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Program cannot write to installed folder

Q: Program cannot write to installed folder

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.

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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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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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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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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?


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 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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I was working on a laptop I maintain and noticed a new folder on the non-system drive (D:/) in the folder I had created for downloaded files to go to. It is named "confirm.aspx_files".

I assume it was created when some software was installed, but the user insists they did not intentionally install anything. I'm wondering if it can be deleted but can't find any information about it doing a web search.

Does anyone here know what it is and what program was installed?

A:What is folder "confirm.aspx_files" ? An installed Program?

Looks like the remnants of an web-page saved by Firefox (.ASPX is an web extension and Firefox create folders that end in _files for saved web-pages.)

Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen

I was working on a laptop I maintain and noticed a new folder on the non-system drive (D:/) in the folder I had created for downloaded files to go to. It is named "confirm.aspx_files".

I assume it was created when some software was installed, but the user insists they did not intentionally install anything. I'm wondering if it can be deleted but can't find any information about it doing a web search.

Does anyone here know what it is and what program was installed?

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The CD-RW that came with my Sont Vaio computer malfunctioned. Best Buy installed a new one since it was under warranty. The new one is an Ultraspeed Memorex. My Computer shows it as a CD-RW and it has a recorder tab. The device manager however shows it as a CD-ROM. Nero5 was installed with the new drive. If I enable the recorder tab, it tries to write but an error message comes up saying it can't complete. If I diable the recorder tab, I get a G drive not accessable, wrong command. Short of returning it to Best Buy who took a week andd a half to install it, does anybody know if there is a simpler solution. Thanks.

A:Newly installed CD-RW doesn't write

I personally would take it back - they should fix it free of charge because it was not done right the first time. It shouldn't be your headache.

If you want to try to fix it, go to http://www.nero.com/us/631933457317970.html and download the latest patches to Nero. Check your Nero to see if its 5.0 or 5.5 for the update.

Also the recorder tab is Windows built-in burning support provided by Roxio. You should be able to disable it without affecting Nero, and sometimes it has to be disabled for proper operation. Don't use drag and drop in Explorer for burning CD's but use Nero to burn.

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Greetings everyone, here's one for you !

i have 2 workstations. PC1 is used as a file server and PC2 is the client pc.
Both had SP2 Pro... and network shares and security permissions worked flawlessly.

Last night, i installed XP3 onto both workstations. now all my shares on the PC1 are inaccessable for PC2. my permissions have not changed!

From PC1 if i type in the explorer address bar: \\MAINPC\Shares1
i can access it , BUT cannot write to it (although i am logged in as the admin and have full admin rights to the folder) i get the error "access denied" cannot create folder.

here's what i've done so far:
- i disabled my MS firewall
- removed all share and permissions and started from scratch.
(i do not use simple file sharing)
- Removed my AV software (AVG 8.5)
- Checked error logs and they aren't reporting anything!

the last thing i want to do is revert back to SP2, what am i missing here?!
any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks!

A:Installed SP3 and now i cannot write to network shares

Do you have a security tab on those properties to go along with the share tab and the rest? If so, check that, I think its very similar to Vista when not using simple sharing and both the sharing and security permissions have to allow access to get it working there.

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Hi everyone,

I have a bit of a problem here. I wanted to clone a 2tb sata disk from a karaoke machine, and when I inserted it into my NL54 HP server running windows 8 to perform the clone (to a new 2tb drive), the clone was successful. However, upon inserting the new disk in the karaoke machine, it just caused the karaoke machine to hang. Similarly inserting the original disk caused the same issue.

My question is, does anyone know if Windows 8 alters or writes to (in any way) a new hard disk installed for the first time? I don't know the exact details of how the disk was previously formatted, however when I did install it in my HP server it auto showed up as a drive and files/folders were accessible - hence I assume it was NTFS.

What I really wanted to do was to do a clone whilst keeping the original write protected, however I don't think there was any pins on the sata disk to protect against this, so my options were limited anyway. Can someone with expertise please advise?


A:Does W8 auto-write to a HD installed from another system?

If the drive is formatted, it will write a recycle bin and a "System Volume Information" folder onto it, but it should not otherwise affect the drive.

