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How do I remove Permission Administration from some folders?

Q: How do I remove Permission Administration from some folders?

I had an external WD My Passport to save files and I have some files created BY ME with thru a couple of old Laptops running Windows 7, 8 and 10 I have bene trying for years to open them and I thought that was something temporary but still telling me the same
stupid thing... I have had run into this more than once before, and I'm looking for a detailed answer as possible how to solve this. I'M NOT A COMPUTER GUY..just simple user.

The message is, "You require permission from Administrators to make changes to this file." The problem is that I am using my laptops that had my name to start... all were associated to the same E-MAIL address. I have set up the Laptops the same
way as I did for the old ones... but still not allowing me to open those files.

How can I change that to pen the file? or, How can I rid off the Administrator Permissions?


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Hi I am a single stand alone user. A home user. Therefore I am the administrator. Can't install windows updates. This is daft.

A:you need administration permission

What do you mean "Can't install Updates" What happens when you try? I would have thought that as you are, as you say "A computer Geek" and "An IT Engineer" and "A website developer" you could be more explicit!

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i want to copy a large amount of data to another drive,but no matter what i do i keep getting "You'll need to provide administration permission to copy this file" i've checked permissions and everything looks fine,but still wont move, please help me

thanks in advance

A:administration permission

You need to provide additional information please
What OS
from where please - what files and to where

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Been trying to network desk top w/ laptop. Using my D-Link router for internet connection so everthing is hard wired.
The laptop sees the desktop but when I click the icon to access folders I get;
Mshome not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permission.
What do I do to fix this little problem?

A:Solved: Set administration permission

"What do I do to fix this little problem?"

Uninstall or properly configure your 3rd party firewall.

Or, you could tell us more information. Can you ping each PC from the other by IP address? By Computer Name? What OS(es)?

So we don't assume too much, what do you mean by "sees the desktop"?

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I have Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit OS with dual core processer. Had problems with my motherboard so replaced it. Was able to do a system restore and everything looked fine until you go to the start menu and it's blank. Almost all programs I run I get "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item". The problem is I can't go to the Control Panel to check or change administrative access on either my user or guest user. I was trying to do a scan for bad files in CMD mode but it wouldn't work because I don't have permission. I've tried restoring to several different restore points, most don't work or if it does, same results.

A:Administration permission problem

I think a different motherboard qualifies as putting Windows on a "different PC." You may have better luck on Hardware & Devices - Windows 7 Forums

where the system builders hang out. I'm sure some of them have changed motherboards in the past. Maybe it's just a bad guess on my part. I don't know because I haven't changed motherboards. But it seems to me I've read some stuff in the past that it will accept a different HD but a different motherboard it figures you're trying to put an old Windows onto a new PC. I'd ask on that sub forum.

So as not to get flagged for multiple post with the same topic I recommend deleting your post and posting the question on that group. If it won't let you do it with the Edit button try contacting the moderator(or just ask him to move it for you.)

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how to download any in HDD when something is like this.

A:permission from administration to hard disk drive????

To avoid that, your program needs to be started as administrator.

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hi all

i m managing file server on windows 2003 server. in a directory i want to give all permission except file or folder delete permission to domain user.

please make reply as soon as possible.

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How to remove the "Authenticated Users" "Create Folders" permission from the root of the C Drive via command-line?
I know this question has been asked many times before, but nothing works for us!
We tried the following:
Take ownership: I cannot take ownership using the Administrator account (local and Domain Admin accounts) of the root C:. Error Access Denied
Cuurent root C: owner is TrustedInstaller and acnnot be changed.
We cannot change or remove the Create Folders permission of the Authenticated Users of the root C: . Error Access Denied.
Drive C: is hidden via GPO, but many users can enter it from the File-Explorer and create folders in the root C:.
We do not want -for many reasons- to Block/ Prevent Access to C: via GPO.
We also tried to run cacls and/or icacls under the system-account (PSEXEC -i -s -d CMD). Error Access Denied.
icacls C:\ /deny *S-1-5-11:(NP)(AD)
Error Access Denied.
icacls C:\ /remove:g *S-1-5-11
Error Access Denied.
cacls c:\ /e /c /R "Authenticated Users"
Error Access Denied.
Also using GPO "Computer Configuration\Security Settings\Restricted Groups ..." does not work!
Now we have this issue on over 450 pc's on our network. Nothing work. Please help! How to remove the "Authenticated Users" "Create Folders" permission from the root of the C: Drive on command-line?


