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can i block a program to write access to a specific folder ?

Q: can i block a program to write access to a specific folder ?


can i block a program to write access to a specific folder ?
the folder is c:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Adobe\Lightroom\Caches\Video\
i use lightoom i import only photos

but lightoom find every video in my pc and fill this folde of video cache!
i don't have video in my catalog

can i block lightroom to have access to this folder?


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A: can i block a program to write access to a specific folder ?

This may sound stupid, but what happens if you just delete that \Video\ folder? Does it get recerated? If not, that may be the easy fix. If not, you can try changing permissions for that one folder.

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

A Guy

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I have no write access to the program files folder (only). I have check security, it's all as should be..
I can log into administrator in safe mode and do anything I want in the program folder.
Make admin available in normal mode.. even the admin is blocked for installing, deleting anything from the programs folder.
I'm lost.

A:Write access to program files folder

If you create a new administrator account in safe mode, are you able to write to the programs folder?
Edit: Is the OS XP Pro or XP Home?

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Hi everyone i'm having problems with this now i have Eset smart security witch manages the firewall
but of course i'm not sure if it's because of Eset but when i went to the advanced settings i only got these options.

There is no "rules" tab i don't know was this because of some updates or my antivirus or windows it's self
can anyone help me get the "Rules" Tab to apere or can anyone offer me a little application witch will do the trick?

A:How do i block a specific program from accessing the internet?

I would try this sequence.

Disable ESet
see if rules settings appear
if so, set the rules
enable ESet
test again

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Since I installed 8.1, my machine is running hot, 45c, but when I shut down one of the many Service Host:Local Service(s), it drops back down to 20c, where it was always with 8.

I can manually shut it down each time.... but I's like to block it from starting in the first place. Shutting down seems to have no other effect other than dropping the temp.

I need to find a fix.... or go back to 8.

A:Program to block specific Service Host from starting...??

Hello (Rickkins). A Service Host is usually activated by a process.
A temperature spike would happen if there were increased CPU activity on a process (or processes).

I would check everything related to CPU utilization percentages in the task manager, particularly Processes and the Details tabs and Background Processes for excessive activity. What does your Performance (tab) CPU utilization score show at idle?

In 8.1, does it ever idle at around 3 percent (zero to 8) or is it running a process that drives the CPU score to a high percentage? Do you get high temperatures at low (or idle) CPU activity levels?

Do you get a temperature spike with a report like this?

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Hiya, I would like to block one specific url so that my Firefox wouldn't be hijacked there. Is it possible (is there an extension, for example, that could do this)?

A:Is it possible to block access to one specific web page?

you may want to check this outhttp://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

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I'd like to block access to a specific website across my entire home network. I'd prefer to do it from one location, rather than on each computer. I have a WRH54G Linksys wireless router; I heard that I can access some central control there to block websites; but I've tried many password combos without success ([none]/admin; [none]/Admin; admin/[none]; Admin/[none]; admin/admin; Administrator/admin; Administor/Admin; ) etc. I'd prefer not to pay for anything, if possible. How do I do this?

I'm using Vista, but I'd like this to work on XP (pro, SP2/SP3) as well. I'd like this to work for IE6, IE7, <strong>and</strong> IE8 if possible...definately IE 6 and IE7. If it works for Firefox or Chrome, all the better.


A:How do I block access to a specific website?

Step 1: Click the Start button and select Run. Now type the following text in that Run box:

notepad c:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

Step 2: You will see a new notepad window on your screen containing some cryptic information. Don’t panic. Just goto the last line of the file, hit the enter key and type the following: orkut.com facebook.com myspace.com

Save the file and exit. That’s it. None of the above sites will now open on your computer.

You can block as many websites as you like with the above technique. If you want to remove the ban later, open the same file as mentioned in Step 1 and delete the above lines.
i think it will work somebody told me abt this but i havn't tried it myself coz i m a adult :D

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I want to block all programs/processes from having internet access except say, firefox.

Is there a way to do this?

I know its possible to block specific programs through this method:
windows 7 - How can I block a program from accessing the Internet? - Super User

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How can I block internet access for a specific user in Lan other than using proxy software and proxy settings in Internet explorer.
We do not want to go to each desktop and do the proxy settings .
We would like to do centrally say using the active directory and Domain Server.
Please let us know how to do it using group policy step by step using windows OS 2000 and OS 2003.