If you are trying to install a fresh OS onto this drive, then delete your partition and use the Install Disk to format the partition as it installs.

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I'm having no luck making a Windows 7 folder write accessible to XP. I've turned off password protected sharing and given both "Everyone" and "Guest" read/write permission. I can access the folder, but whenever I try to transfer a file to it, I get:

"Error Copying File or Folder - Cannot copy ____: Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use."

Any suggestions?

A:Can't Write to Shared Folder


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I am able to read but not able to write on shared folder from Windows 7, however i was able to do the same from Windows XP compture.

I have following setup:

1) Shared Folder is on Windows 2003 server on same workgroup and network. Private network
2) Accessing Shared Folder resides in Windows 2003 server from Windows 7 Premium. Can read folder but cannot write anything to the folder

I made sure that folder has access to "Everyone" - read and write on shared folder on windows 2003 server. Drive is not full.

I am getting message on Windows 7 compture that "You need permission to perform this action"

I am pulling my hair off with this issue. Seems like it is small issue but not able to resolve.

Thanks in Advance

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I have changed permission and also the Owner of the Windows folder to me but I still cannot write since I get access denied. And also I cannot change the read only flag because I receive access denied again.My account belongs to administrator group and UAC has been disabled. I searched thru GPEDIT.MSC for something relevant but haven't found anything.

A:How to write to C/Windows folder

Have you tried to put UAC back on to the first settings and see if that works?  There seems to be some issues with having UAC off and being able to perform some tasks as running Gadgets.  Maybe this is another one of those instances where having the UAC on is needed.I jsut checked and i am able to modify files in my C:\Windows folder and i have UAC on the lowest setting before actually having it turned off. ~Alex T.~Windows Desktop Experience MVP~

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I have Vista 32 and need to set up a network folder to allow my scanner write to it and save documents. I can not change the option "read Only" in the general oprions tab under properties. please help

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Hey guys

when I try to uninstall BitDefender 9 Pro. I get an error message saying "Unable To Write To Specified Folder: C:\WINDOWS\Installer\" I checked and I cannot find a Installer Folder, with or without Hidden Files and Folder on.

Help? lol

[edit] I cannot uninstall ANYTHING through Add/Remove Programs

A:Unable To Write To Folder

Heres an uninstall article http://kb.bitdefender.com/KB260-en-...er-9-Internet-Security-uninstall-methods.html

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I am trying to write to this folder as I need to replace 2 drivers with more updated versions. I am running as Admin and I have the UAC set to Never Notify. I right click on the folder and uncheck read only. Then I go to the Security tab and attempt to edit the permissions. However even as Admin the buttons to add and edit permissions are "Ghosted Out".

A:write to system32 folder

you may need to take ownership first
tutorial on how to here
Take Ownership Shortcut

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Hi everyone,

I'm currently running BitDefender 9 but it is going to expire in a few days time so I was after the new version. I downloaded the trial from the BitDefender website but when I tried to install it, I was told I needed to uninstall my current version.

I went to Add/Remove programs like usual but for some reason BitDefender is not listed. I went to BitDefender in programs and clicked 'modify, repair or uninstall' and it tells me 'this action is only valid for products that are currently installed'.

I have no idea how I'm meant to uninstall BitDefender 9 since it is not listed! The program is clearly running and installed so I have no idea why it would not be shown as a currently installed program!

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Installed Program Not Listed Under Installed Programs

See if this http://www.howtogetridofstuff.com/co...nted-programs/ will help, scroll down to the section What to do if the program isn?t listed in the ?Add/Remove Programs? list.

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Hi all, I have Win7x64 and was checking the list of installed programs and seen two entries of CVE-2012-4792.. Then I typed that into google and a lot of technical garble came back, but no CVE for dummies like I was looking for.

Am I infected??

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On wordpad how do I control the line pacing on windows 10? It keeps skipping and extra line when hitting enter key?

A:Re: Do I have a program where I can just write a letter to p...

The best (free solution) would be Open Office.

