to before installing SWC.

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Hello,
My computer has been acting up for the past two weeks. I have Spybot Search & Destroy installed and it recently deleted 244 potential spyware! Every time I look something up on google it works fine, but when I click the link it will re-direct me to various sites I don't want to be re-directed to. Also, abruptly today when turning on the computer and getting the welcome screen and trying to log-in it keeps going back to the welcome screen unless I restart my computer. And finally, just today as well, I cannot open C:\Program Files I get an error saying "Access is denied" I have tried to change the sharing settings but it is not working. I am the Administer of the computer. I am running on a Windows XP computer.

Below is my HijackThis log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:27:03 AM, on 4/2/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Probe\AsusProb.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost 2003\GhostStartService.exe
C:\Program Fi... Read more

Answer:Being re-directed and cannot access my program files because of a virus! Help please

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please start a new thread in our Virus/Trojan/Spyware forum along with the required logs

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Greetings guys

Please enlighten me here...I am a part of small IT company and I need to know if there's a good program I can get to control file access on the network.

Here is my scenario : 5 users on a network with their own workstations, IT Technicians, Sales and Marketing, Admin, HR and Manager...All these users need to access different files on the network so here is what I want, I need for the IT guy to log on into his PC and only see files that he needs on his account and the same thing should apply for other users on their accounts..They should only see files and folders that are relevant to them.

Which program can I get to ensure I achieve this?
 

Answer:Network program to control file access

Are we talking about some centralized file server or NAS?
 

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I have two problems. I have an access database split into data and programs. Some of the forms are based upon tables but also have a command button to apply a filter, run a query or sort the displayed data into a new sequence. Problem is when the form has been opened and a query run. It seems that the next time that form is loaded it retains the previous query so rather than displaying all of the records in the underlying table it just returns a sub set.Also the program file is continually increasing in size. I presume because these retained queries are causing the forms design to be updated. Has anyone come accross this? This seems to be the case on both Access 97 & 2000

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Greetings guys

Please enlighten me here...I am a part of small IT company and I need to know if there's a good program I can get to control file access on the network.

Here is my scenario : 5 users on a network with their own workstations, IT Technicians, Sales and Marketing, Admin, HR and Manager...All these users need to access different files on the network so here is what I want, I need for the IT guy to log on into his PC and only see files that he needs on his account and the same thing should apply for other users on their accounts..They should only see files and folders that are relevant to them.

Which program can I get to ensure I achieve this?
 

Answer:Network program to control file access

There is no program to control file access. What you need is to use Group Policy, and run everyone in a domain, whether it is building the domain server with Linux and learning how to use Samba, etc, or purchase Windows Small Business Server. Everyone will have to be running either XP pro, Vista Pro, or Windows 7 Pro on their machines. As for control on the LAN, you can also incorporate a build like pfSense, or purchase the proper equipment with smartswitches, etc. And yes, you can be looking at investing $10,000.00 or more in LAN and desktop/workstation, printer infrastructure if you do it right.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/windows-small-business-server/default.aspx
 

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Vista appears to deny access to Second Copy when backing up any files in the C drive. That's what the log states. Can anyone help with this? I have already given the program Administrator rights.

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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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When I click START > PROGRAMS, I used to have 30 to 40 folders and programs listed; now I only have 8.  All the programs are still available, I just have create shortcuts for my desktop, or go to Program Files and select the appropriate .exe file.Also, I've noticed that when I go to the Control Panel and click on Administrative Tools, the Administrative Tools window pops up, but it is empty.  I think the two problems are related.HELP!

Answer:Program Files Missing:  START > PROGRAM

Scan for viruses, trojans and Spyware.

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I have a program that wanted to install in a document folder

I have installed it in Program Files, but it requires elevation or it produces errors when running. I know I can tick the Run As ... box in the shortcut, but is there a better way, such as taking ownership of the install folder?

Answer:Program installed in Program Files requires elevation?

You could try using this tutorial to see if it helps with this program.
Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User

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I used an uninstaller to remove some files as the left over bits were slowing my computer down, the uninstaller was called REVO Uninstaller, but i unknowingly deleted something important for the start menu it appears because the start menu no longer displays the system files and folders and programs i installed.
http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/y...Untitled-1.jpg

So now, every program i had is still there, but i can't access it from the start menu, i have to go into my computer, then find the programs company name, then access it. I tried creating a new account but it has also affected that one so i am stumped as to what happened. I can ordinarily solve most of my computer's problems, but this one i cant seem to fix.

Answer:I uninstalled a program and now i can't see all my program files in the start menu, h

It looks like you are running in Classic Mode? Right click the Start button/Properties and choose Start Menu. instead of Classic Start Menu. You may be using a Default profile.
Go to C:\Users open up your original User Profile name. Copy the Start Menu, Desktop, Favorites, Music, Pictures etc and paste them into the new profile name you are using to log into.

