Quote: Originally Posted by Puddin Man
Excuse me. I am coming from a W2k environment, where C:\Documents and Settings\ is a real directory.
Look for Corrine's response in MSE
where the MS instructions say:
1. Log on to the computer using an Administrator user account.
2. Click "Start", and click "My Computer".
3. On the "Tools" menu, click "Folder Options".
4. Click the "View" tab.
5. Under "Hidden files and folders", check on "Show hidden files and folders".
6. Click to clear the "Hide extensions for known file types" check box, and then click "OK".
7. We will find the file named "data.dat" under the following folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Windows Genuine Advantage\data
Microsoft ItsOwnSelf is telling me to access C:\Documents and Settings\... ?????
What am I to think of such insanely conflicting directions?
Excuse me also, but this is Windows 7 kernel 6.x. Changes were made, this was one of them.
And no offense to Corrine, but having an MVP tag doesn't necessarily mean you work for MS. That tag is awarded like a medal, irregardless of where you are employed.
Back to your problem, you are saying you want to access Documents and Settings because of that solution posted above. Let me tell you this- that solution is applicable for XP system wherein they make use of that folder scheme. Application Data is now stored in the folder "AppData" found in your respective folder (i.e. C:\Users\Username\AppData).
Now, come to think of it, that solution doesn't apply to you at all. As far as I know, ever since Windows Vista, MS has been using an entirely different product activation engine that doesn't store files/folder inside AppData.
If you really are eager to reset/repair your activation engine, you should visit Genuine Microsoft Software
And again, you can take ownership of the files/folders to grant yourself explicit permissions to access those folders by following http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67...ship-file.html
. But before you do, please add a system restore point at least. Just remember, you were warned. :P
well arkhis post was total gobbledegook go six posts down for take ownership of files in this forum
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