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Permissions to Program Files

February 24, 2009 at 09:10:40
Specs: Windows Vista, Intel Core 2 Duo

Hi,

Though, I logged in to my laptop using administrative account but from last few days I am not able to install anything on my laptop. When I find out the reason then I come to know that I don't have write permissions to Program Files folder under C:/ directory. I have tried to edit and apply the permissions but it says Access Denied.
Can anybody tell me how to get the permissions back?

Regards,
Sandy

Sandy!


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#1
February 24, 2009 at 09:30:53

Take Ownership. You can then set permissions.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#2
February 24, 2009 at 09:35:04

Check whether ur suer have administrative permission or not ..

if u dont have try this..

start > cmd > type 'at'

if getting acces denied leave it other wise reply me ill help u ..


and For installing software show some other path ...


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#3
February 26, 2009 at 04:15:19

Hi Ramdas,

I have tried the 'at' command at command prompt. It didn't show me Access Denied!

You are right, for installation I can choose some other path.

But for e.g. If I want to install a plug-in for IE or Mozilla Firefox then it will access the Windows and Program Files directory under C:/. And I dont have the write permission to any of them.
Also the plug-in installation don't give you the option to choose the installation directory.

Regards,
Sandy

Sandy!


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#4
February 26, 2009 at 06:30:08

The correct path is C:\ Did you take ownership as I mentioned?

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#5
February 26, 2009 at 06:44:34

How to take the ownership?
I have already been logged as an Administrator, so what other ownership I need?

-Sandy

Sandy!


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#6
February 26, 2009 at 10:15:59

Hi sandy

check whether u have access to scheduled task or not..

if have.

just put a schedule task to to run command prompt after 2 mins..

then thw command prompt widow will open before u (which have 'system' power ful user other than administrator rights)..

kill explorer.exe at task manager processes list.

and run again from command prompt.
so that u will beon the explorer window of 'system' user.


fromthere try to give permissions to the foledr..


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#7
February 26, 2009 at 11:26:44

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

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