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can't download file - "you need permission"

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sonar1313

#1
I am trying to download a game file I bought. It is an .exe file. No matter
what folder I try to save it to, even if I try to save to a flash drive, the
computer tells me "You need permission to perform this action." I can "Try
Again" or "Cancel" but Try Again only brings up the same message. I am
running from the administrator account. I have already tried shutting off
User Access Control. How am I supposed to give myself permission to do this?
 

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empathy beard

#2
It sounds strange, but try:
- Open Internet Explorer
- Select Tools -> Internet Options
- Click Security -> Default Level

Then just "done" your way out. It fixed a similar problem I had.

- empbrd

"sonar1313" <sonar1313@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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>I am trying to download a game file I bought. It is an .exe file. No
>matter
> what folder I try to save it to, even if I try to save to a flash drive,
> the
> computer tells me "You need permission to perform this action." I can
> "Try
> Again" or "Cancel" but Try Again only brings up the same message. I am
> running from the administrator account. I have already tried shutting off
> User Access Control. How am I supposed to give myself permission to do
> this?
 

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sonar1313

#3
Default Level is grayed out....already at that setting I imagine. Tried
lowering the security setting a notch, still no good. Error messages
continue:

"You'll need to provide administrator permission to copy to this file."

ok, so I hit "Continue"...Skip and Cancel just cancel my download

"Windows needs your permission to continue."

again....continue....

then the "you need permission to perform this action" message.

"empathy beard" wrote:

> It sounds strange, but try:
> - Open Internet Explorer
> - Select Tools -> Internet Options
> - Click Security -> Default Level
>
> Then just "done" your way out. It fixed a similar problem I had.
>
> - empbrd
>
> "sonar1313" <sonar1313@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:A8D3B712-9CAD-47CF-93D6-33A94682AB15@xxxxxx

> >I am trying to download a game file I bought. It is an .exe file. No
> >matter
> > what folder I try to save it to, even if I try to save to a flash drive,
> > the
> > computer tells me "You need permission to perform this action." I can
> > "Try
> > Again" or "Cancel" but Try Again only brings up the same message. I am
> > running from the administrator account. I have already tried shutting off
> > User Access Control. How am I supposed to give myself permission to do
> > this?
>
>
 

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JerryM

#4
Something to try,

Right click CMD.EXE and select Run as Administrator.
This will put you in the Root directory where you can run your EXE files.

"sonar1313" <sonar1313@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:A8D3B712-9CAD-47CF-93D6-33A94682AB15@xxxxxx

> I am trying to download a game file I bought. It is an .exe file. No
> matter
> what folder I try to save it to, even if I try to save to a flash drive,
> the
> computer tells me "You need permission to perform this action." I can
> "Try
> Again" or "Cancel" but Try Again only brings up the same message. I am
> running from the administrator account. I have already tried shutting off
> User Access Control. How am I supposed to give myself permission to do
> this?
 

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JerryM

#5
After hitting return, type CD\ and hit return to put you in the Root
directory.

"JerryM" <jerrym526@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> Something to try,
>
> Right click CMD.EXE and select Run as Administrator.
> This will put you in the Root directory where you can run your EXE files.
>
> "sonar1313" <sonar1313@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:A8D3B712-9CAD-47CF-93D6-33A94682AB15@xxxxxx

>> I am trying to download a game file I bought. It is an .exe file. No
>> matter
>> what folder I try to save it to, even if I try to save to a flash drive,
>> the
>> computer tells me "You need permission to perform this action." I can
>> "Try
>> Again" or "Cancel" but Try Again only brings up the same message. I am
>> running from the administrator account. I have already tried shutting
>> off
>> User Access Control. How am I supposed to give myself permission to do
>> this?
>
 

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sonar1313

#6
I can't even download the file let alone run it. I've tried "Run" instead of
"Save" when I click the download link but that literally does nothing.

The download instructions say: "If the file ends in dm.exe, click OPEN.
Otherwise, click SAVE and save it to a place you'll remember later, such as
your desktop."

File does end in dm.exe. I don't know what difference that makes. Not sure
what I'm supposed to do once I get into cmd.exe if I don't even have the file
on the computer......the computer simply refuses to download.


