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Q: windows 7 file permissions messed up

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?

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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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Some days back my chkdsk started running after a reboot.
Everything was fine until it found some errors and i got this line...

Replacing invalid security id with default security id for file 97.
Replacing invalid security id with default security id for file 98.
Replacing invalid security id with default security id for file 99.

Some 10,000 or so files later it ended but my PC didn't restart automatically.
I pressed the reset button and after that all was hell.

For e.g.

1) My host file entries were not readable by any applications like wamp or firefox or chrome or etc.
2) I could not start some programs like MATLAB because its file also got corrupted.

3) Avira Antivirus does not update because it says Scheduler (sched.exe) has not been started even after starting it from services.msc.

I googled this problem and came to know that my account has been removed from the permissions list of the files (as seen when i saw the properties of the hosts file).

Please help me to include my account in the permission list because after adding it manually gives me a permission denied error.

Thank you to read so patiently...

P.S. : I searched eventvwr.msc but it does not show up chkdsk logs...

A:File security permissions messed up by chkdsk

I tried a fix of my own.

I created an admin account and added this line in the Properties of hosts
Users (Computer\Users)

Then I logged into my original account and confirmed that the settings were still there.
Opened Mozilla to check and then everything started working properly.

My account still has some minor problems but this makeshift arrangement is enough for me.
Of course this has to be done to all the files which face problem, i think there is now way out.

I need 2 days to format and restore my PC and its settings back to original which is simply tiring.

Btw mine is Windows 7 Home Premium, so gpedit is missing frm my PC and also there is no section of 'Local Users and Groups' in Computer Management.

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I totally messed up my user permissions as I keep getting an 'Access Denied System 5 error" at a command prompt. In my stupidity, I just started changing all the 'user/mycomputer' permissions thru UAC - when I started this, of course, I was asked do I want to continue - I said 'YES' and proceeded to click away - then I started running into the 'Access denied' and something about 'inconsistencies' and how I could mess things up. I just want to get it back to the original state (when I bought computer). My question is- I have several different discs - a Factory default backup(s), a Windows 7 System Repair disc and a Drivers & Apps backup all from when I originally bought computer - which(if and) will 'fix' permissions or will none of these discs help? and if none, what are my alternatives? OR could I just be lucky enough to take one of my last backups and restore that ? Thanks
Lorelei

A:Permissions Messed Up - Windows 7 64-bit

Hi Lorelei,
Your best bet is 1 of your back-ups, prior to your problem, as it will have all of your personnel data on it.,

next best is system restore.

Roy

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I tried to fix permissions for a partition, so ended up using an icacls command following suggestions read online. Since it seemed to be taking quite a while, I changed my mind and terminated to process (decided I'll just format the partition).

I don't know if it was this or something else, but another partition -- my Windows partition, to be exact -- now also has messed up permissions. No programs will start when I boot up my computer.

I read that this could be fixed by running icacls * /t /q /c /reset as an administrator, but that command is giving me a bunch of errors (cannot find path, access denied etc.)

Can this be fixed by using takeown /R /F *? If not, how should I proceed in order to not break up anything more?
 

A:Messed up permissions on Windows 7 -- no programs will start

What was the original icacls command line that you tried and aborted ?
Since you got message saying 'cannot find path', it might be useful to go check your C drive ( Windows partition)
 

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I tried to fix permissions for a partition, so ended up using an icacls command following suggestions read online. Since it seemed to be taking quite a while, I changed my mind and terminated to process (decided I'll just format the partition).

I don't know if it was this or something else, but another partition -- my Windows partition, to be exact -- now also has messed up permissions. No no programs will start when I boot up my computer.

I read that this could be fixed by running icacls * /t /q /c /reset as an administrator, but that command is giving me a bunch of errors (cannot find path, access denied etc.)
Can this be fixed by using takeown /R /F *? If not, how should I proceed in order to not break up anything more?

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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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Installed 7077. Have 2 USB drives attached. Everything all right. Files all accessable. Join homegroup, and permissions all messed up!

The drive didn't even show as having a partition except in computer management. Had to take ownership of drive to see file list again, but I couldn't open files anymore. Now, I have to go to each file and open the security properties, remove the ones listed there, and then click the "inherit" option and click through the Okays. That'll finally make them useable.

ARGH.

A:Permissions all messed up!

I had that with my second HD when I did a clean install - if you take ownership of the drive, then change the permissions of the drive and check the little box underneath that say s something like "Make this change for all sub folders too" then it makes it a lot easier...