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Recently, I had my Act! by Sage 2009 version 11.0 customer relations database completely lose all my data. I was using Windows Vista. I have since upgraded to Windows 7. I have tried repeatedly to reinstall Act! by Sage 2009 and I get an error message that says the program recognizes a previous version of Act and it requires that I exit the installation and remove all previous versions. I was able to unistall Act! using the uninstall programs option. However, Act files remained in the Program Files. When I try to remove the ACT file in Program Files it will not allow me to because it says the file is open in Windows Explorer. I tried opening Windows Explorer to try to locate the file and close it but I could not locate any Act files. I tried disabling windows explorer and it removed all icons from my desktop and I couldn't access any drop down/ pull up menus so I didn't know how to proceed. I restarted the computer to get my standard settings back.

What I'm ultimately trying to accomplish is to reinstall Act! by Sage 2009 so that I can then buy an upgrade to Act! by Sage 2010 and install it. The program path that appears to be my problem and which I can't remove is as follows:

C:\Program Files\ACT\Act for Windows\Plugins\Act.UI.InternetExplorer.Plugins.AttachFile.dll

which is listed as a "File Extension". The Error Message list the File Description as "Act BHO plugin".

How can I close this file in Windo... Read more

Answer:Deleting a file from Program Files

The plugin can be disabled manually if you are ok modifying the Registry yourself, otherwise you can download and run HiJackThis (www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles). When you run it, you will get a list of all sorts of items, scroll down until you locate the "C:\Program Files\ACT\Act for Windows\Plugins\Act.UI.InternetExplorer.Plugins.AttachFile.dll", put a check in its box and have HJT 'Fix' it. Then close HJT, restart windows and you should be able to delete the file.

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For some reason I need permission on my computer to delete a file o-0 which I dont get because im the owner of the computer...

Answer:I can't delete A file in my Program files

Quote from: Imran619 on February 05, 2010, 05:15:58 PMFor some reason I need permission on my computer to delete a file o-0 which I dont get because im the owner of the computer...Anybody can  own a computer.The ability to modify software on the computer is limited. Each time you install software there is information that tells  you this and you checked a box that confirms you read it. You must have forgot what it said.Leave it be unless there is a compelling reason to change it.If it is a virus, then please provide more information.

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Yesterday I noticed that I couldn't launch a program since my computer couldn't find the file "LIBEAY32.dll" and checked what could cause this.
Then I noticed that my antivirus "System Center Endpoint Protection" wasn't running, tried to start it, but no matter what methods I tried I could not launch it. The only thing that happens is that I get an error saying that it couldn't find "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe". The same happens when I try to run Windows Defender.
I can't uninstall most programs from my computer since all that happens are that Windows Installer tells me "The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable", which prevents me from installing another antivirus to check if that can solve the problem. (I did manage to install Advanced System Care 8 pro, but after a scan and repair the problem is still unsolved.)

All folders in C: is "read only" and I've tried setting myself as owner and give me full authority to every file on the computer (a few hundred/thousand files didn't set me as owner unless i did it file by file, only .dll files in different as far as I know (C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\InkDIV.dll for example)), remove the read only and nothing changes.
I noticed that an unknown user named "S-1-15-2-1" had access to most of these files. Don't know if this has anything to do with it, googled around on this and it ma... Read more

Answer:Can't access most programs from program (x86)/Program/ProgramData

I think your system is has been damaged by a malware program,that removed some of your program/system files and know the computer can't run those programs without those lost files. You should try to restore your computer to an earlier time,or reinstall windows.

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Running Windows XP Home with SP3 and attempting to access the Program Files folder I receive the following error: "All the options on this tab are disabled because the folder is used by the operating system." How can I recover access to this folder?

Answer:Correct Program Files folder access denied

http://groups.google.com/group/micr...Did you Google for an answer before asking the question?

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Hi,

I need write/full access to some files that are located in the Program Files folder on a Windows 7 64 bit machine but keep getting access denied messages. Can anyone please tell me how to temporarily allow write/full access to this folder?

I am the PC owner with admin priveliges but just cannot seem to get round the permissions to enable write/full access.


Rgds

Answer:Writing To Program Files Folder - How (Access Denied) ?

Run the application that's trying to write to Program Files as an Administrator.
(Right click -> Run as Administrator)

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I've screwed up by reinstalling over my old installation to try and get rid of the false 'Windows is not genuine' message that keeps minimising my games while I'm playing. I used How to Restore your Windows.old Folder into a New Installation by Lordbob75 to move most of the folders back and my computer looks as it should. I realised when I rebooted that I hadn't moved Program Files (X86) over, only the original Program Files. This means that a lot of my shortcuts point to nothing and my programs won't work.