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Hey guys,here is my problem :
My friend who think himself for hacker send me a picture and after i opened it my pc started to do strange things.
Ofcource after that i reinstalled my Windows 7.
But this does not resolve this,i think this virus still live on my pc after even format.
Now my pc is flooded as f**k.
I scanned with mbam/kaspersky/nod/avira with no infected results.
So i think this is some serious virus with is somekind of crypted so AV engines dont detect it ....
So do i have to call police,cuz i cant even use my pc .......
How do i remove this nasty thing ?
Any help will be hightly appreciated.
Greetings, sophisticated.

A:Infected with Remove administration virus

Hello, lets take another quick look.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Please download TDSSKiller.zip and and extract it.Run TDSSKiller.exe. Click on Change Parameters Put a check in the box of Detect TDLFS file system Click Start scan.When it is finished the utility outputs a list of detected objects with description.
The utility automatically selects an action (Cure or Delete) for malicious objects.
The utility prompts the user to select an action to apply to suspicious objects (Skip, by default). Let the options as it is and click ContinueLet reboot if needed and tell me if the tool needed a reboot.Click on Report and post the contents of the text file that will open.

Note: By default, the utility outputs the log into system disk (it is usually the disk with installed operating system, C:\) root folder. The Log have a name like: TDSSKiller.Version_Date_Time_log.txt.Please download aswMBR ( 511KB ) to your desktop.Double click the aswMBR.e... Read more

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I have used spybot, lavasoft, and the immunized programs that were suggested. I am a computer science major but I Forgot how to remove changed amistration settings, such as I cannot install some programs. I have both logs, Hijackthis and the dds one, dds=main.txt, and hijack=extra.txt thank you. Also i tried to use avg but i keep getting an error saying that its configured wrong. plz help.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Administrator on 2008-05-16 01:29:58
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

System Restore is disabled; attempting to re-enable...success.

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 447 MiB (512 MiB recommended).

-- HijackThis (run as Administrator.exe) ---------------------------------------

Unable to find log (file not found); running clone.
-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------

Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-05-16 01:33:40
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.e... Read more

A:Massive Trouble, administration changed, cannot remove spyware, and AVG wont run

please help me with this

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Is there a supported method to remove decommissioned computers from the MBAM database in order to keep compliance report data clean and up to date?
Thank you.

A:How to remove decommissioned computers from BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) database?

Unfortunately, there is no supported method to clean decomissioned computers.
To get updated enterprise reports use the dates or last 1 week or 2 weeks, in this way you will only see machines which have contacted the MBAM server.
Hope this helps.Manoj Sehgal

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When I try to open folders I receive a message saying I don't have permission to open the folders even though I am logged in as an administrator.  I am also having problems opening picture files, as most of them do not open when I attempt to do so.  Here is the DDS log.  Any help to figure out what's going on would be greatly appreciated!
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16660
Run by Gavyn at 18:56:00 on 2013-09-08
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro  6.2.9200.0.1252.1.1033.18.2815.1612 [GMT -4:00]
AV: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:... Read more

A:Don't Have Permission to Open Folders

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Following steps involve registry editing. Please create new restore point before proceeding!!!How to:Vista and Seven - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows7/create-a-restore-pointWindows 8 - http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/4690-restore-point-create-windows-8-a.htmlDownload this program to your desktop.Tweaking.com - Windows Repair 1.9.16http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/windows-repair-all-in-one-portable/Extract and launch the Repair_Windows.exe fileClick on Start repairs tab-click on Start check mark following options aloneReset registry permissionsReset file permissionsRegister system filesRemove Policies Set By InfectionsCheckmark Restart System When Finished optionclick the Start buttonSystem should restart after repairLet me know if the problem persists.

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I'm having trouble with IE8 Favorites and I want to remove IE8 from my PC and download it again. In My Computer I see Favorites in THREE places!

Before I download IE8 again I want to delete all three Favorites folders so I get a fresh start. But it won't let me... says I need permission.

