OT: Windows file permission question

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com
Wed Jan 7 12:17:37 EST 2009

Hi Tiemo,

What you observe is normal, expected behaviour. As an administrator,  
you can put files that have to be available to all users into drive: 
\documents and settings\all users\application data\... For example  
during installation. Users without admin rights can save preferences  
files in drive:\documents and settings\ username\application data\...  
I'd use two different files, one in ...\all users\... and another one  
in ...\username\... for different purposes.

Best regards,

Mark Schonewille

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On 7 jan 2009, at 18:08, Tiemo Hollmann TB wrote:

> Hello,
> For the rare windows guys...
> I want to save an ini file for my app in the specialfolderpath(35),  
> which is
> \allusers\programdata\... so that every user has access to the same  
> ini
> file.
> When checking the privileges a standard domain user has no writing
> permission to that dir, but when testing I can create and write to  
> that dir
> - first hmm?
> But if I first sign on with a user who has admin rights and I create  
> my ini
> file in that dir, afterwords the standard user can't  write to that  
> ini file
> - access forbidden, second hmmm?
> Now I could tell my customers, they have to change the permissions  
> to that
> dir or file for the standard domain user, but what I would like to  
> know is,
> if this a standard configuration / behaviour, or if it is something  
> in my
> special configuration or if there is a workaround so that every  
> standard
> user has access to my ini file. My thought was that the
> \allusers\programdata\ path is accessible for all users. Ok it is,  
> but not
> for files created by other users. Hmm?
> Thanks for any hints
> Tiemo

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