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Auditing, Permissions, & File Deletion on Windows 8.1

Q: Auditing, Permissions, & File Deletion on Windows 8.1

I changed ownership of my C:\ in order to change permissions, be able to audit, and delete files which are locked. Usually system files are locked and I ignore those when prompted that they cannot be changed without admin approval (even providing admin approval doesn't allow their modification). I'm wondering what I have to do to be able to make decisions on my own system? Does anyone know a good step by step guide? My old Windows installation is taking up 17 gigs on my hard drive and I have a 230g hard drive. Needless to say space is precious with the size of downloads/installations being what they are (games that are 20g, Windows updates that are 3g..). Thanks in advance.

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Hello,

When I plug my WD Passport into my laptop and try to delete a folder I get an error saying I need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder.

I click continue but then I get "you require permission from administrator to make changes to this folder" and the only option is to try again or cancel.

I am an administrator and it doesn't matter which owner it is. Everyone has full control but I cannot delete this folder.

Any ideas?

Thanks

A:File Permissions Will Not Allow Deletion

Try downloading the "TakeOwnership" registry key and once its installed use the right click take ownership menu on the folder see if that works

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I have only user account in Win7 (which is an Admin account, named "Admin") now when I go to one of my backup drives (in this case "D:\") and attempt to delete certain directories it gives me

"Folder Access Denied - You Require permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes to this folder"

it should be noted that im trying to delete a previous Win7 installation on a drive which isn't my main drive. (nuking the directories one by one, as i have other backed up data on the drive i dont want to interfere with)

I attempted to alter the permission for TrustedInstaller, allowing full access, but i continue to get the error.

Suggestions please?

A:Permissions For File Deletion?

Have you tried 'Taking Ownership' first?

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I have a Laptop with Win 8.
Recently I deleted a folder in my thumb drive accidentally as that folder was "active" in the explorer, while I thought I was deleting something else on the desktop.
I am hoping I do not make the same mistake twice, so in addition to taking a backup of such folders on the thumb drive, I would also like to change its security settings, so that a casual "Shift+Delete" will give me an access denied warning - so that I can realize I am deleting the wrong thing.
I tried adding a Deny Delete permission to Everyone in the advanced security setting, but it does not seem to work. I tried this while enabling inheritance and also after disabling it - but it did not make a difference.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks

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Alright, I made a big mistake and downloaded a file that I didn't know where it came from in hopes it would speed up my Adobe Photoshop CS4 that I have installed. Now problems have arisen and the file is undeletable. It has made the cracked "faster" version of Photoshop is able to be used in the entire master suite. All of the other files have lost their registration and won't start, or will crash on startup.

The Program is Adobe Cybershop CS4 from CyberWarez, do not download at all costs.

Here's what's happening, in addition to the above ->

1) Right click on Cyber Warez in Program Files (X86)
2) Delete
3) Folder Access Denied, you need permission from Computer-name\Administrator to make changes to this folder. Mind you I am logged into the hidden Administrator account and attempting to delete.

Next

1) Right Click -> Properties
2) Security Tab
3) And I see My admin account, my 2 user accounts and a few others
4) Trusted Installer which is okay, SYSTEM which is okay, and CREATOR OWNER which is baffling to me as I've never seen this before.

Creative owner has only special privelages
TrustedInstaller has List folder contents and Special permissions
and SYSTEM has everything but Special Permissions

I go into the advanced tab go to the owner tab and change owner to Administrator I also select replace owner on subcontainers and objects.

Apply. It says I've taken ownership. Hit okay, close, reopen and I have everything including special perm... Read more

A:Editing Special Permissions for file deletion.

Alright, new situation. Went through and deleted the files, from the bottom up and somehow that allowed me. However that did not uninstall that crap that I installed. Went to Control Panel and tried to uninstall except, the uninstall option did not show, as it did prior to deleting. It was uninstallable from the beginning. Any suggestions? Thanks, Appreciate your time.

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I'm in the habit of deleting everything that goes into my downloads folder within my user folder because having a bunch of installers sitting there is pointless.

Recently, however, whenever I attempt to delete any of these installers within my downloads folder, it tells me that "I need to permission to perform this action." These files can't be in use by anything and as administrator I don't see why it suddenly will not allow me to delete this things after I've been doing it for months.

If I restart the computer, it WILL let me delete these things. But never before that.

Any suggestions to fix this?

Thanks.

A:Problem: Sudden Deletion Permissions

It may mean that the files are in use. Try using Unlocker or end proccess to see if the files are in use.
Try Enabling the hidden admin account in vista

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Hello All,

I am Using Windows 7 Enterprise and three Users working on my system after I'm leaving to office so Please tell me about any software for Auditing who accessing my file and folder ... i know Group Policy Auditing Option and i have tried it. but i can't easily Read and understanding log..it is very hard.

So i kindly Request to Please give me Auditing Software Name or Link for the same.

