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Solved: Problems posed by Administrator restrictions

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Robert1, Dec 21, 2011.

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  1. Robert1

    Robert1 Thread Starter

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    I just tried to download software that I purchased online. I created a folder in the Program Files in which to save the program. Then I tried to save the program file into the new folder. However, I got a message indicating I didn't have administrative privileges. I bought this computer, I own it, noone else owns even a part of it. I don't understand why I'm restricted from saving the file. When I look at the directory list I see that the folder has a padlock symbol on the folder icon. I notice at least one other folder in the Program Files has the same padlock symbol attached to it, indicating, I suspect, that I would have problems in controlling the contents of that folder as well.

    Can anyone help me with this problem? My operating system is Windows 7.

    Thank you,
    Robert
     
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    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    I would NEVER download to the programs files folder, that is there for the "INSTALED" copy of the program. Download to separate folder, then run the setup (install) from there.
     
  4. Phantom010

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    I understand but I hate those locks! [​IMG]
     
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    Those locks are there for a REAL reason, and those that do not FULLY know what they are getting into, the removal of the locks may get one into deep dodo. :eek: :rolleyes:
     
  6. Phantom010

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    The lock icon in Windows 7 indicates that the file or folder can only be accessed by you, and no other user on your computer. If it wasn't your intention in the first place, and you have been playing around with folder sharing or security options, then it’s an eyesore.
     
  7. Robert1

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    I found out that DaveA is right - when I allowed the program to download the file to the folder it wanted to, it automatically saved the executable files to a folder in the Program files.

    Live and learn!

    Thanks everyone for coming back to me!

    Merry Christmas to all!
    Robert
     
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