Re: Vista Will Not Let Administrator Create Folder In Root of System Volume?
(Vista Home Premium, account is in administrator group)
Seems to Work for me.
Double click C: drive
right click, new, folder
'new folder' folder created, changed name to zz, now have folder c:\zz
What error do you get when you try?
"Will" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I just had my first encounter with Vista, and it was ugly. Logged in as
>local administrator, I am not able to manually create a folder in the root
>of the system volume. What gives with that? Administrator is surely in
>the DACL for the root of the volume with Modify privileges.
> I then took ownership of the volume and gave it to Administrator - taking
> away from the TrustedInstaller (this is some kind of role?) - and it made
> no difference: I still cannot create a folder in the root.
> Speaking of TrustedInstaller, how do I get that back as the owner of the
> root of the volume? I don't see a way to add that entity into anything.
> I have a badly-behaved installer that requires the program be installed
> into the root of the boot volume, and I cannot change that default
> location, so unfortunately I need to deal with this issue.
> My general impression with Vista is that they are trying so hard to make
> things pretty that they are stripping out much of the meaningful detailed
> error messages that would let an advanced user actually understand what is
> failing and fix it. They could at least provide a "Details" button on
> the pretty version of the error dialog that would spit out subsystem
> names, error codes, and some kind of meaningful explanation of detail.