Setting Permissions for DXLab Folders on Windows 7

de Rich W3ZJ

Your Windows User account must have permission to create, modify, and delete files in DXLab folders. If you installed Windows 7 from a retail box, a user account was created and given these permissions. However, if your Windows 7 system was set up by a configuration service or by a corporate IT department, this may not be the case -- and DXLab applications could as a result generate entries in their errorlog.txt files reporting file/path errors. To correct this,

  1. Determine the name of your Windows User Account (if you don't already know it)
    1. click the Start icon (the windows flag) at the far left of the task bar at the bottom of the screen.

    2. select Control Panel from the list at the right of the Start Menu display.

    3. in the Control Panel window, select User Accounts and Family Safety

    4. under User Accounts, select Change your Windows Password; the window that appears will show you your Windows User Account name. Don't actually change your Windows password.

  2. Start Windows Explorer by clicking the Start icon and then selecting Computer from the right hand column of the Start Menu

  3. Navigate to the folder where DXLab is installed, right click on that folder's name, and select Properties (If you don't know where DXLab is installed, start the DXLab Launcher, open its Config window, and look at the entries in the Program Path)

  4. In the Properties window, select the Security tab and look at the list of names in the Group or user names panel. If your Windows User Account name appears on this list and is shown with Full Control, then your permissions are set correctly; otherwise,

    1. To add your Windows User Account name to the Group or user names list,

      1. click the Edit button and in the next window click the Add button

      2. in the Enter object names to select box, type your Windows Users Account name and then click the OK button

    2. To set the required permissions,
      1. click on your Windows Users Account name in the Group or User names box

        1. if Full Control isn't already checked, then check it

        2. ensure that the SYSTEM and Administrators groups also have full control

        3. click the OK button

  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each of your DXLab folders, the pathnames for which are specified in the Program Paths panel on the Launcher's Config wndow

  6. Reboot Windows, and verify that all of the above changes remain in effect

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Windows7FolderPermissions (last edited 2018-03-30 22:21:32 by AA6YQ)