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Tablet help :-)

Aug 11, 2013, 23:00
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Tablet help :-)
Windows XP, adminastrators rights, I have purchased a ACECAD tablet and confirmed that it is working as it should. Now, this tablet has pressure sensitivity.
When I try to add a value in the drop down menu to the pressure tab in the configure input devices window I get the following message when I try to save....

Could not create 'C:\Documents and Settings\Olly\.gimp-2.8\devicerc': Permission denied

Any ideas??
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Aug 13, 2013, 11:41
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RE: Tablet help :-)
Thanks for your help. Yes it would seem the whole folder is write protected! Now the tick box is greyed out, but if I select, and apply to all folders and files it is accepted, but as soon as I open the box again the tick is back!
I have unloaded Apoint from task manager, which was the touch pad control... what else could be preventing me from removing the protected folder status?
(Aug 11, 2013 23:43)ofnuts Wrote:  Navugate to the directory (C:\Documents and Settings\Olly\.gimp-2.8\) with your file explorer and see:
- if there is already a devicerc file, what are the permissions on it (somewhere in the "properties")
- otherwise what are the permissions on C:\Documents and Settings\Olly\.gimp-2.8\
- you can also check if by any chance another program hasn't opened that file (editor?) and prevents other programs from accessing it.
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Aug 13, 2013, 12:57
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RE: Tablet help :-)
I am not sure what you mean by local windows expert, but I am happy editing the registry and similar :-)
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Aug 17, 2013, 12:26 (This post was last modified: Aug 17, 2013 12:26 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: Tablet help :-)
(Aug 13, 2013 11:41)ollie-k Wrote:  Thanks for your help. Yes it would seem the whole folder is write protected! Now the tick box is greyed out, but if I select, and apply to all folders and files it is accepted, but as soon as I open the box again the tick is back!
I have unloaded Apoint from task manager, which was the touch pad control... what else could be preventing me from removing the protected folder status?
(Aug 11, 2013 23:43)ofnuts Wrote:  Navugate to the directory (C:\Documents and Settings\Olly\.gimp-2.8\) with your file explorer and see:
- if there is already a devicerc file, what are the permissions on it (somewhere in the "properties")
- otherwise what are the permissions on C:\Documents and Settings\Olly\.gimp-2.8\
- you can also check if by any chance another program hasn't opened that file (editor?) and prevents other programs from accessing it.

Wdoze expert here ( XD sort of...)
The tick coming back on maybe a bug, try to save after the first time you ticked on the permission, even if it went black again.

If that doesn't work the folder/file properties has a deeper permission setting LOL.

Right-click on the "C:\Documents and Settings\Olly\.gimp-2.8\" folder > Properties
Then look for the Security tab.
Under all the control (read, write, full control)
options is an "Advanced" button. Click it
A new window with added permissions will appear.
(You may need to internet search how to unbock the folder using the "Advanced Security Settings" window)
The window has the tabs "Permissions" "Auditing" & "Effective Access"

Good luck!
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