I have a program I run on my computer that requires a .dat file. Sometimes when I open the program none of the data is there. In the past when this has happened it was because my file explorer was checked to run as administrator, so going in and restarting file explorer to start normally fixed the problem. A few weeks ago the laptop I had been running this program on died. The motherboard died, but the hard drive was okay. The problem is I have been having trouble accessing the data file because my new laptop is not sure where the pathway is. I finally had it working tonight so that I was able to see the data, so I exited the program and when I re-opened it 10 minutes later the data was gone again. I suspect the problem is what happened last year. Either my security software is blocking something (I am getting the runtime error 75 path/file access error) or file explorer is blocking something. But I cannot figure out on Windows 8.1 how to keep file explorer from Running as Administrator, or how to make it run normally. I did click on it in the task manager and restart it, but that did not help my problem. Does anyone else have any suggestions? Comodo tried to block the data file because it was trying to modify a registry key, but since it is coming from my hard drive from a computer that was virus free I told Comodo to allow the application. However, Comodo also has that program listed under "blocked intrusions" and I am not sure if that means it wanted to block the program (because I clicked on Allow) or if it really did block something and if that is keeping me from seeing the data file. If it seems like a security issue I will take it to a different forum. I just posted here first because when the data disappeared this summer it was the Windows system causing the trouble, which is what made me go there first. I only looked at Comodo after restarting file explorer and restarting my computer. Could it also be something in the User Account Control settings? I would appreciate suggestions to help make this work. These files are really important and I need to access them this coming week. I know none of the data is lost as I have it saved on the old hard drive as well as a flash drive, but neither of those are allowing the program to see the data. Thanks for your help.