Thanks You in Advance..

A:File and Folder Auditing

You need to speak with your IT Admin about this.

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As a result of a disastrous Windows 10 upgrade that had to be corrected by Windows Help techs doing re-installation my music was moved off to a local drive, then later back on to my computer. When Itunes was reinstalled had major issues such as duplicate files (perhaps due to playlists not transferring properly), Followed Apple tech advice and deleted duplicates, gave up on playlists and intended to rebuild. Overnight, however all my previous music seems to have disappeared (ITunes can't find it). That music was present yesterday cause I played it. Was primarily mp3 and CD imports. Probably a third of my library that was functioning properly yesterday is gone. mp4s and ITunes purchases all survived.

The reason I ask the question in this Win10 forum is Apple specifically told me today they would never delete and it is a Microsoft Windows 10 issue. Of course the senior tech I got to did not have good reason why, he simply said was something on my machine that was deleting particularly files like mp3s and CD imports.

I have had my PC (2012) checked out hardware wise and bios and looks OK to the local hardware folks. Installed a new harddrive just to be sure. Windows did not have issues when last installing and has run well although I have only MS apps, Google apps, and Itunes on the machine at this point.

Just checking if anyone has seen such an issue with Windows 10 elsewhere. and verifying that Apple is attempting to dodge. I'll remain open to answers!!

Thanks f... Read more

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HI guys im having a serious problem with my computer. I tried to rename a file earlier and did. I changed the file extension accidentally, and as soon as it saved the problems started! A message popped up saying rundll32 has stopped working, then about 3 seconds later Windows explorer has stopped working. The messages keep just parrading on. I can not acces start menu bar, or anything related to windows explorer. I know this file has to be the problem but I cannot delete it!. Every program i use to try to get at the file explorer crashes and restarts and im back where i started. I need a way to delete this file because i basically cant use my computer!! I tried using command prompt but I dont know how to delete a file on the desktop using it. Your help would be appreciated! Thanks, Josh

A:Serious File Deletion Problem & Windows Explorer Crashes!

Hello ilovesd90macs and welcome,If Explorer crashes and you can't get to the start menu you can press CTRL+ALT+DEL this will bring up the Task Manager click New Task and type explorer.exe this will restart explorer. To delete the file, firstly, what is the file? is it a system file? Or is it a user created file?If you want to delete the file using command prompt. use the dir command to list all the directories in the location the prompt is pointing to. Then the cd command to change directory i.e cd Documents and settings. then the del command. i.e del random file.If the file refuses to go quietly then you can use Unlocker this tool will unlock the file from the process that is using the file and allow it to be deleted.

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Hey all, I'm hoping there's a quick answer for this. I'll explain the situation and let me know what you guys think.

My friend recently had her computer upgraded to Windows 7 from Vista. She used the Vista StickyNotes program to keep track of important information. I told her that this program wasn't intended for permanent information storage, but she liked it because it was simple. She upgraded her computer to Windows 7, and now her sticky notes are gone.

My question is this: Is there any way to retrieve those old sticky notes?

I told her in all honesty that I think they are gone unless she wants to pay big bucks to go to a forensic type agency that could pull the information off. I just need another opinion. I hope I'm wrong.

I also hope I gave enough information and explained the situation with enough detail.

A:Vista > Windows 7 Upgrade (file deletion problem)

In short, no. She might me able to recover them by using a tool like Undelete Plus, but unless she had a backup, they are gone. I am not sure about Undelete Plus, I got it when it was free, but now it costs, I think.

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I've come into contact with Mandriva Linux. I know of a concept called standard permissions, that it provides. It's pretty convienient. I don't exactly know how it really works under the hood or anything, and I don't need to know exactly how it works right now either, even though it's probably available.

What I want to do, in effect, is create a feature pretty close to equivelant of this feature, only for Windows XP. I want to set standard permissions using a batch file. Whenever this batch file is run as administrator it can enforce the permissions. What are these permissions it enforces? Well, what I want is for these permissions to be gotten from a text file. The syntax in no way resembles the syntax of the Linux file I'm describing.

Basically the syntax is this:
PATH <TAB> MODE <TAB> USER1,USER2,... <TAB> PERM
PATH <TAB> MODE <TAB> USER1,USER2,... <TAB> PERM
...
The path is the path to a file or folder in exact syntax. The mode is one of the switches that can be given for XCACLS in the Windows Resource Kit thingy. This can be replace, edit, etc. The users are the user or group to add/replace/remove/etc, and there is a comma allowed so more than one user or group is allowed to be specified. The permissions are the permissions that you can specify in the utillity.

