File permissions under win xp

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by edgarin8, Apr 5, 2002.

  1. edgarin8

    edgarin8 Guest

    ok i just installed win xp again, but i couldnt acces some drives because the permissions were set to another user name, therefore i took ownership of the drives,subfolders and files so i could have full control under the new user name, well now i cant install some programs that i had stored in those drives, and i mean only some of them not all, even when they reside in the same folder. My conclusion was that there was a file corruption in some of the programs, so i deleted them and copied them from the cds into the same folders, well, it didnt work, the same result, every time i try to install those programs the installer stops abruptly and quits installing the software. Any ideas????
  2. zman

    zman Guest

    The only thing to do is go to RUN and type

    gpedit.msc and check your local policys
  3. Twink

    Twink Guest

    I had this problem once. For some reason no one had access to the folder "c:\program files\InstallShield Installation Information" which is needed to install alot of installshield programs. If you're not using installshield, then find out where the install program you're using is putting the temp files etc and make sure system has access to them.