Why Some Applications Do Not Work with Limited User Accounts

Windows accounts can be designated different roles with different rights. This explains why software sometimes will not work under limited user accounts.

Reasons and Solutions Related to Limited Accounts and/or Limited Rights

One cause for this behavior can be the program is trying to write/save a file. The file might even be located in the same directory as the program itself.

Things to when solving problems like above include:
  • Give the program and user account (if you trust both) the necessary file write access rights to the given directory.
  • You can try start the software in run as administrator mode. (Usually press SHIFT key + right mouse button on a program shortcut to get the option.)
  • Try to install the program into the following path (this may vary depending on the operating system and language):
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\example-name-of-program.
  • Wait for a patch.

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