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Windows 7: "Access Denied" when trying to modify a joystick .ini file.

10 Aug 2012   #1
Cheesysocks

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
"Access Denied" when trying to modify a joystick .ini file.

Hi all.

I know there are loads of threads about access denied, and I have read loads of them. So far I haven't cured the problem. Maybe I can get a pointer or two please?

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate PC. There is 1 user, which I will call "Fred". I know there is a hidden Administrator account, that is currently disabled still. I can't find how to enable it, but I'll keep looking later.

I have several drives attached but all the files I'm currently looking at are on my C drive and have not been created while in other, older user accounts.

I have Google Earth. My son likes to use the flight simulator and wants to use our joystick, a Saitek Cyborg Evo. I have installed the latest drivers and firmware and it works perfectly in the configuration tool. In Google earth however, the Z axit is reversed meaning the rudder and throttle are mixed up. This can be changed in the ini file which is stored at:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Earth\client\res\flightsim\controller

I can manipulate the file in many ways. I have created a folder in the controller folder called "old ini" and moved all ini's into there with no problem. I have copied the Saitek ini back to the original place with no problems. I can open it, change it read it with no problems. But the moment I try to save my changes I get "Access Denied".

The properties are:

"Access Denied" when trying to modify a joystick .ini file.-generaltab.png

"Access Denied" when trying to modify a joystick .ini file.-securitytab.png

"Access Denied" when trying to modify a joystick .ini file.-securityedittab.png

"Access Denied" when trying to modify a joystick .ini file.-detailstab.png

As you can see it is not read only, it does have full permission for read write and full access. I have gone to the folder above and found it's properties to be read only. I changed this and it asked if this was to cascade to all folders and files below. I said yes of course. I still have no access.

Can anyone advise on this old chestnut please?

Many thanks.

Mike.




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11 Aug 2012   #2
aidage

Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate
 
 

On Windows 7, you have to right click run as administrator, save it to the desktop, and drag that file into the folder you would like to use.
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13 Aug 2012   #3
Cheesysocks

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aidage View Post
On Windows 7, you have to right click run as administrator, save it to the desktop, and drag that file into the folder you would like to use.
Hi.

I knew I needed admin rights, but thought I had them as I'm the only user and an administrator. Right clicking didn't give me a 'run as admin' prompt either. Anyway, doing it on the desktop then copying it back to the folder worked. Thanks for that, my son can now 'fly' all over the world!
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13 Aug 2012   #4
aidage

Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate
 
 

Ahh it depends on your settings, for me I require everything to be prompted cause of my work field. But glad I can be of assistance.
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