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Hi,

While trying to delete the old windows files after an upgrade it kept denying deletion because TrustedInstaller wouldn't allow it so I tried to change ownership from TrustedInstaller to to administrators group and things went down hill from here. apparently a 2nd group of administrators was created and by mistake I deleted the old (original) one, there is also a user called 'CREATOR OWNER' which I deleted too but shows up somehow on other files. It won't allow me to delete these files and asks for permissions from administrators which apparently now is a separate group.

How do I fix this cluster&$^&#? thanks.

For more illustration, this is what it looks like:

A:I messed with User permissions..

Hello and welcome to TenForums

If you have set up system restore points the simplest way to fix this is to revert back to a earlier point in time.

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Hi everyone,

I have an external HDD formatted as NTFS (supports file bigger than 4GB). After several times copying back and forth to the HDD between my new and old computers, now the whole file system in the external HDD doesn't seem to work properly anymore , expecially with the permission, I'm frequently asked to be admin in order to access some folder, which are not neccessary at all like my music folder.

I tried to reset all the permissions using windows explorer but it takes quite a lot time (my hdd is 500gb) and it get stopped in the middle due to some access denied error.

Can anyone suggest me a way to remove all this nuisances (reset the security options for all files and folders), I only want a FAT32 like HDD with support for file > 4GB,
 

A:NTFS Permissions Messed Up !!!

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Hi I am looking for some advice.

I had an old PC which I replaced and took the hard drive to use as a slave in my new system. I didn't notice any problems for months and months. Then one day I noticed I couldn't delete certain files and folders from the old hard drive. I was advised to use the Take Ownership registry trick and I deleted all files and folders except one (E:\old\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash) which would not budge and it seemed that critical files were being used. Looking into it further I realised I had called my new PC by the exact same name as the old system and I think the dam thing has got confused!

I left it at that because I had reclaimed most of the space I wanted however shortly after I noticed that my CPU was at 25% all the time and Windows Update was bugging out. I read online about how you can use Windows Offline Updater - which I downloaded and used to update windows and fix the bug. I mention this because I am not sure what has caused my current problem.

The problem is recently I can't install anything as I do not have permissions to my own c drive. I get many errors from requires access, privileges, access denied. I have been clicking on take ownership of all sorts and messing with the security and sharing options and getting further messages like files/folder in use!

Now my permissions and access policy is in tatters.

My main questions are

1. Would re-installing Windows from my partition resolve this?

2. Is there a better... Read more

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I have a 64-bit Win7 VAIO. There are 2 user accounts in addition to the usual - mine (an administrator) and a generic user account with fewer privileges.
I noticed that the standard user account was still able to access folders that I didn't want it to, so I went about trying to revoke those permissions. I must have gone too far, though, and now I'm in a bind.
I changed permissions for Users, Everyone and the other user account to Deny full control on my C:\Users\<user>\ folder and its subfolders. Unfortunately, it seems that this also removed those permissions for me, as admin.
I tried resetting the permissions, but this does not seem to have worked. So, because I had a restore point from 2 days ago, I thought restoring would fix it, but it has not.
I'm having all sorts of problems because of this now. Most software will not open correctly (probably trying to access something in AppData), and I have no idea what steps to take now.

Ideas?

A:Changing permissions has messed up everything

**Update**

Some additional info that might help:
When I attempt to do even basic actions, such as copying a file from my User folder to another location, I am not allowed. Windows tells me I need permission from myself to do it (I'm logged in as User1 and the message says I need permission from VAIO1\User1).

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Hi folks. 
 
My permissions are screwed, atm...
 
I really dont know how i messed it up. And then i used some program that is called Permission time machine, and i selected my whole C: drive, and then i pressed default on it...
(http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/Permissions-Time-Machine.shtml)
 
I want like a fresh win7 install. But i have not managed that yet,
 
Can someone maybe put up pictures of how the permission should look like in win7? Win7 x64.
 
I can put add some screens here. And then maybe some of you can show me how it is supposed to look like.
 
I deleted the EVERYBODY whole a few days ago. Dont think i need that one.
 
In all of these screenshots. I edited some, removed my username on the computer. And the one i removed/edited, its my administaror account...
Then in the C: Drive, when i deleted EVERYBODY, after the permission time machine added it, i got those locked icons later on after that. But i can still acess files, but yeah..
 
