Some files are open and held open by apps. All I see for the file name is .INI so if this was a desktop.ini then explorer could have a lock on it.
Please tell more.
I am the owner and administrator of a folder in Program Files. If I attempt to edit an ini file and save the file I get:
1.message box from Notepad saying I can not create the file - Make sure the path and name are correct(they are) I press ok
2. I get a Save as Dialog Box - I click save
3. message box File already exists do you want to replace it
- I click yes
4 I get the first message again
I also noticed if I click New in the context menu of the files list of explorer there is only the option to create a Folder (no file types) The same issue exists for newly created folders inside this folder.
So I go to properties of the folder and select the security tab. I then attempt to edit the permissions for the Administrators group - it says I have full control and I can change anything but the 'Special Permissions' (which is set to Allow)
So I try the Advanced button
The Administrators group has 2 entries:
Full Control - <not inherited> - Applies to this folder subfolders and files (Everything is allowed)
Special - inherited from program Files - applies to this folder only (this entry can not be deleted)
Quite often while doing this and other things I get a prompt for - Windows needs your permission to continue
I have tried so many things and logged on an off so many times - What am I missing?
I have this same issue in Vista at times
The only thing I can do is copy the ini file into another folder, edit it there, delete the original, and copy the changed file back into the folder with a number of extra 'Windows needs your permission to continue' prompts along the way. It simply isn't worth this run around every time the point is for software to be convenient ...