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    How to copy file with Administrator's right

    Hello everybody ,

    When I write VB6 program , I need to copy files to C:\Windows. But always fail as I don't have Administrator's Right. I found a program on web but also fail :

    Option Explicit

    Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Const ssfDESKTOP = 0
    Const ssfWINDOWS = 36
    Dim OriginalFile As String
    Dim CopiedFile As String
    Dim F As Integer

    With CreateObject("Shell.Application")
    With .NameSpace(ssfDESKTOP).Self
    OriginalFile = .Path & "\test-orig.txt"
    End With
    With .NameSpace(ssfWINDOWS).Self
    CopiedFile = .Path & "\test-copy.txt"
    End With
    End With
    F = FreeFile(0)
    Open OriginalFile For Output As #F
    Print #F, "Testing!"
    Close #F
    DoEvents
    FileCopy OriginalFile, CopiedFile
    Kill OriginalFile
    MsgBox FileLen(CopiedFile)
    End Sub

    Please help me. Thanks a lot

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    Re: How to copy file with Administrator's right

    Can't get around ADMINISTRATOR permissions, since Windows 95. Each version gets harder, and you didn't mention your OS.
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    Re: How to copy file with Administrator's right

    Thanks Sir ,

    I'm using Windows 7

    Even when I install Adobe Photoshop 5.0 , still file and Adobe folder can be installed and copied in program files. Such an old software still can write stuffs in Program Files and some dll in C:\Windows\System32 , but why can we write files in C:\Windows via VB6 ?

    Thanks for your tutorial.

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    Re: How to copy file with Administrator's right

    Vb6 instalation RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR. Just right click on vb6.exe file, then choose (run as administrator)
    All your programs run as administrator. Of course you just can change folders rights from admin to other.

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    Re: How to copy file with Administrator's right

    Because it calls the TRUSTED INSTALLER Service. This is the ONLY way to install in a private Windows folder. You cannot write to some areas. Period.
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    Re: How to copy file with Administrator's right

    Quote Originally Posted by dglienna View Post
    You cannot write to some areas
    He do not need to do this: write some area, just change settings of trusted instaler or do nothing and jus run programs as administrator.

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    Re: How to copy file with Administrator's right

    Care to tell anyone HOW to "just change settings of trusted installer". Do nothing sounds better.
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    Re: How to copy file with Administrator's right

    Quote Originally Posted by dglienna View Post
    Care to tell anyone HOW to "just change settings of trusted installer". Do nothing sounds better.
    I agree. Better not change settings if you dont know what to do. Just run soft as admin. Who wants to change settings of trusted installer can find info in internet. See in this video how to change settings and gain full control:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9TOWxZGbJc
    Last edited by Halosar7; October 20th, 2012 at 11:02 AM.

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    Re: How to copy file with Administrator's right

    Try that on any WINDOWS or PROGRAM folder and see what happens when you try to INSTALL ANOTHER APP. No way to reverse the process other than clean install.
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    Re: How to copy file with Administrator's right

    I think you should look up 'Elevated Rights'.... (this essentially, Asks the Windows UAC for permition, and the UAC will grant according to settings and user response...
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    Re: How to copy file with Administrator's right

    Hi! As one of the options I can advise to use virtualization. For example, it can be boxedapp or thinapp.

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