My permissions are not right atm.
Can someone point me in the right direction? Pictures would be nice. My guest account is off.
 
Would just be nice to have correct permissions, even thou i have considered about hardening the system later on, if i read up and have the energy..
 
Here are some screens at the current state:
 
http://i.imgur.com/GcmDWoH.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/27XFwyg.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/KT86uHW.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/jjDyZ9T.jpg
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A:My permissions in win7 are messed up.. plz help me out. Someone who knows this.

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I have just reformatted this computer running Windows 7 Ultimate SP1) and the following allowed Security settings are as follows for my main drive (C:\) are:
 
Advanced Security Settings:
all entries Type: Allow - Inherited From: <not inherited>
 
Authenticated Users:
(There are 2 separate entries listed) 
 
1st entry: 
Special Permissions (Subfolders and files only): Traverse folder / execute file - List folder / read data - Read attributes - Read extended attributes - Create files / write data - Create folders / append data - Write attributes - Write extended attributes - Delete - Read permissions 
 
2nd entry:
Authenticated Users: (This folder only) - Create folders / append data
 
SYSTEM: (This folder, subfolders and files) - Full Control
 
Administrators (Computer Name\Administrators): (This folder, subfolders and files) - Full Control
 
Users (Computer Name\Users: (This folder, subfolders and files) - Read & execute - List folder contents - Read 
 
=====
 
Hope this helps 

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Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.150928-1507)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ASUS
System Model: All Series
BIOS: BIOS Date: 05/20/15 15:03:48 Ver: 07.04
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.5GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 16328MB RAM
Page File: 1820MB used, 30831MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11

Hi I had this problem a few week ago

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/old-system-files-on-old-hard-drive.1173461/#post-9261573

and since then I have been using the take ownership reg edit quite a bit. I also had a problem with windows update

http://superuser.com/questions/962070/windows-7-windows-update-hangs-on-checking-for-updates

So I downloaded this ...

http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Now my system permissions are all messed up and I am unable to install anything to C Drive it seems.
I get error messages saying log in as administrator, or folder in use ect ect.

I'm not sure if this was my fault or not.

How can I fix this mess?
 

A:User Permissions all messed up

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This morning, I was trying to assign permissions as I realized my folder which has administrative rights was for some reason accessible to my kids (not sure when that happened as it wasn't at one time, maybe an update messed it up?).

I mistakenly denied permissions to Everyone which includes myself.

I've been trying to give myself back permission but of course I keep getting errors.

Also now all the programs on my start menu won't work.


So, I guess I effectively locked out not only Everyone, but the
administrator, as well?

I know there is some type of super administrator but I can't even figure how to sign in to that.

How can I fix this huge blunder?

Thanks,

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Hi guys,
I hope there is a solution to this that doesn't involve me completely wiping my hard drive but I am prepared to do so if required.
Recently I was setting up a user account for a friend so they could use my laptop and i accidently changed all of the Administrator Permissions.
Now I can't access my C Drive. I can't copy and paste, most of my programs won't boot properly because the permission to the C Drive were taken away.
I also can't access the User Account setting because I have been locked out of that too.
I know, I know... I've thoroughly messed it up but if anyone has any advice on how I might fix this problem it would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much.

A:I've completely messed up my Administrator Permissions... HELP

In all honesty, you won't get this fixed properly. It will take you far less time to back up your data and reinstall Windows than to fiddle around with trying to change the permissions back.

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hi guys,

I've messed up my family pc and urgently need your help. I was using the rights/permissions security tab to deny access to my kids account to some common windows folder. I made the Administrator account the owner and gave it full control. But something odd has happened....

Now Microsoft Management Control will not let me save any options for kids account.

Each time i try to change any option in MMC, I now get a dialog box with the error:-



****************************************************************
Unhandled exception has occurred in a componenent in your application. If
you click Continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue.

Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
****************************************************************

See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
at Microsoft.GroupPolicy.AdmTmplEditor.IGPMAdmTmplEditorCallback.ApplyChanges()
at Microsoft.GroupPolicy.AdmTmplEditor.Editor.SaveChanges()
at Microsoft.GroupPolicy.AdmTmplEditor.Editor.buttonApply_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Butto... Read more

A:Messed up user rights permissions

You should NEVER fool with the Ownership of System folders. You have Farked your system. Time to Reinstall.