Thanks in advance

A:Block internet access for a specific user in LAN

Depending on your network setup, you can just remove the default gateway from the user's computer. Hopefully the user shouldn't have admin rights so the user can't possibly go in and change the settings.

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I want another administrator account or any other account to NOT have log-off permissions to an administrator account. Forcefully.

I do not want to block task manager or anything else, it's specifically log-off permissions, usually done through task manager. The Administrator account in question is also hosting RDP so I also want to block anyone logging-off of that session as well if it's done separately.

Doesn't matter whatever inherited privilegies other accounts have, ONLY the owner of the account should be able to log-off IT SELF, nobody else!

I have searched and found nothing on web, looked in gpedit a bit but doesn't seem helpful.

A:Deny/Block Log Off Access to other users for a specific account

Group Policies may do this for you. Check this post, if you haven't already seen it. See "OPTION TWO"

NOTE: Group Policy Editor is only available in Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions. Your version is not shown on your post.

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I want to know is there anyway to block internet access from software when using public network. I want to block internet access for certain software when connecting to public network but allow when connected to local network.
Thank you.

A:Kaspersky Firewall - block internet access for specific apps when on a public network?

Yes, there is such an opportunity.

settings - protection - firewall - configure application rules - right click on the group application - details & rules - network rules - publik network - action "Deny"

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To all the fonts of all knowledge.
I have two questions which are simple ones but I cannot find or don't know where to start to look
Up until now we have supplied just software to our customer and now we are looking at providing the hardware as well as the support for said hardware.

1) The plan is that when we need to carry out any maintenance to the laptops, instead of me or one of my team jumping in a car/plane to the customers location to update the software (both windows and application), the customer connects the laptop to the
internet and dials into our Secure VPN so I can then RD into it to do all the work remotely. However the customer cannot have access to anything else in the outside world. I know it can be done as my wife's laptop cannot access the internet
but only through her company VPN. I want to do the same but not give the customer access to the internet at all just my external IP address so I can access it.
2) We will provide them with secure USB memory sticks to use but they can only use these ones, all others will be blocked. How do I do this?
Your thoughts will be very much appreciated

Phil C


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I am unable to copy files to the Program Files or Program Files (x86) folders, despite my status as Administrator on a single-user system. As an advanced user, I have many legitimate needs to place files there and cannot live with this level of protection
from myself.
How can I defeat this? Many thanks.

Rick A.
Pleasanton CA

A:Can't Write to Program Files folder

Mark, that worked -- thanks a million, as I would never have found that little needle in the Windows 8 haystack. I do not in any way consider this to be progress or evolution in OS design...

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Hi I have a Windows program that is installed in the default C:\Program Files (x86) folder, and of course it cannot write some of the data it needs to write to that folder. I assume that is because of the Windows 7 permissions.
Is there a simple way to allow this particular program to write to its install folder despite permission restrictions? I already moved its data folder to my data partition but this is for some files that I do not have the option to move to another folder.
Thank you.

A:Program cannot write to installed folder

Run the program as administrator. Right click the programs .exe file and click 'Run as Administrator". Then it can do what ever you need it to, despite permissions.

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Anyone can tell me how to block some people to access a folder?

I have a folder in 2000 server that is shared with domain users. I don't want few people who are domain users to access that folder. Can I do this? Thanks.

A:How can I block people to access a folder?

Put all the users you want to access the folder in a Group and give only that group access to the folder.

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Is it possible to block an individual application's access to a specific folder?
Let's say I have a folder called "Water" and and application called "Fire" Can I prevent "Fire" from reading "Water"? Meanwhile, any non-"Fire" application can continue reading "Water" without issue.

As per the FAQs my expertise is well above average, but I'm far from a systems admin. I'm a hobbyist C++ coder.

A:Block Applcation Access to a Folder

You could set up a work-around using App-Locker. Rights (Permissions) are basically user oriented, and I can't think of a way offhand to apply them to a specific application, but you can prevent users from using specific applications, and so achieve basically the same thing.

See ;

Windows 7 AppLocker Executive Overview

Download details: Windows 7 Walkthrough: AppLocker

Use with extreme care!!! You can really jigger a system if you make a mistake.

