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Read/Write in Program Files?!?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by MeinDCIC, Dec 5, 2006.

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  1. MeinDCIC

    MeinDCIC Thread Starter

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    I think a securty update that was downloaded recently is effecting some software I have. I have a program that sits in the Program Files area and one of the folders needs to be read/write since other computers in my network are accessing the data file inside here- however, when I go into the properties Read Only has a green marker in it. I uncheck it and a dialog asks something like "This folder and the ones under it?" Which I agree to. However, when you go back and look at the properties the green marker is back as read only. How do I fix this issue????????
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  2. Davey7549

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    MeinDCIC

    Sounds as if there are permission levels set for the folder you are talking about. To change the permission level you must have the authority to do it of course and this link will help you define what to set it to.

    Take Care
    Dave
     
  3. DoubleHelix

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    So what's the error you get when trying to run this program? My C:\Program Files folder has a green box in the Read Only check box, however, I can still create folders in it.
     
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