So the first thing the script needs to do, is call some program that safely detects whether or not the filesystem is NTFS or not. If the sys... Read more

A:Get ACL permissions from a text file enforced by a batch file in Windows XP

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I recently looked at my D drive, to find out that every file and folder in the D drive has a S-1-5-21.... account under the security tab. However the D drive itself does not. When I do to delete it, it tells me I cannot because it is inheriting permissions from its parent. But The D drive itself (The parent) doesn't have that user. So first, can you explain this.
So, I go and stop it from inheriting permission, and then delete it.. The issue is that this is quite time consuming. I basically want to remove this user on every file and folder on the drive at once. Now how do I do that?
I would be perfectly happy removing all the file permissions for all the files (Yes, I know that leaves them unaccessable) and then just adding them, as adding them to the D drive itself will cause all the child objects to inherit them, yes?
 

A:File permissions, an S-1-5-21 account, and inherited permissions

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Yesterday I got the sudden urge to go back to Linux, so I installed Slackware 10.1 to a partition on my second hard drive. During this process, I installed the bootloader to the master boot record, yet somehwere in the process my Windows XP installation got messed up so I could not load XP off of my first hard drive.

Today I formatted my second hard drive that I had installed Slackware on and installed Windows XP to it. All my files are still on my first hard drive as well as my original Windows XP installation, however I cannot access any of my files that were in My Documents, on the Desktop, in My Music, My Pictures, nothing. I presume this is because I decided on my last XP installation [that was to that first original hard drive] not to allow other users to view my files. Is there any way to access these files now that I've reinstalled XP? I could access them from Linux, but now I cannot access them and it is very frustrating. Thanks!
 

A:Windows XP File Permissions

Take Ownership
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421&sd=tech
 

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Hi y'all,
I'm an experienced Windows user (far too many years), but only a newbie Win7 user. I simply cannot fathom the security set-up they've implemented, and I'm kinda wondering whether anyone here knows more than I do.

I'm trying to use a VMware Virtual Machine on an external drive whilst logged-in into an administrator account. (Now wait before you start trolling about Microsoft's virtualisation is so much better and I should be asking on the VMware forums: read on)

According to the Security tab on Properties for the directory in which the VM files are all stored, the Administrator group has Full Control. But, when I start the VM, all I keep getting is a message stating that:

Error while powering on: Unable to open file "I:\TripleG\c-cl2.vmdk": Insufficient permission to access file.

Checking on the VMware forums, there are a few people who've had this message, but on every occasion, it's been because the file was Read Only. Check the file's attributes, no such issue. After a bit more playing around, I decide that maybe the reason is that the Users security group only has read and execute rights to the directory. So, using Properties / Security, I clkick the Edit button, I highlight the Users group, I change permissions to Full Control and hit the Apply button.

Churn... churn... churn...

Error Applying Security
An error occurred while applying security information to:

I:\TripleG\c-cl2-s001.vmdk

Access is denied.

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A:Windows 7 file permissions

  
Quote: Originally Posted by aragond


Hi y'all,
I'm an experienced Windows user (far too many years), but only a newbie Win7 user. I simply cannot fathom the security set-up they've implemented, and I'm kinda wondering whether anyone here knows more than I do.

I'm trying to use a VMware Virtual Machine on an external drive whilst logged-in into an administrator account. (Now wait before you start trolling about Microsoft's virtualisation is so much better and I should be asking on the VMware forums: read on)


I almost want to troll just because you said that.

I, personally have no preference as I don't use virtualization that much. Everyone has their own opinions. Some here like Microsoft's some like VMWare. Oh well. Life goes on.






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According to the Security tab on Properties for the directory in which the VM files are all stored, the Administrator group has Full Control. But, when I start the VM, all I keep getting is a message stating that:

Error while powering on: Unable to open file "I:\TripleG\c-cl2.vmdk": Insufficient permission to access file.

Checking on the VMware forums, there are a few people who've had this message, but on every occasion, it's been because the file was Read Only. Check the file's attributes, no such issue. After a bit more playing around, I decide that maybe the reason is that the Users security group only has read and execute rights to the directory. So, using Pro... Read more

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Hello all,
I have a custom application that was written in Labview. As part of the application, the user wanted some of the program configurations saved. In Windows XP, I would typically store the configuration (or ini) file in the same subdirectory as the executable. This cannot be done in Windows 7 due to file permissions in the Program Files subdirectory. I determined that there is a hidden subdirectory call ProgramData that is supposed to be used for this purpose. Everything works fine if only one account uses the software. The configuration file can be written and read properly. Unfortunately many users will be using the software and they all would like to log into the computer under their own account. If a different user logs in, the software can read the file but cannot modify the file with any changes that the new user made. All users have administrative privileges and the permissions on the files seem to allow RW privileges. The only exception that I have found is that the owner of the file somehow plays a part in this but I cannot seem to figure out a way around it (other than everyone logging in as the same user).

Any ideas? Is there another place on the hard drive that is supposed to be used for this purpose that allows full RW privileges?

Thanks!

A:File permissions in Windows 7

Welcome to the forum! The file is shared, with everyone allowed acces and read/write selected?

