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January 3, 2014 10:41:17 PM

For about the last hour I've been trying unsuccessfully to get a mod to work (the Zone Reclamation Project for Stalker: SoC). To get the mod to work, I need to edit several files, but every time I try permission is denied. The file security is on "Full Control", I've tried running as an administrator, but no luck.

Anyone have a way to get around this? I really can't say how frustrated I am, especially considering this would normally be a very routine process (this is my first box with Windows 8). As always, any help or advice appreciated.
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January 3, 2014 10:50:03 PM

Can you post the exact error that you receive? because like all versions of windows, there are many different types of permissions associated with files and folders and if even one of the permissions is set to Deny, it will overwrite the allow permissions... so the error message might help in determining where it is denied.
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January 3, 2014 11:48:12 PM

Did you first disable UAC? http://www.tekrevue.com/tip/how-to-disable-user-account...

Been that way since Vista's introduction.

WARNING: Do NOT try to use any old 'XP' tricks, or think because of XP experiance you know 'what to do', you / I / everyone doesn't. Since Vista > 7 > 8 Microsoft keeps taking away our ability to 'manage' the system as we see fit, even if we purposefully /break it/ . The way the systems works does not reflect nor is built upon all your XP experiances, it is actually 180 opposite to prevent you from doing all that. Just a word to the wise from someone with many years experiances dealing with these OSes.
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January 4, 2014 11:01:56 AM

Dragonburn said:
Can you post the exact error that you receive? because like all versions of windows, there are many different types of permissions associated with files and folders and if even one of the permissions is set to Deny, it will overwrite the allow permissions... so the error message might help in determining where it is denied.


Well, it's twofold. First, I'm having issues editing a text document within a program folder. When I attempt to edit and then save my changes, I get an "Access Is Denied" message. Secondly, I inserted several mod files into my program folder, one of which is an application designed to modify my game and save files. After running it and making all the alterations I want, it claims to have saved the changes successfully, but this is simply not the case. The game and its files are totally unaltered.
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January 4, 2014 11:19:44 AM

Doesn't matter, all that matters is WHERE the 'text document' and other files are located. If they are not located under your My Documents, My Pics, etc. then it is something the System is supposed to manage 'not you'. So you don't have 'permission' to mess with it. This was learned back with Vista, the first thing (which you didn't answer) is to turn off UAC, UAC monitors actively all things to make sure you 'stupid user' stop 'screwing up' Windows, and by legally covering Microsoft ass by recording each time you agree to 'override' the warning that you caused your own problems.

The second part of the problem is 'Ownership'. In Vista going forward ONLY the system itself is actually Administrator(GOD) over the computer. Admin accts are actually Super Users, Super Users were eliminated and everyone else is just a limited Users account. So all system directories and files are normally only 'owned' by the system, one way to get around that was to use a reg hack to allow the right click option to 'Take Ownership' of a directory and all its' contents. That would allow you toedit and save / modify the files you need.

WARNING: If you try to remove ALL security from say C:|Program Files you would 'break' Windows because the system needs Ownership of many files to just 'function'. So just be warned.
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January 4, 2014 11:44:24 AM

Tom Tancredi said:
Doesn't matter, all that matters is WHERE the 'text document' and other files are located. If they are not located under your My Documents, My Pics, etc. then it is something the System is supposed to manage 'not you'. So you don't have 'permission' to mess with it. This was learned back with Vista, the first thing (which you didn't answer) is to turn off UAC, UAC monitors actively all things to make sure you 'stupid user' stop 'screwing up' Windows, and by legally covering Microsoft ass by recording each time you agree to 'override' the warning that you caused your own problems.

The second part of the problem is 'Ownership'. In Vista going forward ONLY the system itself is actually Administrator(GOD) over the computer. Admin accts are actually Super Users, Super Users were eliminated and everyone else is just a limited Users account. So all system directories and files are normally only 'owned' by the system, one way to get around that was to use a reg hack to allow the right click option to 'Take Ownership' of a directory and all its' contents. That would allow you toedit and save / modify the files you need.

WARNING: If you try to remove ALL security from say C:|Program Files you would 'break' Windows because the system needs Ownership of many files to just 'function'. So just be warned.


It's located in the Program Files folder in my local SSD. I haven't tried your suggestion of disabling the UAC yet, I'll give it a go as soon as I get home. But overall, does it look likely that I will be able to edit this folder? Worst case scenario, I may just copy the entire thing into a different directory, edit it there, and put it back. However, I'd really prefer a more elegant solution if one exists.

Thanks.
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January 4, 2014 1:10:57 PM

Well until UAC is turned off no solution will matter, because UAC is monitoring constantly to 'protect' the system from you, so that be the first thing. Second as I indicated you would need to use Take Ownership (simple google) to the directory then edit it as I mentioned
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