Sorry for being absent, Papakid; a few non-computer things needed attention.
...when possible or at least partially convenient, I try to reproduce or follow instructions myself to see if they work--but haven't done that in this case because I can't think of a way to reproduce what your ultimate goal is.
Any goal would be far less lofty than I made it seem. With four harddrive failures since Feb of 2011, I've transferred files a few times...always from a C:\ drive to a replacement C:\ drive, always by Copy and Paste (highlight, in turn, the entire contents of C:\, Program Files, My Documents, My Pictures, etc, and let 'em rip - later running / installing and/or redownloading whatever needed to be) and never concerned with permissions on 32-bit XP. When that 2008 desktop recently gave up, and Firefox finally dropped XP support, I bought this refurbished HP Compaq Elite 8000 SFF with Win7x64 and wasn't sure how much of a pain the newer technology would give me.
This hunt for administrative permissions has certainly qualified...
EDIT: I couldn't Run as Administrator,because, as I said, the option doesn't show up in the right-click menu; not even when the .ini is opened from the desktop. And when I tried to overlay the edited file on the file icon in the pinemhi_1_5 folder, there was no Paste option in the right-click menu. (Growl)
I had no trouble copy-and-pasting this time, so previously must have been working the wrong file, or something...
So you were able to save the modified .ini while it was on your desktop but now you can't get it back in the pinemhi_1_5 folder? Have you tried drag and drop?
Sure did - and it turns out that both drag-and-drop and copy-paste work interchangeably. The real key to permissions is the Destination Folder Access Denied message box; once you've gotten that far, clicking Continue concludes the operation.
I suppose you have a good reason but I have to ask anyway--can you not just reinstall the program in question and point it to your F drive--or the standard program files on C: for that matter? That way you wouldn't have to modify the file path in the ini file.
I don't know that I have a reason, especially in view of how much time has been wasted, but it's nice to finally know that it can be done in a few minutes instead of hours. if there's a next time...
1) With containing folder open, drag-n-drop or copy-paste target file from folder to desktop
2) Open target file on desktop; edit and close, bringing up the Notepad dialog box: "Do you want to save the changes...?" (1st screenshot)
3) Click Save; containing folder regains focus
4) Drag-n-drop or copy-paste edited target file from desktop back to containing folder, bringing up the Copy File box: "There is already a file with the same name in this location. Click the file you want to keep." (2nd screenshot)
5) Click Copy and Replace, bringing up the Destination Folder Access Denied message box: "You'll need to provide administrative permissions to copy to this folder." (3rd screenshot)
6) Click Continue and you're finished. If desired, delete extra file copy from desktop.
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