Can you please point me to a Help file that explains how I get permission to delete these three Favorites folders in My Computer?

Thanks, Peter

A:Deleting Folders - Need Permission

Hallo Peter, If you click on this link; Take Ownership of file
I think this tutorial may be of help

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I'm having a problem with some of my folders I'm hoping someone can help me fix.  When I try to open folders I receive a message saying I don't have permission to open the folders even though I am logged in as an administrator and mine is the only user account on the computer.  I am also having problems opening some picture files, as most of them do not open when I attempt to do so.  Has anyone seen this before or know how to fix it?

A:Don't Have Permission to Open Folders

Can you name couple of folders you can't open?

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New laptop that will not allow me to access certain folders. I have gone into the Folder option in the Control Panel and marked off show me everything but when I attempting to access the "Documents and Settings" folder in the C drive I'm denied access.

There is only one person created for the computer......... me. The computer also shows a "owner".

So the questions is how do I change the "permissions" to give access to all folder on the C drive?

A:Permission to Access Folders

Documents and Settings isn't actually a folder, it a Junction (aka Reparse Point or Symbolic Link) pointing to the new location, which is C:\Users.
Users (Even the Administrator) don't have access to the Junctions so they don't accidentally get moved or deleted, which could make programs not written for the new locations to stop working, or even crash.
You can give yourself access on the Security tab (right click, click Properties), but there is nothing inside to access.

Lots of folders have changed from XP. Just takes a while to get used to it.
Here's a few of the new locations:
My Pictures, My Music, My Videos–Where did they go?
And more info:
More on Vista Reparse Points

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My OS is windows 7 I use a Freecom 500gb external drive and find that I am requested to seek permission from the administrator (myself I think) to delete some files that have many digit numbers and are empty.I find I cannot delete them there are about a dozen of them

A:Permission to delete files or folders

Usually this is because the files are "in use". They cannot be removed while they are being accessed. Sometimes, what that is might be hard to find, but there are many programs that run in the background to monitor images, some installed along with printers.

You can use these to remove the files on next boot:

Emco Move On Boot

Or, you can try to find out what process is locking the files:


But be careful about deleting files if you do not know what they are.

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Hello dears,

PC1 drive has folder1 and folder2.
I need PC2/User to access folder1 only and PC3/User access folder2 only on PC1 (through the lan).
Please advise.

PS: all have Windows 7.

Thank you

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Hi, my hard drive got into some trouble yesterday and I haven't been able to load Windows. I tried the different options in recover, but nothing worked (it says couldn't repair the error.)

I also tried loading in safe mode but it always got stuck at a certain .sys file.

I know I can access the files and it's probably the loading portion of Windows that is broken because I can delete, modify, etc. the files from the recover DOS prompt option.

Anyway, I bought a new hard drive and installed Windows 7 and things are okay with the new drive.

My problem now is I'm trying to pull out my data from the old drive (connected via external USB case) but when I click on the folders in the old drive, it tells me:

"You don't currently has permission to access this folder, click continue to permanently get access to this folder"

I understand why it's doing that, but when I click 'continue' nothing happens, and I still can't access it.

Is there a way to access and pull out my old files?

Hope someone can help.


PS. I'm using Windows 7 Home version.

A:No Permission to Access Folders in Old Hard Drive

Hi Arzoo,

If you believe you're experiencing problems with permissions, rather than some issue with your hard drive, this tutorial may be of use.

Take Ownership Shortcut

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Hi all,
OK I'm a dummy I try to delete redundant folders, i.e. games, and get the message "You require permission to perform this action". Then i fiddle around in properties/security until I can delete whatever it is. Is there a way to set it so I always have control and can stop asking Bill's permission to bugger up my computer if I want? Thanks

A:How to gain permanent permission to change folders

Probabay easiest to use the take ownership context menu

Simple registry entry - it is in the tutorial section somewhere - likely under T

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Iam being shown that you dont have enought permission to acces files or you need admin previlages ..in fact iam admin . having this isse since i formatted my C(windows partition)
to backup them i copied them tod drive . after clean install all those files i have copied are of no use they show i dont have permision or admin previlages please help terribly annoyed. i have tried each and every fix that helped for others ,dint work for me

A:permission issues for some fles and folders after formatting

What did you try? It's pointless for us to tell you to do things you've already done?