I tried using the command prompt in the repair utility but if I try to move Program files (X86), Programdata, or perflogs, which are the three remaining folders in windows.old I get an 'Access Denied' message. I have no idea how to get them to move over now, can I just copy and paste them or will that not work? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I have numerous files which Windows 7 Uninstall left behind when uninstalling malware. The uninstall message was to the effect that, "(xx?file) Uninstalled, but couldn't automatically remove some parts. You will have to remove them manually."

So, using the Command Interface, I went to c:\program files (and (x86) and CD'd to the "xx?file" program in each malware case and entered DEL *.*, only to be greeted with ACCESS DENIED for each of the remaining files of the four or five supposedly uninstalled malwares.

So I tried the ATTRIB function: ATTRIB -r -s -i <enter>, and then the DEL operation as before, but
no joy. The same ACCESS DENIED message in each and every case.

How can I remove the remaining malware fragments "manually"?

Dave Oesterreich



Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5700 @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 8156 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset, 4 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 295077 MB, Free - 238232 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 018D1Y
Antivirus: PC VITALWARE PC MRI Anti-Malware, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Solved: How deal with ACCESS DENIED in Program Files Dir.

Hello Doesterr,

Dealing with malware is not always straight forward. What may appear to be a simple a task (eg. deleting a few files), may in fact be more complex than anticipated, and consequently require the use of more sophisticated tools. For example, a group policy restriction may have been set on your Program Files folder. Whilst relatively straight forward to deal with, you may not know how to check and remove such a setting.

As you have been, and currently are dealing with what appears to be adware or malware related, I would suggest you utilise the Virus and Other Malware removal section of this forum.

No doubt this particular issue can be resolved in this thread. However, adware/malware have a nasty habit of dropping more components than you may realise. I believe it is better to be safe than sorry, and to get your computer fully checked over in case there is anything lurking. Good luck with whatever you decide.

All the best,
LiquidTension
 

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Windows XP; Dell 1.7
Norton SystemWorks 2002
Norton AV 2003
NAV definitions up to date, system checked today, no viruses.

I messed with Norton Waste Basket yesterday, trying to get rid of the
'Access Denied' bootup message as seen on another thread here. Messed with taking ownership of files in SAFE mode. Finally scared myself, restored the system from earlier in the day, all looked fine again. Now I can't access the 'Program Files' folder (didn't try yesterday, so it probably didn't work then either). I must have messed with administrator rights or something. I'm the only user of this machine, although we have a four-machine home network set up, direct cables to a router.

Error message when attempting to access Program Files folder:
C:\ Program Files is not accessible.
Access Denied.

Sounds like an authorization issue. I use no passwords to log in, I am the only User on this machine.
What can I try next?

Steve
 

Answer:Solved: 'Program Files' folder, access denied

try to log in using the administrator account then set ownership.
 

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Running Windows 7 when starting machine, MS Access starts up and tries to run files that have an MS ACCESS icon but are not database files. Every time I close the error message for the file that can't open, another error window pops up for another file. Is this a virus? McAfee found nothing.
 

Answer:File icons changed to MS ACCESS and can't close program

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I have a DVD with a video clip file which lacks file extensions, the file has certainly been copied fully and without errors, I believe the only problem is the name but I don't have a backup of that on my computer so I'm stuck. I need to copy this file from my DVD to my computer but it says that "it cannot read from file or source disk". Is there a program which bypasses the fact that my video clip has no file extension will copy it to my pc just the same?
 

Answer:program to use for copy of CD with no-file-extension files

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Hello,

I have a problem with deleting some PDF files (not all) - when I try to delete them, I get the following message:
"The action can't be completed because the file is open in another program".

I dont see anywhere that the file is really opened in another program. what's causing this problem, and how can I delete these PDF files?

Thanks

Answer:Can't delete some PDF files-file opened in another program

Most likely you opened the pdf with reader - when you close reader it does not really close and retains the pdf files..

If you open task manager you will see that reader is still a running process - even though it is closed..

All the metro apps seem to do the same thing - you close and the process stays open.

A use Adobe reader as default..

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I'm looking for a program to Show and Extract files a .dat file.

Hopefully a free program.

I'm trying to extract music files for a .dat file.

