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TEAPAC File and Folder Permissions Under Windows 7 and Vista

 
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Dennis Strong
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:07 pm    Post subject: TEAPAC File and Folder Permissions Under Windows 7 and Vista Reply with quote

Windows 7 and Vista implement a more stringent system of file and folder access rights than previous Windows versions which can be problematic for users running TEAPAC Complete if they do not have administrator privileges. The new system is called User Account Control (UAC) and the limited privileges which UAC provide by default can cause several problems running TEAPAC. The essential problem is that unless explicitly provided to users after TEAPAC is installed, the file and folder permissions may be significantly limited and not permit creating and running all of the program files and procedures which are needed for all of the functions included in TEAPAC.

The easiest way to correct this problem is as follows - after TEAPAC Complete is installed, the administrator installing the software should select the folder which was installed with a right-click and open the Properties for the folder (not the files in the folder). Clicking on the Security tab will produce a dialog where Full Control can be given to the User by using the Edit button. This file and folder permission level will allow the user to create, write and run the necessary support files which are needed for the various TEAPAC functions.

An alternative is to install TEAPAC Complete in a folder that is not located within the C:\Program Files folder (the default, and normal installation), but this is not recommended.
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