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I have a user setup as a local Admin (member of local Admin group), but they cannot write to a specific folder.
How do I grant permissions so the user can write to the folder (program folder that should hold default login settings).
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by:Steven Harris
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Have you verified the Security Settings for the user?

Right-click the folder > Properties > Security
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by:John Hurst
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If the folder is in your own user folder, they may not be able to write to it.

Move the folder to a C\Business\Folders location and give people who should be able to access the folder, permission to it. You can access folder security by right clicking on it as noted above.

.... Thinkpads_User
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Please note that it is considered bad practice to keep settings that are subject to change in the program's folder. Those locations are protected. Use %appdata%.
The administrator is treated as a user. That's what UAC is about and has been about for the last 7 years... you encounter it right now for the first time? :)

To let the user write into that folder, you have to put his name in the ACL. Thanks to UAC, having the administrator group in the ACL alone won't let him.
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Yes, I turned off UAC for this user and the program started writing to the folder. After a re-boot, of course.
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