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I'm just getting into messing around with computer programming and such. Most of us are all familiar with the batch file that creates a private folder that you can lock and require a password. I am trying to change some of the scripting so that If you do not type in the correct password on the first attempt it shuts down your computer.
The original batch is:

title Folder Private
if EXIST "HTG Locker" goto UNLOCK
if NOT EXIST Private goto MDLOCKER
echo Are you sure you want to lock the folder(Y/N)
set/p "cho=>"
if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
if %cho%==y goto LOCK
if %cho%==n goto END
if %cho%==N goto END
echo Invalid choice.
ren Private "HTG Locker"
attrib +h +s "HTG Locker"
echo Folder locked
goto End
echo Enter password to unlock folder
set/p "pass=>"
if NOT %pass%==password goto FAIL
attrib -h -s "HTG Locker"
ren "HTG Locker" Private
echo Folder Unlocked successfully
goto End
echo Invalid password
goto end
md Private
echo Private created successfully
goto End

I created a basic shutdown program, shutdown -s -t 1 -c "Virus Upload Begun"
The shutdown program works great by itself but I cannot get the program to start with a failed password attempt.
Here is what I have:

title Folder Private
if EXIST "HTG Locker" goto UNLOCK
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A:How do I write a batch to run a .exe program

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

start "C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe"
shutdown -p

don't lie or joke about a virus
someone might just yank the power/battery plug from the computer and damage stuff

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I occasionally use a web based program that requires me to change the Display size so I can view all of the screen they send to me. Here's what I do manually:

1. START.......CONTROL PANEL......... DISPLAY.... change from Medium (125) to smaller (100) %

2. Log off ......Log on

3. Open Firefox browser........goto www.americangreetings



1.close www.americangreetings........ Close Firefox

2. START.......CONTROL PANEL......... DISPLAY.... change from smaller(100) to medium (125) %

3. LOG OFF.......LOG ON

I'm now back to my regular desktop. I would like to writr two files or one file with two optrions.

Wheres the best place to go for this.

A:Need to write a small program

With your Greetings card website open, hold down theleft Ctrl key and use your scroll wheel on the mouse to go bigger or smaller. This might do what you want! BTW yourlink in the post does not work, it should be www.americangreetings.com

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I can't seem to write directly to a CD from MS Office 97. The MS Office help page told me to get a third-party CD Writing Program. Any suggestions?


A:Recommendations for CD Write Program Please

Hi, I'm not exactly sure what you mean when you say write directly from MS Office.
But after you save and close the file you should be able to burn the file to CD with most any burning software.

What application are you using to try to burn to CD?

I have used Roxio Easy Media Creator quite successfully for some time for all by burning needs.

Nero is another popular and very good application.

You don't really have to pay the prices listed on their respective homepages. Shop around, Nero offers a free trial. Often full or 'lite' versions will be included with a retail purchase of a DVD/CD writable drive.
You can find older versions of such software much cheaper, but they may not be supported as well as the newest.

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Hi guys, just got a quick question here.

I want to make a custom application that someone could download, and run that would have a media player integrated in it and play an internet audio stream. I'm wondering what language you guys think would be best/easiest to program this in, for someone with no programming knowledge.

Even if its just a window with a WindowsMedia/Real player embedded into it, as long as it can play an internet stream.

Any additional resources or info would be greatly appreciated as well.

Thanks a lot


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Is it possible to write a program to keep refreshing my Microsoft explorer browser window? If so what language would I need to use and how hard would it be?

A:Solved: Is it possible to write a program to...

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I have a network of computers in my office running on windows 7 and one main computer running on windows 10. I have a folder shared on my windows 10 pc and i can access this folder on all computers on my network. I can read but not write on this shared folder on my other pcs on the network. I tried sharing everyone (read/write) on the properties but still same problem...please help

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I've got a corrupted file in my CD write folder that I have tried to delete every way I can think of...without success. So every time I log on to the computer a message pops up that says I have files that are ready to be written to a CD. The file and the folder it is contained in are also part of every CD write job I set up since they always in the CD write folder.

Does anyone know how to purge corrupted file from the CD write folder? Not a major problem, but after several months, it is driving me nuts.


