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I am using an early version of Robo-FTP. What needs to be done so a non-administrator user can use it? (Robo-FTP 2.1.x and earlier)

The earliest versions of Robo-FTP required the user to have administrator privileges on the computer.

If you are using an early version of Robo-FTP (prior to 2.2), here's what you need to do to permit non-administrator user(s) to run Robo-FTP:

It requires someone with administrator privileges on your system to run "regedt32" (the Windows registry editor) and grant the desired user(s) rights to read a portion of the Windows registry.

When Robo-FTP is installed for all users, its settings are saved in the following location in the registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Robo-FTP

Any user, or the group (e.g., Power Users) in which a user or set of users in defined, must be granted Full Control access to the above mentioned registry hive.

To do this, run "regedt32" and navigate to the hive. Right click on Robo-FTP and then click Permissions. Under the Security tab, locate the desired Group or user name(s). (Click Add... if the user or group does not already appear.)

Highlight the user or group (e.g., Power Users (MYCOMPUTER\Power Users)) and click the Allow checkbox next to Full Control in the lower Permissions for Power Users window. Then click Apply and OK.

Now the user or any user in the selected group will be able to run Robo-FTP as you'd expect.

Article last updated: 2016-09-12

Tags: user permissions, user rights, privileges, current user, Robo-FTP, All-User Settings

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