From: Ajasja Ljubetińć (
Date: Thu Sep 22 2011 - 07:17:55 CDT


Are you running with administrator right? If not you should not even be
allowed to write to C:\Program Files\...

I think you are being bitten by Win7 32 bit compatibility issues as
described here:
Basically your files get written to a virtual C:\Program Files\...

Try writing your file to an unprotected folder like C:\tmp or even better
under C:\Users\<your user name>

Best regards,
2011/9/22 Ignacio FernŠndez GalvŠn <>

> Hi all,
> I normally use Linux, and not Windows, so please forgive if this is
> something obvious that I should know. The problem with Windows is that when
> I create some files from within VMD (for instance with the volmap plugin),
> the file is created by default in the folder where VMD is installed
> ("C:\Program Files\University of Illinois\VMD" or something like that), and
> what's worse, the files are created with a padlock icon. The icon itself
> would not matter much, but it means that the file is not visible from
> outside VMD, and it cannot be found in a search, or copied elsewhere.
> I cannot understand this behaviour, the Windows machine are single-user,
> the same user running VMD cannot copy the file. So, is there a way to avoid
> having the files locked, and to remove the padlocks?
> Thank you,
> Ignacio