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I have installed eMule on Windows 7. When I start eMule, I will receive the following message:

Failed to create Incoming Files directory 'C:\Program Files\eMule\Incoming' - Access is denied

I get a similar message for "C:\Program Files\eMule\Temp" and "Failed to initialize cryptokeys - secure ident disabled". It looks like Windows 7 does not allow eMule to do such operations. How can I give eMule the right to do what it needs?

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Probably by:

  • (recommended) setting the Incoming directory elsewhere (outside of Program Files)

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Change the paths in the settings

  • or (not recommended) launching Emule with Administrator rights
    (because of protected mode requiring High Integrity Access Level (IL) for a process to write in c:\Program Files)

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The second option is much preferable. –  harrymc Jan 15 '10 at 11:23
    
@harrymc: agreed, following your comment, I have switched the order of said solutions. So your comment should read: "the first option is much preferable" ;) ) –  VonC Jan 15 '10 at 16:40

To make incoming files in eMule work with Windows 7 and Vista, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Go to: Control Panel > User Accounts and Family Safety > User Accounts
  2. Click Change User Account Control settings
  3. Drag the scrollbar down to Never notify

After that you can use eMule to download in Windows 7 and Vista.

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