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Windows 7: Administration privileges


05 Nov 2009   #1
Cissy46

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Administration privileges

This happens to me a lot. Today, again. I clicked to download a patch for a program I have on my computer. I want to put the patch IN the program it is designed for. But an anoying popup tells me I have no right to do this and I have to put it in my User folder.

Why?


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05 Nov 2009   #2
Everlong

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Vista and 7 are fussy about files being copied to C:.

You could try following the steps in this tutorial: Take Ownership Shortcut and then you can take ownership of the folder you're wanting to copy too and it *should* work.
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05 Nov 2009   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Cissy,

For security reasons, Windows 7 and Vista will only allow you to download file to your desktop or a user folder. Afterwards, you can move them to any location on your computer. You cannot download directly to the C:\Windows, C:\Program Files folders.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Nov 2009   #4
Cissy46

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

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

For security reasons, Windows 7 and Vista will only allow you to download file to your desktop or a user folder. Afterwards, you can move them to any location on your computer. You cannot download directly to the C:\Windows, C:\Program Files folders.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thank you, Shawn. That's what I have been doing. Moving to where I want it after dowloadin.
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06 Nov 2009   #5
Cissy46

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong18 View Post
Vista and 7 are fussy about files being copied to C:.

You could try following the steps in this tutorial: Take Ownership Shortcut and then you can take ownership of the folder you're wanting to copy too and it *should* work.
Thank you! I will give it a try!
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