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Windows 7: Writing To Program Files Folder - How (Access Denied) ?

09 Aug 2011   #1
Auld Bint

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


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.


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09 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1

Run the application that's trying to write to Program Files as an Administrator.
(Right click -> Run as Administrator)
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01 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7
Take ownership of the folder

in windows seven ACL is new thing and is very confusing

to get read write execute access you have to take ownership and then you can access it

go to properties>security tab>advanced>ownership tab

then add your name from the list click apply

then go to edit again and check full control and apply

and in windows eight developers preview i am able to get access inside Application folder in program files this way.

Anshul Katta
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