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Windows 7: Problem with file permissions - help!

12 Feb 2010   #1

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Problem with file permissions - help!

I've just bought a new Windows 7 computer and I'm having a problem with my e-mail and newsgroup program, Forte Agent.

It's perhaps unusual in that it has a Data folder as a subfolder of the main program folder in C:\Program Files (x86). Because of this, I think Windows 7 has assumed that the files in the Data folder can't be modified or deleted. In fact, Agent itself has to be able to modify files in this folder in certain situations.

I've tried amending the file permissions using Windows Explorer but the Write options seem to be greyed out. It offers the permissions for various categories of user and shows me under my registered name as both an Administrator and a User, but I can't seem to change the permissions whichever user category I select.

I'm puzzled because this issue never occurred when I was using Forte Agent under Windows NT on my old computer. Anyway, I need some basic guidance here - any help will be much appreciated.


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12 Feb 2010   #2

 

could you printscreen it for us please?
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12 Feb 2010   #3

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Welcome Bruce

I think these instructions will show you how to take ownership and grant permissions, so that you can enjoy your Windows 7

How to Take Ownership and Grant Permissions in Windows Vista My Digital Life

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67...ship-file.html For Vista and Windows 7
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12 Feb 2010   #4

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Many thanks Richard - I think I've sorted it out!
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12 Feb 2010   #5

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Thank you so much for your kind words. You will find every member at the forum ready to help. As a member, you are invited to share your expertise and knowledge with other members, too. That is what makes this more than an informtion forum, it is a family Good luck to you.
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