Regards....Mike Connor

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I am writing this because I am seeking help with an Email related issue.

I am trying to use a program that retrieves Inbound Email attachments and resends them to a new destination… it is a dispatch program.

The Help Files associated with this program make reference to “The Attachment Folder” from “My Email Program”.

I am currently using Microsoft Outlook 2000 as my Email program although… I also have Outlook Express as an optional email program that I could use.

I would prefer to stay with Outlook 2000 though…
“if possible”.

I am enclosing an excerpt from the “Help” File associated with this program so you can see their exact reference to an “Attachment Folder from my Email Program”.

I have tried contacting The Program Manufacturers Tech. Support but as yet have not heard back from them.

I am looking for any advice or direction to be able to Locate and Identify this “Attachments Folder” in “my Email Program” that they make reference to.

If you can assist or advise me in any way I would appreciate it very much, as I am completely lost as to what to do next.

My Operating System is Windows 98SE.

Thank You
Mike Santos

My email address is à [email protected]
Excerpt from The Program Distributor… “as Follows”

If you want to automatically scan for information sent by email, add the attachments folder of your email software to the list of folders to scan.

The Program is “Express Delegate” and it is available... Read more

A:Simple Program Application Question Re; A Specific Folder ???

Outlook does not save the attachments in a "separate folder", it bundles them up with everything else in a .pst file.

Other email programs such as Eudora use an attachments folde, located wherever you want it. Looks like thats what the program is designed for?

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I created a non-administrator account in Windows 8 for family members.
I want to restrict access to specific folders.
In Windows explorer, I right click properties on the folder, go into the security settings,
but it's not clear what I need to do. Highlighting "users", I attempt to deny access but I get a warning
that seems to be communicating that it would also block admin access to that particular folder.

A:block access to folder in a user account

This way

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Hello Everyone,

I have a small workplace with a few computers on the network. All systems are running windows ranging from XP - 10.

My pc runs windows 10 and I have shared 1 folder in the network. So the other guys can access that folder only.

In my shared folder I have created a few folders on the basis of name. For e.g. Jack, Tom and Jim. Currently any of the 3 guys can access any folder. But what I want is that Jack can access his folder only and not jim or tom and so on for others. I can access any as its in my pc.

I tried to set permission in folder sharing by right clicking on folder, properties, security and in add i tried to add that person by browsing it in network but in select users or groups on my pc name is shown. I may not be following the right approach.

How can I achieve that ?


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How do i get access (i?d like to replace a file) to this dir:


I tried the "take ownership" tweak from this forum, i set the appropriate rights but i still can?t copy a file to that dir. Thanks for your help,


A:Access to a specific System Folder

Well, typically to access a folder that does not belong to you you need to take ownership and then assign yourself full access permissions. On the other hand, messing with permissions of system files is usually not recommended for obvious reasons. If you did that and still can't replace the file - the folder you mention contains only one file in my system, mscorwks.dll, which is part of .Net - then you probably did not check the box "apply changes to all objects and subfolders" (not the precise title, but you get the idea). Just check the permissions on the file itself, as well as the folder.

What I am puzzled by is why do you want to replace this file in this location?

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I have a Windows 8 computer and a Windows Vista laptop. Both computers are connected to my network. I Have a portable hard drive attached to the Windows 8 computer. I can read the files on the portable hard drive from the Vista computer but I can't copy to them or download to them. When I try to drag a file from the Vista Computer to the Windows 8 computer it says I need permission to perform this action. I think I have the settings correct. I have file and printer sharing turned on. I am running Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 but even with that disabled I still can't copy to the Windows 8 computer. Can anyone help??? Thanks in advance for everyone's help!!

A:Write Access for a folder on Windows 8 computer

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Up until recently I was able to import cds onto itunes with no problem - now it says I do not have write access to the music folder and also no access privileges. I have recently changed my internet browser from ie7 to safari - would that have anything to do with it? I have tried enabling sharing on all music folders but nothing seems to work.

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Hi all,
I tried to find some article about this issue on the net but no luck. I want to revoke access to a program for a user hans that belongs to USERS group. So he is a standard user and I am the admin user.

