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Windows 7: problem with "Permissions"

30 May 2010   #1
fat fleet

Windows 7
 
 
problem with "Permissions"

Greetings forumites.
I am the only user of my Windows 7 laptop.
I have only one user account- mine, with administrative permissions etc.
Not that this should make a difference but I removed the password in User Account Settings in the Control Panel so I don't get prompted for it every time I boot my computer. I am the only one who uses it, etc.

My problem is this. I'm running some audio recording software and Windows is not allowing it to save files to the default path. I get a pop-up saying I need administrative permission. As I am the administrator, this is a little frustrating. I also appear not to be able to change the default file path in the software preferences.
Looking at the properties tab of the folder where my software keeps attempting to save, it is set up with certain restrictions, read-only attributes and such. When I attempt to change these properties, again I get a message saying I need "administrator permission". Again, I am the administrator and I am logged in under the only account on the computer, my account, with full administrator permissions.

Anyone have any idea what's going on?


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30 May 2010   #2
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Hi Fat Fleet, Welcome to the Windows7 Forums

Can you please provide us with more info of your problem to assist us in helping you further.
Which audio software are you using?
Where is the default path it is trying to save to?

Most system folders, (such as C:\program files(x86)) are read only, writeable by the system or trusted installer.
Is there an option in the application to 'save as', and select another destination folder?
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30 May 2010   #3
joel406

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

fat fleet we will need to know your system specs as well as what flavor of Win7 you are running.

Starter?
Home Basic?
Home Premium?
Pro?
Ultimate?
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31 May 2010   #4
fat fleet

Windows 7
 
 

Hey folks.
Thanks for responding and sorry it took me a little time to get back to the 'pute.

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium on a Dell Studio 1555 laptop.
Also, though I didn't think it mattered because this seems like an OS and not a software issue, I'm running Reaper (Cockos) and it's default save path on my computer for all projects is C:/Program Files/REAPER (x64), which appears to be set up as a read-only folder. Of course I could "Save As" or manually select another path for every single project (I again haven't been able to change the software's default file path), but it doesn't solve the problem and I feel like there must be one if Reaper is installing this read-only folder and then attempting to save to it over and over.

Also I shouldn't need "administrative permission" if I am the administrative (and only) user.
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31 May 2010   #5
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Any installed program should save user files to its subfolder of the Users/Username folder, not the Program Files folder. Program Files is a restricted folder by design, and only installers to which you grant administrative permissions should be able to write to it.

Another option for you is to run Reaper as administrator*.

*by this I mean: create a shortcut like in the post below ˇ, or right click the Reaper shortcut and click Run as Administrator'
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31 May 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello fat fleet, welcome to Seven Forums!



Is the snip below what you are getting prompted with, if so have a look at the 2 tutorials at the links below, though it's not advisable to completely disable UAC altogether as it provides needed system security.

How to Change UAC Notification Settings in Windows 7

How to Create a Elevated Program Shortcut without a UAC Prompt
problem with "Permissions"-uac.jpg


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31 May 2010   #7
fat fleet

Windows 7
 
 

Running Reaper as an administrator worked.
Now, I'm thinking I should probably figure out how to configure it so it doesn't save to Program Files so... off to the Cockos forums I guess.
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31 May 2010   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fat fleet View Post
Running Reaper as an administrator worked.
Now, I'm thinking I should probably figure out how to configure it so it doesn't save to Program Files so... off to the Cockos forums I guess.
Hello again.


Glad got that sorted, now what are you asking?
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31 May 2010   #9
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fat fleet View Post
Running Reaper as an administrator worked.
Now, I'm thinking I should probably figure out how to configure it so it doesn't save to Program Files so... off to the Cockos forums I guess.
Very good. I 'm glad you got it running. I endorse the above.
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