Windows 10: How to manually install screen saver files?

  1.    28 Oct 2015 #1

    How to manually install screen saver files?


    Tried searching the forums but none of the threads with screen saver or screensaver in the title seemed to answer my question, so I apologize if this has been answered and I missed it.

    I have a screen saver that was a bonus feature of a Hidden Object Game I played. After I removed the game I still had the screen saver files in the game's program directory however it no longer worked. I looked up online somewhere that there are three directories that are used for screen savers on windows 10 (just to make life complicated! as far as I know in previous windows version there was on directory for them!). The directories I found are as follows:


    • C:\Windows
    • C:\Windows\system32
    • C:\Windows\SysWOW64 (on 64-bit versions of Windows

    So I copied and pasted all the files for the screen saver into each of these directories. In the screensaver settings window it lists the screen saver I am trying to use and shows it in the little monitor preview box. however when I actually click the preview button to see if it is working I get a black screen and nothing else. When I click the mouse I get the chime error sound. So I alt+tab to get out of it and there is an error window. I saved the error log and this is what it contained (never mind the times at the beginning of each line, that's just reflective of when the error occurred and when I saved the log):

    12:49:26 PM: Cannot enumerate files in directory 'C:/WINDOWS/system32/Com/dmp' (error 5: access is denied.)
    12:49:26 PM: Cannot enumerate files in directory 'C:/WINDOWS/system32/config' (error 5: access is denied.)
    12:49:26 PM: Cannot enumerate files in directory 'C:/WINDOWS/system32/inetsrv/Config' (error 5: access is denied.)
    12:49:26 PM: Cannot enumerate files in directory 'C:/WINDOWS/system32/LogFiles/Fax/Incoming' (error 5: access is denied.)
    12:49:26 PM: Cannot enumerate files in directory 'C:/WINDOWS/system32/LogFiles/Fax/Outgoing' (error 5: access is denied.)
    12:49:26 PM: Cannot enumerate files in directory 'C:/WINDOWS/system32/LogFiles/Firewall' (error 5: access is denied.)
    12:49:26 PM: Cannot enumerate files in directory 'C:/WINDOWS/system32/LogFiles/HTTPERR' (error 5: access is denied.)
    12:49:26 PM: Cannot enumerate files in directory 'C:/WINDOWS/system32/LogFiles/WMI' (error 5: access is denied.)
    12:49:26 PM: Cannot enumerate files in directory 'C:/WINDOWS/system32/MsDtc' (error 5: access is denied.)
    12:49:26 PM: Cannot enumerate files in directory 'C:/WINDOWS/system32/networklist' (error 5: access is denied.)
    12:49:26 PM: Cannot enumerate files in directory 'C:/WINDOWS/system32/sru' (error 5: access is denied.)
    12:49:26 PM: Cannot enumerate files in directory 'C:/WINDOWS/system32/Tasks' (error 5: access is denied.)


    I haven't the faintest clue what this error means. All I can find are unrelated problems for error 5 about administrative rights and having to change the administrative password to run a program that I want to launch when I want to launch it to use it, which isn't going to work for a screensaver as it should automatically start after a set amount of idle time.

    Just in case it might be relevant here are the names of the files for the screen saver I am trying to manually install:

    awdreamw.png
    awdreamw.scr
    Contents.dat
    fmodex.dll
    glew32.dll
    msvcp100.dll
    msvcr100.dll


    Does any one have any clue what's going on or how to fix it so my screen saver will work properly? I realize that screen savers are a relic of the past but in my case it's actually useful because it keeps my monitor from turning off and my pc from going into standby when I am in the middle of doing something but have to step away for a moment to answer the phone, or door or whatever.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    05 Nov 2015 #2

    Still waiting....
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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