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  1. Member vhelp's Avatar
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    specs: dell laptop 64-bit windows 7 home premium

    I was trying to update an old *.avs script file on my c: drive on my laptop but for some reason it won't let me edit files or create new files there any more, though i used to.

    Maybe this is a recent windows update that is now blocking me from my own c: drive all the sudden.

    Does anyone know how I can resolve this problem ?
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    Do a system restore.
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  3. Depends on exactly what caused the issue, but security and take ownership is usually the solution. "C:drive" covers a fairly wide range of area, is this file in a specific directory or in the root of C: as seems to be implied? If root, it should not be there and should be moved elsewhere, just as a policy matter, it is helpful to NOT allow the user access to the root of C: as an anti-virus measure.
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    yes, its in the root c:\ drive.

    I moved the file to a new directory and its working.

    When I attempted to delete the file, another dialog popped up "You'll need to provide administrator permission to delete this file".

    [Continue] [Skip] [Cancel]

    Naturally, I selected the [Continue] button and the file was deleted.

    But I still want access to my c:\ drive. I can understand the virus/security measure, but if I could set up a couple of unlock.bat relock.bat scripts I would be happy to relock the c:\ drive. Anyway. Thanks for the info.
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    run notepad or whatever you are using to edit the scripts with as admin. that should allow read/write in c: root. it also happens in c: windows folders and program folders.
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    i wouldn't. once admin is owner any malware can install silently.
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