Correcting Permissions on ProgramData Folder

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It is possible that after the GEARAspi driver set has been installed on Windows 7 via the driver installer on our website, that the Users group has been removed from the permissions list for the C:\ProgramData folder, resulting in the folder being inaccessible.

To resolve this issue, follow these steps:

  1. Get the properties of the C:\ProgramData folder, and go to the 'Security' tab. Press the Continue button on the tab.

    File:Correctperms01.jpg

  2. On the resulting 'Permissions for ProgramData' dialog press the Add button.

    File:Correctperms02.jpg

  3. On the resulting 'Select User or Group' dialog, type in Users in 'Enter the object name to select' and press the OK button.

    File:Correctperms03.jpg

  4. Press the Apply and OK buttons on the 'Permissions for ProgramData' dialog.

    File:Correctperms04.jpg

  5. On the 'Security' tab of the ‘Properties’ dialog, press the Advanced button.

    File:Correctperms05.jpg

  6. On the 'Advanced Security Settings for ProgramData' dialog, select the 'Permissions' tab and press the Change Permissions button.

    File:Correctperms06.jpg

  7. On the 'Advanced Security Settings for ProgramData' dialog, Press the 'Add...' button

    File:Correctperms07.jpg

  8. On the resulting 'Select User or Group' dialog, enter Users in 'Enter the object name to select' and press the OK button

    File:Correctperms08.jpg

  9. On the 'Permission Entry for ProgramData' dialog set 'Apply to:' This folder and subfolders.

    Set the following permissions to Allow:
    • Create files / write data
    • Create folders / append data
    • Write attributes
    • Write extended attributes


    And press the OK button.



    File:Correctperms09.jpg



  10. On the 'Permissions' tab of the 'Advanced Security Settings for ProgramData' dialog you should now see two entries for Users .One entry with 'Read & execute' set in the Permissions column and one with 'Special' set in the Permissions column. Hit press the Apply and OK buttons.

    File:Correctperms10.jpg

  11. Finished.
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