Unable to run certain apps even though I am an administrator

  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 10

    Unable to run certain apps even though I am an administrator

    I am having problems running some apps in my laptop. This happens when I install apps to my C://Users//Rahul mukherji folder. I don't see any problems during the install. For example, I installed the Eclipse IDE, however some features didn't work because of access being denied. I managed to reinstall it and make it work, but now Android Studio is not starting, because access is denied to some file in C://Users://Rahul mukherji. I am fairly certain this is a permissions problem, and so how do I resolve it?

    (Also, is there any way to rename my User folder? The "mukherji" is because the guy who set the laptop up made a typo.)
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  2. Posts : 43,464
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Renaming the user folder requires detailed registry changes. Beware.
    User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    By all means keep the original downloaded executable/MSI installer files in your user folder (so you can re-install them again at a later date). However when you install the programs, install them to the following locations:

    32-bit applications - C:\Program Files (x86)\
    64-bit applications - C:\Program Files\
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I think this has to do with the name of my C://Users directory

    The reason I say this is that when I reinstalled Android Studio, a warning was given that having whitespace in the project folder can cause problems (the User folder is C://Users://Rahul mukherji) So I really need to fix this.
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  5. Posts : 43,464
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Mm, good you got the warning about the path, but it's a programming oversight.

    Is the location of the folder configurable? Sounds like data.. is there an option to change it?
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