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Hello,

I was trying out the admin permissions for my external drive and I messed up. It took all of my privileges away and I wasn't able to access it at all. I was able to get some of it back, but I am still having problems getting full control of the drive. I am seeing a pad lock on the first tier of folders. How do I remove that padlock showing?

Thank you

A:Messed up with Permissions on my external drive. Help!!

First, don't panic. You can fix this.

Second, do the following:

Right-click on the drive and select "Properties"
Click "Advanced"
Click "Change Permissions"
Ensure that Administrators is listed (at the very least...if not also your username)
Click the "Replace all child object..." check box
Click "OK"


If that doesn't work, take ownership first:

Right-click on the drive and select "Properties"
Click "Advanced"
Click the "Owner" tab
Click "Edit"
Select your username
Click the "Replace owner on..." check box
Click "OK"
Then go back and perform the first set of steps listed above

This is from memory...but it should work. If not, let us know...and we'll work it out.

cheers,
Steve

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I got Windows 8.1. Yesterday I messed around with setting some permissions in order to gain access to some folders. I messed up because I ended up with many unresponsive programs and very slow laptop. And many store apps wont open.

How can I reset permissions to default? Or do I run a full repair?

A:Setting Permissions Messed Up Laptop - HELP!

Welcome to the Forums.

Do you have a Restore Point from before the change? If so that should restore the Registry where all the settings are kept.

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i've messed up the permissions in the registry HKLM - got a blue screen AND not get a Blue Screen on boot up with an error x0000... and "system has been shut down".

i'm online with a dual boot Vista installation on the same machine.

what do i need to do to repair this? i didn't try Safe Mode, but i'm betting that won't boot either.

HELP???

thanks
gn

A:messed up permissions in registry / HKLM

Try to do System Restore

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Folks,

Here's a summary: I have a homegroup, consisting of wifi and ethernet linked computers and a printer.

As far as I knew, everything was good up until a week or so ago.

1. All machines are W7 except for my wife's which is W10.
2. My network printer worked fine for all my machines.
3. My wife tried to access my main computer to grab some photos. She could not. She got the message that she didn't have access to the main computer via the homegroup. She could see it on File Explorer (?) but was blocked from accessing it.
4. My main computer could see and access all the appropriate files on her machine.

I thought it obvious that it was a sharing issue. I looked at Main Computer folders and found that they hadn't been set to share yet. I set them to share "Everyone" with "Read Write". At some point, in a fit of WinRage, I selected "C" and right clicked to Share with everyone. (I'd used Kari's tutorial, here, when I setup my rig. OS on C, User profiles on D. User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation ) I also selected "D" and set it to Share with Everyone. Yeah, with Read Write permissions.

The good news was that my actions allowed my wife's computer to access the desired files on my Main Computer.

The bad news was that I found out that my Main computer could no longer print to my network printer.

I uninstalled and reinstalled all the printer software. No joy.
I used the HP Doctor software to... Read more

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Folks,

Here's a summary: I have a homegroup, consisting of wifi and ethernet linked computers and a printer.

As far as I knew, everything was good up until a week or so ago.

1. All machines are W7 except for my wife's which is W10.
2. My network printer worked fine for all my machines.
3. My wife tried to access my main computer to grab some photos. She could not. She got the message that she didn't have access to the main computer via the homegroup. She could see it on File Explorer (?) but was blocked from accessing it.
4. My main computer could see and access all the appropriate files on her machine.

I thought it obvious that it was a sharing issue. I looked at Main Computer folders and found that they hadn't been set to share yet. I set them to share "Everyone" with "Read Write". At some point, in a fit of WinRage, I selected "C" and right clicked to Share with everyone. (I'd used Kari's tutorial, here, when I setup my rig. OS on C, User profiles on D. User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation ) I also selected "D" and set it to Share with Everyone. Yeah, with Read Write permissions.

The good news was that my actions allowed my wife's computer to access the desired files on my Main Computer.

The bad news was that I found out that my Main computer could no longer print to my network printer.

