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Attempt to delete an element in ClearCase Explorer results in error Destination Folder Access Denied when UAC is enabled



This technote explains why the error, Destination Folder Access Denied, is reported when trying to delete a versioned element in IBM Rational ClearCase Explorer on Microsoft Windows Vista when UAC is enabled.


Trying to delete a versioned element in the ClearCase Explorer on Windows Vista results in the following error when User Account Control (UAC) is enabled:

Destination Folder Access Denied


This is caused by a local security policy setting on Windows Vista.

Note: This setting will effect multiple applications, not just ClearCase.

For information about UAC support with ClearCase, refer to technote 1399262 Windows UAC support and ClearCase.

Resolving The Problem

The Local Security Policy settings on the client need to be modified to allow the ClearCase GUIs to operate properly.

Note: These steps need to be performed by a user with local administrator rights.
  1. Click Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy

  2. Expand Local Policies and click Security Options (as shown in the image below.)

  3. Scroll down on the right side of the window and double-click the option User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode.

  4. Click the radio button Disabled and click OK.

  5. Once completed, run the operation again

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Document Information

Modified date:
16 June 2018