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Windows 7: Copying Files to System Folders Denied

20 Oct 2013   #1
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Copying Files to System Folders Denied

I have UAC completely turned off. When I try to copy any file into the Program Files sub-folder, I'm denied by Windows. I tried applying full permissions to a folder, that didn't even succeed, so I can copy a few files to a sub-folder within program files.

I know Windows has tough security features, how can bypass this, especially within a standard user with elevated Administrator ?


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20 Oct 2013   #2
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Windows does this to protect itself. From threats (malware) and drive by downloads. If you had UAC on you could easily elevate yourself to fix this issue. I am not sure why you have it off. This makes windows 7 security similar to XP. It should never be turned off.

A standard user account in no way shape or form can alter the program files folder. Standard users do not have permission to install or change software. This is kind of the main point of a standard user account. (As well as restricting access to system settings.)

A few questions:

1.) WHY are you trying to copy something there?
2.) How are you trying to copy it?


You could try using the build in administrator account to do this.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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20 Oct 2013   #3
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Solved
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20 Oct 2013   #4
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Glad you got it resolved

Can I ask how?
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21 Oct 2013   #5
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

As you said, I can only do the copying in a Administrator account
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22 Oct 2013   #6
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thanks. Your welcome
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