Replace file in folder inside Program Files

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Fernando, May 31, 2007.

  1. Fernando

    Fernando Guest

    I developed an MS Access Application which I deploy as an mde in a directory
    inside Program Files.

    When I update the application I generally just replace the MDE on the user's
    computers, but one of our users with Vista Home Premium cannot get the
    updates. Any time I replace the file, it still opens the original file that
    was created the first time.

    I have set the permissions to allow myself full control of this directory
    and every file in it, but no lock.

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you,
     
    Fernando, May 31, 2007
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  2. Fernando

    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Hello,

    If you tried to replace this file *before* changing permissions, a
    duplicate file will have been created inside
    c:\users\%username%\AppData\local\virtualstore\program files\ that
    will be used instead of the file in the real location.

    If you delete that copy, it should load the new data.

    NOTE: Any changes the application has made to the file will be inside
    the duplicate file, and not the original - you should inspect these
    files closely for differences, as you may need to merge them.

    - JB
     
    Jimmy Brush, Jun 1, 2007
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    Jesper Guest

    Jesper, Jun 1, 2007
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