Windows 10: How To Change Protection to the Program Files folder in Win 10

Discus and support How To Change Protection to the Program Files folder in Win 10 in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; There is a C:\Program Files\ folder and I am using Win 10. I created a Sub folder called SS (i.e. C:\Program Files\SS\ ) and I want users to add... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by [G70115], Jun 14, 2019.

  1. [G70115] Win User

    How To Change Protection to the Program Files folder in Win 10


    There is a C:\Program Files\ folder and I am using Win 10.


    I created a Sub folder called SS (i.e. C:\Program Files\SS\ ) and I want users to add data and make changes to data in that folder.


    I am unable to makes changes to the security like those on the C: drive. Currently I am using the C:\SS\ folder and I have not issues in users making any changes. Once I put SS into the Program Files folder, when I make changes to a file, it wants me to save it else where and then move it back into the folder. That works, but it would make user very unhappy doing that.


    Can I change the security of the SS folder within the Program Files??? I want it to work like the SS folder was under the C:\ drive.


    Do you have any suggestions for me?? Is it possible to do what I want??



    Thank You,


    G

    :)
     
    [G70115], Jun 14, 2019
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  2. Frogger Win User

    ?? How do I PW protect Folders in windows

    hmmm?
    Sharing files and folders overview You can share the files and folders stored on your computer, on a network, and on the Web. The method you choose depends on whom you want to share files with, and what computer they will use to access the files.

    When you share files or folders, they are not as protected as they are when you do not share them. People with access to your computer or your network might be able to read, copy, or change files that are in a shared folder. You should always be aware that the files and folders that you share are available to other people and be sure to monitor your shared files and folders on a regular basis.

    Important

    If your computer is not joined to a domain, you can use the Network Setup Wizard to automatically turn file and printer sharing on or off. To start the Network Setup Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Setup Wizard.
    If you both use the same computer

    You can put the files you want to share in the Shared Documents folder. Files stored in the Shared Documents folder or its subfolders are always available to other users on your computer.

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, the Shared Documents, Shared Pictures, and Shared Music folders are not available.
    If both computers are on the same network

    You can share a folder or drive on your computer with others on the network. You can also control whether the files in the shared folder can be modified by other users.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, you will need to set the Access control for the folder or drive after sharing it. For more information, go to To set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions.
    If you want to share your files online

    You can publish pictures and documents on the Web using the Web Publishing Wizard. The files will be stored in a private, online folder that you manage.

    Step-by-step procedure

    If you don't want others to access your files

    You can prevent other users from accessing your folders and the files they contain. When your computer is connected to a domain, this is called setting permissions for your file or folder. When your computer is connected to a workgroup, this is called making your folders private.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure

    'HELP' it can be your friend *Smile How To Change Protection to the Program Files folder in Win 10 :)
     
    Frogger, Jun 14, 2019
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  3. psbecker Win User
    Change Folder Icon in Windows 10


    I just acquired a new laptop running Windows 10 and am trying to change the icons of the folders in the StartUp "Program" folder so that they would stand out a little better. I used my admin account and followed all the steps listed above, but when I clicked on "Apply", nothing happened. The same basic windows folder icon remained attached to the folder. I also tried to go into Properties and capitalize some of the folder names, but that didn't work either. Looks like something is protecting them, but I cannot figure out what it is much less how to get around this blockage, Any suggestions?
     
    psbecker, Jun 14, 2019
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  4. How To Change Protection to the Program Files folder in Win 10

    Unable to change icons in Program Files folder, Program Files (x86) folder or folders inside

    If you can create folders inside System folders such as "C:\Program Files" then you must have changed the UAC setting away from its default value. This creates a risk for your machine.

    To modify things inside system folders you can do this:

    1. Open an elevated command prompt (cmd.exe)
    2. Type these commands and press Enter after each:

      taskkill /f /im explorer.exe

      (the screen will go black)

      explorer.exe
    By doing this you will allow applications to modify protected system files, folders or registry keys without first asking for your permission.
     
    Frederik Long, Jun 14, 2019
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