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ok, so i know theres a million threads explaining how to fix these things, but, it seems im a special case. there is a file called k2.dll on my computer, and i need to delete it, but i get access is denied on every avenue. this is my main problem, my secondary problem is i want undisputed access to every file and folder on this pc, im sick of access denied and you need administrator privliges warnings. this is my computer, these are my files, i dont want my operating system telling me what i can and cant do. windows7 is great, but for all its advantages, if this cannot be fixed, then this is a dud operating system. in case you cant tell, im at the stage where im actively restraining myself from throwing my monitors across the room.. please help
 

A:yet another windows 7 file permissions thread

xenogen said:


ok, so i know theres a million threads explaining how to fix these things, but, it seems im a special case. there is a file called k2.dll on my computer, and i need to delete it, but i get access is denied on every avenue. this is my main problem, my secondary problem is i want undisputed access to every file and folder on this pc, im sick of access denied and you need administrator privliges warnings. this is my computer, these are my files, i dont want my operating system telling me what i can and cant do. windows7 is great, but for all its advantages, if this cannot be fixed, then this is a dud operating system. in case you cant tell, im at the stage where im actively restraining myself from throwing my monitors across the room.. please helpClick to expand...

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I have been wrestling with file permissions on my computer. I've searched online and found a couple of ways to make changes to files and directories - using Safe Mode and Cacls. Safe Mode is the only way I've managed to get to work, but I can't modify the permissions for every file on the drive, only files and folders individually. I imagine there is something fairly simple that I'm missing. Any Ideas?

Thanks,

Paul

A:Windows Xp Home File Permissions

How to set,view,change or remove file or folder permissions in Windows XP.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308418/en-us

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Received our shiny new PC's at work this week. I can set up Windows 2000 pretty easily but XP Pro is confusing me slightly.

As far as I'm aware it is all set up correctly. Our existing work network uses a Workgroup cause although we have a domain, our Samaba interface client is too old to be adapted for this. Soo.... I want to add users (manually) and set file permissions. Now, this is easy enough in Win2k but for some reason, according to the help files in XP Pro, you must have a domain installed before being able to use file permissions.

I checked one of our Windows 2000 servers at work and it is working using only a workgroup but has permissions activated. Why can't I do this with XP Pro? My only security options when going into Properties for a file or folder are to make them private or shared.

Help!
 

A:Activating Windows XP Pro file permissions

Go into explorer, tools, folder options and uncheck use simple filesharing. Now sharing gives you permissions.
 

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Hi,

I run Windows XP Home Edition. I have recently installed an Apache server, and have my website running from my computer, but have a few problems. I want to install vBulletin, but it requires me to change the permissions on a file from 644 to 666. I know you can do this over FTP or UNIX, but how would I do this on Windows XP?

Thanks a lot for your help.

--Alex ([email protected])
 

A:Changing File Permissions on Windows XP.

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I was wondering if anyone knew of a good utility or application I could use to scan an NT server for a listing of Folder and File permissions for an NTFS file system? Thanks in advance!
 

A:Windows NT File/Directory Permissions

I found 2 command line utilities in the NT 4.0 Resource Kit. They are SHOWACLS.EXE & SRVCHECK.EXE. Unfortunately SHOWACLS lists the permissions for every single file and directory on the specified server. This creates a large document with more info than I need. SRVCHECK is supposed to scan only Shared folders, but keeps returning back with an "Unknown Error: 203", which MS doesn't seem to have a fix for. Are there any 3rd party utils or options in the Resource kit I may have missed that will scan all shares(even hidden), and give me back a listing of permissions?
 

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I need to run backup of my c:\users but I'm getting access denied messages when I attempt to access certain subdirs. My user is in the admin group. If I rightclick on c:\users and go to properties>security>edit>add and then add myself and check "Full control." After hitting apply it goes through and tries to apply the settings but fails 12-15 times saying, "an error occurred while applying secutity info to: c:\users\default\appdata\local\..." It goes on to say, "access is denied."

What's up?

A:windows 7 file permissions messed up

Please read the tutorials on permissions.
If access is still denied, it is to protect the system.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rmissions.html

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I am loggin into Windows 7 Home Premium 64, with an account with administrator permissions. Some files/folders are unaccesable. For example some system folders (inside of the d:\users) folder cannot be opened. Also, some files can be viewed, but not saved/changed.
How can I bypass this restriction?
Why can't I have access to all files/folders if my account has administrator permissions?
I am trying to edit a filed, installed by the Blackberry Desktop Manager 5.0.1. The file is named ip_modem_configuration.xml. I can open the file, but cannot save the changes. In my work computer, I can edit this file, under Windows XP Professional SP3. This file allows to enable the use of the Blackberry as a modem (Tethering). Thanks for your help.

