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Windows 7: Can't install program - Program Data folder permissions?

24 Oct 2011   #1
kentabu

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Can't install program - Program Data folder permissions?

I'm trying to instal Skype on my PC and I keep getting this error message: 'An error occured while attempting to create the directory: c:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\StartMenu.

This is what I've done to try and remedy it:

1. Right clicked the installer file and tried to run as Administrator. Didn't work.
2. Changed security permissions on the folder ProgramData and give full control to me. Didn't work.

The folder is 50% transparent and something's not right with it but I can't figure out why.


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24 Oct 2011   #2
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi kentabu,Welcome to the forums , Have you tried this little trick ? Take Ownership Shortcut
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24 Oct 2011   #3
kentabu

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Worked fine. THanks for your help.
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25 Oct 2011   #4
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kentabu View Post
Worked fine. THanks for your help.
You're very welcome
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24 Apr 2012   #5
AvatarOfTheShip

Windows 7 Ult x64
 
 

Damn it to Hell, it worked! Thanks Pebbly
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