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Windows 7: Program cannot write to installed folder

29 Jul 2010   #1
Anderson2

Windows 7
 
 
Program cannot write to installed folder

Hi I have a Windows program that is installed in the default C:\Program Files (x86) folder, and of course it cannot write some of the data it needs to write to that folder. I assume that is because of the Windows 7 permissions.
Is there a simple way to allow this particular program to write to its install folder despite permission restrictions? I already moved its data folder to my data partition but this is for some files that I do not have the option to move to another folder.
Thank you.


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29 Jul 2010   #2
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Run the program as administrator. Right click the programs .exe file and click 'Run as Administrator". Then it can do what ever you need it to, despite permissions.
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29 Jul 2010   #3
Anderson2

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you.
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