I know how to deny access to a directory but when I try the same to a program I encounter problems. What I do:
1. right click on the program I want to revoke access
2. properties / security / edit / add
3. I add the user, but when I remove ticks in the allow boxes the user name hans disappears from the list Groups or user names.

I don't know what I do wrong. I wonder why I can't find any article on this on the net ...

A:how to deny access to a program for a specific user

hiob said:

Hi all,
I tried to find some article about this issue on the net but no luck. I want to revoke access to a program for a user hans that belongs to USERS group. So he is a standard user and I am the admin user.

I know how to deny access to a directory but when I try the same to a program I encounter problems. What I do:
1. right click on the program I want to revoke access
2. properties / security / edit / add
3. I add the user, but when I remove ticks in the allow boxes the user name hans disappears from the list Groups or user names.

I don't know what I do wrong. I wonder why I can't find any article on this on the net ...Click to expand...

You must implement Policies on your Server

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My document folder in my windows xp laptop gives the mesage as Access denied or write protected. This was caused whrn I changed my logon password wusinf Manage your passpord from My desktop, Manage, User and Groups then change password.
Is ther anyway I can un encrpt and make my folder usable. I am unable to backup or restore from previous backup.
Need some help

A:My Document Folder Access denied / write protected

Try this:


You have to be logged in as an administrator.

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Hello guys,

I am admin on the computer but somehow (may be via group policy) I can not write/delete to my USB. By the way this is a corporate laptop. I tried couple of ways to fix it but couldn't manage. Is there a way to fix this issue?

Thanks in advance and best regards.

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I have a application that work with Hardware lock and after run try, to write file "HLBSrvc.dll" to system32 folder, but user work with this application is Standard user, Show message [Cannot create file "c:\windows\system32\HLBSrvc.dll".
Access is denied]
Also I can not change permission system32 for this user.
Now how can i access to my user to access system32 folder without change his to Administrator.
Please guide me
Thanking you
Soks Sia

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ok, i've been trying to move this folder for a while now and it just won't work. i've given every user all the privileges to edit the folder, but i still can't. i've tried deleting files from within the folder and they delete, but then re-appear again???

this is the first time i've encountered the problem.

what can i do? nothing seems to work. it's an important folder with 90% of my work in it.


A:"Destination folder access denied" whenever I try to move a specific folder?

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Not sure what's going on here or how to fix it. I've tried every workaround I can find, and nothing works. It's a folder in my Steam directory, and even when I try to manipulate it as an administrator I can't even read access it. I also can't see permissions
on it, so I can't change those or take ownership, either.

I really need to fix this. Any ideas?

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Hi,We just deleted a part of a video by accident. We found the photorec and tried to recover the file. It all went well until we came to the step where it needed to save the recovered file to a certain folder. According to the discussion I found, it might be a good idea to run hjt. Here goes... (not sure if this is exactly what you need?)Would really appreciate the help! Thanks in advanceLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 01:21:14, on 19.08.2012Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exeC:\Program Files\RocketDock\RocketDock.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Photosmart 5510 series\Bin\ScanToPCActivationApp.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Photosmart 5510 series\Bin\HPNetworkCommunicator.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_11_3_300_271_ActiveX.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Users\Beverly\Desktop\HijackThis.exeC:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explo... Read more

A:Photorec: "unable to create new folder...due to antivirus blocking write access"

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so this message comes up when i download demo games from bigfishgames.com.... how can i fix this??? Error: Access violation at 0x77F3F39E (tried to write 0x00130000), program terminated.

A:Error: Access violation at 0x77F3F39E (tried to write 0x00130000), program terminated

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Hi all,

Im not sure if anyone else has had this problem or noticed it, but I have enabled the GPO prevent users from adding files to the root of thier users files folder on our network as we use folder re-directs to my documents which in theory should keep everything tidy. This works up until a point, if I try and browse to the location and create a file I cant. If I try and drag a file into that location I cant, but as soon as I try to save as it lets me - any ideas why this would be?

A:Disable write access to personal folder (root location of user area)

It only affects Windows Explorer not applications using the win32 file APIs. Which is why it resides within the "Windows Explorer" group policy tree.

