On Thu, 26 Jun 2008 04:12:56 -0500, you wrote:
Well, I have one program or maybe two which do just that -- write to the program files structure, but in thinking about it, this one -- my accounting package -- uses some sort of database which I think starts as a service, maybe this explains that.
So, should I uninstall and reinstall outside Program files -- like it was previously or is there a better solution -- because I want to put btm files, etc in that directory. Another thing, how do they write to the .ini files?
The other programs you are using must also be running as
Administrator, as that is the only way to copy into the Program Files
directories under Vista unless you turn UAC off (as I have). Only
installers are allowed to write to Program Files (and a number of
other directories). Programs may seem to be writing to Program Files,
but in fact they may have been diverted to a special "VirtualStore"
folder instead. Take a look at:
You may not be able to see that directory with normal software unless
you use "Run as Administrator".