UAC compliance

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Link68759
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UAC compliance

#1 Post by Link68759 » 20.10.2013, 01:38

The installer doesn't request elevation, and thus will fail to install in a properly configured user machine.

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Re: UAC compliance

#2 Post by Link68759 » 04.09.2014, 18:25

This is still a problem even in the donor downloads- the installer doesn't ask to elevate and simply throws an access denied error towards the end of the setup when it tries to install to program files.

The installer should ask for UAC elevation.

Side question- why is there no installer for the x64 version?

Full UAC compliance would also be nice in Freecommander itself- you can easily get around it by using explorer for file copy/move operations, which of course has UAC compliance, but if I wanted to use Freecommander's copy/move, instead of asking for elevation it simply throws an access denied error.

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Re: UAC compliance

#3 Post by Mr-Fly » 07.09.2014, 11:58

If I remember correctly, it asked me all the times under Windows 8.
Although overwriting a file in c:\program files does not ask for UAC Permissions, but just copying will ask for UAC.
Using FC under: Win10 German (1709), Server 2008 R2, Server 2012 R2, Server 2016, Server 2019 + Onedrive

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Re: UAC compliance

#4 Post by Link68759 » 12.09.2014, 00:52

Mr-Fly wrote:If I remember correctly, it asked me all the times under Windows 8.
Although overwriting a file in c:\program files does not ask for UAC Permissions, but just copying will ask for UAC.
By default, Freecommander does not handle the copy/move operations- these are passed off to explorer where things are dealt with in the proper fashion.

There is an option to use Freecommander to handle copy/move operations which provides a nice UI, but it does not support UAC at all, and your ability to manipulate files depends on your current user's permissions- so it entirely unreliable for my uses.

Worth noting that even if you have set the option to use freecommander for copy/move operations, anything done via drag and drop is still handled by explorer.

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