Like .... did you try to take ownership of the folders and files?

See this article on how to do this. Download and run the .reg file and a Take Ownership selection is added to the right click context menu. Very nice:

Take Ownership Shortcut - Windows 7

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Hi everyone,

I am experiencing a very annoying problem with Windows 7 files and folders permission.

My computer hard drive consists of 2 partitions: partition C for OS installation (which was previously Vista and now Windows 7) and partition D for my data. After installing Windows 7, I couldn't access partition D any more. I then add a permission for me with the full control option. After that, I could see the contents of the partition. But I couldnt do anything such as renaming or deleting any file and folder easily. If I wanted to do something, I had to right-clicked it and do the same thing as I had done earlier with the partition. And this was really annoying. I couldn't even play a music file without doing so.

Is there any way to solve my problem? Any answer would be very appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

A:Problem with Windows 7 files/folders permission

Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums

Use the above to take ownership of the file,then you can do as you like

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I just set up a little wireless network at home and access it with two laptops. i have selected two media folders on one laptop to be shared on the network in my workgroup. when i try to access these folders through the other laptop i get the error message saying "you might not have permission to access to use this network resource. contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have permissions." and "the network path was not found."

i dont know much about networking at all so im not sure how to correct this problem. please help

A:Granting permission to shared folders on network

Are you prompted for a username and password? Since you are on "workgroup" mode, you will need to either allow "Everyone" access to the shared folders, or connect to the shares as SHAREDPCNAME\USERNAME instead of just USERNAME.

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I am doing a migration and apart of that is moving over folders. I have now gained access to the Redirected folder and it gives me a list of every sub folder in there however I get a Network Error that says

Windows cannot access

You do not have permission to access \\ server name \folder name \ sub folder name \My Documents.

If I am an admin on this machine and have admin rights over this folder what is blocking me from making any changes to this folder or any subfolders?

A:NO Permission to Access Folder Redirect or Sub Folders

Have you try check who is the owner of the folder and check for inheritance of permissions.

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My old PC was threatening to konk out in a major way, so I made certain to back up all important data before it finally gave up the ghost. The most important data for us is, of course, our email.
I was running Outlook 2002 on Windows XP for quite a long time. I backed up our Outlook 2002 personal folders as .pst files.
Our old machine zonked out and today we bought a machine with Vista installed. I have successfully gotten Office XP with Outlook 2003 installed onto the new PC and am now trying to import our old email folders from the backup I made.

Unfortunately, when I try to import the files, I am presented with the following error:

File access is denied. You do not have the permission required to access the file E:\inbox.pst

I hope that someone here is able to tell me that all is not lost and that I will not have to tell my wife that all of our backedf up email is gone, gone, gone.

Any help will be appreciated.

A:Solved: No permission to import backed up Outlook folders?

Sounds like an easy fix - read here:
and here:
Just make sure the file is not read-only, and if E is a CD. copy it to your hard drive and then try again.

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My all programs list is crazy. I want to delete some of the shortcuts in there and rearrange it, and some of them are empty even if the programs are still installed. But when I try to open some of the folders, I get this pop-up that says I don't have permission to access this folder and 'Click continue to permanently get access to this folder'. When I click continue, it just says "You've been denied permission to access this folder." And then tells me to make edits in the security tab to give myself full control over the folder. This is LONG AND TEDIOUS though since I'll have to do this for all the folders and the subfolders and even the program shortcuts that are inside. Is there any other way to just sort out all this?

A:No permission to access some folders in Start Menu folder

Try right ticking on it and select Run as Administrator.

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I have been using a Samsung 3TB D3 Station External Desktop Hard Drive with my Windows 7 laptop for a year with no problems. After a scan and fix I no longer have permission to open folders. I have checked I still have have Administrative status. External hard drive works OK on a Windows 8.1 device I have.

Even if the device is at fault - which seems unlikely - how can I stop Windows 7 withholding permission from an Administrator?

A:No permission to open External drive folders when I am Administrator

That unfortunately is one of the quirks of windows 7; even if you are admin; it will still not let you have access to certain folders and or drives as thats what is set to install as default. So if you dont change the permissions and or group policies then it wont let you have access. In order to fix this you have to go into the administrative section of the control panel and then check the permissions and group polices and make not just your user name a member of the administrator group but also check to see what permissions are set for admin.

