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  • I dont know what to do i try to install windows steady state but it stalls with a message like 
    "Windows SteadyState"
     "The specified path '%APPDATA%\' is unavailable"
    i dont know what to do
    PLEASE RESPOND ASAP
    please txt me on my cell phone when you have a fix so i know to check for an answer my num is 620 218 0140
    Sunday, March 22, 2009 8:02 AM

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    Hi brerackl, thanks for the post. Let’s take ownership of the folder and install Windows SteadyState again:

     

    1. Please navigate to C:\Users\Username.

    2. Right-click on AppData folder and choose Properties.

    3. Click the "Security" tab and see if your current user is listed in the "Group or user names" list. If not, please click the Add button, type the name of your current user in the "Enter the object names to select " box, then click "OK" to add this group.

    4. Select the user from the list and then check the "Allow" checkbox next to "Full Control".

    5. Click the Advanced button and click the "Owner" tab. Then, press "Edit" button.

    6. Select current user from the list and check the "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" checkbox.

    7. Click "OK" to save changes and wait for Windows Vista to transfer the ownership of all the objects on the partition.

    8. Click OK again to save changes and exit the Properties window.

     

    Then, let's install SteadyState again.


    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Monday, March 30, 2009 8:10 AM
    Tuesday, March 24, 2009 7:03 AM

All replies

  •  

    Hi brerackl, thanks for the post. Let’s take ownership of the folder and install Windows SteadyState again:

     

    1. Please navigate to C:\Users\Username.

    2. Right-click on AppData folder and choose Properties.

    3. Click the "Security" tab and see if your current user is listed in the "Group or user names" list. If not, please click the Add button, type the name of your current user in the "Enter the object names to select " box, then click "OK" to add this group.

    4. Select the user from the list and then check the "Allow" checkbox next to "Full Control".

    5. Click the Advanced button and click the "Owner" tab. Then, press "Edit" button.

    6. Select current user from the list and check the "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" checkbox.

    7. Click "OK" to save changes and wait for Windows Vista to transfer the ownership of all the objects on the partition.

    8. Click OK again to save changes and exit the Properties window.

     

    Then, let's install SteadyState again.


    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Monday, March 30, 2009 8:10 AM
    Tuesday, March 24, 2009 7:03 AM
  • If the AppData folder is not shown in Username folder, you can go to Control Panel – Folder Options – View – Show hidden files and folder.


    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    Tuesday, March 24, 2009 7:27 AM