*** This is no longer required as of version 3.2.1, because Songs, etc. are no longer stored under the Program Files directory - by default. ***
If you install PowerWorship 3.x to the default location (e.g. C:\Program Files\PowerWorship 3.x, or C:\Program Files (x86)\PowerWorship 3.x) on Windows Vista or Windows 7, you will need to configure PowerWorship so the songs and groups are stored in another location (i.e. outside of the Program Files directory) because the default location requires Administrator permissions to create and edit files. If you do not change the song/group directory location (i.e. to a directory where you have "permission" to create/edit files) then you will need to select the Windows option to run PowerWorship as an administrator.
To change the songs/groups directory location:
- Launch PowerWorship 3.x and select Edit > Settings
- Select the Environment tab and change the directory location for Songs (e.g. to C:\Users\<username>\Documents\PowerWorship 3.x\Songs) and Groups (e.g. to C:\Users\<username>\Documents\PowerWorship 3.x\Groups).
- Make sure to create the Songs and Groups directories (if needed) before you click OK on the Settings dialog or an error message is displayed and the updated settings are not applied. The songs and groups can be stored in any available set of folders where the current user has write permission.
To run PowerWorship 3.x as an administrator:
- Right-click the PowerWorship 3.x shortcut on the Windows desktop (and/or start menu, etc.) and select Properties
- Select the Compatibility tab and select the checkbox labeled "Run this program as an administrator"
- Optionally select "Change settings for all users" to select the "Run this program as an administrator" setting for all users
- Click OK
This is necessary to avoid an "access denied" error message when you attempt to add new songs, edit existing songs, or save changes to a template. If you do not receive an "access denied" error message when adding songs, etc. - then your permissions are OK and no configuration changes are required - unless you wish to change the folder location for songs and groups (e.g. to store them under My Documents, or another directory that is regularly backed up).