I've been using Vista Home Premium x64 for about 3/4 year now, and - until today - never experienced any major problems. The most annoying bug so far was Vista not remembering my folder settings, but thanks to these forums, that problem been solved (for now)
Anyway, today a much bigger problem came up. My programs are suddenly unable to create/modify files in their installation directories (e.g. C:\program files (x86)\[program name]\...). I know that this seems to be correct, since Vista should "redirect" the write commands to the 'virtualstore'-folder.
The problem is, though, that this "redirection" doesn't seem to take place anymore. Programs either crash or display error messages (e.g. "unable to acces [filename]") whenever they want to create or modify a file in their install dirs.
As a result, I am unable to (fully) use a lot, maybe even most, of my programs.
Using System Restore didn't solve the problem, so I'm hoping anybody here can help me. I'd really appreciate it, thanks in advance
BTW: the problem first occured after installing pdf printer software - don't know if that's a coļncidence or not, though. (I've already uninstalled the software, that didn't help)
Edit: I am able to modify and create files in the virtualstore folder and its subfolders. Also, Notepad was allowed to save a .txt file to a subfolder of virtualstore, so the folder itself doesn't appear to be the problem.