Thanks
 

Answer:Program to extract files form a .dat file

Not sure about extracting but, here is a viewer:
http://www.exits.ro/
 

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Hello I am trying to remove my lexmark printer out of my Program Files. When I try to delete the folder, an error message of: "cannot delete ' Jetkillw2.exe:access is denied.Make sure disk is not full or write protected and that the file is not in use."I then try again in the folder to remove 'lexhwz' and the same message is given.I have unistalled the printer as it was not printing. On re installing it says it cannot because it sees the above.Any suggestions? I am on winxp sp2 Thanks

Answer:Trying to remove a file in 'program files'-errors

Your machine is still using the files. Press ctrl-alt-delete to start Task Manager, find `Jetkillw2.exe` in the list, right click and select End Process, then try to remove the folder(s)

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Could anyone help with understanding exactly what this file is. It's running from notepad and located in 'program files'

-------Application Run Starts--------------------------------------
-gC
Instructed to search generically for 200.
Running application - Parsed CMD line
OS Version--Major 5 Minor 1 Build a28
Guessing failed, trying SPTI
SPTI Access Mode Activated to Scan for Drives.
Found something -- Type MAXTOR 6L040J2 ?`?w Bus 0 ID 0
Not a CD, DVD, or CD-RW drive. Skipping profile check.
Found something -- Type TEAC CD-W516EC ?`?w Bus 0 ID 0
SPTI Pass-through Successful
ATAPI Return Code: 0/0/0
Returned data 0 2a 1 0 0 0 0 0 2a 22 7 7 71 77 29 23
Matching against 200. Profile found: 707
Found a Winner!
--------Application Run Starts--------------------------------------
-gD
Instructed to search generically for 8.
Running application - Parsed CMD line
OS Version--Major 5 Minor 1 Build a28
Guessing failed, trying SPTI
SPTI Access Mode Activated to Scan for Drives.
Found something -- Type MAXTOR 6L040J2 ?`?w Bus 0 ID 0
Not a CD, DVD, or CD-RW drive. Skipping profile check.
Found something -- Type TEAC CD-W516EC ?`?w Bus 0 ID 0
SPTI Pass-through Successful
ATAPI Return Code: 0/0/0
Returned data 0 2a 1 0 0 0 0 0 2a 22 7 7 71 77 29 23
Matching against 8. Profile found: 707
Open Adapter Failed.
Open Adapter Failed.
Open Adapter Failed.
Open Adapter Failed.
Open Adapter Failed.
Open Adapter Fai... Read more

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How do I edit a file in the ProgramFiles(x86) directory?

There is a .xml configuration file which is supposed to be editable to configure the app the way I want it (that's why it's called configuration file, MS!). Here's the file tree: C:\Program Files (x86)\TeXnicCenter\packages\math.xml.

I can make changes in Notepad, but cannot save anything back to this directory. I am the sole user and administrator of my system (see the pic?), so I should be allowed to do whatever the heck I wanna do! It is a Win7 Ultimate (x64).

How do I edit this file? Thanks

Question 2 (this one is really rhetorical-venting): Why-oh-why would MS keep me from editing my files in my directories on my personal computer? It's mine! (Did you notice that pattern?)

P.S. - I have no idea what the correct subforum for this question is (since I never expected to have to ask such an inane question). I'm sorry if it's in the wrong place (feel free to move it and scold me appropriately ).

Answer:How do I edit a file in Program Files tree?

You forgot an option in your poll for "No, and I'm glad it is this way, especially since other major OSes have been this well protected for years".

For the record, I have no trouble going into my Program Files directories and making changes to files. I just have no need to do so. Sounds like you have some permissions issues, or your UAC settings moved to be too strict.

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everytime I open my Internet Explorer this error message pops up. It says cannot find file 'file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/Internet%20Explorer/My Google.html.' What is this? Please help! And how do i get rid of it? I am technology-challenged and do not understand this.

Answer:file:///C:/Program Files (x86)/Internet Explo

You are probably infected & may need a computer savy friend to help.Here is the first program to use & check for infections, if it dos'nt find any, that dos'nt mean you are not infected.Malwarebytes' Anti-Malwarehttp://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.phphttp://www.spywareinfoforum.com/ind...http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/vir...Forumhttp://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/Error codeshttp://forums.malwarebytes.org/inde...Common Issues, Questions, and their Solutions, Frequently Asked Questions.http://forums.malwarebytes.org/inde...http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/ind...VIPRE Rescue Programhttp://vipre.malwarebytes.org/http://live.sunbeltsoftware.com/Try it in Safe mode.If it won't run, rename the downloaded mbam-setup.exe file to mb.exe to help work around certain malware that will block it from being run.If it still will not run.1: Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features and uninstall Malwarebytes.Next redownload Malwarebytes but rename it before you download it to your desktop. As you are in the process of downloading when you get to the point that the "enter name of file to save to" box appears, in the "filename" slot, rename mbam-setup.exe to something.exe, then click Save.If it installed but will not run, navigate to this folder:2: C:\Programs Files\Malwarebytes' AntiMalwareAt the top of the page, Tools > Folder Options > View, click > Show hidden files and folders and untick > Hide extensions for known f... Read more

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Hi everyone how do I move a file (not a shortcut) from my desktop back to program files.

