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File Access Denied popup when renaming shortcuts for Metro Start Menu

  1. #1


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    File Access Denied popup when renaming shortcuts for Metro Start Menu


    I've been getting a "File Access Denied, You'll need to provide administrator permission to rename this file", popup window even with UAC turned off?
    The files in question are shortcuts in the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs.
    It also happens in C:\Users\User-Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs.
    Basically what I'm doing is renaming the title of the tiles/programs displayed on the Metro Start screen.
    If there is a better way I'm all for that as having to click continue every time is getting old.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Did you turn uac fully off in the registry - or just using the slider control?
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  3. #3


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Just with the slider.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    So what is the solution for the issue????
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  5. #5


    Posts : 248
    Windows 8 RTM (Retinas taking damage...)


    Slider is not good enough. Set the enableLUA key in the registry. It will break metro apps, so remember to turn it back on afterwards(if you use metro apps).
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File Access Denied popup when renaming shortcuts for Metro Start Menu
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