Access denied, file/folder audit... c# vs2012

I have produced small application using which functions well for certain folders but not all.

It works well for path like: C:\Users\Public\Documents\UntypeDatasetSample which there is no security requirements. But it doesn't work for most other folders because the security issues discussed at:

Question: Is it possible to dynamically pacify the security and reinstate it after the files and folders have been audited?

If you wish to have a copy of this 60KB applcation, download it from:
LVL 34
Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
What happens if you right-click on the program name and select "Run as Administrator"?
Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I am running as admin. It errors as shown below:
Above and beyond admin sign-in, the following link below seems to suggest the need to change security for folders being accessed.

Public folder doesn't have security but My Music folder (by default) has in windows 7.

Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
On Windows 7, your user, even when an Admin, does not run with Admin privileges most of the time.  Many times when I have to install programs on Windows 7, I have to right-click and select "Run as Administrator" even though the user is the Only user and is an Administrator.  But then... I knew you wouldn't try it.
Python 3 Fundamentals

This course will teach participants about installing and configuring Python, syntax, importing, statements, types, strings, booleans, files, lists, tuples, comprehensions, functions, and classes.

Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperAuthor Commented:
As you are describing, I have too, to use run as admin when it is needed. This application is for learning at this point. As we know users will not have admin rights and that is good (they will not be able to view the content of certain folders they are not allowed to). But as admin, I do not want to manually change each and every folder just to audit them and then go back to restore their security. I am hoping for a dynamic solution.
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Yes... but did you try "Run as Admin" to see if the program you are working on works in your 'admin' account?  I doubt that you will find "a dynamic solution", especially for regular non-admin users.
Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperAuthor Commented:
re:> but did you try "Run as Admin" to see if the program you are working on works in your 'admin' account?
A folder is nothing to run as. I am able open My Music folder manually but the code I am running, is not able to open it to read its content despite the fact I have logged as admin prior to running  this code.

re: especially for regular non-admin users
This is good, because non-admin users are better to be limited to only the folders they are allowed to view.

re:> I doubt that you will find "a dynamic solution"
All I can do is to keep asking around. I think, I better include some other TAs such as operating system or those heavily involved with security issues.
First, as suggested, try to run the app as admin to ensure that the problem you are having is due to admin access requirement. If it is the case then you will need to impersonate an admin user as shown in examples

For asking current user to elevate UAC level, see examples

You can only access folders that the current user has access while you are running as that user. If you need to access the folders that current user does not have access to, you need to either give permissions or run as a different user that has permissions. There is no other way (and should not be any other way).

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Visual Basic.NET

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.