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  • I am trying to move my utorrent settings from Xp to Win7 but I can't open the "documents and settings" folder or the "program data" folders on Win7.    I've turned off uac and have right clicked on both folders to check the security settings and both say that I have access.    Even so, I keep getting the error - you don't have permission, blah, blah, blah.....

    How can I do this?

    Thanks.
    Sunday, February 15, 2009 12:32 PM

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  • Thanks for the suggestions, but I've solved the problem.   The utorrent settings like most of the others in Win7 are not in the docs/settings folder, but in the "users" folder in a sub-folder called "roaming" of all things ???    This folder and sub are easily opened.
    Friday, February 20, 2009 5:11 PM

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    Mark L. Ferguson MS-MVP
    Sunday, February 15, 2009 3:25 PM
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  • Utorrent is the most common torrent software out there. Most power users use it for one thing or another. I'd like to also point out that it has legitimate uses since I detect a bit of callous anti p2p vibe. I agree that this is a very specific problem and it may not be worth spending a lot of time on. However it may be a deeper rooted problem that may be worth spending time thinking about. Bottom line is this guy is trying to do something as an administrator on his own computer and the OS is not letting him.  How many users do you think will abandon a new release OS becasue it won't let them do things they want to do on their own computers. ~JERM
    Monday, February 16, 2009 7:50 PM
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    Mark L. Ferguson MS-MVP
    Monday, February 16, 2009 7:55 PM
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  • To do what you are looking to do will require the access of the actual local administrator.

     

    You can open up an administrative command prompt and enable the local administrator by typing net user administrator /active:yes.  Don’t close this command prompt or log off; do a switch user and now log on as your local administrator.  Do what you need to do and log off when finished.  Come back to the same administrative command prompt, type net user administrator /active:no to bring your system back to is default state.

    Friday, February 20, 2009 5:04 PM
  • Thanks for the suggestions, but I've solved the problem.   The utorrent settings like most of the others in Win7 are not in the docs/settings folder, but in the "users" folder in a sub-folder called "roaming" of all things ???    This folder and sub are easily opened.
    Friday, February 20, 2009 5:11 PM
  •  Once you get the hang of it this makes more sense.

    In appdata Vista and Win7 is marking where this content came from and thusly how well it can trust it.

    This document has the best explanation I've found for what the three folder areas mean and how they are boundaries of data.

    Windows Vista also has changed the Application Data folder structure. Previous user profiles did not logically sort data stored in the Application Data folder, making it difficult to distinguish data that belonged to the machine from data belonging to the user. Windows Vista addresses this issue by creating a single AppData folder under the user profile. The AppData folder contains three subfolders: Roaming, Local, and LocalLow.

    Windows uses the Local and LocalLow folders for application data that does not roam with the user. Usually this data is either machine specific or too large to roam. The AppData\Local folder in Windows Vista is the same as the Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data folder in Windows XP.

    Windows uses the Roaming folder for application specific data, such as custom dictionaries, which are machine independent and should roam with the user profile. The AppData\Roaming folder in Windows Vista is the same as the Documents and Settings\username\Application Data folder in Windows XP.

    Sunday, February 22, 2009 4:52 AM
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