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I can't seem install some programs. Solved.

ProgramData; privileges

Best Answer SleepyDude , 03 August 2016 - 10:16 AM

Hi, Eventually the folders have the wrong permissions... Download Windows Repair (All-in-One) Portable (use the Direct Download button)extract the tweaking.com_windows_repair_aio.zip to c... Go to the full post »


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A few programs that I've attempted to install die half way through throwing the error that I have insufficient privileges to access C:\ProgramData\..... When I try to take ownership of the folder in question I am unable to. My user profile gives me administrator privileges. If I right click the installer and click run as administrator this doesn't improve the situation. What am I doing wrong?


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Hi,

 

Eventually the folders have the wrong permissions...

 

Download Windows Repair (All-in-One) Portable (use the Direct Download button)

  • extract the tweaking.com_windows_repair_aio.zip to c:\Windows\TEMP the zip will extract to a folder called Tweaking.com - Windows Repair
  • execute the file Repair_Windows.exe from the Tweaking.com - Windows Repair folder
  • click on the tab Step 5: Backup and on the buttons:
    • Backup to create a Registry Backup
    • Create to create a System Restore Point
  • click on the tab Start Repairs, next click the Open Repairs button to access the following screen:
    WindowsRepair.png
  • click the box All Repairs to uncheck all the box's
  • check only the following box's:
    • 01 - Reset Registry Permissions
    • 02 - Reset File Permissions
    • 02.1 - File Permissions C:\
    • 03 - Reset Service Permissions
    • 26 - Restore Important Windows Services
    • 27 - Set Windows Services to Default Startup
  • check the box Restart/Shutdown System When Finished > Restart System
  • click the Start Repairs button

 


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It looks as though this has done the trick. I've not been having problems with installs since. Thanks.

BTW that's a nice little program.


Edited by chuck666, 17 August 2016 - 01:27 PM.

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Hi,

 

Thanks for reporting the result.


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I would have posted back earlier but I don't do many program installations and I needed to be reasonably sure the problem was solved.

Thanks again.


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