"JerryM" wrote:

> Something to try,
>
> Right click CMD.EXE and select Run as Administrator.
> This will put you in the Root directory where you can run your EXE files.
>
> "sonar1313" <sonar1313@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:A8D3B712-9CAD-47CF-93D6-33A94682AB15@xxxxxx

> > I am trying to download a game file I bought. It is an .exe file. No
> > matter
> > what folder I try to save it to, even if I try to save to a flash drive,
> > the
> > computer tells me "You need permission to perform this action." I can
> > "Try
> > Again" or "Cancel" but Try Again only brings up the same message. I am
> > running from the administrator account. I have already tried shutting off
> > User Access Control. How am I supposed to give myself permission to do
> > this?
>
>
 

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JerryM

#7
I think I'm missing something here,

If you click Start, All Programs, and Accessories, you should see CMD.EXE
Right click it and select - Run as Administrator,
Type CD\ to put you in the Root directory where you should be able to use
your EXE files.
BUT
If downloading your file is the problem, type - Download files - on the
search line above the start button.
The file should show up there, where you can double click it to run.

Sorry if this doesn't help


"sonar1313" <sonar1313@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> I can't even download the file let alone run it. I've tried "Run" instead
> of
> "Save" when I click the download link but that literally does nothing.
>
> The download instructions say: "If the file ends in dm.exe, click OPEN.
> Otherwise, click SAVE and save it to a place you'll remember later, such
> as
> your desktop."
>
> File does end in dm.exe. I don't know what difference that makes. Not
> sure
> what I'm supposed to do once I get into cmd.exe if I don't even have the
> file
> on the computer......the computer simply refuses to download.
>
>
> "JerryM" wrote:
>

>> Something to try,
>>
>> Right click CMD.EXE and select Run as Administrator.
>> This will put you in the Root directory where you can run your EXE files.
>>
>> "sonar1313" <sonar1313@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:A8D3B712-9CAD-47CF-93D6-33A94682AB15@xxxxxx

>> > I am trying to download a game file I bought. It is an .exe file. No
>> > matter
>> > what folder I try to save it to, even if I try to save to a flash
>> > drive,
>> > the
>> > computer tells me "You need permission to perform this action." I can
>> > "Try
>> > Again" or "Cancel" but Try Again only brings up the same message. I am
>> > running from the administrator account. I have already tried shutting
>> > off
>> > User Access Control. How am I supposed to give myself permission to do
>> > this?
>>
>>
 

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sonar1313

#8
Can't even download the file - that's the problem. It downloads 99% of the
file, then tells me I need permission, and makes me cancel the
download......even though it seems like I've given permission by clicking
CONTINUE twice.

"JerryM" wrote:

> I think I'm missing something here,
>
> If you click Start, All Programs, and Accessories, you should see CMD.EXE
> Right click it and select - Run as Administrator,
> Type CD\ to put you in the Root directory where you should be able to use
> your EXE files.
> BUT
> If downloading your file is the problem, type - Download files - on the
> search line above the start button.
> The file should show up there, where you can double click it to run.
>
> Sorry if this doesn't help
>
>
> "sonar1313" <sonar1313@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:D7CCEEF6-C8BE-4CED-B87F-DDD7A946E914@xxxxxx

> > I can't even download the file let alone run it. I've tried "Run" instead
> > of
> > "Save" when I click the download link but that literally does nothing.
> >
> > The download instructions say: "If the file ends in dm.exe, click OPEN.
> > Otherwise, click SAVE and save it to a place you'll remember later, such
> > as
> > your desktop."
> >
> > File does end in dm.exe. I don't know what difference that makes. Not
> > sure
> > what I'm supposed to do once I get into cmd.exe if I don't even have the
> > file
> > on the computer......the computer simply refuses to download.
> >
> >
> > "JerryM" wrote:
> >

> >> Something to try,
> >>
> >> Right click CMD.EXE and select Run as Administrator.
> >> This will put you in the Root directory where you can run your EXE files.
> >>
> >> "sonar1313" <sonar1313@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> >> news:A8D3B712-9CAD-47CF-93D6-33A94682AB15@xxxxxx
> >> > I am trying to download a game file I bought. It is an .exe file. No
> >> > matter
> >> > what folder I try to save it to, even if I try to save to a flash
> >> > drive,
> >> > the
> >> > computer tells me "You need permission to perform this action." I can
> >> > "Try
> >> > Again" or "Cancel" but Try Again only brings up the same message. I am
> >> > running from the administrator account. I have already tried shutting
> >> > off
> >> > User Access Control. How am I supposed to give myself permission to do
> >> > this?
> >>
> >>
>
 

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PainlessTorture

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#9
Maybe the parental control have been set to block downloads. Go to Control panel, user accounts, parental control, your username and then check. Although you need to be an admin to do this and admins cant have parental controls on them...Are you an admin?
 

