"Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> There is something wrong with the program I am trying to run then.
Here's a good overview of file system virtualisation in Vista:
If you know what file and/or directory teh app is trying to write to, you
can grant yourself permissions to that specific file on a file-by-file
basis. Highlight the sub-folder in Explorer, right-click, choose Properties,
then Security, and adjust the permissions using the dialogue which appears.
You have to be very careful, when using this permissions editor - it is easy
to make a mistake and totally trash your system; or worse, weaken the
protection in Vista and leave yourself vulnerable to viruses, trojans etc.
But it can be done - I've had to do this for a few old apps I run.
Alternatively, contact teh vendor of the application you're using, and ask
them how to make their app run on Vista. They may have a patch or upgarde
Good luck with it.
amclar (at) optusnet dot com dot au