Answer:Move file from desktop to program files

Try to cut and paste it. If its just a folder it should work.

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Using Windows XP Professional Service PAck 3. Had a trojan which I got cleaned up. Trojan made all my icons for files and program files disappear. Found out they were changed to hidden files. Was able to get them to appear by checking view hidden file icons in the folder options section of My Computer. However all the icons are now light in color compared to new file icons that have been created since. the light color makes me thjink they are still somehow tagged as hidden files.

Also when I go to Start > My Programs, it is all empty and none of the programs that were previously listed are there any longer.

Any suggestions on what to try next to make all my normal file icons (like word documents, etc...) and the program file icons no longer be tagged as hidden and also to get all the programs back into My Programs

Answer:File and program icons appear as hidden files

You are infected with malware. We cannot help you here with malware removal as per forum rules. Please head over to Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help and post there for more help.
NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

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I need to unlock file sharing between 2 computers on a network to 1 Program File folder. They are both running vista32. I have searched all night with no luck and only hope that someone here has an answer. This is for a flight simulation game that can use another computer to run a few separate programs that add features to the game. People are not reporting problems while using XP. So I know this can be done, the question lies with Vista and is capabilities. I have share my whole C drive then program files then the folder that I need to be able to get into, but when I try to access the folder from my secondary computer it lets me know that access is denied. I can access pretty much any other folder on the computer other than program files. Any help??

Thanks!

Answer:Unlocking file sharing for Program Files

Hi Twig1983. . .

I don't believe it is possible to share the entire c: drive or the entire Program Files folder in Vista because of sub-folders/files in each of which you (the user name you logged on with) are not the owner of, not to mention files within each whose attributes are system and/or hidden. The "<access denied>" screen that came up is a product of Vista's User Access Control (UAC).

However, there are usually ways around any rule.

A few questions first, please. . .

1. Are these PC's XP-> Vista upgrades, or new Vista installations?

2. When you elected the share, were you logged on with an admin account?

3. Is the admin account that you use one that was set up at the time of the Vista installation?

4. Is the user account on PC#2 an admin account or a standard user account (that you are using and get <access denied>)?

5. Do you get the <access denied> message simply trying to read the folder/file from PC#2? What about during program execution?

6. Prior to the <access denied> message, is there a UAC prompt?

7. Yes >> Does it ask for a password, or can you simply select "Continue"?

8. Are you sure that it is the Program Files folder you are failing on or could it be the ProgramData folder (which the Program Files folder uses for most of its non source-code data under Vista)?

9. Have you looked at the Event Viewer?

10. Is it necessary to elect to share the entire c: drive and ... Read more

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I installed my .Net application in to the Program files on Windows 7 machine. It was working perfectly. One week later i installed(now i have changed my certificate file key and signed my application. So that all assembly public key token value is different now) my application. When i tried to run my application, it threw the error message. " Could not load file or assembly 'microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.common, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=e7178be946f5d743' or one of its dependencies. The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference (Exception from HRESULT:0x80131040)

Then i look into 'Assembly Binding Log Viewer (Fuslogvw.exe)' . I found the following information


Code:

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*** Assembly Binder Log Entry (1/13/2010 @ 12:39:24 PM) ***
The operation failed.
Bind result: hr = 0x80131040. No description available.
Assembly manager loaded from: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\mscorwks.dll
Running under executable C:\Program Files\MyApplication\MyApplication.exe
--- A detailed error log follows.
=== Pre-bind state information ===
LOG: User = IN\kmanassyed
LOG: DisplayName = Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Common, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=e7178be946f5d743
(Fully-specified)
LOG: Appbase = file:///C:/Program Files/MyApplication/
LOG: Initial PrivatePath = NULL
LOG: Dynamic Base = NULL
LOG: Cache Base = NUL... Read more

Answer:Could not load file or assembly from Program files - W7

Hi guys. It has been fixed. . I found Virtual Store folder in my local path. It has those old dll and files.

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when i start my laptop this error occours. tell me the solution.

Answer:file:///C:/Program Files (x86)/Dell Support C

Sounds like there's an incorrect entry in startup list. Try running msconfig, find the entry and untick the box next to it (stops it running on startup).

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Hello.

I have a friend (no, really ) who for the past 4 years has kept all her banking on MS Money 99. She's a bit dingy in that she figured, why upgrade if this one is still working. But it stopped working (printing checks, actually) a week ago.