A:Undeletable file in CD write folder

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How to get the folder name which is having Read and Write Permission(for all users)


A:How to get the folder name which is having Read and Write Permission

Hi Nidheesh,

Try the following in a CMD window:


dir /A-R
/A = attribute
-R = files that are NOT read-only files


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On Startup, Windows displays the "File waiting to be written to CD" message but the folder is empty.
If I attempt to copy a new file to the CD, it casches to the temporary folder but will not write of the CD. Either the "save and retry" message appears or sometimes a "file is wrong size". The file has been identified as CAKTIZWD, which no longer exists on my computer.
I can read the CD but can not write to it.
I am running Windows XP SP2 on a dell Inspiron 6000 laptop.
The CD is OK. I can burn CD's using Roxio.
I have run Mcafee virus scan and System Mechanic registry cleaner in an attempt to clear the erroneous tag, with no results.
Your assistance is appreciated

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I am applying a solution to take backup from clients machine to a shared folder location, the share management will be done through their AD accounts through a backup application.

However, I want to prevent user from accessing the shared folder location and deleting contents
it would be possible to use another account for shared file access but am looking for better option.

if Anything from the following can be done it should be great:
- Modifying permissions to allow writing and modifying content but not deleting
- Disable web access to shared location through windows explorer
- Only allowing access to shared location through the backup application in any way
Really appreciate any help.

A:Shared folder, write but not delete

not done any Active Directory work for a while but I'm sure the delete permission was separate so a deny could be applied the the delete for the group concerned who would have the other permissions, you would need to check the stacking of the actual permissions to be sure though, a deny is a dangerous thing for sysdmins as you often forget what groups you've assigned yourself as for testing

Also it's worth having a look at Sysinternals as I think they still have some advanced AD tools

As most of the others should be possible through normal NTFS permissions and even the parental controls it should be possible using Group Policy

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I just recovered my windows system partition from an Acronis backup.
Everything works fine except for anything that needs to write to Appdata.
Cannot download, cannot run Dropbox, or create new user profile at logon.
I have tried "Take Ownership", have set my user as owner via security settings, have given my user full control, but nothing works.

Would welcome any advice or info.

Thanks in advance.

A:Cannot write to user folder after recovery

Try a system refresh.

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So I was browsing my email and found a msg that I was chosen to beta test the new MMO Skyforge which I had registered for almost a year ago. Excited, I followed the directions to download the beta client file, and when I ran it, I noticed that it was trying to default to an additional disk drive that I had plugged in that was from an older rig build (the only component that survived a lightning strike). It should have defaulted to my C drive but instead is trying to install on the older drive which is marked as F drive.

So I tried to change the location, and I got a msg I've never seen before: "Insufficient permissions to write to folder....."


I'm logged in and ran the program as administrator, and yet windows refuses to allow me to install it.

Is there a way to fix this?

**UPDATE01**: I decided to try and run a command in cmd prompt as administrator: sfc /scannow, thinking that maybe there might have been corrupted files in my OS (Win7 Ultimate 64). sfc found nothing. Still stumped.

A:Insufficient Permissions to write to folder

Right click on the folder, and select properties. Make sure the Read-Only attribute is unchecked/deselected, as it could've been installed as read-only for some odd reason.
From there, open up the Security tab. Scroll through the list of "Group or user names", and look for your Windows log-in name/username.
If you do not find your username there, select Edit... underneath that list, select the Add... button near the middle of the window, and enter in your Windows username, and select OK. Make sure your username is highlighted.

After that, try and set the Permissions to Allow:Full Control. Select OK. If it asks you if you would like to apply settings to sub-folders, then yes apply changes to sub-items.
Let me know if this helped you out.

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I have a program that wanted to install in a document folder

I have installed it in Program Files, but it requires elevation or it produces errors when running. I know I can tick the Run As ... box in the shortcut, but is there a better way, such as taking ownership of the install folder?

A:Program installed in Program Files requires elevation?

You could try using this tutorial to see if it helps with this program.
Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User

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Please read before you mod alert me!

This is my first post on this site, so please bear with me.

First, I will tell you what my problem is. I have stayed up overnight many times in order to TRY to win a sweepstakes or a "Get it now" promotion. I am getting very sick and tired of these people beating me. I click the button the SECOND it becomes available, and guess what? I have NEVER won. Once you experience it many times, you will feel the frustration I am feeling.

