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Call of Duty 4 MW & UAC issue

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Old 03-23-2009
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Call of Duty 4 MW & UAC issue

they state that folders created may not be able to be deleted.... what
do i do to keep this from happening, not run program as an
administrator? i dont want to not be able to delete files this game
creates....

POTENTIAL SAVED GAMES PROBLEMS
When playing COD4:MW on a Windows(R)Vista system, there is the
potential for Saved Games to "disappear" if you switch from Standard
User level to Administrator level of security. This is because of how
Vista deals with saving files into the Program Files directory. If a
user saves games, which are typically stored under the Program Files
directory (by default in C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 4 -
Modern Warfare\Players), they are not actually saved in that folder but
in a Virtual Store. Windows(R) does this to protect the security of the
Program Files folder, but allow legacy titles to continue to function on
Windows(R)Vista.
However, when a person elevates to Administrative mode, the link to
the Virtual Store will be broken and only files in the actual Saved Game
directory (under Program Files) will be visible. Switching back to
Standard User mode will restore the link. *-Interestingly, in user mode,
both the files actually in the Saved Games folder and in the Virtual
Store will all be visible, although you will not be able to delete any
files in the actual Saved Games folder.-*
This issue will not occur unless the game is installed in a privileged
area (e.g. C:\Windows or C:\Program Files), although this is the
default. Also, this won't happen if the User Account Control (UAC) is
turned off.


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