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Modifying files in the system32 folder

Posted on 2002-06-07
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I'm using Windows 2000 SP2 and I want to replace a dll in the system32 folder. However you can't seem to touch anything in there, even with administrator access. For example, if I try to delete something (backing it up first obviously) it will appear to have been deleted, but then if you refresh Windows Explorer it comes back. Does anyone know how to get around this?
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You are being hit by Windows File Protection.  Reboot the system in Safe mode and replace the file.
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Here is an MS KB article explaining what geoffryn mentioned and what you are running up against.

Description of the Windows 2000 Windows File Protection Feature
http://support.microsoft.com/search/preview.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q222193


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