A:Windows 7 File/Folder permissions

Right click file, properties, security, advanced, then change permissions to take ownership of file then you should be able to do as you please with it

Also i believe that it you change permission of a folder this will apply to all sub folders

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I am receiving an error on my laptop that says "Windows Can not access the file. You may not have the right permissions". I have tried running several virus scan and malware solutions (AVG, Spybot, Malware Bytes, etc) to no avail. I can only access files when booting into Safe mode - otherwise, I get the above error with anything I click on. Attached below is the DDS log I captured earlier this evening. Thanks! Dave

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29
Run by Administrator at 21:24:20 on 2012-02-12
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.613 [GMT -5:00]
.
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
E:\HiJackThis.exe
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A:Windows Can not access the file. You may not have the right permissions

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

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Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.----------------------------------------------Please download GMER from one of the following locations and save it to your desktop:Main Mirror
This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)Zipped Mirror
This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.
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Like many others i have the problem of the whole "windows cannot specify path or file..... may not have appropriate permissions" error happening...

i run WIn 7 have tried all other basic solutions & nothing is working... so here is the HIJACK results

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:11:17 PM, on 11/20/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.16736)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Update Core\ComUpdatus.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastui.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 6\ASCTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Deskjet 3050A J611 series\Bin\ScanToPCActivationApp.exe
C:\Windows\system32\RunDll32.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Deskjet 3050A J611 series\Bin\HPNetworkCommunicatorCom.exe
C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Deskjet 3050A J611 series\Bin\HPNetworkCommunicator.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_11_9_900_152.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_11_9_900_152.exe
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A:Solved: windows cannot specify file path.... permissions....

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The transition from XP to Windows 7 seemed pleasant, until I realized that I can no longer copy files from my own machine into a network folder which I have full rights to.

Pretty please, help me solve this. It is unique in that I've already taken ownership of the file, yet the error persists. When copying a file 'install_flash_player.exe' from my desktop to a remote share \\server\folder$\subfolder I get a message to the tune of:
(Taken from Google Images)

So then I run the damn calcs program, here's my output:


Code:
\\server\folder$\subfolder\install_flash_player.exe <Account Domain not found>(ID)F
UFAD\PS-ADMINS:(ID)F
UFAD\ps-adm:(ID)F
UFAD\PS-STUDENTS:(ID)C
UFAD\PS-WKS-ADMINS:(ID)C
BUILTIN\Administrators:(ID)F
<Account Domain not found>(ID)C
<Account Domain not found>(ID)C
<Account Domain not found>(ID)C
BUILTIN\Users:(ID)C
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A:Windows 7 File Permissions are too hard for me to figure out.

Have you taken ownership of the ServicePack1 folder?

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Im in the process of trying to setup a home network. Computer A and Computer B are in the same workgroup. Username/password are the same.

Computer A = Windows XP sp3
Computer B = Windows 7 sp1

The two computers can communicate on the network. Can ping back and fourth with ip and computername. Computer B can access from what I can tell the whole C:/ drive from computer A. Doesnt ask for a password or anything like that. Just works the way it should.

However, I cant figure out how to share the C:\ drive from Computer B with Computer A.
Computer B
Click on C: >> Properties >> Sharing
And this is what i see on the sharing tab
It looks like its shared cause i see the \\inteli5\c. But when i go onto the other computer I cant access it.

This picture doesnt seem to want to work. But that link is the screen that comes up when i try to access the C:\ from the opposite computer

Been messing around with it for a couple hours and I'm getting frustrated. My apologys if i missed a Thread that already covered this. Anyhelp would be appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Windows 7 file sharing permissions

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Hello:

I need to edit the hosts file found on the C:\Windows folder but I cannot do that unless I go to drive C: -> right click ->Properties->Security and assign to my username (which I don't understand why I need to do that if I'm logged as an administrator) full control of the drive.

Then it comes a Windows message saying that what I'm trying to do is not safe and not recommended.

Anyone knows how can I change the hosts file permissions without granting full access to my C: drive?

File is located on C:\Windows\system32\drives\etc.

Thanks

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I've been working on a clients malware infected machine (vundo almost made me cry) and all was going well until about an hour ago.

I had successfully quarantined off the major infections and was in the process of cleaning them out when (after a reboot) all windows users suddenly lacked the ability to execute applications. I get the infamous "windows cannot access the specified device path or file" message when i try to do just about anything. No applications will startup and the machine is completely closed for any kind of normal machine business. I can however run applications in safe mode and open the recovery console.

It's an XP SP2 Dell Desktop, about 3 years old. It's within a month of being up-to-date on it's windows updates. It's also loud, large and a poorly kept machine.

I'm not sure how much information to volunteer about this issue as I've never dealt with such an intransigent machine and am not sure exactley where the problem is coming from.

I had just finished an antivir virus scan (for the third time) and was rebooting before I ran hijackthis again under a different user. After the reboot the machine was locked (before i had a chance to run hijack this).

What can I do to fix this and/or what information about this issue would be most helpful for me to provide?

Thanks!

