It seems no matter what I do, Windows 7, obviously my superior, won't let me. I wrote an app in VB6 for a client. It writes data to text files and creates pdf files. If it runs on Windows 7 (and apparently Vista), it throws a 'file/path access error' and won't complete the job. This is a really 'simple' application. I just downloaded a C# project from CodeProject.com. I can't open it in my IDE. Guess why - 'file/path access error'. Is there any way to write a software program that writes files (to its own directory) that runs in Windows 7? Realize, this application is supposed to be sold en-mass to customers so going through procedures to alter the operating system won't help. I sure hope the next version of Windows isn't like this. It's an absolutely miserable operating system just because of the way overkill security.