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User Account Control

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Dave \Crash\ Dummy, May 9, 2010.

  1. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Whenever I open my text editor (EditPad Lite portable) I get the UAC
    popup warning asking if I want to allow the program to make changes to
    my computer. Is there some way to make particular programs
    "trustworthy," so I don't get the popups every time I open them?

    --
    Crash

    "When you get to a fork in the road, take it."
    ~ Yogi Berra ~
     
  2. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 09 May 2010, "Dave \"Crash\" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid>
    wrote in alt.windows7.general:

    > Whenever I open my text editor (EditPad Lite portable) I get the
    > UAC popup warning asking if I want to allow the program to make
    > changes to my computer. Is there some way to make particular
    > programs "trustworthy," so I don't get the popups every time I
    > open them?


    Install it in some location OTHER than Program Files. UAC doesn't like
    to have user data written in that directory, which is what your
    portable edition is probably trying to do.
     
  3. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Nil wrote:
    > On 09 May 2010, "Dave \"Crash\" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid>
    > wrote in alt.windows7.general:
    >
    >> Whenever I open my text editor (EditPad Lite portable) I get the
    >> UAC popup warning asking if I want to allow the program to make
    >> changes to my computer. Is there some way to make particular
    >> programs "trustworthy," so I don't get the popups every time I open
    >> them?

    >
    > Install it in some location OTHER than Program Files. UAC doesn't
    > like to have user data written in that directory, which is what your
    > portable edition is probably trying to do.


    It is not installed in Program Files. It is installed on a different drive:

    D:/Portables\EditPadLIte\EditPad.exe

    It is strange because I have other portables capable of making changes,
    like FileZilla, in the same general location, and they don't get the
    warning.
    --
    Crash

    "The real question is not whether machines think but whether men do."
    ~ B. F. Skinner ~
     
  4. David

    David Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 09 May 2010 12:27:14 -0400, "Dave \"Crash\" Dummy"
    <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote:

    >Nil wrote:
    >> On 09 May 2010, "Dave \"Crash\" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid>
    >> wrote in alt.windows7.general:
    >>
    >>> Whenever I open my text editor (EditPad Lite portable) I get the
    >>> UAC popup warning asking if I want to allow the program to make
    >>> changes to my computer. Is there some way to make particular
    >>> programs "trustworthy," so I don't get the popups every time I open
    >>> them?

    >>
    >> Install it in some location OTHER than Program Files. UAC doesn't
    >> like to have user data written in that directory, which is what your
    >> portable edition is probably trying to do.

    >
    >It is not installed in Program Files. It is installed on a different drive:
    >
    >D:/Portables\EditPadLIte\EditPad.exe
    >
    >It is strange because I have other portables capable of making changes,
    >like FileZilla, in the same general location, and they don't get the
    >warning.



    Have a look at this
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...ortcuts-without-uac-prompts-in-windows-vista/

    Works in Windows7 as well

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    Claim nothing: Enjoy
    David: NorthWest England
     
  5. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "Dave "Crash" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:d8BFn.2809$0M5.2335@newsfe07.iad...
    > Whenever I open my text editor (EditPad Lite portable) I get the UAC
    > popup warning asking if I want to allow the program to make changes to
    > my computer. Is there some way to make particular programs
    > "trustworthy," so I don't get the popups every time I open them?
    >
    > --
    > Crash


    I've just tried the EditPad portable install and I don't get any UAC prompts.
    I installed it onto a second drive, D:/.
    Are you using the latest version? ( EditPad Lite 6.6.3. 21 March 2010 )
     
  6. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Re: User Account Control - Fixed

    Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:
    > Whenever I open my text editor (EditPad Lite portable) I get the UAC
    > popup warning asking if I want to allow the program to make changes
    > to my computer. Is there some way to make particular programs
    > "trustworthy," so I don't get the popups every time I open them?


    Since this was a new phenomenon, I restored the system to the last
    restore point, which occurred with a critical update early this morning.
    That fixed the EditPad problem, and I don't seem to be in need of any
    updates.

    --
    Crash

    Life is short. Eat dessert first.
     

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