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Change permission for a folder

Posted on 2002-07-06
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When trying to update IE received this message:
"Setup cannot download files to the folder c:\Windows Update Setup Files because the folder is read only.
Either change permissions for this folder or specify a different folder"
I have tried to locate this folder but cannot find.
Any suggestions as to location and how to change permissions.
Iam using windows 95
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by:CrazyOne
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Try creating the Update Setup Files folders by clicking in Explorer on c:\Windows. Now in on the menu bar click File > New > Folder and create the Update Setup Files folder. If the folder already exists you will receive an error stating this. If it does not exist then the folder will be created.

If the folder does exist it is probably hidden. So do this.
Control Panel > Folder Options > and scroll down until you see "Show hidden files and folders" and make sure it has check mark beside it. Now close out that screen and locate the Update Setup Files and right click on it and the choose properties and then deselect the "Read Only" box.


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by:maggiesbro
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created new folder but get the same message when trying to update
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by:CrazyOne
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Are you trying to get patches for your current IE or upgrade to a higher version. Since you are using Win95 I am not sure if you are aware of it or not but supposedly Microsoft is no longer providing support for this OS. So if you are upgrading to a higher version it may not install on Win95.
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If you are trying to upgrade to IE 6 then I don't think you will be able to

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/evaluation/sysreqs/default.asp
Operating System Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6a (SP6a) and higher, or Windows 2000
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understood thanks for your time
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You are welcome. :>)
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