-DTrain

A:Windows User/File Permissions Go Out The Window

Follow the 5 steps here:

(Updated!) IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting A Log

And post the results here:

Hijackthis Log Help

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I'm Running a windows 2003 server ( standard edition ).
installed
AD(active Directory), DNS
I'm now trying to share files using the network "tools" of Microsoft.
So no Ftp server(s) or thinks like that just a simple left mouse and share.

The problem is:
if i share a folder and i make a file using user account A and i want to over write it using user account B the client reply s saying there is a pad error.
After same searching i found out that user B has no permission editing the file because its has only read permission on the file.
But i want user A and B to overwrite the file and user C to only read it o and user D to only motive it without “full control”.
The permissions on the folder are like that how do i say to my OS also put that rules on every file that i make on the machine.

The users is logged on to the computer using active directory only i don't know who to set it up in the way it needs to be is there a way to work around this problem.
I wood like a relatively simple solution if there is 1
if you need more information just ask i will post it then i hope you can get around using this information.

Thanks for the time reading this post and for replying whit a solution or not replying than thanks for reading it anyway.
Friendly greetings,
Crashzor

( hope this is the right sub forum I'm not totally sure because there is no windows 2003 sub forum )
 

A:[Windows 2003] File Sharing and Control permissions

if i share a folder and i make a file using user account A and i want to over write it using user account B the client reply s saying there is a pad error.Click to expand...

I have never heard of a pad error? What is this is this a client using taskpad to write to a file? What application are you using to try and write to the share?

After same searching i found out that user B has no permission editing the file because its has only read permission on the file.Click to expand...

This is probably the origination of the above Pad error if the user is trying to save to the share that they do not have access to.

But i want user A and B to overwrite the file and user C to only read it o and user D to only motive it without “full control”.Click to expand...

Here is a link for file permission on Windows 2003 you have to at least grant them the proper rights to do what is needed.

http://www.mcmcse.com/microsoft/guides/ntfs_and_share_permissions.shtml

http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Share-Permissions.html

It sounds like A and B need at least read and write and modify, user C needs read only and user D might need just read and write but not modify. I am just guessing at your general description.

The permissions on the folder are like that how do i say to my OS also put that rules on every file that i make on the machine.Click to expand...

You can make it so you have the permissions on the root of C and then have everything inherit downward. THis is VERY risky t... Read more

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Hello,

My dad has all his important files in a folder named "IMP" in E: in Windows 7. I've set auditing object access failure and enabled auditing on the IMP folder and denied read access and delete folder for all other users.

Everything is working fine and I can check the event viewer whenever my dad wants to have a look at the logs. The problem is I am not always present when he wants to have a look at the logs and since he isn't too tech savvy it would be very difficult for him to go to event viewer, filter the log with event id no. 4656, Event Sources: Microsoft Windows security auditing, Task category: File System.

I was wondering if there is an easier way of generating logs for eg. automatically create a notepad file with all those filters once the audit failure triggers.

Please help

A:How to create easier reporting for Windows auditing?

probably by writing a bat file and executing with admin privileges... but you have to look if there is a way to do it with console commands to event viewer in the first place (it's likely possible).

I have a few of these "shortcuts", double click and Bam! A wall of commands gets executed. Time-saver man.

Why that anyway? If it is locked to other users what is there to log? Failed attempts to open it?

I really hope you are encrypting your drive, as this measure alone is a bit weak if the disk isn't encrypted. (a punk can simply boot that PC from a Linux liveCD or USB thumbdrive and access the unencrypted disk and those files ignoring the windows policy).

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Has anyone had any luck with enabling Windows commandline process auditing as noted in the article: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn535776.aspx
I've been testing this out on a Windows 7 Prof system to see how commands executed via the commandline are recorded in the event logs. I was able to enable all of the policy settings as noted in the article however upon testing I've noticed that not all
commands are being recorded. For example del, rename, and copy commands are not being recorded whereas other sys-admin type commands (ipconfig, netstat, nslookup..etc) are being recorded. My question is does anyone know why these commands are not being recorded
since according to the example in the article they should be?
Thanks

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Hello,

My dad has all his important files in a folder named "IMP" in E: in Windows 7. I've set auditing object access failure and enabled auditing on the IMP folder and denied read access and delete folder for all other users.

Everything is working fine and I can check the event viewer whenever my dad wants to have a look at the logs. The problem is I am not always present when he wants to have a look at the logs and since he isn't too tech savvy it would be very difficult for him to go to event viewer, filter the log with event id no. 4656, Event Sources: Microsoft Windows security auditing, Task category: File System.

I was wondering if there is an easier way of generating logs for eg. automatically create a notepad file with all those filters once the audit failure triggers.

Please help
 

A:How to create easier reporting for Windows auditing?

Create a Custom View in Event Viewer, then he could just go to that item and view the relative log entries.
 

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Should I be worried? Also I don't know if this is the right place to post this...

