Permissions On ProgramData .....

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

  1. DeathStalker77

    DeathStalker77 MDL Senior Member

    Nov 8, 2009
    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?!