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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Re: Problem with denied access Program files

From: motiv4u
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Re: Problem with denied access Program files
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 11:49:22 +0200

On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 10:21 AM, Steve Michaels <address@hidden> wrote:
> Dear  Sirs:   I experiencing problems trying  to import files from  true
> money games backgammon  (tmg) and import them to gnubg and analyze them. It
> keeps telling me C:\Program Files\gnubg: Permission denied      I have vista
> operating system  Whats causing the problem  Vista  or how do you open the
> files or  take the denial  off?    Thanks  Steve

Windows Vista introduced UAC - User Account Control.
And Vista protects your programs from being touched: it does not allow
alterations in %programfiles%
Hence the 'Permission denied'.
Furthermore: try to discover a saved match via Explorer... good luck finding it.

There are ways to overcome this behaviour, but it's not possible to do
so just for GNU Backgammon alone.
Thus I recommend to install GNU Backgammon in another folder, not
being %programfiles%\gnubg.

Why not install it in C:\gnubg?
You won't get 'Permission denied', you'll find your saved matches in
notime, ... it's almost as if you have the ease of XP back at your

I would uninstall gnubg and reinstall it in C:\gnubg (NOT ...Program files\...)


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