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I am using OutputTo to write a file to our network and I would like to know how to error check that the computer is attached to the network and that the specified folder is available. I use the command below
'File will be named with drive+path+rm#+revised+rev date.snp
pstCriteria = "[rm#] = Me![rm#]"
stDocName = "rpt R1"
'stPath = "e:\" 'use for testing when not connected to network
stPath = "s:\rm specifications\R1 changes and additions\" 'network drive and folder where R-1s are stored
'Construct the date because format of [rev date] can include / which is not allowed in file name
stDateStamp = " revised " & Month(Me![sfrm R-1]![rev date]) & "-" & Day(Me![sfrm R-1]![rev date]) & "-" & Year(Me![sfrm R-1]![rev date]) 'append revision date to saved file
stFileName = stPath & Me![RM#] & stDateStamp & ".snp"
DoCmd.OutputTo acReport, stDocName, acFormatSNP, stFileName
Exit Sub
The error messages referred to in the next paragraph are shown on the file attachments.

This works fine when stPath specifies an available path but if the path is not available then I get an error message which I can clear but which brings up another error message. Clearing that error message sends me back to error message 2 and the only way I know to get out of this is to close the program fr... Read more

A:Solved: Avoid file write error in Access 2003 when folder does not exist

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We are using windows 7 and all our clients are under the domain. one of our dept member requested me to create a share folder in his pc in which user can create edit modify any of file but not to delete any of file.
So is it possible or not???
Please help me out this issue.

Rakesh Kumar

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Hello all!
So I work tech support at my company and recently had one of our secretaries run into a virus. It was an email containing a fake resume in .doc format that once opened, attempted to direct the computer to download a trojan. AVG detected it right off the bat and quarantined it. I then ran a full system scan with AVG, Malwarebytes, and Spybot and everything came back clean.  I had assumed AVG along with Word being macro-disabled by default kept anything from actually happening.
However, at the time of the download she was running our company bookkeeping software (eClub for those interested) and it crashed once she tried to use it again. I check it out and see that the .exe to run eClub had been removed from the eClub folder (let's call it eclub.exe). Weird! So I go ahead and completely uninstall the program and reinstall, only to find eclub.exe was not reinstalled with it. I copy eclub.exe from another computer and try to paste it into the folder, and I'm told I don't have permission to do so. Then things get weird:
1. I uninstalled eClub completely again, removed the eClub folder and every possible saved setting for it.
2. I created a blank eClub folder (ex. C:\Program Files\eClub)
3. I can put anything I want into this folder, including .exes, EXCEPT for eclub.exe, getting the insufficient permission error.
4. I can put eclub.exe in subfolders of C:\Program Files\eClub without a problem
I checked all my permission levels and have fu... Read more

A:Virus Preventing Specific File from Being Created in Specific Folder

Please post the Malwarebytes Antimalware log in your topic.
To find your Malwarebytes log,download mbam-check.exe from here and save it to your desktop.
To open the log double click on mbam-check.exe on your desktop.  Copy and paste the log in your topic.
 Please run TDSSKiller.
Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your Desktop.
The log for the TDSSKiller can be very long.  If you go to the bottom of the log to where you find Scan finished you will see the results of the scan.  If it shows Detected object count: 0 and Actual detected object count: 0, this means that nothing malicious was found and you will not need to post the log.
1.  Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters.
2.  Check Loaded Modules, Verify Driver Digital Signature, and Detect TDLFS file system.
If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot now.
3.  Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run.
4.  If threats are detected select Cure (if available) for all of them unless otherwise instructed.
 ***Do NOT select Delete!
Click on Continue.
 Emsisoft Emergency Kit
Please download Emsisoft Emergency Kit and save it to your desktop. Double click on the EmsisoftEmergencyKit file you downloaded to extract ... Read more

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I am unable to write/modify/replace files in the Program Files or Program Files (x86) folders, we have folder that is placed in Program Files folder, lets say MES folder
we use Active Directory System and all user take file from FTP server if there's Program's Update from System that I make, so new file/files will replace old file/files in MES folder, it was work smoothly in Windows 7 Pro, but not in Windows 8.1 Pro
the things I already do was :
1. Change User Account Control Settings to Never Notify (lowest)
2. Turn Off Windows Firewall setting (Domain, Network Location, Public Network)
3. Change advanced security add local user for Full control, modify, read and execute (to take ownership and grant full control permission of the folder and all contents in it)
I Know from forum it must be about user security issue but this 3 steps still not change anything
How can I defeat this?

