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Administrator Permission

Dec 30, 2010 12:54AM PST

I am the only user on this computer (Windows 7)and I am listed as the administrator on it. I am trying to save a file for Google SktetchUP into the plugins folder. I am getting told I do not have permission and to contact the administrator.
Since that is me, it is of no help.
I read through a bunch of responses on other forums but I am NO techie and do not want to get in over my head and create more problems. So any response should be in small words.

Thanks in advance!!

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You, the IT staffer.
Dec 30, 2010 3:25AM PST

Yes, as Windows is a multiple user OS we get to learn more than we bargained for BUT!!!

Can you tell us where this plugin came from? If there is a web page for it we can check up on the install procedure since it's rare to manually drop in files like that.
Bob

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Plug Ins
Dec 30, 2010 4:35AM PST

The plug in came from my Brother. He is a bit of a geek with Google's Sketchup CAD software. According to him, you just save the file in the correct folder and it will show up on the tool bar after restarting the software. Unfortunately, for me anyway, he does not have Windows 7 on his system so he is unfamiliar with this issue.

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Let's hear the name of the plug in.
Dec 30, 2010 4:47AM PST

While we can boot up safe mode, change permissions and more options I'd rather install this the proper way. Name this plugin and let's see if the maker has an installer.
Bob

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Here is a list of the available plugins ...
Dec 30, 2010 9:51AM PST
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The answer is too simple
Dec 30, 2010 11:58PM PST

With a little experimenting, my Brother was able to figure this out.

Find the "plugins" folder on Windows Explorer, right click on it and open the security tab. Click on Edit to change the permissions.

After that I was able to save the file into the folder, open the software and run it.

Thanks everyone for your help! Happy New Year to ALL!

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Yes, it would be simple ...
Dec 31, 2010 8:18AM PST

for your brother because he KNEW THE NAME OF THE PLUG-IN.

Before we could help with permissions or installation we too needed to know the name of the plug-in that we asked for several times.

You have to help us help you.

Have a happy new year!

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Can I restate this?
Dec 31, 2010 8:25AM PST

Before I would help with permissions I would want to check if there is a proper installer for the plugins.

The reasons to avoid tinkering with permissions is that we could upset some apple cart with a Humpty Dumpty on top and all the king's... Well you get the idea.
Bob

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Hey Poindexter!
Dec 31, 2010 11:19AM PST

Look, you're going to get pissy cause you coudn't figure it out? You believe you're the expert on anything Windows and can't admit that you were simply overthinking the problem.

Face it, you knowing the name of the plug in was gear.3.rb would have done you no good.

Thank You for nothing!

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Locked.
Dec 31, 2010 11:46AM PST

As we were trying to avoid changing permissions the idea of permissions was stated up front.

There are reasons to avoid doing that so all members tried to find the other ways first.

For name calling alone, your post is now locked.

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