So, she goes out and buys MS Money 2003 not knowing that it wouldn't update such an out of date program. After installing it and the program not recognizing or opening any of her records, she calls tech support. They tell her it will only reach far as back as MS MOney 2000 because there was a big change in the program 99-00.

They suggest that she get a copy of MS Money 2000, update the files, then install 2003 again and update again.

Well, she finds an old MS Money 2000 on ebay and tries this. Now, the problem she has now is sometime during the process of installing, trying to use, then unistalling 2003 it corrupted her 99 password. She can no longer access any of her records, it won't recognize her password!

She is running Windows 98 SE, is there any hope for her? She's a tad upset (an her bills are getting overdue).
 

Answer:Ancient MS Money program corrupted password, can't access files

has she contacted support again to see what they suggest?

The password should not have been corrupted in anyway, but then MS did state that there was a big change....
 

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Hi Everyone!

Hoping someone can help me out. Whenever I try and go my program files (x86) folder, Windows Explorer stops responding. I ran a virus scan, came back clean, and I ran Malware bytes, it did find something, but it deleted it, and is now clean, yet still having the issue. Please let me know if you have any suggestions on how to fix this issue.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Cannot Access Program Files x86 windows explorer stops responding

try running

sfc /scannow
 

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I have been having a problem accessing my Program Files folder for about 6 months. We HAD 5 user accounts, and only 1 of the 5 user accounts, all of which were administrators, could access Program Files. After about 6 months of the program files problem, all the usernames except the 1 that could access Program Files, disappeared suddenly. We still have access to the folders through C:\Documents and Settings, but we can't log on to the user accounts and we can't see them on the windows startup screen.

The computer is completely clean of malware, for proof you may follow this link:

http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/717392-solved-popups-ie-firefox-w.html

Thanks
 

Answer:Missing user accounts+Program Files Access Denied

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Hello,
 
When I switch on my computer, Windows gives me the following message in the fiability hitory. (Access path failed: C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\iMController\PluginHost\Lenovo.Modern.ImController.) The application is present in the file.  How can I fix this problem ?  Here below the message given by Windows .  My operating system is Windows 10 64 bit family and I Have think centre M900
Description
Chemin d?accès de l?application défaillante : C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\iMController\PluginHost\Lenovo.Modern.ImController.PluginHost.exe
Signature du problème
Nom d?événement du problème?: CLR20r3
Signature du problème 01: M2OKO3KMUYK02RG40LNU2GEUNSD1WC1K
Signature du problème 02: 1.0.72.0
Signature du problème 03: 56aaf746
Signature du problème 04: LenovoAudioPlugin
Signature du problème 05: 1.2.19.0
Signature du problème 06: 56bb97b6
Signature du problème 07: 1b
Signature du problème 08: 0
Signature du problème 09: System.BadImageFormatException
Version du système: 10.0.10586.2.0.0.768.101
Identificateur de paramètres régionaux: 2060
Information supplémentaire n°?1: 8d37
Information supplémentaire n°?2: 8d37bcd97d4211ccf911ca572723b919
Information supplémentaire n°?3: f861
Information supplémentaire n°?4: f861e064e4fa41fa2e417e354408122a
Informations complémentaires sur le problème
ID de compartiment?: 318fe4cf42fd2c8ee3f94d9473d14c12 (129016320074)
 
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Hey, ran the wow patch overnight, when i turned my monitor on there was a nag screen up saying .../.../program files(x86)/.... (default wow folder) was a bad place to have it installed, move it somewhere public.
So i clicked ignore, and more nag screens keep popping up. This is probably the last one:


wtf? it's the default folder path. It's also the main path for every program you install?
Vista restricting access? how do i unrestrict access, because I'm not changing wow directory paths just to avoid patching errors I'd sooner uninstall it lol.

i googled it but came up dry, and can't seem to find the security off switch anywhere.



edit~~ nevermind, if the patching has errors i'll just cancel my subscription and uninstall it. screw it

Answer:Vista restricting access to program files? (wow patch warning)

If you turn UAC off it should stop the message.

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Hello,
 
My OS is: Windows 10.
 
It all started when my mozilla thundebird program crashed. After that I was unable to launch again because it freezed just after had been launched.
 
I looked for the file thunderbird is using. It is "Inbox" file which size is around: 4 188 405 760 B.
 
The problem I thought it was that in total commander I couldn't preview the file. While other 3 GB I could do with no problem.
So maybe disc problem? I run chkdsk, it did its job, launch system again and the same happened.
 
When I hit copy on that file, there was always 0% status but when I gave it some time, after about 5 - 10 minutes it started copying!!! smoothly
and stucked again on 99% but succeeded. File being copied to another disc cannot be opened either! Hell knows what has happened...
 