Many thanks.
Michael H.

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Destination Folder Access Denied
You'll need to provide administrator permission to copy to this folder.
<Folder/Sub-Folder Name>
Date created: <Creation Date>
I get this dialog files whenever I try to modify (copy, delete or edit) contents of the "C:\Program Files" folder or its sub folders. When I click the Continue button, everything goes on fine without any problem. Some programs give write errors when I try to modify a file inside Program Files with them (e.g.; Notepad++ gives write error when I try to edit a text file inside one of the sub-folders of the Program Files folder).

I'm the only user on this computer, and I'm already the administrator who installed this Windows. There is no other OS installed on this machine.

This problem has been occurring for a long time. At first I ignored it, but later it started to became bothersome. I don't remember how have it started, or what had I done before it first appeared.

What can I do to stop Windows showing me this dialog box? I want to freely modify contents of any directory in my computer. This is a home computer, I have no social privacy concerns.

(OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Up-to-date)

A:"Destination Folder Access Denied" when modifying Program Files folder

You could try disabling UAC.

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

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How can i allow a program full access to a folder? I gave the link and the exe admin rights already

A:How to allow a Program access to folder?

If you're running as admin, programs already have access to almost all folders. If you're not, run the program as admin. Right click the .exe or shortcut to it and the option is there.

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I would like to block a certain IP address from having any connection to my network, and I don't recall how IPSec works, or if it even works in Windows 7. In class, we learned it on XP. If somebody could please tell me how to prevent this IP from contacting me ever again?

I'm not sure what other information you might need, so please ask if you need more.


A:How to Block Specific IP Addresses??

Are you trying to do this?
How to Block an IP Address on a Computer | eHow.com

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I have a 3 computer network, hardwired. The latest addition is a HP laptop with Win XP media.
I have gotten the network to work and can access the internet through my router, but I cannot see the files on certain C drive folders such as Program files. I have Norton Security on this computer and this may be the problem. I have disabled Windows firewall. I get an error message saying that access is denied.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Thank you.


A:Access denied on program folder

No it is from windows itself.
How to turn off simple file sharing
To disable simple file sharing, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
2. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options, and then click the View tab.
3. In the Advanced Settings section, clear the Use simple file sharing (Recommended) check box.
4. Click OK.
How to share a folder or a drive with other users
To share a folder or a drive with other users, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, click My Computer, and then locate the folder or drive that you want to share.
2. Right-click the folder or drive, and then click Sharing and Security.
3. On the Sharing tab, click Share this folder.
4. To change the share name of the shared folder or drive, type a new name in the Share name box. Other users see the new name when they connect to this shared folder or drive. The actual name of the folder or drive does not change.
5. To add a comment about the shared folder or drive, type the text in the Comment box.
6. To limit the number of people who can connect to the shared folder or drive at the same time, click Allow under User limit, and then type the number of users.
7. To set share permissions on the shared folder or drive, click Permissions.

Note To share folders and drives, you must be logged on as a member of any one of the following groups:
&#8226; Administrators
&#8226; Server Operators
&#8226; Power Users

8. Click OK.

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I have two computers,connected in a network by a crossover cable,
working in a workgroup and running different OS-Win-XP and Win-7. One is XP-PC and the other is
7-PC. I attempted to open the Program files folder on 7-PC from XP-PC, but the access was denied. I
am able to open all other folders in the System partition-?C? of the 7-PC from the XP-PC. I am
imagining that the culprit is ?Security? tab, but I am unable to figure out what to change. And my
question is: How to make the Program files folder accessible from the XP-PC?

A:How to access the Program files folder from another(XP) PC?

I assume you have a suitable user set up, with admin privilege, with the same password, on both machines and all the correct shares are set.

As the Program Files ownership is not ser as the administrators, but Trusted Installer, It appears that this is preventing access as it is designed to do

It may be possible to access the folders if you give the local user full control of this folder, but this is a dangerous route to take as it circumvents security and may allow malware access to the system

You should be able to log in with Remote Desktop to allow modification in this and other system folders

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I have Vista now, and want to block my network from accessing specific IP addresses. When I had Windows XP, I used to use Sygate Personal Firewall to make advanced rules to do this. However, SPF does not work on Vista. What resource-lightweight solution can I use to block specific IPs? Thanks!

