Hello, I had played freelancer on my pc before and deleted it a while ago but recently fancied another go so i re-installed the game which installed fine. But when i went to boot the game i get the message "windows cannot access the specified device,path, or file, you may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. Any idea anyone, on how to get around this problem?
Right click it, got to Security, click on Advanced and go to the Owner tab.
Click on Edit, and find your username and hit Apply.
Go back to the Security tab, hit Edit, and find your username again if it is not there for either of these steps click Add and add it.
After finding your user name click all the check boxes, and make sure Full Control is checked. Make sure this is applied to the Freelancer executable, which it should be if you applied it to the containing folder.
Try running the game again, if this doesn't do anything, then try running in "Windows XP Compatibility Mode" .. right click on the desktop icon to do this.