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I have 2 account Admin and Other users. I have set permission on some folder so other user can not open and see what in them. But they can able to open it, If they entered Correct Admin password. 

I did the same thing, Other User can not open those folder, Problem is they can not even access folders with right password. Message pops up "See the security tab". I went in the security tab, entered the password again and remove all the permission.
But this doesn't seem a solution. 

So Please advice me if i set the admin permission on folder, How can I just entered the admin password in other user to open that folder with removing all permissions. 

Thank you 

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Hello. I have a domain controller (Windows Server 2008 SP2) and yeastarday was infected with Sality vírus, them i use a removal tool from kaspersky on all my pcs (with network disable) to take care of it (http://support.kaspersky.com/downloads/utils/sality_off.zip). Now today the screen was "crashed with a messange Projeck1 got a error, or something like that, them i notice that many files was deleted and some folder permissions where change. It use the "HelpUser" account, so i disable this account.
I wanna have sure if they are gone and i dont have other malicious files.
ps: sorry for my poor english, i am from Brazil
ps2: Gmer dont give option check/uncheck most itens you ask, so i did a default scan (the system is only the C: and Show All option was unchecked)
ps3: Gmer dont find anything, the log was empity.
ps4: I did a onlinescan from the file that infect my pc with Projekt1, here it´s the link, dont know if help in any way. http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=4fa63eaf1b2cffb94390ed29ed3c36b6ae06ef2a1764653f1b0382cdcd22d20f-1300451654

DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by Administrator at 10:18:40,26 on 18/03/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18999
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Standard 6.0.6002.2.1252.55.1033.18.8186.4516 [GMT -3:00]
============== Running Processes ===============
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A:Projekt 1 virus - deleting files and changing folders permission

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If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available. If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far. Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues. If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed. Use the '... Read more

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I create a Public Folder (Task Items) in Outlook 2003 and then attach one Excel Sheet in it.

I am the OWNER of the folder.

If I just click on the attachment and press the DEL button then the file gets DELETED.

I don't want that to happen. I want to BLOCK my rights of DELETING THE attachment.

How should I go about it?



A:Outlook 2003 - Public Folders - Block DELETE Permission

If you are indeed the owner of this folder then you should be able to right-click on i and go to permissions. From here you can give users certain rights and permissions. I would give the users reviewer rights if you just want them to read the e-mails and attached items as well.

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Hi Guy's
I'm using Windows 7.
I've been tearing my hair out here. Been on Google for hours trying to work this out. If I have MS word docs in folders on my desktop I can't make any changes to them. They won't save. No warning sign comes up, they look like they have saved but another identical window comes up of the document with my changes on it, but it hasn't saved. I've read around and it looks like it might be a permission's issue? I've gone into the folder by right clicking on properties and going into both "sharing" and "security" to make recommended changes but nothing is working.
I even put my laptop back to original settings this weekend and it briefly solved the problems but they have come back again in the last 24 hrs.
I'm able to modify MS Word docs on the my desktop but not in ANY of the folders I have these docs in! Really frustrating and don't know what to do.
Any idea's?

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Hello People,

I was thinking of locking down our domain computers so that the users can only create items under their own profile(home space given to them), but i want to make sure they can't create files/folder in c:\ also they should not be able to edit(modify) in c:\
I only want to give then read only access
Please help me with this
Thanks in advance.
"No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

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Several months ago I tried to download AIG free anti-virus software, but was not successful. I then was able to download Commodo. I removed AIG from my computer, but occasionly upon starting up computer I receive a request to give permission to download Aig. I have been unable to remove this and would like any help .

A:Solved: Remove aig permission box

Are you referring to AVG Free Edition ?

If you are, go here to download and save AVG Remover 2011 (32-bit or 64-bit, depending on whether your computer has Vista 32-bit or Vista 64-bit).

Close all open windows first, then double-click the saved tool to run it.


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One thingthats just killing me with W7 is the rights issues. I supposedly have full admin rights and this is my home PC and the only other account is guest. I have run that reg file that gives you the take control option on the right click menu. But there is just no end to prompts telling me i can't do this or that or shouldn't etc etc. All sorts of things that are just driving me crazy. Is there a way to end it once and for all and give me total rights to every thing that is possible ?

