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File access blocked

  1. #1


    xx-309 Guest

    File access blocked

    I am the sole user on my home computer and so I assume I'm also the
    administrator, but when I edited a file inside a program and went to save the
    file wordpad told me "access to c:\ProgramFiles etc... was denied" what I
    want to know is why am I being denied access to my own files and how do I
    gain access to them?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Chandan Omk Guest

    RE: File access blocked

    yes, you cannot edit and save a file inside program files location. For that
    you have to run the editor as Administrator, open the file and then save the
    file in the desired location. you cannot simply open and save in the program
    files location, that location is restricted in vista for the standard user
    because unless you specify a program to run as admin, vista run that program
    as standard user by default.

    "xx-309" wrote:

    > I am the sole user on my home computer and so I assume I'm also the
    > administrator, but when I edited a file inside a program and went to save the
    > file wordpad told me "access to c:\ProgramFiles etc... was denied" what I
    > want to know is why am I being denied access to my own files and how do I
    > gain access to them?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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