Call of Duty 4 MW & UAC issue

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by hotrod5337, Mar 23, 2009.

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    hotrod5337 Guest

    they state that folders created may not be able to be deleted.... wha
    do i do to keep this from happening, not run program as a
    administrator? i dont want to not be able to delete files this gam

    When playing COD4:MW on a Windows(R)Vista system, there is th
    potential for Saved Games to "disappear" if you switch from Standar
    User level to Administrator level of security. This is because of ho
    Vista deals with saving files into the Program Files directory. If
    user saves games, which are typically stored under the Program File
    directory (by default in C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 4
    Modern Warfare\Players), they are not actually saved in that folder bu
    in a Virtual Store. Windows(R) does this to protect the security of th
    Program Files folder, but allow legacy titles to continue to function o
    However, when a person elevates to Administrative mode, the link t
    the Virtual Store will be broken and only files in the actual Saved Gam
    directory (under Program Files) will be visible. Switching back t
    Standard User mode will restore the link. *-Interestingly, in user mode
    both the files actually in the Saved Games folder and in the Virtua
    Store will all be visible, although you will not be able to delete an
    files in the actual Saved Games folder.-
    This issue will not occur unless the game is installed in a privilege
    area (e.g. C:\Windows or C:\Program Files), although this is th
    default. Also, this won't happen if the User Account Control (UAC) i
    turned off
    hotrod5337, Mar 23, 2009
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