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Windows 7: Strange error message

06 Sep 2009   #1

windows 7 32bit
Strange error message

I bought a piece of software that required me to go to the companies website and download a "validation" file. The problem is every time I open up the file to validate it I get:

"The operating system denied access to the specified file"

I'm running in administrator mode, does anyone have suggestions on how to get around this? thanks

My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Sep 2009   #2

XP, Seven, 2008R2

What is administrator mode?

Disable UAC, reboot, validate the software, re-enable UAC, reboot


Enable the hidden Administrator account, login as Administrator and validate the software.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise

Check if the file is blocked. Right click/properties and look in the bottom right corner for it.
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06 Sep 2009   #4


Make this easier - What is the software and what is the website?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008

A. Run the program as an administrator.
B. Take ownership of the files.
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07 Sep 2009   #6
Orbital Shark


It could be that any AntiVirus software you are running is blocking the file. Are you trying to 'Run' the file from download or are you 'Saving' to a location then trying to run?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Sep 2009   #7

windows 7 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AllMac View Post
Check if the file is blocked. Right click/properties and look in the bottom right corner for it.
This helped. thanks
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