Is it the "AProgram" folder that is claimed to not have any security? What
program is this? I would suspect that the installer for that program
deliberately removes the security settings on the folder, causing this
The permissions on that folder are clearly broken. You can verify that by
opening an elevated command prompt and running this command:
ICACLS <insert the folder name> /verify [/T]
You may be able to fix it by simply re-inheriting the parent's permissions
on the folder. To do that, do the following:
1. Right-click the folder in Explorer and select Properties.
2. Click the Security tab
3. Click Advanced
4. Click Edit... (Accept the elevation prompt if you get one).
5. Check the "Replace all existing inheritable permissions on all
6. Click OK to close all the dialogs.
That ought to set them back to the inherited permissions. Unless the program
does something silly it should now work. Of course, the mere fact that the
program installed itself in the root of the C: is silly, so the likelihood of
additional silliness is quite high. Your best option all around may be to
return it for a refund unless they can give you a version that is Windows
Vista Logo compliant.
Your question may already be answered in Windows Vista Security:
"Joel WZ" wrote:
> No, this was a clean Vista install, brand new hard drive.