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    Question Cannot copy file into program files subfolder

    I am trying to copy a file into a subfolder of program files. I have taken ownership of the subfolder, made sure I am administrator, changed the folder to read/write, given myself full control of the folder, made sure there is no file of the same name there, tried turning UAC off, tried turning the antivirus program off.

    I still get access denied. What else is there to try?

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    Back up a bit.
    Where is the file being copied from?
    What is it's name & extension?
    Is it open?
    What parameters does it have?
    Have you tried Ctrl-C & V?
    Have you tried drag-n-drop?
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    Why are you trying to copy a file into Program Files?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RussB View Post
    Back up a bit.
    Where is the file being copied from?
    What is it's name & extension?
    Is it open?
    What parameters does it have?
    Have you tried Ctrl-C & V?
    Have you tried drag-n-drop?
    It is a DLL which is being copied from the desktop. It was downloaded as an email attachment. The intention is to replace a file in an application's folder which is under Program Files. The original file has been renamed (I could do that) so it does not need to be replaced. The file is not open. I have tried both copy/paste and drag/drop. The result is always 'access denied'.

    I am not sure what parameters you are referring to.

    I am wondering if the problem has to do with the file I'm copying rather than the folder, since if I could rename the original file I must have adequate permission.

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    Could the DLL be in use?

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    It was just saved on the desktop from an email to which it was attached. I don't see how.

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    What is the full name of the file?
    Right click the file and select properties to see its parameters.
    Have you tried to save it from the email into the correct folder?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2491 View Post
    What else is there to try?
    Vic,
    Hello... Make sure that you "Take Ownership" of the "parent folder", first...IE: click on "Program files" and click on properties> Security> Advanced> Owner> and change from "Trusted Installer or System" to yourself.... Then try to move the new .dll into the sub folder... Regards Fred
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    Problem finally solved. I didn't realize that you had to reboot after turning UAC off. Once I did this, the copy worked. Thanks to everyone for the help.

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