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Windows 7: Windows Desktop Gadgets has stopped working

17 Nov 2009   #11

windows 7

sorry to ask this question. but how did you get the permission to accept. windows keeps on giving me errors

"An error occured while applying security information to:

C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Weather.Gadget

Access is denied."

pls help. noob here

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18 Nov 2009   #12

Windows 7 build 7600

Here is what I did:
  1. Right click the file
  2. Click Properties
  3. Go to the Security tab
  4. Click on Advanced
  5. Click on Change Permisions
  6. Select your username
  7. Click Edit
  8. Check all the Allow boxes
  9. Click OK
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20 Nov 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate

Slide Show gadget picture View problem in windows 7 sidebar?

Hi i have a problem with slideshow gadget in windows 7 ultimate..
Slide show works fine but the problem is i cant view the picture by pressing the view button in slide show gadget..

I also deleted the settings.ini file and 7 rebuilt it..but problem didnt solve..

Kindly tell me alternative method to solve this problem plzzzzz
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20 Nov 2009   #14

Windows 8.1 x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview

Please check the answer to your other request for this information
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20 Nov 2009   #15

windows 7

SAGESH WILL U HELP ME TOO...i have the same problem which u mentioned above..but..I can't id [REMOVED] i m from INDIA
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20 Nov 2009   #16

windows 7

Here is what I did:
Right click the file
Click Properties
Go to the Security tab
Click on Advanced
Click on Change Permisions
Select your username
Click Edit
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21 Nov 2009   #17

Windows 7 build 7600

Hi Anuragzmp,

Are you logged in as an administrator on your computer?
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22 Nov 2009   #18

windows 7

but./ .time it..was..not./../

Anurag (India)
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23 Nov 2009   #19


You can remove gadgets by simply editing the Settings.ini file in:

\Users\account\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar

You don't have to delete the actual gadget. Just remove the section in the ini.

FWIW, my weather gadget was causing the same problem. Still haven't figured out why though, it was working fine for a while then suddenly stopped. Probably due to some corrupt saved data someplace.
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19 May 2011   #20

Windows 7 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sagech View Post
Problem solved.

The default weather gadget that came with windows 7 was the culprit.

I could not disable it because the sidebar keeps on crashing whenever i tried to open the gadget list. I had to set permissions for the weather gadget folder in program files in order to forcefully delete it.
I have never used gadgets on windows 7 but I thought I would have a look tonight and put the default Weather gadget on. Within two minutes I got the BSOD.
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