Code:
System


-
Provider

[ Name]
Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing

[ Guid]
{54849625-5478-4994-A5BA-3E3B0328C30D}





EventID
6281





Version
0





Level
0





Task
12290





Opcode
0





Keywords
0x8010000000000000




-
TimeCreated

[ SystemTime]
2013-01-26T20:14:21.908303300Z





EventRecordID
46291





Correlation




-
Execution

[ ProcessID]
4

[ ThreadID]
6656





Channel
Security





Computer
bluedragon





Security

-
EventData


param1
\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Windows\System32\VMWRP64.DLL




Edit:

I not certain but I seem to have a lot of warnings, errors, etc. Hopefully nothing serious.

A:Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing failure

Do you still need help with this? If so, please post back and I'll see what assistance I can provide.

Please provide these reports (even if not experiencing BSODs) so we can provide a complete analysis: https://www.eightforums.com/bsod-cra...tructions.html

Please also do this:
- open Event Viewer (eventvwr.msc)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).

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Hello,
My dad has all his important files in a folder named "IMP" in E: in Windows 7. I've set auditing object access failure and enabled auditing on the IMP folder and denied read access and delete folder for all other users.
Everything is working fine and I can check the event viewer whenever my dad wants to have a look at the logs. The problem is I am not always present when he wants to have a look at the logs and since he isn't too tech savvy it would be very difficult for him to go to event viewer, filter the log with event id no. 4656, Event Sources: Microsoft Windows security auditing, Task category: File System.
I was wondering if there is an easier way of generating logs for eg. automatically create a notepad file with all those filters once the audit failure triggers.
Please help
 

A:How to create easier reporting for Windows auditing?

Hello and Welcome....
Here is something you may try, its a little program Called MyEventViewer by Nirsoft. No install required, its free and quite simple to use. Maybe your dad will not have any difficulty learning how to use it to view the logs.
Take a look at it here..... http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html (change the hxxp to http)  
Mod Edit:  Fixed link - Hamluis.

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Hello Everybody,
We have a requirement in our project to audit all security relevant events on the system, including the start/stop of auditing functions. The problem is that windows is not registering the start of event log service when you manually stop/start the service.
There only an audit event on the system log, but linked to the system startup and not under security category when you do the start/stop manually. Is this a windows bug or a matter of configuration?
Best regards,
Alejandro.

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I have roughly 1,000 files on a directory. I have a text file with about 150 names of files in that directory. I want to delete all of the 150 files that are listed in the text file.
Example:

Text file contains

File199
File203
File308
and so on

The directory has File1 all the way to File1000.

I don't want to manually go through 1,000 files to see if they are in the text file to delete them. I'm sure there is a really easy way to do this, maybe a program that can do it, or a simple command in ms dos?

Thanks.
 

A:File deletion based on text file

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Hi all,

Am new to this and am in need of help. I recently came across a file on my hard drive that was downloaded via p2p. The problem is that i have tried to delete this file using the normal methods and also going in via the c:\ prompt but i still can not remove it from my hard drive.

Any suggestions pls help.

A:File deletion

Try This

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I have been lurking at bleepingcomputer for years, and the excellent info here has helped me solve a number of issues on my computers in the past. But this is the first time that I have not been able to find a solution here without actually asking a question, so here goes:

I have an install of XP Home Service Pack 3 running on a Dell D630 laptop, with the latest avast! Internet Security. Most everything works as it should, with no speed problems, suspicious network activity or difficulty running programs. However, recently I lost the ability to move or delete files in all folders on the hard drive. I can move and delete in Safe Mode, but have no control in normal mode. In normal mode I can open, create or modify files without a problem using a variety of programs, just not move or delete. The error I get is the 'Access Is Denied, Check to See if Hard Drive is Full Or Write Protected, and File Is Not In Use' message.

Also Microsoft update and Firefox update do not work, but avast and Malwarebytes do.

My logon has administrator status, and I have confirmed that I have ownership of the files, either as a user or administrator. I have tried reestablishing ownership through safe mode just to be sure. Suspecting my user profile to be corrupt, I have created a fresh one with the same results. I have run all the scans from avast, Malwarebytes, and MS Safety Scanner with no threats found.

I'm not sure where to proceed from here. Any help would be greatly ... Read more

A:XP sp3 Will Not Allow File Deletion

I should try one more scan to be sure;================================== Eset Scanner ==================================Run Eset online scanner;Note: You will need to use Internet explorer for this scan - Vista and win 7 right click on IE shortcut and run as adminGo to the Eset web page to run an online scanner from ESET.Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scanclick on the ESET Online Scanner buttonTick the box next to YES, I accept the Terms of Use.Click StartWhen asked, allow the ActiveX control to installClick StartMake sure that the option Remove found threats is unticked and the Scan Archives option is ticked.Click on Advanced Settings, ensure the optionsScan for potentially unwanted applications, Scan for potentially unsafe applications, and Enable Anti-Stealth Technology are ticked.Click ScanWait for the scan to finishClick on copy to clipboard or copy and paste the results here in this topicDo you have had (in the past) an infection?What you can do, is take Ownership about the files.More info on Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421&Product=winxp

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I notice in my Windows Folder I have several "KB......Log" messages. Can I safely delete these messages? The $NTUninstall type messages I was told could be deleted as long as I had no need to uninstall any recent updates. Thanks for any help on this

MB

A:File(s)deletion

Hello,

Those files are associated with windows updates. They can be deleted, but it will make uninstalling a windows update hotfix very difficult in the future.

