C:\Program Files. However, you cannot reset the read only status of the file.
This is the problem I ran into when trying to edit
C:\Program Files\NetBeans 7.1\etc\netbeans.conf. This is a NetBeans configuration file. The file is read only and so is the parent directory and the parent directory above it. I tried turning off the read only bit using File Explorer, the command line, you name it. Running as administrator had no effect.
Workaround: Do the following:
- Copy the file to a directory that you have write access to.
- Edit the file and make the changes you need.
- Rename the original readonly file. You can do this with Administrator privileges.
- Copy the edited file back to its original location.