From: Scott Baxter on
Thanks for all the help from everybody

"Mr. Arnold" <Arnold(a)> wrote in message
> Scott Baxter wrote:
>> Hello,
>> My application (visual studio 2008, visual basic) writes out a few files
>> when it runs.
>> On Windows 7, it fails at startup, apparently because access is denied to
>> write these files. It also creates databases while it runs. How do I
>> get around this security problem. I'm sure many programs need to write
>> files when they run. The files are under its own application directory.
> Program Folder is a protected folder on Win 7. You can't write program
> data or files to that folder. You have ProgramData folder, a hidden
> folder, that you can write to for a program's data and files.