Permissions On ProgramData .....

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by DeathStalker77, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. DeathStalker77

    DeathStalker77 MDL Senior Member

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    Hello all!

    I've noticed that, annoyingly, when one installs Win7 that it does not "properly" grant you Admin permissions on all the folders - you are constantly prompted that you require Admin permissions to do things, and to click OK/CONTINUE to proceed. EVEN when UAC is turned off.

    So, to avoid this idiotic hassle, I used "Take Ownership" and ran it on all the main C drive folders (PF, PF (x86), PD, and Windows).

    Now I appear to be having permission issues with *some* installation programs - most notably Acrobat. It had a bunch of directories it couldn't access in ProgramData. I noticed that Administrators no longer had full access to the directory or to many of the sub-directories. I manually added it to some of them, but it still didn't create the ProgramGroup items.

    How can I add Administrator rights to the entire directory and all subdirectories in an easy manner?

    And how to avoid this cr@p in the future?!

    Thanks!