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    George W. Barrowcliff Guest

    Default Write permission for \Windows Directory

    Vista cannot read older applications help files.

    An application called \windows\winhlp32.exe opens when these help files
    are accessed.



    I downloaded the version of winhlp32.exe that reads these files and put
    it in \Windows\Legacy Help\winhlp32.exe.

    I associated the older help files with this application but still the
    \windows\winhlp32.exe is still in the path and opening instead of the
    new one.

    The simple answer is to copy the new winhlp32.exe over the top of the
    \windows\winhlp32.exe that comes standard.

    Problem: Even though I am an administrator on this computer, I still
    cannot make any changes to the Windows directory. I cannot even rename
    the suppled version.

    What will it take to get this file into the Windows direcory?

    Thanks

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    Windows Vista implements WFP (Windows File Protection) in new way. Its give read only attributes to all under system dirs but having rights to take permission.

    You can take permission by executing these two commands respectively in cmd Run as Administrator

    takeown /F [file name]

    icacls [file name] /grant Administrators:F
    Last edited by rkonit; 4th August 2008 at 23:40.

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    Default Re: Write permission for \Windows Directory

    On Tue, 5 Aug 2008 05:05:11 +0530, ramesh
    <ramesh.3dn6ud@winvistaclub.com> wrote:

    >Windows Vista implements WFP (Windows File Protection) in new way. Its
    >give read only attributes to all under system dirs but having rights to
    >take permission.
    >
    >You can take permission by executing these two commands respectively in
    >*cmd *-Run as Administrator-
    >
    >> takeown /F [file name]
    >>
    >> icacls [file name] /grant Administrators:F


    Or do it through a Windows Explorer window. You will find that the
    vista PITA "WTF... we'll just take away all priv's - that should stop
    the viruses" protection scheme will first require you to take
    ownership at the top of the C: drive then work your way down to the
    windows directory and to the files. Otherwise you will keep getting
    told that you don't have the priv's to do what you want. After you
    take ownership you might still need to set actual priv's.



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