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I'm not sure if another user has asked this already, but if they did, point me to the right link.

Recently I purchased a new computer that runs Windows 7.(I used to have windows XP).

When I first received the computer the computer(Thursday February 11), the first thing i did was Install Paint.net.

It is now that I'm trying to install new effects and I get the following message when extracting the files the the "effects" folder:


I'm not sure what I am supposed to do. Please help as soon as possible.

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I own my computer....... :|

I'm guessing you were using XP until recently? Vista and Win7 have a new security system and you don't have access to write to locations like C:\Program Files\* unless you "elevate" (or confirm or give permission, depending on context). This helps a LOT to make sure malicious programs can't go doing bad things (e.g. replacing system files) without your knowledge. Running everying as Administrator all the time got XP into a lot of trouble.

The version of WinRAR you're using probably isn't written with this in mind; maybe you have an old version. Sarkut's work around should work too.


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