Windows 10: program can't modify an INI file in subfolder of Program Files (x86)

Discus and support program can't modify an INI file in subfolder of Program Files (x86) in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have this small utility that has to be hand-installed, so I created a Utilities folder in Program Files (x86) and copied the program files into that... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by x509, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. x509 Win User

    program can't modify an INI file in subfolder of Program Files (x86)


    I have this small utility that has to be hand-installed, so I created a Utilities folder in Program Files (x86) and copied the program files into that folder.

    Everything works as expected, except that the program can't modify its INI file, which is in that same Utilities folder.

    I started to play with the Security tab in Properties for the Program Files (x86) folder, but I'm reluctant to change owners, etc, because I'm afraid that I could screw up the entire folder.

    Is there a workaround for this issue, or do I have to accept the fact that this small utility was last released in the Windows 7 days and i'm stuck with this limitation with the INI file?



    :)
     
    x509, Apr 9, 2019
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  2. KentEnnis Win User

    Program Files (x86) (x86)

    I have folders for program files, program files (x86) and program files (x86) (x86). Believe the program files (x86) (x86) is based on loading an incompatible Lexmark printer software as the only folder within is Lexmark 3500-4500 series. Tried to delete
    folder but states "action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program. I have uninstalled all associated printer/software from system but can't seem to delete this folder. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thx
     
    KentEnnis, Apr 9, 2019
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  3. DCnewbie Win User
    Are my Registry Files all legitimate programs?

    Isn't there a web tool whereby I can check if programs listed in my REGISTRY FILES are legitimate programs?
     
    DCnewbie, Apr 9, 2019
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  4. Tommygunn Win User

    program can't modify an INI file in subfolder of Program Files (x86)

    Partitioning Program Files/Program Files(x86) from Windows 10 install?

    In the coming week I will be installing Windows 10 Home on my new computer. I will be using an SSD and an HDD, the SSD for the OS, programs and games and the HDD for photos, music and all the other slow stuff.
    So, my question. In case the OS were to ever get corrupted, or I had to reinstall the OS for any other reason, is it possible to have the SSD set up as follows; Partition 1 - OS, Partition 2 - Program Files/Program Files((x86) plus other associated folders/files) and Partition 3 for my games, so that any re-install does not wipe out my already installed programs?

    I had no problem doing this in with my XP desktop(OS in C and Progs in D, although not perfect, but was never able to do it with Windows 7.

    Can it be done?

    Tom.
     
    Tommygunn, Apr 9, 2019
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