You Cannot Run a Program File with Only Execute Access

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If only the "Traverse Folder/Execute File" permission is assigned to a program file, you receive an "Access denied" error message when you try to start the program.


This problem occurs because Windows requires Read permissions to open the program file.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time   Version      Size     File name
   05-Apr-2002  00:33  5.1.2600.41  898,560  Kernel32.dll


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 1.


Article ID: 319777 - Last Review: October 27, 2006 - Revision: 1.2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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