A:possible to entirely remove all permission issues?

Not suggested, but you may want to try the real administrator and change the UAC
Again, I woiuld not do it. That inconvenience is for your computers safety.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts
User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

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Trying to do a clean install of Discord, I've removed it all from the control panel and removed it from %AppData%/Discord. Having one problem though, I am unable to remove it from %LocalAppData%/Discord, it keeps saying I do not have permission.

The folder contains this -

I am the admin and everything but this folder just won't go. :/

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I just bought a used tower with W7 installed.
A few days ago, I was running a scan, and kept getting popups saying the scanner needed to open a file or launch an application. This sounded suspicious to me, so I unchecked the box to make my decision permanent, then denied them all. There were hundreds of them.
Now when I run any kind of scan, it can't scan these items, telling me they are "locked." But I denied them only temporarily.
I'm not used to this OS. How do I go about removing all those denied permissions? I can only find a way to do it one at a time, and only when I know the name of the file. I don't know their names, or where to find them on my system.
Is there some way to remove those denied permissions, without having to use an older restore point? I'd have to reinstall half of my applications if I did that, I'm sure.

A:How to remove denials of permission for 100s of files!

What "scanner" are you referring to?
If it's a permissions issue, there is a way to restore all permissions to system defaults.
There is also a tool which may be of assistance that I am unfamiliar with:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/windows-repair-all-in-one/ .

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I had a computer die and I have the hard drive from it hooked into this computer.

Tried to copy all the files I wanted to keep off it so's I can format it and use for something else.

The (win10) copy prog keeps stopping and telling me I need admin permissions.

When I look at the permissions on the files they all refer back to the old computer.

This doesn't happen to all files so I don't really know what's going on.

Nor how to fix it.

Anyone know?

A:How To Remove/Change Permission on Loose HDD from other computer?

If, as your System Spec shows, you are running Windows 7 how come you are using Windows 10 copy program?

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I have Windows Vista service pack 2, recently updated, it's working fine.

When the new Google Reader layout arrived I disliked it and decided to download another RSS reader, Omea. During download it created a folder in Program Files as usual, but Omea didn't work so I tried to uninstall it. While the software shows up in the add/remove programs list, when I try to uninstall it doesn't recognize Omea Reader as even being on the system, saying it's already been removed. I manually removed the software but it has left one file behind I cannot delete because I need "permission." The file is IexploreOmeaW.dll

I already have User Account Control off.

I've tried removing the file from the account I used to download the software as well as from the other account I have on Vista. Neither worked.

I made the file unhidden and changed permissions on it in Properties. That still didn't work.

The path is Program Files -> JetBrains -> Omea Reader -> IexploreOmeaW.dll

What can I do to remove this? Thanks!

A:Permission to remove file issue on Vista

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As title.

I've begun to use TeraCopy, which is much better than the stupid Win7 copy handler. There's just one problem:

When TeraCopy moves a file from a user-owned folder to a public folder, it retains folder's user-level permissions. I can manually give access to Everyone for this folder, but it is very annoying.

So, I'm looking for a way to easily remove a folder's own permission settings and make it use only inherited permissions.


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Hello SevenForums users!

Yesterday I reformatted my PC, everything went just fine. However, when I'm now trying to access a folder in my (D hard drive I get "you have been denied permission to access this folder" I do know how to fix the problem folder and files each, but how can I fix this error for my hole (D hard drive? Is there a more simple way to fix this without going through all my files? There's also "unknown" users with numbers that have access to the files, like it would be my old user before reformat. How can I remove them the most simple way?

I also want to know why did this happen? I have reformatted before and didn't encounter this problem, and I can't think of anything that would make this happen.

How can I prevent this from happening again? I reformatted my PC after fixing some of the access to see if it would happen again, and it did.

I also noticed that on some folders there are a lock on the icon, as well as that most of the folders are write protected and I cant remove it!?

I appreciate all help I can get!


A:Need urgent help! "Denied permission to access folders"

Take ownership of the folder/file/drive you are trying to access...

