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    • #2014761 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      I cannot edit bat or txt files that are located in my c:\ (root) folder.

      I have to copy it onto my desktop, make the change, and copy it back.

      Isn’t there some way to gain read/write access to the root directory/folder?

      Chuck Billow

    • #2014773 Reply

      AskWoody MVP

      Of course. Check the security properties using File Explorer.


    • #2014834 Reply

      AskWoody MVP


      Just start your editor “as Administrator” and you’ll be fine. I tested this in both notepad and notepad++ and both work.

      HTH 😎

      May the Forces of good computing be with you!


      PowerShell & VBA Rule!
      Computer Specs

    • #2019890 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      OK, thanks guys.

      Chuck Billow

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