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Administrator Account Could Not Move Application Data Directory - game Spore

Posted on 2008-11-04
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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??
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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.
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67717-take-ownership-file.html
http://neosmart.net/forums/showthread.php?t=1257
One of those will help you get this accomplished.
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