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Windows 7: windows 7, GNS3 0.8.2; Error "can't create directory; access denied"

14 Apr 2013   #1
iray007

windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
windows 7, GNS3 0.8.2; Error "can't create directory; access denied"

I get error "can't create directory C:\Program Files\GNS3\PROJECTS\test123" : access denied. this is when i click on "new blank project" so GNS3 tries to create new folder "test123" in the path mentioned in 1st line here. how to get it resolved so that GNS3 can create directory when I click on new project and than save it?

could you advise?


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15 Apr 2013   #2
Kari

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Hi Iray007, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The Windows system folders Program Files, Program Files (x86), Windows and ProgramData are protected and by default the user cannot create / save anything inside them without taking the ownership of these folders or using the built-in administrator rights.

It is not recommend to use these protected system folders for saving program output or personal files. You should create and save your projects on some other location, for instance create a folder in your personal user folder for this purpose (C:\Users\Your_Username\MyProjects).

Kari
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15 Apr 2013   #3
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

As Kari already said, you should consider saving your project data in your Documents folder or somewhere else other than the Program files location as it is meant for - as its name says - program files.

But if your application does not give an option to choose the location during new project creation (rare cases), you will have to change permissions of the "project" folder.

First download and run this: http://www.howtogeek.com/downloads/TakeOwnership.zip

Now navigate to C:\Program Files\GNS3\, right click on the "PROJECTS" folder and click "Take ownership".

Now try creating a new project.
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