Re: Can't edit /etc/hosts file or run application that I installed under C:\Programs Files
Malke <email@example.com> wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> I also installed an application under the 'C:\Program Files'
>> directory which doesn't run because it needs to write updates to
>> that directory. Why does it allow me to install the application
>> (read/ write) implied, but not update it when I run it?
> As for the program, I can't answer that. You'd need to ask the
> people who wrote it if they have plans for making an updated
> version that is compatible with Vista, have any patches,
> workarounds, etc.
Two suggestions. You could run the program as Administrator; I think
that would allow it to write to a folder under Program Files. Or you
could install it somewhere else, not under Program Files. I had a
similar problem with my newsreader (Xnews), and ended up moving it out
of Program Files.
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