Create Folder in Program Files


  1. Posts : 925
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Create Folder in Program Files


    I've been searching on how to create a folder within program file, windows denies otherwise. I can't find a solution.
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  2. Posts : 532
    Windows 8.1 64 bit
       #2

    JerometheGiraff said:
    I've been searching on how to create a folder within program file, windows denies otherwise. I can't find a solution.
    When you right click , Windows denies permission?. If that's the case then obviously it's security issues.
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  3. Posts : 71,248
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    Hello Jerome,

    Do you have UAC enabled?
    Are you logged in as an administrator?


    Normally, you should be able to right click on an empty area in the Program Files folder, and click on New and Folder. You may then be prompted by UAC to click on "Yes" to approve before the New Folder is created.

    If not, then you have a permissions issue in the Program Files folder's security properties as Rawad posted above.
    Hope this helps for now. :)
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  4. Posts : 532
    Windows 8.1 64 bit
       #4

    Brink said:
    Hello Jerome,

    Do you have UAC enabled?
    Are you logged in as an administrator?


    Normally, you should be able to right click on an empty area in the Program Files folder, and click on New and Folder. You may then be prompted by UAC to click on "Yes" to approve before the New Folder is created.

    If not, then you have a permissions issue in the Program Files folder's security properties as Rawad posted above.
    Hope this helps for now. :)
    Follow what Brink suggested , guarantee this issue will resolve your problem. :)
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  5. Posts : 925
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Brink - I'm logged in as a Standard User, I'm unable to create any folder within Program Files, even with the UAC completely turned off from an Administrator Account, is there something I may be unaware of, as in I can't create a folder from a standard user ?
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  6. Posts : 71,248
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #6

    Being a standard user would be why then.

    All system files and folders are protected, and you must be logged in as an administrator to be able to access them.

    You could enable UAC (while logged in as an administrator) to then be able to click on Continue when prompted while logged in as a standard user to enter an administrator's password to approve doing this though.
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  7. Posts : 925
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Brink I tried your suggestion, if I understood correctly, didn't work. I'll do the work within an Admin account, thanks for the help :)
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  8. Posts : 4,048
    W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.2 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit
       #8

    Have you tried running Windows Explorer as Admin?
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