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chueh

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I downloaded Garritan Personal Orchestra 4 to the "downloads" folder. I used winRAR to TRY to unzip and extract to the folder I created under "Program Files." However, it says that nothing could be unzip under a temp folder.

OK, so I moved the zipped file also under Program Files, but still WinRAR says "! C:\Program Files\PersonalOrchestra4\Garritan_Personal_Orchestra_4.02_WIN.zip: Cannot create WIN_Garritan_Personal_Orchestra_4.02.exe
Access is denied."

What should I do now? Thanks
 

chueh

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So... don't know what to do, I tried downloading winzip190. However, it was blocked by Chrome. I checked reviews and comments. It's blocked because it came with some other bundle programs, which were detected by Chrome as harmful.

Anyway, I downloaded 7-zip. Happily to try this unzip program, as if it were solve all my problems. After it reached its 100% extraction, ERROR message said, " cannot open output file: ............(the same path as what's mentioned above)"

What's wrong???
 

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Try downloading again, the file could be corrupted.
 

Oddba11

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Also, UAC could be restricting access to the Program Files folder.

Are you able to extract to a different location (for example: C:/aaa)?
 

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It will restrict writes to Program Files. Even Administrator needs elevated permission.
 

chueh

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Thank you. You guys ROCK(y) Indeed, it's all due to Program Files. I am not a computer geek, but I'd like to know why it's not allowed to do so. If you can explain it in a simple way, I would appreciate it. If it's too hard to explain or too technical, then don't worry about it!!!
 

chueh

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Hm.... secure!!!! I am not sure I got that! Why would an application under Program Files affect its security?
 

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It's not "an application under Program Files" issue. It's about not allowing programs to write to the Program Files folder. If Malware, for example, can't write to the HDD (Programs Files folders), it will prevent you from being infected.

If you aren't concerned about getting infected, you can disable UAC. Which is not recommended for the average user.
 

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It is not only to stop programs being put in the program folder, it is also to stop malware from updating programs that are already in there.
 
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