nanoflower wrote:I'm running into another Win8 behavioral difference which I think may be due to the UAC/ACL that wasn't there in WinXP. I have a few programs like Mirc that write data out. Unfortunately Win8 isn't letting them write to any of their files unless I run them as administrator. With Mirc I have it installed in C:/Mirc and the directory it is writing to is C:/mirc/logs so I avoid any issues with the Program Files directory that I've heard about. I checked the status of the directory and files and they show up as being Read Only (a black square instead of the check mark (what is the difference?)) so I tried changing them to not be Read Only. The change doesn't stick. So something in Win8 is forcing them to be protected even though they aren't part of the OS or the Program Files.
Can anyone provide me a pointer on what to change so that I won't have this issue? I suspect it's something simple but I haven't been able to figure it out after playing around with this for over an hour.
Thanks for any help.
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