I was taught, "If you can't be them, then play their own game." I was wondering if anybody knew how to set up a computer program that will allow me to win for ONCE. Even if they're aren't any instructions, a link will be sufficient.

Thanks and remember, please don't mod alert me!


A:How to write a program to capture a sweepstakes?

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Hey people,

When I plug onto the network at my work office, a small progarm runs on CMD which was written by the IT guy. It basically finds your place on the network, maps the network drive and reconnects to all the office printers and sets the defaut printer.

I want to be able to do a similar thing at home if this is possible. All I want the program to do is set my default printer at home.

The gyt has shown me the program and it written in notepad but I dont know how he gets it to run at startup (as long as you are on the network)?

Can anyone help me?


A:How Can I Write A Program & Make Run Via CMD Upon Startup??

It's probably run as part of the login script. It's probably a simple batch file.

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Please write a program in VB to swap the values of 2 variables without using a third variable.

A:Write a program in Visual Basic.

I won't write any vb for you but this kind of algorithm works
a = a xor b
b = a xor b
a = a xor b

In c:
a ^= b ^= a ^= b;
There are 10 kinds of people -- those who read binary and those who don't

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I think a securty update that was downloaded recently is effecting some software I have. I have a program that sits in the Program Files area and one of the folders needs to be read/write since other computers in my network are accessing the data file inside here- however, when I go into the properties Read Only has a green marker in it. I uncheck it and a dialog asks something like "This folder and the ones under it?" Which I agree to. However, when you go back and look at the properties the green marker is back as read only. How do I fix this issue????????


A:Read/Write in Program Files?!?!?!?!


Sounds as if there are permission levels set for the folder you are talking about. To change the permission level you must have the authority to do it of course and this link will help you define what to set it to.

Take Care

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I need to write a letter.  I can't find a program for that.  I have a DVD: TOTAL PC SOFTWARE SUITE.

A:Do I have a program where I can just write a letter to print...

Hi: If you have any version of Windows, under Progams>Accessories you should have a program called Wordpad. That will allow you to write and print a basic letter. Paul

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This is my computer information:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2130 @ 1.86GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 12
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1013 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 103504 MB, Free - 42504 MB; D: Total - 9911 MB, Free - 1539 MB;
Motherboard: Quanta, 30BB, 66.3E, None
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Here is my question:
I'm trying to write a program that includes a .h file I put together and the main function (Project8.c) calls in functions from three other source codes. These source codes are readData.c, printAveForHW.c, and printHighest.c. When I compile it using gcc -o myProg Project8.c, it comes up with:

/tmp/ccK2D86L.o: In function `main':
Project8.c.text+0x70): undefined reference to `readData'
Project8.c.text+0x81): undefined reference to `printAveForHW'
Project8.c.text+0x92): undefined reference to `printHighest'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

Is there anybody that might be able to help me figure out what I need to change? I'm new to programming and am not sure what the error message needs. I've been looking all over the internet and can't find what might be wrong. If you can help, it would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!!
My .h file looks like this:
#include <stdio.h>
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A:Please Help! Trying to write program and getting compile errors

You main project file needs to have the code for your functions as well for it to compile. The minimum you can get away with is:

/* Main file */
void readData (char *filename, student arr[], int len) {
void printAveForHW (int hw, student arr[], int len) {
void printHighest (int hw, student arr[], int len) {

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Hi all, I'm having a problem with my Nero CD program, ever since I formatted my computer I can longer get Nero to work, I am using a new CD player with a Nero program that came with it, I've also tried using and old Nero program but get the same problem, I've tried reinstalling the program too a number of times, anyway I'm trying to put some photos from My Pictures onto a disc using the Wizard, everything go's normally right up until I get this box "SAVE IMAGE FILE" ( I have attached a screen shot of the message ) which I can't remember getting before when Nero was working correctly.
So anyway if I do as it asks and save the file it continues with the burn process and then a couple of seconds later I get the " BURN PROCESS COMPLETED SUCCESFULLY " dialogoue box ( I have attached a screen shot of the message ) except nothing seems to have happened and the blank CD is still blank.
Does anyone have any ideas as to how to correct this problem, I've sure run out of ideas.

