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Can't download exe file-- ""You'll need to provide admin"

  1. #1

    Posts : 8

    Can't download exe file-- ""You'll need to provide admin"

    Hi All.

    I'm running Windows 8.1 (standard/ home edition) and can't download a couple .exe files. I get "You'll need to provide administrator permission to copy to this folder". errors. I'm the only user on this computer and have administrator access.

    The file resides on mediafire and via my ipad I was able to manage to transfer it to dropbox, but I still get the same error. The filename (partial) is created but no further downloading is done.

    I can't take ownership of the file-- it doesn't exist on my computer yet.
    I can't change the local security policy (I understand this is only available in Win 8 Pro version).
    UAC is already disabled as much as I can figure (via the slider set to never notify).

    Short of setting up a super admin account (would this even work?), can anyone tell me how to fix this problem?

    thanks in advance,


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  2. #2

    Where are you trying to download to? What is the full path?
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  3. #3

    Posts : 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Where are you trying to download to? What is the full path?
    I'm just downloading to the default download folder (users\username\downloads)-- nothing special.
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  4. #4

    Trfy a different browser, like Firefox. See if downloading there works.
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  5. #5

    Orange Park Florida
    Posts : 24
    Windows 8.1 Professional

    Have you tried running your browser as administrator? Ex- Right click>Run As Administrator
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Can't download exe file-- ""You'll need to provide admin"

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