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Windows 7: Can't install program - Program Data folder permissions?

24 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Can't install program - Program Data folder permissions?

I'm trying to instal Skype on my PC and I keep getting this error message: 'An error occured while attempting to create the directory: c:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\StartMenu.

This is what I've done to try and remedy it:

1. Right clicked the installer file and tried to run as Administrator. Didn't work.
2. Changed security permissions on the folder ProgramData and give full control to me. Didn't work.

The folder is 50% transparent and something's not right with it but I can't figure out why.

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24 Oct 2011   #2

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

Hi kentabu,Welcome to the forums , Have you tried this little trick ? Take Ownership Shortcut
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24 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Worked fine. THanks for your help.
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25 Oct 2011   #4

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kentabu View Post
Worked fine. THanks for your help.
You're very welcome :)
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24 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ult x64

Damn it to Hell, it worked! Thanks Pebbly
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