I have run into a problem that many people run into on Oblivion -- opening the console. I looked up what is wrong, found out I needed to make sure bAllowConsole is set to 1, and did that. However, now I've run into a secondary problem that I can't seem to find anywhere else. When I try to save the file, it won't let me, saying access is denied. What is wrong and how do I fix this?

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If you want to overwrite files in system folders you need to use a program with administrator rights. By default when you open a text file notepad doesn't start in admin mode.

To start Notepad with Admin rights in windows 7:

  • Type notepad into the search bar of the start menu
  • Right click on the notepad.exe
  • Select the Run as Administrator menu


After this use File / Open to open the config file.

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