Cannot change any settings - requires admin

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Kelvin Lee

Cannot change any settings - requires admin   13 March 2015, 14:44

Hello

RAM Disk always says "You're running this application as a regular user and you cannot change any settings". I'm running it as admin. Tried right-click -> run as Administrator, tried to run from the elevated prompt, tried compatibility settings. All the same. Re-install does not help also.

Windows 8.0 32-bit, RAM Disk 3.4.6

I tried to find the RAMDiskWS.xml but no in the softperfect dir, so i create it and reboot still cannot bypass the admin check.
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Re: Cannot change any settings - requires admin   13 March 2015, 16:44

I am not sure how this happened, but here is how to fix it:

  1. Quit the RAM disk application.
  2. Open the following file in Notepad C:\ProgramData\SoftPerfect\RamDiskWS\ramdiskws.xml
  3. Change the following line:

    <useraccess>false</useraccess>

    to

    <useraccess>true</useraccess>
  4. Start the RAM disk application again.

You may have to turn on showing hidden files to access that folders and here is how to do so.

Hope this helps.
Kelvin Lee

Re: Cannot change any settings - requires admin   13 March 2015, 17:00

1) the program dir in my computer is
C:\Program Files\SoftPerfect RAM Disk\

and under this dir I can't find any .xml file even I enabled the show hidden option

2) even I can't find I created that xml file and added
<useraccess>true</useraccess> to the empty file

then start the ramdisk again ... still appear the msg box said I am not Administrator
SoftPerfect Support forum - Andrew avatar image

Re: Cannot change any settings - requires admin   13 March 2015, 17:05

It's in C:\ProgramData\SoftPerfect\RamDiskWS, not in C:\Program Files\SoftPerfect RAM Disk.

Please pay close attention to the paths wink
Kelvin Lee

Re: Cannot change any settings - requires admin   13 March 2015, 17:21

Yes! You are right, I overlooked this. Many thanks.

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