Remove Administrator Requirement from a Folder

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  1. chickens666

    chickens666 New Member

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    Hello,
    I am running Windows 7 64-bit and am having an issue with one of my folders. It's the Downloads folder; you know, the standard Windows "Downloads" folder that Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc. default to download items to.

    About a week ago, I moved some music I had downloaded from the Downloads folder to the "My Music" folder. Somehow, upon doing that, I managed to change the requirements on the Downloads folder to now needing Administrator permission to download any files to it. This is very annoying. I can't even save a picture from my e-mail to the Downloads folder now; it tells me that I need to contact an Administrator (I am the only user by the way) and offers me to save it to "My Pictures" instead.

    I want to make my Downloads folder like it used to be; other programs can download items to it without needing Administrator permission. I really want to turn off the Administrator permission requirement for that specific folder. Please tell me how to do it. The folder didn't used to require permission from an Administrator.

    I tried Googling the question and the only responses seem to show how to turn off the Administrator requirement for EVERYTHING. I don't really want to do that; I don't want all my folders to be accessible by everyone. But I would like to make my Downloads folder accessible and don't want to have it be where I need to add each program I want to access it to a list or anything like that. Please help! Thanks.
     
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  3. chickens666

    chickens666 New Member

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    Thank you for the reply. I have to leave in a minute so I don't have time to explore that link but I did try right-clicking on the folder, checking properties under the shortcut tab, checking the advanced button, and on the new window, the box for "run as admin" is ALREADY unchecked. Also, it does not give me the ability to click to check the box if I wanted to, as it's all greyed out. Please advise.. Thanks
     

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