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    grant read/write permission for folder (Vista Home Premium)

    I downloaded a set of tools for PowerPoint 2003. To install these tools as Add-Ins, the supplier needs read/write permission for the folder where the new tools are located. I located the folder, right-clicked and chose Properties and removed the check mark from "Read Only". That didn't help. I tried finding help from Microsoft and didn't. I got into a Window showing me different types of permissions: Owner, trusted source, User, etc. and tried making changes there but I couldn't discover how to give the supplier one of these designations.

    Can anyone tell me, please, step-by-step how to change the permission on this one folder? Now that I can't access them, I REALLY want these tools.

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    Re: grant read/write permission for folder (Vista Home Premium)

    What happens if you right-click on the installer file and select "Run as administrator" ?
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    Re: grant read/write permission for folder (Vista Home Premium)

    I was so concerned with granting permission for the folder (a window opened with my PowerPoint that told me to do that), that I didn't even try to open the folder and run the .exe file. I just tried doing so (at your suggestion) and saw the option to Run as an Administration.

    I couldn't complete the action because I had earlier decided to store the unzipped file in a new folder in My Documents rather than the previous suggested choice in c:Program Files and once I changed the location of the folder, it installed with no problem.

    Thank you for your advice. I'll try to remember that in future installations.
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    Re: grant read/write permission for folder (Vista Home Premium)

    Glad it worked out. Because of the new UAC system in Vista, the "Run as administrator" is one option that we're going to have to get used to.
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