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Access Denied ...Permission Denied

Don Keare

Since installing Windows 8, I have been having sporadic problems with access denied. Examples follow:

PIMEX is a Personal Information Manager that I have been using through several generations of Windows. When I first converted to Windows 8, this program worked with no problems. Now, however, when I try to open the program, I get the message "PIMEX database could not be opened. Error message: permission denied". If I use the Control Panel to uninstall the program, and then reinstall the program, I am able to open it normally and work with it and use all functions. Once I close the program, however, and try to open it again, I once again get permission denied.

PaperPort is a program that manages scanned images. The program can scan either photos or text documents. If text is selected, the program creates a PDF file that the user names. These scanned files are then stored in PaperPort folders. When I try to display one of these files, PaperPort invokes PDF Viewer Plus (included with the package), and I get the message access denied. If I try to use the Windows 8 Reader to display the file, I get a "Sorry, can't display this file message". Likewise, I cannot display the file using Adobe software.

I have a HP Photosmart Premium printer which also is a scanner. If I use the HP Solution Center to scan a text document, I am able to scan the file without problems, but when I try to Finish and write the file to my hard drive, I have the same permissions problem ... I cannot write the file.

These are three examples of related problems I have been experiencing. I would appreciate any help in resolving these problems. I have looked at samples of access denied on this Forum, and have tried several approached, including Taking Ownership, with no success.

My Computer

System One

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Try running the programs as administrator or try to change the compatibility settings and run it for a previous known working windows edition. Thanks.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    AMD FX8150 8 Core 3.4Ghz
    8GB DDR3 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI HD6950
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 2310i
    Screen Resolution
    Hard Drives
    60GB - Boot Drive
    3TB - Media Drive
    750GB - Data Drive
    500GB - Games
    500GB - Games (Raid 1)
    Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 3000
    Microsoft Wireless Mouse 3000
    Internet Speed
    1 MB/s