A:My Nero program won't write CD's anymore

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I have a program files directory on my e:\ that I use to install most of my applicaitons to as it is much larger than my c:\ partition.

However I cannot write or delete anything from this folder now, and I cannot open an application I have been using for ages either, and this is how I noticed it. I have scanned my machine using Panda Titanium 2007, Adaware and AVG anti spyware, and nothing suspect shows up but I presume it is something malicious.

Has anyone got any ideas? It is only this directory that is giving me trouble and today is the first time this has shown up. I am logged in as the same profile I always use.

Win 2000 machine.

Here is the hijackthis log...... Any help appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 21:58:19, on 10/10/2006
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
E:\Program Files\TPSrv.exe
E:\Program Files\pavsrv50.exe
E:\Program Files\AVENGINE.EXE
e:\program files\firewall\PNMSRV.EXE
e:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
E:\Program Files\PavFnSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Panda Software\PavShld\pavprsrv.exe
E:\Program Files\PsImSvc.exe
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A:Cannot write to program files directory

Anyone please? I can't open most of the applicaitons I have installed to that directory. It was ok a couple of days ago, and I haven't noticed anything else changing.

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i copied a portion of my sys32 folder to my cdrw drive because i'm stupid. and i wanted to see if i could use it to alter my sys32 on my other machine. don't ask.

yeah, i soon realized the folder's write protected and i can't burn the foler, or delete the copy. now i can't burn anything unless i use a different profile.

i tried properties > uncheck read only. i'm guessing the answer lies somewhere in folder options.

help is appreciated, as always.

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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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I downloaded a Emluator today so I can play my old PSX games on my Windows 7 PC and the folder will not lose write protection. Not even as Admin. Anyone got any ideas or suggestions? I need to get this fixed lol. Thanks in advance!

A:Problem Taking write Protection off a Folder

Quote: Originally Posted by RazielRinz

I downloaded a Emluator today so I can play my old PSX games on my Windows 7 PC and the folder will not lose write protection. Not even as Admin. Anyone got any ideas or suggestions? I need to get this fixed lol. Thanks in advance!

You need to take ownership of the folder. Right now it is probably owned from where ever you got it. Why do you need write protection removed?


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I am just wondering as to whether you can alter the write protection in a USB drive.

Do you have to scan the folder - check for errors like in my 500GB Seagate USB external disk drive?

I am just enquirying as Seagate are saying that I must have used it with a Mac which I have not.

I just wish to put some other data on the disk and able to transfer to another computer.

A:Write protected folder - USB Disk Drive

Go into the properties of the drive and make sure all permissions are checked, you should be able to do anything you want with the drive. Is it brand new, did the problem just start ?

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I notice in Windows 8 slight changes have been made to where screen shots are written to. In previous versions of windows they've always been written to the clipboard with each additional screenshot being overwritten but now in windows 8 they appear to be written and stored in a folder which means you can take multiple screenshots without the previous one being overwritten.

I want to know if it's possible to make that feature available in windows 7 since it was a big leap for me to upgrade from XP and if it wasn't for carrying features over from XP I wouldn't have upgraded ie T800's Folder Options X It would be really neat if they could add that to their utility

A:How to change screenshots to write to a folder rather then clipboard ?

Believe you'll need a clipboard enhancer utility and there are many, some are free. Rather than recommend a specific tool you may want to do a web search for free download clipboard utility

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Hi all,

I need to execute the Windows command:

metaflac --dont-use-padding --remove --block-type="PADDING" Filename.flac

For every file in a folder, including every file in the subfolders! (Two levels of subfolders.) The file name extension is as mentioned above .flac.

I understand a batch file is the best way to accomplish this, but what should it contain?

Many thanks!

A:How do I write a batch file for all files in a folder?

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My comp kept getting a "failed to load operating system" message when attempting to boot. I ran the FIXBOOT command from the windows CD's recovery console.

Now it starts to load but wont boot because it says its missing "l_ntl.nls". So I got the 6kb file from another comp running 2000 and put it on a floppy to put on the hard drive. In the windows CD's recovery console, I type

copy A:l_intl.nls C:\WINNT\System32
Failed to copy file.

However, copying to the straight C: drive works fine. Is this some sort of permission problem?

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