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sonar1313

#10
Yes, it's my home computer and I'm the admin. I've been trying to download
the program as the admin.....parental controls not an issue.

"Fmjc001" wrote:

>
> Maybe the parental control have been set to block downloads. Go to
> Control panel, user accounts, parental control, your username and then
> check. Although you need to be an admin to do this and admins cant have
> parental controls on them...Are you an admin?
>
>
> --
> Fmjc001
>
> ::*Regards,*::
> ::*Fmjc001 *::
>
 

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Gordon

#11
"sonar1313" <sonar1313@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> Can't even download the file - that's the problem. It downloads 99% of
> the
> file, then tells me I need permission, and makes me cancel the
> download......even though it seems like I've given permission by clicking
> CONTINUE twice.
>
So to what location on your HDD are you trying to download this file to?
 

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sonar1313

#12
I have tried the desktop, various other places in my own user folder
including the Downloads folder, Program Files, and an empty thumb drive.

"Gordon" wrote:

> "sonar1313" <sonar1313@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:0693E4A1-F720-47CD-8A6B-EC2977B8742F@xxxxxx

> > Can't even download the file - that's the problem. It downloads 99% of
> > the
> > file, then tells me I need permission, and makes me cancel the
> > download......even though it seems like I've given permission by clicking
> > CONTINUE twice.
> >
>
> So to what location on your HDD are you trying to download this file to?
>
>
 

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Regalia

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#13
I almost didn't bother going through registration to answer this. Almost.

For my idea of a solution.

Do you see the name of the file in the 'save' window?
The thing is, v64 won't let you save some types of files. For some reason. It can be disabled, but you don't really have to. Just change the extension of the saved file to say: 'a'.

So if you have 'file.exe' it would be 'file.a'. Thus the "protection" is circumvented. Yay.

When downloaded, the file should be renamed back to exe but i guess you knew that.
 

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sonar1313

#14
Thanks for going through the trouble :)

I do think it would have worked....but the story already has a happy
ending....someone advised me to just disable virus protection, so I did.
(Cheesy virus protection software that came installed on the computer.) And
it worked. Funny, because it never gave any indication that it was the
anti-virus that was causing my problem.

Thanks to all who offered advice!

"Regalia" wrote:

>
> I almost didn't bother going through registration to answer this.
> Almost.
>
> For my idea of a solution.
>
> Do you see the name of the file in the 'save' window?
> The thing is, v64 won't let you save some types of files. For some
> reason. It can be disabled, but you don't really have to. Just change
> the extension of the saved file to say: 'a'.
>
> So if you have 'file.exe' it would be 'file.a'. Thus the "protection"
> is circumvented. Yay.
>
> When downloaded, the file should be renamed back to exe but i guess you
> knew that.
>
>
> --
> Regalia
>
 

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Hank Arnold (MVP)

#15
You *are* going to replace it with another AV program, aren't you? There
are several very good ones (a couple free) out there,,,

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Regards,
Hank Arnold
Microsoft MVP
Windows Server - Directory Services

sonar1313 wrote:

> Thanks for going through the trouble :)
>
> I do think it would have worked....but the story already has a happy
> ending....someone advised me to just disable virus protection, so I did.
> (Cheesy virus protection software that came installed on the computer.) And
> it worked. Funny, because it never gave any indication that it was the
> anti-virus that was causing my problem.
>
> Thanks to all who offered advice!
>
> "Regalia" wrote:
>

>> I almost didn't bother going through registration to answer this.
>> Almost.
>>
>> For my idea of a solution.
>>
>> Do you see the name of the file in the 'save' window?
>> The thing is, v64 won't let you save some types of files. For some
>> reason. It can be disabled, but you don't really have to. Just change
>> the extension of the saved file to say: 'a'.
>>
>> So if you have 'file.exe' it would be 'file.a'. Thus the "protection"
>> is circumvented. Yay.
>>
>> When downloaded, the file should be renamed back to exe but i guess you
>> knew that.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Regalia
>>
 

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