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In order to run WideFS correctly in Vista you need to run it as an administrator. This means that you are faced with a User Account Control query every time you run the program which can be annoying. Could future versions of WideFS bypass this requirement?

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In order to run WideFS correctly in Vista you need to run it as an administrator. This means that you are faced with a User Account Control query every time you run the program which can be annoying. Could future versions of WideFS bypass this requirement?

Er .. I am not aware of anything WideFS does which needs any administrator privileges whatsoever. Could you explain in more detail please? I obviously cannot change things if there's nothing to change.

To start with, what part of "WideFS" are you talking about, and what version? What are the symptoms of not running it as administrator? Is it possibly simply related to where you have it installed?

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Pete

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In order to run WideFS correctly in Vista you need to run it as an administrator.

I've just put Wideclient 6.75 on my only Vista PC, together with FSInterrogate2, and it runs okay without using "run as administrator". It connects immediately to my FS installation on another PC.

I placed it into my FSInterrogate folder on the C:\ drive, not in "Program Files" anywhere. Are you sure you are not simply running into Vista's default protection of the Program Files folders?

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Pete

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I moved my WideFS folder from "Program Files" and it works fine now.

Right. Vista stops programs writing and changing files in the Program files folder -- they are apparently supposed to put them all in "AppData" folders, part of the system's "Documents and Settings" replacement. Ugh. I prefer keeping all parts of a program together -- easier to install, easier to delete.

My advice, therefore, for Vista is NEVER EVER install anything in "Program Files".

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Pete

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