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reinstall Adobe Pro 8 on XPsp2

by derrick_s / October 15, 2007 7:46 PM PDT

was having issues with Adobe Pro 8. so i uninstalled the program. when i went to reinstall the program it would get hitched up about midway through the installation on a file C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents. the msg says the file is inaccessible. retry does nothing, so you have to back out of the install completely. when i try to delete the file myself (or even edit it) it does not let me, says the file is inaccessible. has anyone run into this issue before? any help would be appreciated. need adobe pro to function. thanks!

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Re: install problems
by Kees Bakker / October 15, 2007 7:55 PM PDT

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents is a rather strange name for a file (although not strictly forbidden). Are you sure it's (a) it's the full filename and (b) it's a file, not a folder.

Are you sure the account you're using to install the program is an Administrator account?

You can try to take ownership of whatever you need. It's described in and in XP Home only works after booting in Safe Mode.

By the way, I deleted your first (nearly identical) post.

Hope this helps.


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folder ownership
by derrick_s / October 15, 2007 10:45 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: install problems

sorry it is a folder, not file. i am logged in as an administrator, still no luck. when i rclick and go to properties there is no security tab, cant find anything like it. any other suggestions?
sorry about the double post, thought the first one didnt post, am in china, blame it on the slow internet connection.

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Re: no security tab
by Kees Bakker / October 15, 2007 10:50 PM PDT
In reply to: folder ownership

Did you read what I said about booting in Safe Mode? And did you do it, before searching for the security tab?


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safe mode no luck
by derrick_s / October 16, 2007 2:28 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: no security tab

tried in safe mode, after taking ownership of file, still no luck, tried to delet file in dos mode as well, says access to dir is denied. the msg reads something like the Documents folder is a windows system requirement folder and cannot be deleted. any further suggestions? thanks so much

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Re: can't delete
by Kees Bakker / October 17, 2007 4:32 AM PDT
In reply to: safe mode no luck

Documents and Settings could be an undeletable system folder, and so could My Document be (in Vista it's simply called Documents, but we're talking about XP).
You might need to take ownership of the folder that contains the file also.

The picture still isn't very clear to me.


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