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Admin rights not working for Admin account

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Woffiedog_1, Jul 31, 2011.

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  1. Woffiedog_1

    Woffiedog_1 Thread Starter

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    Greetings,

    I am trying to change the folder properties of a applications folder from read only. I am doing this per instructions from the apps provider to prevent crashes.

    When I go to change the permissions it states I need admin privileges. The only account I have on the box is the admin however I did change the name to something besides admin. The account is definitely an admin account.

    Any thoughts?

    Windows 7 64 bit
     
  2. DaveA

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    Provide the full path of this folder, so we can see if it is in a "Protected" area or not?
     
  3. Woffiedog_1

    Woffiedog_1 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your reply.

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Polar

    When I open the properties dialog for the box the read only box is filled with blue highlight. Does that mean it is checked?
     
  4. DaveA

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    Being a system folder, then I do NOT think you will be able to make it "Read" only.

    Can you post a screenshot of the "Blue highlight", as most of the time these are "Compressed" folders?
     
  5. Woffiedog_1

    Woffiedog_1 Thread Starter

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    Here it is.

    Thanks!
    Marc
     

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    DaveA Trusted Advisor

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    Can you post a link to this "Polar Precision Performance" instructions as to how the change is to be done?

    They (Polar Precision Performance) have set the Read only protection for some reason.
     
  7. Woffiedog_1

    Woffiedog_1 Thread Starter

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    Hi Dave,

    Not an official recommendation from Polar but suggestion on the polar sw user site :)

    Read Below:

    Win 7 compatibility fix
    If you set the folder properties (right click > properties) of C:\Program Files\Polar\
    to NOT read-only, PPP SW works fine with Windows 7.

    The software crashes because it is trying to write to files in C:\Program Files\Polar\ directory which windows UAC doesn't allow because PPP SW was not designed with elevated privileges.

    Hope this helps...
    win7 crash fix is offline
     
  8. Woffiedog_1

    Woffiedog_1 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your help. Reading more into the user group it seems that polar is not supporting the sw on w7 at all and there is buggy behavior. Other users recommend running under xp virtual machine on w7

    Cheers,
    Marc
     
  9. DaveA

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    Yes, many a older program will not work well on Windows 7 and the OEM must redo their program before they will work correctly.

    At least you have a work around.
     
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