> Hi, I'm an editor who uses macros to assist in editing. I have to download
> the templates/macros directly to my C Drive. I just got this
> computer(Gateway laptop), and when I tried to download the macro directly to
> m C Drive, I get the notice that I have to contact the administrator because
> I don't have permission. However, my account IS administrator, so I see no
> reason why I am unable to download to my disk. I have had problems with
> downloading other programs as well, where I get a pop-up saying I need to
> contact an administrator for permission.
> This is rather frustrating and a bit unnerving since my job depends on being
> able to use these macros.
> What needs to be done to get this taken care of? Saving to my C drive is a
> must for these Macro to work.
In Windows Vista, even though you are an administrator, programs that do
not ask for your permission ("Windows needs your permission to
continue") are not allowed to use your admin power.
This protects you by stopping administrative programs from running that
you do not start.
Writing to drive C is an administrative action by default.
I would recommend either of the following options:
1- Run the program you are using to download the macros "as
administrator" by right-clicking on it and clicking Run As Administrator
- this will indicate to Windows that you want that program to be able to
perform administrative tasks.
2- Change the security on drive C by taking ownership of it and giving
your username permission to write to it - this will indicate to windows
that writing to drive C *is NOT* an administrative action, which will
allow any program, including possibly malicious programs that you do not
explicitly start, to write to that location without your consent.
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
Windows Vista Support FAQ - http://www.jimmah.com/vista/