I am having a problem installing Adobe Acrobat Professional on a
computer. The "help desk" at adobe was about as useful as tits on a
man, so here we go. This is in Windows XP Home Edition, SP2.
When the program trys to install I get an error. Adobe is trying to
create/use a folder called "Adobe PDF" in the "Documents and
Settings/All Users/Documents" directory. However, it cannot get access
to this folder and tells me to log in as admin. Thing is, I am logged
in as admin (in fact, there is only one account on the computer). If I
try to manually create the folder I also get an error saying I don't
have permission. The "Documents" folder seems to have a pertinent
"Read-Only" setup; if I turn off the read-only tab it is immediately
restored after hitting "apply".
Also, the actual folder labeled "Documents" does not appear in the "All
Users" directory - but if I type it into the address bar I end up in the
computers "Shared Documents" folder. I've tried turning off file
sharing, but to no avail. I am completely unable to rename, delete or
add any documents to this directory. I can, however, manually change
the "Shared Documents" name to "Documents", although this has no effect
on my problem (I assume I'm just changing an alias here).
Here's what I've tried:
1) Manually creating the folder - I don't have "permission" to do so.
2) Enabling/Disabling file sharing - no effect.
3) Creating the folder elsewhere and then copying it - no "permission"
4) Deleting the "Documents" directory. No effect
5) Using the "attrib -s" command in the command prompt - "Access Denied"
6) Using the "attrib -r" command in the command prompt - "Access Denied"
7) Misc adjustments in the right-click menu