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How to add full control to \Program Files on Windows 7

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Can anyone tell me how to add WRITE permission to c:\program files for Windows 7.
Although I am logged is as a local admin, I get an error.

Thanks for your assistance.
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1. Try copying to the location than saving it there. It works for me ON VISTA.
2. if its a program trying to make changes run the program as administrator it will work
3. If you are trying to keep a configuration file the best place to store is it in LocalApplicationData .

Hope it helps

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what error do you get?

Generally when you logged in as administrator you just get UAC pop up and it should  allow you to edit the program files folder.

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cslinger--System FOLDERS (in C:\)  are set as Read-Only by Default.  You are discouraged from changing that.  Are you having problems with FILES in those folders?

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