compatibility files problem

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by -= Cross =-, May 10, 2008.

  1. -= Cross =-

    -= Cross =- Guest

    I do a lot of modding of programs and games and everytime I create o
    save things in vista x64 sp1 it never goes into the folder I tell it t
    instead theirs this "compatibility files" thing in the top on th
    explorer bar where thing are put. I then have to cut and paste them ou
    of there to make anything work. Is there a way to turn this feature off
    It's driving me nuts
    -= Cross =-, May 10, 2008
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  2. Cross

    This is the File Virtualization in action. This virtualization is intended
    to prevent unauthorized access to the Program Files folder, which was always
    a target for malicious programs.

    File Virtualization is a component of Uaser Account Control. If you turn UAC
    off, FV will be disabled. The problem is that this may result in Access
    Denied errors, when you try to write to or save files to those folder under
    program Files.

    If you have specific folders that you need to access, you will need to
    change the Permissions on those folders to give your account access to them.

    This is usually the result of programs that are not compatible with Vista.
    Tthere is a document that explains how all of this works and how an
    application can easily be configured to work without any virtualization
    being involved. You can download this document at the following location.

    Download details: Windows Vista Application Development Requirements for
    User Account Control Compatibility:

    Here are some more details on this subject.

    Mark Russinovich: Inside Windows Vista User Account Control

    Common file and registry virtualization issues in Windows Vista:
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, May 11, 2008
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