Take Ownership Shortcut

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Just bought a new HDD and moving large amounts of files and folders.
It appears that 'random' folders and files on my old hdd wont move to their new destination because I dont have permission to move them ?

The only way I can get them to move is to go into file->properties->security.. assign myself as an owner, then add myself to group/users and give myself full control.

If I do this to a 'folder' it gives me permissions errors about the 'files' inside the folder (i.e does not propagate downwards) so I have to do it to files ONE BY ONE which is taking ages and ages to move stuff...

why the hell have i lost ownership of seemingly random bunches of files ? and is there an easier way to get it back ?


A:Moving files / No permission random files/folders

Yes, there is an easier way : Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Win 7 or Vista.

Good luck!


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every time i delete them they keep coming back, is there a way to permanently delete them?

Also.. is there a way to remove this?

Thanks for any help.

A:how do i remove these folders?

These are Vista system folders and I don't believe they can be removed.

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Had some problems with iexplore.exe appearing twice in Task Manager window when I was only using one i.e. window. A search of the net said the was a second one was a virus that renamed itself to iexplore to confuse us (others said it wasnt a virus it was microsoft I.E. ) I d/ld and run roguefix 2.98 and that seemed to have got rid of it and a few registry issues as well, but I was looking through the folders in Program Files and found Askpbar and CA. I tried to delete these but it wont let me. A search on the net said askpbar is a trojan and then I happened upon this site. Followed the links for Hijackthis and ran it, can somebody tell me what I need to do now. BTW I also found out that WinXP firewall is pants so I got the freebie one and AntiVirus software from my ISP and it seems to stop all the baddies and found a few more virus's that AVG missed. Thanks for looking and hopfully helping a poor brain dead nearly oldie.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 20:54:14, on 21/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Virgin Broadband\PCguard\Fws.exe
C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk\PDAgent.exe
C:\WINDOW... Read more

A:I cant remove folders


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I just migrated data from my old WinXP computer to my new Win7 computer. I noticed that I cannot open the migrated folder c:\documents and settings\user\my documents\ - access is denied.

I changed permissions to allow administrators Full Control of this folder, and the user read/write access. I also took ownership of the folder as an Administrator. However, there is a "Deny" permission which prohibits Everyone from Listing the folder/Reading data. "Deny" permissions override "Allow" permissions, so I can't open the folder even as an Admin with Full Control + Ownership. I tried to remove the "Deny" permission, but it said I was not authorized to do so and told me to try taking Ownership to get authorization. I already have Ownership, so I'm stuck here.

Does anyone know how to remove the "Deny" permission?

A:How to remove Uninherited "Deny" permission on specific folder?

The data is in C:\Users not Documents and Settings, it is just a junction that points to C:\Users you need to leave it alone.

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I wish I had not installed Windows 7. There are too many things I have no use for. The libraries and public user are two examples. I have managed to rid Windows Explorer of the Libraries. Now I would like to know how to delete the Public user account. I have tried deleting the folders inside, but some of them keep reappearing. The same with the main Public user folder. Please help.

A:Remove Public folders?

Well, they haven't yet
Library - Remove a Included Folder

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hiya ppl....
first off thanks for helping me again and again... whatever i come up with u gimme the solutions thank you......

im getting shortcuts for all the folders again and again in my external hard disk and my pen drive.... and those folders are converted into system protected hidden folders........ i tried copying the contents of each n evry folder into another one ad delete those hidden folders but when i remove and connect it after using for a day or 2 again it gets conerted into hidden and shortcut is created.... plz help what do i do.... :'(

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I installed a game from MSN, (Alchemy) but later uninstalled it using Control Panel>Uninstall Programs.

However in my Program Files Folder there remains a folder called MSN Gaming Zone. It has a sub-folder called Windows which in turn has 22 files. The files are all *.exe and *.dlls.

I can't for the life of me delete these folders or the files. If I delete the files they go to the recycle bin, but then 10-15 seconds later reappear back in the MSN Gaming Zone\Windows sub-folder. If I delete them again, they reappear, and there are now 44 files in the recycle folder.

The system won't allow me to delete the folders, saying they are "in use".

I have administrator rights on a Dell Laptop running XP Pro.

Does anyone have any idea how I can get rid of them?


A:Can't remove folders and/or files

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