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Re: Trouble saving to the emacs file dir under Windows


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Trouble saving to the emacs file dir under Windows
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 06:49:08 +0300

> Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016 18:26:10 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Davin Pearson <address@hidden>
> 
> I am trying to get write access to the Emacs file dir under the MS Windows 
> operating system.
> 
> Here is the output of the chmod command:
> 
> c:\Program Files (x86)\emacs-24.5\share\info>chmod 666 dir
> chmod: changing permissions of 'dir': Permission denied
> 
> What gives?  How do I go about getting write access to the file "dir"?

Is that file really a read-only file?  Does its Properties tab in
Explorer show the Read-only attribute set?  If not, chmod won't help
you, and your problem is probably due to the fact that your user is
denied access to "Program Files" and everything under it.  In that
case, the solution is not to install Emacs under "C:\Program Files",
but elsewhere, preferably on disk D.



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