I uninstalled and reinstalled all the printer software. No joy.
I used the HP Doctor software to... Read more

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Hi,

I have win7 ultimate x64 with 3 HDD partitions, Windows is installed at C:, important programs are kept in C: and other 3rd party programs are installed at D:. I wanted to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, so I did a backup of C: and D: drives. I did not like Windows 8 because it started to mess with permissions, so I thought that it was a problem from windows 8. So I reverted to win 7 by restoring the entire C: drive with macrium reflect. Ok, everything went well, but I wanted to make a repair install of windows because some icons do not display properly, etc. So I did the repair install from the X17 ISO, the problem is that applications like sidebar gadgets, objectdock, eventviwer, services.msc just don't work, everything just got messed. I checked the c:\users\appdata folder and I have full permission to that folder, however, when I checked the "windows sidebar" folder it was stating that "there is no owner or groups that can access to this folder". Ok, so I added my username and checked full control, and the sidebar started to work. Great, the problem is that there are many other things that do not work or simply crash, and I wonder how many permissions will I have to edit manually, I tried every methods to reset permissions, but it does nothing, taking ownership of both C: and D: drives don't work either, some programs keep crashing because some folders do not have owners assigned.

I can have everything just like I had by restoring my backup image, ... Read more

A:W7 ultimate x64 permissions messed up after repair install.

The simplest way is to backup your data and do a Clean Install. I know it's painful but when you are having strange problems it's often the only good fix.

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I have Vista Home Premium SP2 64BIT and the security permissions for just ONE user is messed up. We have 4 user accounts and for some reason, just ONE of the 4 users cannot access certain shared programs. When I try to reapply permissions to Drive C for everybody, it returns error messages for just that one user. I have also tried replacing all existing inheritable permissions on all decedents with inheritable permissions from this object and it also returns error messages for just the 1 of 4 users. The error messages say access is denied to files like: Zach/manifest.bin, Zach/permdata.box, etc. also I got the error message the ACL structure is invalid.

Microsoft sent me a DVD disk called an In-place Upgrade to repair Windows Vista, but I want to make sure from this forum that this in-place upgrade can fix this specific problem and won't create further problems or delete any of our user settings, programs or files because my computer is running perfectly fine except for the security permissions for just that ONE user. Can someone PLEASE advise if there is a way to reset security permissions for one-user or do I have to use the in-place upgrade disc and could the in-place upgrade delete or further cause more problems to our personal settings/files?

A:VISTA Security Permissions for 1 of 4 Users is MESSED UP

Why not to create new profile and delete corrupted one?

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new user. hope i'm posting according to rules. I wanted to change windows 7 (64 bit) security properties and change permissions on the document and settings folder that denied me access. so i went in and messed with everyone, SYSTEM, and Administrators.I can't even tell you which permissions i tried to allow, but SYSTEM at this point has no allow/deny arrows (except a grayed out special permissions check mark); everyone has black ALLOW ARROWS on everything but special permissions is grayed out on DENY; and administrators has all ALLOW BLACK ARROWS on everything but special permissions which has no arrow on allow or deny.

UPSHOT PROBLEM: there's a dialog box that won't close:
it says: (ERROR APPLYING SECURITY) An error occurred while applying security information to: C:\Documents and Setttings. Access is denied.
it has a continue and a cancel button. When i click the cancel button, this dialog pops up: (WINDOWS SECURITY) Stopping the pro9pagation of permission settings leads to an inconsistent state, in which some objects have the settings but others don't. If you made the change by mistake, you should apply the correct change immediately to achieve a consistent state. when i press, OK, the above box pops up again and i can't get out of either error box or Documents and Settings Properties.

Please help.

also, the lock on the documents and settings folder disappeared and now folder looks like it's a shortcut.

thanks,
alison

A:Messed with Documents and Settings Properties/Permissions. Help.

You are going to get varying advice on this, but I can tell you from experience that what you have done can't be fixed. YOU WILL have to reinstall Windows to get back to a normal, secure installation. There simply is no other way.

You DO NOT need access to Documents and Settings because it is no longer used It is just a pointer to the C:\USERS folder so that older programs continue to function. Don't mess with permissions on folders unless you personally created that folder.

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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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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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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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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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I'd hate to inconvenience the tireless helpers of these forums but after a month of searching, I cannot advance on my own. About a month ago, I started encountering problems with my temp folder access; I was unable to install a variety of software. I did ALL the usuals: run as admin, malware scan under safe mode, taking folder ownership, permission checks. But each time, I was faced with a permission error. This lead me to believe that my permission files (if those exist) have been corrupted. I ran several sfc scans to no avail (each telling me that repairs were not made) and analyzing the log is completely mind-boggling. On top of that, based on what I read from the log, the problem might not even be connected to my missing system files. Of course, that's where you come in. I would greatly appreciate a more expert analysis of my log file and maybe a solution to my permissions problem. Restoring to a previous state is impossible as I managed to delete all recent backups. Somehow, I can't even do an update repair without running into trouble! Please help!

