I create folder Foo, and am therefore the owner.
I create and own every subfolder and file within folder Foo.
However, program zot.exe (which I start, and is presumably running as me) is unable to move folder Foo\a to Foo\moved\a (yes, folder Foo\moved exists). An access denied error occurs. Running zot.exe as administrator does not help
I open the properties for folder Foo (on a FAT drive).
There is no "security" tab. I therefore click sharing/advanced sharing/permissions/add.
I type in the word "everyone".
I give "Everyone" full control.
Program zot is still unable to move folder foo\a to foo\moved\a (access denied).
The process of changing permissions seems overmuch to me, but admitedly, such permission changing is not likely to be done often.
My real complaint is "it doesn't work".
Please don't tell me how to avoid UAC messages. There is no UAC message.
I can move the folder from explorer (I am an administrator and no UAC message pesters me).
My problem is not a UAC message - it's that the program is unable to move a folder because access is denied.
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I hate Windows 7 permissions.
Over 25 years ago, I found unix permissions to be a good and adequate solution for the environment in which I worked.
I recall no problems getting them "to work".
I would very much like to eliminate file permission checking on all my Windows 7 machines.
It would be nice to leave it enabled only for folders such as "windows" and "program files" containing executables (including, of course, DLL's).
If that is infeasible, I'd like to eliminate it entirely. The protection it provides is far from worth the problems it causes.
I have seen posts criticizing windows permissions, and responses stating that the files in the windows folder are protected for a reason, etc - even though the original poster said nothing about any kind of "system" folder.