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AutoITTools.lua is in a read-only directory in Windows 8

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I'm running a new installation of Windows 8, and I have an automated script that adds my own AutoIT Lua scripts to the c:\Program Files\AutoIt3\SciTE\LUA\AutoITTool.lua file, but when I try to change it, I get 'access denied' errors.

This is because Windows 8 sets the Program Files directory and everything under it to 'read only'.

The O/S will not let me change it ('properties' lets me change it, but when I look, it didn't really change anything).

I checked back on my old Windows 7 laptop where all this was working OK and I see that in the Program Files directory, the AutoIT3 directory (and only AutoIT3) and everything under it is no longer read-only, so I must have solved it before, but I can't remember how.

Is there an alternate file somethere else (perhaps \Users\<me>\<something>) where I can add my AutoIT LUA functions?

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Perhaps install AutoIt somewhere other than C:Program Files? I have done that since Vista to avoid similar problems - but is this allowed under Win8? :huh:


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