A:How to block a specific IP address in Vista

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Okay, I start this way. Me and my brother have both W7 Home 64bit, and I'm able to connect every other computer, but not his. also he can connect others but not me (example. I cant see him on network, cant connect his server (any game that needs your computer to host it up)). everyone says that we have blocked eachother somehow.
It worked when we bought these W7', and then stopped working. so we set these two computers back to factory settings, then it worked again for a while, and now it has stopped again.

PS. if the problem isnt with our blocking, then say it to me and I'll fix the title.

Thank you.

A:How to unblock/block a specific computer?

Hello slim, and welcome to Sevenforums!

For both computers:Make sure they are updated completely.
Type "Manage advanced sharing settings" into the start menu search bar and click it. Make sure network discovery is turned on.
Make sure the game isn't blocked by windows firewall or an antivirus program. Into the start menu search bar type, "allow a program" and click the first option at the top. Find or add the game to the list and make sure it is allowed on all home/public networks. Temporarily try disabling your antiviruses on each computer.
Make sure each game is completely updated.
Test it. Go into Network and see if each computer can see the other. Can you connect to each other now? Some games such as Age of Empires II no longer support connecting to each other, even over LAN connections. Could the game be the cause of the problem for you (how old is the game)?

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I made a post awhile back about a HDD making clicks, as though the arm was resetting. Occasionally while accessing files explorer freezes. I however noticed this has (so far) only occurred at a specific point of disk usage.

I'm hoping I can some how amputate the bad section of the drive so it is never read or written to, or even seen for that matter. There are no disk errors in a scan, so I just want to cut a chunk out of it and hope for the best. Is there a safe way to do this?

A:HDD issue, how to block off specific areas from use?

Quote: Originally Posted by vpwin7

I'm hoping I can some how amputate the bad section of the drive so it is never read or written to


Try a chkdsk /R from an elevated command prompt to "lock-down" bad sectors.


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I have a problem in Windows. I specific Internet traffic limit for client but not for wireless network and some clients attach their mobiles to Windows and use mobile internet in Windows. How can I block specif devices and their trick?

Thank you.

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I do not know if anyones asked about this here earlier and this might be a stupid question, but here it goes: Is there a way we can stop/deny write property to a thumb drive if there is no special locking option supplied by the manufacturer i.e., is there some setting we can do or is there some software that can do this?

If there is a software, does it have the flexibility to let us change the settings so that we can enable and disable the write property.

The reason I ask is because there are too many malware's that infect thumb drive's just by plugging them in to an infected system.

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On my home LAN, I have updated one of the PCs to Win XP Pro. It's an upgrade from Win 2000 and the file system is NTFS. The otehr PCs are a combo of Win XP and Win98.

When I try to access this PC over the network I can not access the Program Files folder on the C drive (I get an access denied msg).

I (think) have set all the Sharing and Security settings correctly - I am NOT using Simple Fle Sharing. If I set the permissions for one of the sub-folders (eg. Photos) within the Prog Files directory I can directly access those files.

If I map a network drive to the C drive as "C$", and then look at that over the LAN, I can log in as the Administrator (with p/w) and then I can access all of the folders (including Prog Files) without restriction.

I got to thinking that maybe some of the folders/files within the Prog Files directories had 'inherited' some restricted permissions so I also tried to take ownership of all the files in Prog Files - but that didn't seem to help...

Therefore why can't I access the Prog Files folder without using C$, even if I've set all the sharing and security settings properly?

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I'm currently installing an application that requires me to block/unblock specific files/folders. I'm not sure how to do this. It doesn't specify a specific antivirus. Right now the one on my computer is Norton Security Suite. I looked around and didn't see any feature like that. Is it common for most antivirus software to do that specified function?

A:block/unblock specific folders/files?

What application are you installing ? That might give us a clue as to what it wants.

Do you mean block ACCESS to files and folders ? Then you would need to know WHO you want to block. For example, when you right click on any file, choose Properties and then Security tab, you will see a list of accounts and what type of access each has, in the box below.

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