Setting the log storage folder to full permissions for all users

Note: If you are on XP HOME you will need to boot into "Safe Mode" before starting this how-to.

Step 1:

Navigate to your log storage folder - the default is c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\ on Windows XP. If you are on Windows Vista, 7, or 8 the default log storage folder is c:\programdata\


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Step 2:

If you are on Windows XP right click on the log storage folder and select "Sharing and Security...".

If on Windows Vista, 7, or 8 click on "Properties" , then the "Security" tab.


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Step 3:

You will see the following window. Click on "Advanced" to goto the next step.


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Step 4:

You will see the following window. Click on a permission entry and then "Edit". This will take you to step 5.


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Step 5:

In the permission entry properties window (shown below) make sure everything is set to "Allow". Also ensure that the "Apply onto" field has "This folder, subfolders, and files" selected. Click "OK" to save any changes. Go back to step 4 and repeat for the rest of the permission entries. When finished click "OK" on all open windows to save any changes.


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