NEED HELP vista wont let me extract files

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by texasallstar696, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. Hello, i am a modder for the game medieval total war 2 kingdoms. I a
    currently modding on a mod called p italica and I am having problem
    once i download the beta it opens up in WINRAR their are 4 folders the
    italica the scrips the pictures and the launch button. When i try an
    extract p italica to my main med2 director

    program files/sega/med2

    It says system cannot find path specifie

    what should i do

    I know its a vista problem because on my XP system i extracted i
    texasallstar696, Feb 25, 2009
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  2. texasallstar696

    Ken Nichols Guest

    I suggest you try running WINRAR in administrator mode (and maybe even with
    XP compatability). It sounds like you don't have write permissions on the
    directory you are trying to copy the files too.

    Hope that helps.

    Ken Nichols, Feb 25, 2009
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  3. bum
    texasallstar696, Feb 25, 2009
  4. Well you see the thing is i am in administrator mode or is their anothe
    thing i have to do like in winrar is their something i need to turn on
    Because I am the administrator
    texasallstar696, Feb 25, 2009
  5. texasallstar696

    Ken Nichols Guest

    Right click on the WINRAR icon, and go to Properties (last item on the
    menu). Click the Compatibility tab, and click both "Run this program in
    compatibility mode" for Windows XP and the "Run this program as an
    administrator" options. Then click OK, and start it. You should get a UAC
    prompt. Click through it and when WINRAR starts, open your archive file.
    I'm pretty sure you should then be able to unpack to the Program Files
    directory tree now.

    BTW, running an app in an administrator account is not the same as running
    an app with administrator privelages. I know it makes no sense, but that's
    the way it is with apps not designed to work with Vista's new Use Account

    Let us know if it this works.

    Ken Nichols, Feb 25, 2009
  6. texasallstar696

    Joe Guest

    Anything installed into Program Files is "PROTECTED" (Mainly from
    Viruses and programs that should NOT be saving files in Program Files),
    so you can right-click WinRAR and run as admin, or you can install TW2K
    into another folder like C:\Games

    That'll elliminate the problem altogether.

    Welcome to Vista Security, enjoy the cake.
    Joe, Feb 25, 2009
  7. texasallstar696

    Joe Guest

    There's no bumping in Usenet, please get off my network.
    Joe, Feb 25, 2009
  8. texasallstar696

    EN4CER Guest

    Try using a different program to unzip the files. Did you attempt to extract
    with the default windows program? If so then try again with 7-ZIP (free, no
    spyware). If that still doesn't work go into the USER control panel and make
    sure you have FULL administrative rights.

    Another thing to try is to manually create that directory and then tell the
    extraction wizard to extract there. If all of the above fail then try a drag
    and drop extraction without using any wizard. If you're still having
    problems let us know. As Joe said, don't bump, this is not a forum.
    EN4CER, Mar 5, 2009
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