Edit: Also, the default administrator account doesn't work either! Is there any way to access the local system account, the one with absolute control?

Edit2: I've attached the sfc log file.

Edit3: For reasons unbeknownst to me, I can install some things normally via USB or other external memory platforms. And wow! 140+ views and no replies! This must be quite the problem!

A:Permissions are completely messed up; access is constantly denied

Is this the corrupt factory preinstall which no tech enthusiast would run?

If so I would get the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
which if you follow the steps will result in a perfect install better than getting a new PC.

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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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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]
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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.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

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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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...

We need specific information to help answer your question so would you please repost this with appropriate answers to the questions that pertain to your problem, so we can better help you fix your problem quickly.

Computer: Brand Name & Model #

Age of system and relevant components if different :

CPU: Brand, speed

Ram: Type, amount, speed

Operating system: Windows 98, 98SE, ME, XP Home, XP Pro, Vista or Other

Do you run Anti-Virus software: Brand Name, version #, is it up to date?

For Video or Graphic problems:

Video Card: Brand Name, type, speed, Chipset, driver version and date

Video settings: resolution, advanced settings

For Internet problems:

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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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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 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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This appears to have been caused by the Anniversary Update that Windows installed last night. Ever since then, my data drive D: has become read-only! Oddly enough, I can still make copies of folders but the copies don't contain any files. When I try to delete the folder, I get told I need to provide administrator access (click for screenshot), and then permission from the owner. Of course, I am the owner, and also an administrator. So why can't I delete this??

This screenshot shows the advanced security settings for the folder in question. As you can see, both Administrators and me have Full Control. When I click on the "effective access" tab, it confirms that I have all permissions for this folder, as you can see here.

I've tried logging off and on again, I've tried manually re-setting my account to an administrator. whoami /groups confirms this (screenshot). I even tried using Elias Bachaalany's "Reset Files Permission" tool, all to no avail.

I'm starting to run out of ideas... can anybody help? The owner of the root directory D:\ is SYSTEM, but that doesn't seem wrong. Would really appreciate a tip, in my years of Windows joy and suffering I have never seen anything like this. Thank you!

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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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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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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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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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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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Hi to all, and sorry for my first post being such a desperate cry for help.

Two weeks ago I've done something very very stupid , very similar to what JonBastyan talked about in this thread: [SOLVED] Access Denied - Fully!
Difference is my OS is Win7, but I think that most of the help given to Jon (Win Vista) also applies to Win7.

I managed to make an awful mess while trying to establish different permissions for different OS, so that my Win8.1 partition couldn't access my Win7 partition, and while trying to solve that problem I only got things worse and now I'm at a point where I'm pretty desperate.

So after doing a thorough search all over the web, I found that thread and I thought it could help me, and I know that reinstall is always an option but I'd prefer to solve the problem, I'm stubborn.

I honestly think I'm getting closer to find the solution to my problem and regaining ownership of my C: drive, but when executing some commands suggested by jenae and jcgriff2, I got some weird results.

As I can't gain access to command prompt with any user(I lost the users while trying to solve this problem) or admin(still have it but it's useless), using the Win7 DVD I went into RE and used the command prompt to type
Code:
C:
The feedback was Access is denied.
Then I typed
Code:
whoami /user >1 & start notepad 1
The feedback was: 'whoami is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

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A:Completely messed up drive C: permissions, lost access and can't regain ownership

Since you are not logged in as a User in the RE command prompt, the whoami /user command will not work. This must be run at the command prompt in Windows once you are logged in as a user.
Booting off of the Windows DVD and choosing Repair Your Computer, should put most things back in order.
Also Your C: drive may not be the Windows OS drive in the RE.
In the RE command prompt, X:\Sources type this exactly as written.
bcdedit |find ?osdevice? (Must inc ? and the |), the | before Find is the Upper case \ key) press enter. This will tell you what drive letter the OS is on.It may not be on the C: drive.
Now use the returned as the drive letter for OS, for this example, assume C: or whatever drive letter is the os device. Then you can run the takeown command with that Drive letter.
at the x: sources type:
sfc/scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows press enter
sfc will run, it can take awhile
This will replace any missing System Files.

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Since installing W8 CP when ever I boot back into W7 I can no longer access any of my files on my external HDD (1TB worth of documents)
How do I get them back?

A:Windows 8 messed up file permisions

Take ownership... hope this helps

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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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