When I used teracopy application it said that it failed on setting end of the file. System copies that file successfully in the end.
 
What is more. I realized that WIndows deffender started hitting 30% of CPU showing from time to time files diagnosed as malware.
 
So maybe I have some malware?

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I have Tools/Options set to download files to Program Files. I believe I understand the difference between general Program Files and Program Files (x86); some programs can only be run in 32, not 64 bit. But there are many duplicate .exe programs in x86 and PFiles (Acronis, Belarc, Carbonite, Firetrust, Foxit, HP, Firefox, etc.). I've tried to delete than from x86 or cut/paste them but get this message: "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program. Close the folder or a file and try again." I don't understand why a program that can run in PF 64 bit is also in (x86). This is not an earth-shaking question but would like a clarification from this great forum. Thanks. ellenc

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I posted in the XP forum because that the OS we are using and I really don't know what other problem it could be.

I have never seen this before or anything like it - we had a computer with SPSS installed on it - control panel shows it is installed and last used on a particular date (around March 2008) - the program is gone - finit - nowhere to be found - registry shows that it was installed - we ran an undelete recovery program which found files and programs that had been deleted several years ago but did not find the SPSS program - it found the SPSS prefetch and some temp files but no program. We are totally baffled. If an individual had deleted the folder, we would have been able to recover it but it is like it was never there to start with. The only thing we did find was the Vmundo malware but I am having a hard time believing that it could have erased all traces of a particular program

Has anyone ever hear of anything like this happening at all? Ev-er?

Answer:Program Totally Disappeared From Program Files?!?

Hello.

It is possible to overwrite files with shredder programs so that even recovery programs can't see them.

I started my computer yesterday and found my Spyware Terminator program was just gone. No one could have accessed my computer to unistall it. Not sure if it's at all related, just thought I should mention it. Anyways, I reinstalled it and everything's fine here.

If this is malware, then it's just really bad.

Anyone else seen anything like this?

With Regards,
The Panda

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I have uninstalled Sophos via Add/remove programs but it is still showing in the c drive, program files. Some of the files are causing problems - can I delete them from here?
 

Answer:Uninstalled program still showing in program files

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I have been having lots of problems. I think that I almost have it cleaned up. Can I please get an EXPERT to comment on my HJT log?

When I re-boot I get the following Runtime Error Massage:

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MicroSoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
PROGRAM:C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSULAYER\WUCMDMPS.EXE

++++++++++++++++++++
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:08:33 PM, on 9/25/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Windows\services32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\services.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\DAVIDH~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\Rar$EX00.719\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\uejxfor.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\WINWORD.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.comcast.com/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.comcast.net/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\WINDOWS\about.htm
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Comcast
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
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Answer:PROGRAM:C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSULAYER\WUCMDMPS.EXE

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I have program files to several files on my PC. But when I try to run the programs it doesn't run. Hmm... I can't find the setup files either. Is there a way to reinstall the programs so they work? I don't have the install disks but I have the complete files..
 

Answer:Solved: Program files there but program doesn't run

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I have always kept my programme installation directories in C:\Program Files and would prefer to keep it that way. So many programmes these days default to C:\Program Files (x86). It is a pain to keep editing the location required when setting up a new machine. Is there any way to persuade new installations to default to the former?

Answer:Point new program installations to C:\Program Files NOT (x86)

Only on X64 windows versions you have C:\Program Files (x86) and C:\Program Files.

C:\Program Files (x86)=>for 32 bits applications
C:\Program Files=>for 64 bits applications

Why don't you like that logic?

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I have uninstalled Sophos via Add/remove programs but it is still showing in the c drive, program files. Some of the files are causing problems - can I delete them from here?

Answer:Uninstalled program still showing in Program files

Use Revo Uninstaller - download/install from here click here - select the top download ie the FREE version.

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Hi,

I have a question about Windows 7 Program Files folders. There is a lot of discussion on why the distinct folders are necessary, but I remain unclear about this problem.

Let's say I have a portable 64-bit program whose binaries and dll's arrive in an archive like a .zip package. Will plopping those in the Program Files (x86) folder potentially cause problems for that program?

Answer:Will installing a 64-bit program in Program Files (x86) cripple it?

Why take a chance? Put them where they belong.

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I'm trying to solve a problem with the Aspell spell-checker for Notepad++ by using the steps described at this link... SourceForge.net: Notepad++: Aspell files - en.pws , en.prepl

However, when I right-click inside that folder to create a new text file, the only option in the "New" context menu is Folder; with a blue-and-gold admin symbol next to it. Our sys admin gave me administrative rights on this PC. I can install applications, see system files, etc. So I'm wondering why this problem?

