Windows 7 Data Redirection

Posted on 2011-10-10
Last Modified: 2012-08-13

I have a Windows 7 machine running a program to store business cards.

The program worked fine until recently - Instead of the program saving newly scanned business cards to the correct location in C:\Program Files\Business Card Recogniser, it is saving them in the Program Files of a virtual store. How can I disable this feature in Windows 7 so the files save onto the existing database?

Question by:Netexperts
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    Accepted Solution

    It sounds like you are utilizing a legacy application.  In the Windows Vista/Windows 7 generation of operating systems, this behavior is by design for security-related purposes.  Is it possible that your software vendor has an updated version or patch that is compliant with Windows 7 and will alleviate the problem?

    As a last resort, there are some potential actions you can take to work around the issue:

    How to disable VirtualStore in Windows 7?

    Disabling Windows 7 Virtual Store
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    Author Comment

    To resolve this I disabled UAC and granted full access permission to the user experiencing difficulties. Thank you for the info.
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    Author Comment

    I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

    Accepted answer: 0 points for Netexperts's comment http:/Q_27388441.html#36942118

    for the following reason:

    Resolved issue
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    Expert Comment

    I am definitely glad to know that the author's problem is solved, but I'm not sure that he took the time to read the suggested fixes within the articles that I posted.  What was stated by the author as resolving the issue was also described in the first article as a potential solution.
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    Author Comment

    Sorry, wrong buttons pressed. Run5k's initial post should be the accepted solution, apologies for any apparent lack of gratitude

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