MakeMKV broken on Windows 8.

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marcusj0015
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MakeMKV broken on Windows 8.

Post by marcusj0015 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:06 pm

I run MakeMKV as administrator AND in compatibility mode for win7, I go to the preferences > advanced tab, click on my conversion profile, click apply, it crashes and the choice wasn't saved. wtf.

Woodstock
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Re: MakeMKV broken on Windows 8.

Post by Woodstock » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:10 am

That will also happen at times in Win7; the directory that is created during the install is sometimes tagged as NOT allowing writes by even an admin-level user.

You can change those properties as an admin, by right-clicking on MakeMKV's directory in Explorer, and selecting "Properties", then the "Security" tab. Make sure that the administrators group is allowed full access, and that you're in the administrator group.
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

marcusj0015
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Re: MakeMKV broken on Windows 8.

Post by marcusj0015 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:46 pm

Could I just take ownership of the folder? the %programfiles%\MakeMKV\ folder right?

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Re: MakeMKV broken on Windows 8.

Post by Woodstock » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:27 am

Yes, taking ownership of the directory is one way, but you can also add yourself as having "full control" to the directory, which is probably the best way. The installer can then still take control as needed, and you can edit as you please.
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

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