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Windows 7: Cannot create file "c:\User\...\Appdata\Roaming...". Access is denied.

10 Sep 2012   #11
Kaktussoft

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rigth click appdata->security->advanced->change permissions. Post screenshot.


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10 Sep 2012   #12
edwar

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There are folders, well not really folders they are links, in the Roaming folder that you can not access. Why and what are you trying to save in there and what is the exact path to the folder you are trying to save in.
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10 Sep 2012   #13
KumaraB

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
rigth click appdata->security->advanced->change permissions. Post screenshot.
Please see attached.

The problem seems to have been solved though. Still don't understand why, but deleting the data files that apps can't overwrite--e.g. C:\Users\admin\AppData\Roaming\NoteTab Light\NoteTab.fpr--enables the app to recreate the file, subsequently it has no more trouble overwriting them. The same applies for Opera's dcache files, and LibreOffice's extension files.

For weird reason, these files seem to have frozen in time. They are all dated 6 Sept, soon after which I did a system restore. So, I suspect that it has to do with the restore, though I can't be sure.

Please note that apps don't have any problem with some other data files.

Anyway, glad that I could somehow fix it.


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11 Sep 2012   #14
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KumaraB View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
rigth click appdata->security->advanced->change permissions. Post screenshot.
Please see attached.

The problem seems to have been solved though. Still don't understand why, but deleting the data files that apps can't overwrite--e.g. C:\Users\admin\AppData\Roaming\NoteTab Light\NoteTab.fpr--enables the app to recreate the file, subsequently it has no more trouble overwriting them. The same applies for Opera's dcache files, and LibreOffice's extension files.

For weird reason, these files seem to have frozen in time. They are all dated 6 Sept, soon after which I did a system restore. So, I suspect that it has to do with the restore, though I can't be sure.

Please note that apps don't have any problem with some other data files.

Anyway, glad that I could somehow fix it.
Click "change permissions" in that screen. Put checkmark on both questions at bottom. Now user "admin" (yourself) has full control of all files in that folder and subfolders.
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11 Sep 2012   #15
KumaraB

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Done. I wouldn't know if it solves the problem though, as the problem no longer occurs. I'll see how things go.
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11 Sep 2012   #16
Kaktussoft

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Done. I wouldn't know if it solves the problem though, as the problem no longer occurs. I'll see how things go.
The default security on appdata was fine. On subfolders as well, I think.
But something changed permissions on files in the folder.

In appdata permissions I see "administrators" - special. What special permissions? screenshot please
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11 Sep 2012   #17
KumaraB

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
In appdata permissions I see "administrators" - special. What special permissions? screenshot please
Oh that's just due to the Take Ownership thing suggested earlier by pebbly. Shall I remove it?
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11 Sep 2012   #18
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
In appdata permissions I see "administrators" - special. What special permissions? screenshot please
Oh that's just due to the Take Ownership thing suggested earlier by pebbly. Shall I remove it?
yes remove it. and same 2 checkmarks on bottom as told you a few hours ago. Administrators have full control anyway
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11 Sep 2012   #19
KumaraB

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KumaraB View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
In appdata permissions I see "administrators" - special. What special permissions? screenshot please
Oh that's just due to the Take Ownership thing suggested earlier by pebbly. Shall I remove it?
yes remove it. and same 2 checkmarks on bottom as told you a few hours ago. Administrators have full control anyway
That's what I thought. Thanks.
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