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Windows 7: Create Folder in Program Files

25 Sep 2013   #1
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Create Folder in Program Files

I've been searching on how to create a folder within program file, windows denies otherwise. I can't find a solution.


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25 Sep 2013   #2
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
I've been searching on how to create a folder within program file, windows denies otherwise. I can't find a solution.
When you right click , Windows denies permission?. If that's the case then obviously it's security issues.
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25 Sep 2013   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jerome,

Do you have UAC enabled?
User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings
Are you logged in as an administrator?


Normally, you should be able to right click on an empty area in the Program Files folder, and click on New and Folder. You may then be prompted by UAC to click on "Yes" to approve before the New Folder is created.

If not, then you have a permissions issue in the Program Files folder's security properties as Rawad posted above.
Take Ownership of file
Hope this helps for now.
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25 Sep 2013   #4
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Jerome,

Do you have UAC enabled?
User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings
Are you logged in as an administrator?


Normally, you should be able to right click on an empty area in the Program Files folder, and click on New and Folder. You may then be prompted by UAC to click on "Yes" to approve before the New Folder is created.

If not, then you have a permissions issue in the Program Files folder's security properties as Rawad posted above.
Take Ownership of file
Hope this helps for now.
Follow what Brink suggested , guarantee this issue will resolve your problem.
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29 Sep 2013   #5
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Brink - I'm logged in as a Standard User, I'm unable to create any folder within Program Files, even with the UAC completely turned off from an Administrator Account, is there something I may be unaware of, as in I can't create a folder from a standard user ?
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29 Sep 2013   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Being a standard user would be why then.

All system files and folders are protected, and you must be logged in as an administrator to be able to access them.

You could enable UAC (while logged in as an administrator) to then be able to click on Continue when prompted while logged in as a standard user to enter an administrator's password to approve doing this though.
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29 Sep 2013   #7
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Brink I tried your suggestion, if I understood correctly, didn't work. I'll do the work within an Admin account, thanks for the help
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29 Sep 2013   #8
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Have you tried running Windows Explorer as Admin?
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