I had originally wanted to post this on a more programming oriented forum but the forum is not working properly right now when I try to post, so
I've brought the problem here. It is pretty much a general Windows 10 question anyway.
I am running bootstrap.bat on my Windows 10 machine which has the library called boost installed (boost 5.6)
The batch file bootstrap.bat, which in turn calls b2.exe and bjam.exe, gives the error "Access is denied".
However even if I run the command prompt window as "an Administrator", I still get the same error: "Access is Denied".
On the same topic, does the chmod command work in windows. I know I can change security in the properties tab
for directories and files, but when I look in those directories in Windows 10, they all have at least read and execute priveleges. Even
for non-administrators. So b2.exe and bjam.exe should execute. They shouldn't need me to change the permissions.
I didn't have this problem on my other Windows 10 machine, and it was at least only occasionally that I had to run something as
Administrator. I probably took the files for boost from that machine (which is now running FatDog64, an OS which creates a
virtual file layer). Could this be the problem? Perhaps I need to do yet another download - this time a fresh copy of boost? Just
a thought that just occurred to me now.
Any clue why I cannot run bootstrap without this error or what I should try now? Should I just redownload boost and rerun the command
that's troubling me.