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Windows 7: Access to the path 'C:\Documents and Settings' is denied - Win7-32 Bit


04 Feb 2012   #1

INDOWS-7 32 BIT
 
 
Access to the path 'C:\Documents and Settings' is denied - Win7-32 Bit

Dear All,

I am installing a software which was used in my old OS : XP.
But when I am trying to install it in new machine (Windows-7 32 bit).
It is showing "Access to the path 'C:\Documents and Settings' is denied." message in middle of installation.

I tried below solutions :

1. Running setup as " Run as administrator"
2. By chanding "Local Users and Groups" -> Administartor (properties)-> Account Is Disabled
3.Tries changing access setting.

Nono of above soltion worked.Please help.

Thanks

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04 Feb 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Documents and settings, in Windows 7, is relegated to a System file and is known, together with several other "legacy" folders, as a "junction" folder. It is there for backward compatibility purposes only.
Your problem could be just that - compatibility. Try right clicking the installation file and check under the compatibility options. Run in Xp mode and also as Administrator. See if that is succesful.
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04 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

davehc is correct and unnless you have created an entry "Documents and Settings" at the Root level this would be an invalid path in stock Windows 7 (No such directory). That would only be correct under Window XP and older......Try changing the target if you have the option (perhaps, advanced/manual install options?).

If this path is hard coded into the software and compatibility mode does not work for you, you could probably create a symbolic link as follows:

Creating Symbolic Links
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06 Feb 2012   #4

INDOWS-7 32 BIT
 
 
None of above solution worked

Thanks davehc and bobtran.I tried both solution but none of them worked in y case :

1.Checking compatibility : It is disabled in my case
2.Creating Symbolinc Links : After creating symbolic link (check attachment)
also it is showing same error.

Please Help


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06 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What are you trying to download and/or install?
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06 Feb 2012   #6

INDOWS-7 32 BIT
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
What are you trying to download and/or install?

I am installing a ACAD software.
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06 Feb 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What operating system are you using.
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06 Feb 2012   #8

INDOWS-7 32 BIT
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
What operating system are you using.
Windows 7 - 32 Bit
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06 Feb 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I would suggest that you:
1) contact the vendor of this specific product to see if there is a Vista/Windows 7 version available.
2) You could setup a virtual machine (Windows Virtual PC, VirtualBox, or VMware) and install a copy of Windows XP, then install this CAD product as normal.
3) If you have 7pro or 7ultimate you could use XP mode (Windows Virtual PC
+ a pre configured XP virtual machine image).
4) lastly you could setup a Linux box or partition, install wine and then install your cad program using wine.

Any of these processes should (I repeat....should) make the process possible. #1 is your best option if the company is still in operation....they may have a solution to your install issue...have you spoken to them about install to Windows7.
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