Answer:Have admin rights but can't create new file in Program Files (x86)

Because only the SYSTEM is allowed to create files in there. (Through the installer)

You can however go to the folder you want to hand create files in and open the settings/security and go to your user and add full permissions. You can then create files by hand in that folder.

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I had a HDD in an external enclosure. Something got messed up (I think it was disconnected by accident during a file transfer) and now when I plug it in, the drive is recognized in "My Computer" and disk management but it says that the drive is not formatted and asks me if I want to format it. I had data on it that wasn't backed up (Doh!) so I plugged it into one of my computers and tried a couple of recovery programs. I was able to recover most of my files but it seems the recovery programs can't get the original file names. (It names the files recoveredfile01.pdf, recoveredfile02.doc etc.) Since it would take me hours to rename every file I am trying to find a way to recover the names too. Anyone know of any programs/methods that would do this? Obviously the files are still there... I would assume the names are there somewhere also. For your information: I am running Windows XP Pro and the HDD was formatted in FAT32. Thanks for your help!
 

Answer:Recovery Program Recovers Files But Not File Names

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This message comes up for everything!"This file does not have a program associated with it for preforming this action. Create an association in Folder Options control panel."It happened after I was removing a virus in safe mode. I can't open Firefox, I can't open Malwarebytes, I can't open AVG...I can't even open up a System Restore! What do I do?Edit: Moved topic from All Other Applications to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:None of my files will open! "This file does not have a program associated with it for preforming this action."

Welcome aboard Download and run exeHelper. Please download exeHelper from Raktor to your desktop. Double-click on exeHelper.com to run the fix. A black window should pop up, press any key to close once the fix is completed. A log file named log.txt will be created in the directory where you ran exeHelper.com Attach the log.txt file to your next message.Note: If the window shows a message that says "Error deleting file", please re-run the program before posting a log - and post the two logs together (they will both be in the one file).

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Hi,

In c:\ windows\downloaded program files, I see references to Java and Shockwave. But there are a number of files in this folder that I do not see. I have all files visible in the folder options.

I know that there are other files in this folder because I can see them when using command.exe.

Advice please

Thanks

Answer:Making All Files Visible In Downloaded Program File

It may be better to get the folder out from under the Windows folder. I have been downloading to C:\download since Win9x and it's worked well.

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Over a decade ago I started ripping my CD library to wave files and manually named them like this:

01 Artist - Track.wav

eventually converting them to FLAC

I want to have them tagged, and while manually naming them during the ripping process really wasn't that inconvenient, now that I have a couple hundred albums it's impractical. Are there any programs that could be configured to do this?
 

Answer:Program to use file names to add ID tags to audio files?

It's not exactly what you're asking for, but I use MusicBrainz Picard for tagging. Basically you dump a bunch of files into it, tell it to scan them and it identifies them and tags automagically.
 

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Since I'm running XP-SP3 this looks like the most appropriate forum category for this help request.

Issue:
Like many people I have thousands of data and image files spread out over several hard drives.

I would like to organize these files so I can find what I want when I need it without doing massive Google Desktop searches that don't even get close to narrowing down what I'm looking for without going through pages and pages of possibilities. Using the advanced search features helps some but not enough.

Example:
I work with a lot of Photoshop files. So I have .psd files saved in directory folders for a specific project. I know I should use some kind of file naming structure but most .psd files have ended up being named something project oriented. While that is great for that project, if a say 6 months later I want to find a .psd image for a different project that I know I have on one of my hard drives "Somewhere" . . . the search is on.

The resulting search adventure results in not being able to find the file I'm looking for under what ever search terms I use and I end up taking the time to create a whole new graphic

After creating a whole new graphic, I maybe find the file I was looking for and basically end up kicking myself for not organizing files.

Request:
Recommended File Management software that will allow me to find all .psd files (For example) and either copy them or in some cases move them to a master file folder for all related... Read more

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We have a Windows XP (Service Pack 2) that sorts the files according to date (rather than name as usually), when the user is in the Open File dialogue of any program (Adobe Creative Suite products, Microsoft Office programs etc.). The user can re-sort the files by clicking the sorting buttons in the dialogue window, but doing so every time we open a file feels a bit boring.

In Windows Explorer the folders are sorted aplhabetically, so the explanation cannot be that it fetches the sorting priority from the settings of Windows Explorer.

Any ideas how to fix the problem?
 

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Wondershare support group say they can't help me unless I send the log files. I can't send the log files because it seems I don't have permission. I'm the administrator so I don't know what's going on. I have Windows 7

Answer:Log Access denied Win7 Program Files (x86) Wondershare Video Editor

Where is that program supposed to create the logs? How do you know that it's a permissions issue?

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