Installs fail at C:\programdata\xxxprogram

Hi

on my Vista home premium SP2 fully updated PC when I try to install any program that writes to the Programdata folder the install fails because it cannot write to the required folder, in the latest incidence the folder was ProgramData\HP\DiditalImaging\Data\Destination\xxxx.dll. the error message is "Make sure you have access to that folder".

I have tried "take Ownership" but that did not work, this PC has only one user and this is a fairly recent problem, it started probably about a year ago, and it is driving me NUTS.

I would appreciate any input and help.

Thanks

Daniel
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Medion Media PC...It's brilliant

townsbg

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Make sure that SYSTEM and Administrators has full access to the ProgramData folder folder. Ownership should be SYSTEM or administrators and not a personal ID. My ProgramData folder is owned by administrators. Also On mine CREATOR OWNER also has full access.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
    Other Info
    N/A

townsbg

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Vista Guru
Gold Member
Under the security tab where you would take ownership.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
    Other Info
    N/A
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