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mrw55

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Hello Eight Forums:

When trying to save a file, in this case an app. file update, to the original program's location in program files, I receive a error message informing me I need admin permission to do so. Problem is, I am the admin. and my user account is such that I can't change it's type as I am the only admin. using my computer. I had this problem under the same circumstances with Windows 7 as well, but I ignored it. Now I'm tired of it and want it to go away.
Has anyone encountered the above problem and if so how did you solve it?

Thanks for your time.
mrw55
 

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MilesAhead

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.0 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satelite C55D-A Laptop
    CPU
    AMD EI 1200
    Memory
    4 gb DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Raedon 340 MB dedicated Ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
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    1366 x 768
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    640 GB (spinner) Sata II
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    Touch pad

mrw55

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"So What" Miles:
Just kidding ,but if you are a Miles Davis fan you should recognize the song title. It also happens to be my cellphone ringtone.
Anyway, everything went fine with the "Take Ownership" addition to the context menu. I now see merge and take ownership,etc.
I'm still having the same problem. From the Cubase LE 6 webpage, I am downloading Steinberg's Cubase LE 6.0.7 update to my copy of Cubase LE 6.
I want to save it in the Steinberg program file, but when I try to do this, I get the admin permission error message, even though I am the admin. To save time I downloaded the update to a User/me file and will install it from there.

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm sure it will come in handy in the future.
 

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  • OS
    8.1

MilesAhead

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Glad you like the music of Miles. :) The Admin user thing got weird after XP. It would have been less confusing if they named the user account group "Operators" like they did in NT 4 Server. An Operator could install/uninstall programs, register/unregister COM and ActiveX. But an Operator could not delete system files. Istead there's a user account in Administrator Group that's not really an Administrator. Go figure. :)

How to handle stuff in the Program Files folders I determine by trial and error. If it lets me do it I must have been right all along. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.0 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satelite C55D-A Laptop
    CPU
    AMD EI 1200
    Memory
    4 gb DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Raedon 340 MB dedicated Ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Built in
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    640 GB (spinner) Sata II
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Touch pad

4hunter4

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If you have the time go program files x86, then program files,then program Data. Rt click and choose properties then security.
Start with main menu and edit/add your username with full control (even if it's there) OK your way out, next in the security window c
choose advanced, at the top next to owner choose principal or change, next menu choose advanced then find now and from the list choose your username. Grant full permissons. **IMPORTANT** at bottom of menu is a box that says "replace all child object entries, etc. be sure to check it, check apply then yes to pop up. This will take some time as it grants full control of all files/folders in program files, etc. There will be some system protected files you have to skip. I usually disable inherited permissions and assign my self as auditor. You can do this individually with any particular file you are being blocked from, you can also do it to an entire hard drive it will fix 90% of your problems. Start with a single file, it's a mildly confusing path. Good Luck, PS you need to be logged in as admin.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba
    CPU
    AMD Quad core ACPU series
    Motherboard
    Tosihba
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radon 9500
    Browser
    Firefox 24.x
    Antivirus
    Kapersky IES 2014

mrw55

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Thanks for the reply.

"If you have the time" is right. Intensive. Between your answer and MilesAhead's answer, I am finding that I am set up for "take control", etc already.
What's going on with me is, my system is not recognizing me as admin. Another problem altogether.
 

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  • OS
    8.1

4hunter4

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If you log off and then start in safe mode you are in an elevated desktop. You should be able to go to control panel, user accounts, then change your account to administrator.
There are some great repair utilities at
Code:
http://www.tweaking.com/
. Good luck.

PS... I dual boot 7 and 8.1 also and had the same problem, Taking ownership did not solve it but the security settings did even though it takes it awhile to complete.
Tweaking has an AIO interface and a very large script database, you might find a better way to change the security settings there.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba
    CPU
    AMD Quad core ACPU series
    Motherboard
    Tosihba
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radon 9500
    Browser
    Firefox 24.x
    Antivirus
    Kapersky IES 2014

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