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Hi All

I am an old dog, computers are futuristic so to some I may seem dumb but please bear with me....
I have a laptop, and a file named 1.tmp has appeared (how or why I do not know) in my c/windows/system32 folder that throws up an error message window saying it cannot find the program to run the tmp file, and that appears on my screen every time I log on.

So; I thought I could simply go into the sys32 folder and delete the 1.tmp file by putting it in the trash can, as it obviously does not belong there....BUT it will not let me, if I try I get an error message telling me I do not have access or the disc is full even when I use the administrator level......so now I am completely at a loss and I do not understand.
I appreciate the sys32 is a windows folder but surely if some programme put the tmp folder in there then surely I should be able to delete it........

Can anybody show me a step by step way of deleteing it or do I have to forever get this error window every time I log on????
 

A:tmp file deletion?????

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Hi all,

I have got a Client PC - WOrkgroup
Running Mcafee Antivirus 8.7i + Mcafee Antispyware

The PC is a small tablet PC that connects to our network using a 3G card + Cisco VPN Client

Its found that on the Tablet PC the following files get deleted very often

C:\program files\Cisco VPN Client\vpnclient.inf

The 3g wireless profile that is used to connect to the ISP also gets deleted automatically.

We need to manually replace these files all the time on the Tablet PC's.

There are 25 such tablet PC's and randomly giving the same problem.

I'm trying to run the stinger tool from Mcafee but i dont think the tool will detect some malware / trojan.

Someone kindly assist.

Regards,
Thads
 

A:File Deletion

Macfee is a tatal bloatware these days. Your pc might be infected. Use some online scanners such as trend micro housecall or use kaspersky virus removal tool. If nothing is detected and still you face the same problem then please post in the malware removal forum. One of the experts would help you out.
 

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I'm trying to delete a file but vista wont let me. Its a .exe application file. A box comes up saying "you need to confirm this operation" so i click continue and continue again as admin and then it just says "you need permission to perform this operation" and 2 buttons:try again or cancel. Try again does nothing so i can't delete the file.

A:File Deletion

Hi, this will give you a right click option to take control then you can delete the file.

Administrator rights

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how do you create a group policy that will disable a users' right to delete files?
 

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Hi all,

I have got a Client PC - WOrkgroup
Running Mcafee Antivirus 8.7i + Mcafee Antispyware

The PC is a small tablet PC that connects to our network using a 3G card + Cisco VPN Client

Its found that on the Tablet PC the following files get deleted very often

C:\program files\Cisco VPN Client\vpnclient.inf

The 3g wireless profile that is used to connect to the ISP also gets deleted automatically.

We need to manually replace these files all the time on the Tablet PC's.

There are 25 such tablet PC's and randomly giving the same problem.

I'm trying to run the stinger tool from Mcafee but i dont think the tool will detect some malware / trojan.

Someone kindly assist.

Regards,
Thads
 

A:File Deletion

closed duplicate and we won't help with this one
see reasons here
http://forums.techguy.org/general-security/1016868-file-deletion.html
 

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Hey,
       So, some time back, I was having trouble deleting some iso.'s. The machine kept telling me that the iso was open in the system. I forget who, but one forum member suggested I use FileAssassin. It worked. I now have some more to delete and when I use FileAssassin it tells me that it has closed the process. So far, so good. But when I then try to delete the item in 'Downloads', it tells me the process is still open!
        Instead of suggesting another app, I would really like someone to explain what exactly is happening. What is it that is causing this? And how do I remedy the situation?
        As usual, I would appreciate any info you would like to share. Thanks.
 
 
                                                                                                 P.S. I am running Windows 8.1 Update. 

A:File deletion

Hi,
My workaround for files that don't want to go away is safe mode. Usually eliminates all of the extra stuff and I can get the job done without pulling out the last few hairs [on my chin]
Keep us posted

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Hi,

When i delete a file, whether its on the desktop or in my documents, pictures, music or anywhere else; they do not dissapear until i restart windows explorer or refresh the desktop. This is the same when i restore items from the recycle bin. They only troubleshooting method i have uses is a system restore. Please help me.

Thankyou,

Charlie Smith

A:File Deletion, Wierd

A bit wierd, my harddrive made a funny noise and my computer restarted just out of the vlue. Now the problem is solved. Hope my hard drive isnt breaking!!


Thanks anyway

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