Administrator Account Could Not Move Application Data Directory - game Spore

Posted on 2008-11-04
Last Modified: 2013-12-21
I was working on a problem with my kids' computer on which they run the game Spore.  They started getting these errors that they could not save their game - "Spore has detected a bad save game.  Recovery to previous version was attempted."  So I researched the problem and it was recommended to rename
this directory - Spored Application Data dir - and let Spore create anew.  The problem was that even logged in with an Administrator account I was getting permission errors trying to rename the directory.  How could Spore create directories and files that even an Administrator can not modify??
Question by:amigan_99
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    The default user accoutn created upon a Vista install is not a Administrator account.  It is a power user account with Administrator rights.  You have to take onwership of the file in order to do what you want with it.
    One of those will help you get this accomplished.

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