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XP Folder Permissions and Security Settings - Locked Myself Out

Q: XP Folder Permissions and Security Settings - Locked Myself Out

I screwed up and accidentally changed the permissions on a UserGroup that I am apart of denying it everything on a folder. Due to the Deny precedence in the the XP Permissions, I now cant go back and change it back. Any tips or suggestions?

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A: XP Folder Permissions and Security Settings - Locked Myself Out

Hello medauto

See if you can do this
Take ownership of the folder by right clicking it and selecting Properties. Select the Security Tab and click the Advanced button. You'll see an Owner tab so add your User Name to the list

You may need to go to My Computer/Tools/Folder Options/View tab and uncheck "Use simple file sharing" or you won't have a Security tab otherwise.

XP Home
Go to Safe Mode to find the Security Tab

You need to be using an Admin Account to do it.
Once you have given yourself permission you will not get the ?Access Denied? message.

To apply to subfolders check the box "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" before you click ?Apply?


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I solve the problem.
Please delete this thread.
 

A:Folder locked - no permissions

How did you solve your issue?
 

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I probably did a dump thing (only the 100,000th in my lifetime!). I backed up my working folders on my XP desktop into a zip file where the options were set to save the relative path of each file. I then extracted the backup zip file to my Win 7 laptop, not remembering that Win 7's folder structure is different than XP's. So I wound up with a new folder on the laptop "Documents and Settings", with all the stuff that was under it. So I was going to open it, move the files from (XP's) My Documents to (Win 7's) Documents. . . but there's just a weeeeeee problem: The Documents and Settings folder is LOCKED!!

I have gone to the Security tab under properties and changed the permissions to allow EVERYONE full access, and it still denies me access. I downloaded Unlocker, but it doesn't show up in the menu when I right click the folder, so I have no idea what it's good for/how to use it. I can't delete it because that's not a choice on the menu when you right-click it.

BTW, yesterday it had a padlock icon overlay on it. Today it has a shortcut arrow. I also have no idea why it's showing as a shortcut.

How the he** do I get access to this folder??
 

A:Solved: Folder locked; cannot change permissions

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My girlfriend was having an issue with her Windows 7 Ultimate computer while I was out, so I told her how she could fix said issue, the day prior to this I had done some maintenance on it as she wanted to start using that computer again (it's a gaming computer she stopped using for about two weeks because it was running a little slower) and some scans found over 5,000 objects to be removed. It fixed a lot but there were a couple issues left and I didn't have enough time to finish tinkering with it, and there was one issue she could handle while I was gone. Or so I thought. She somehow wandered into the Security tab for her C drive and changed the permissions. Now nothing can be altered on the drive, and I've tried a few things to attempt to reverse this.

I would have simply backed it up and went ahead with a fresh install if not for the fact that she has So much on that computer (The scans went through over 400,000 files)

I've tried doing a system restore, tried a couple of things in Windows RE, tried using the hidden Admin account to change the permissions, etc. None of it has worked yet.

Are there any other possible commands to be tried in Windows RE? I've yet to attempt turning off UAC and attempting to take ownership again to change the permissions, but I'm not sure if that would even take hold given the state of the permissions.

Note: I am able to get a command prompt open in Safe mode as an administrator.

Would making a new partition on said machine, ins... Read more

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My girlfriend was having an issue with her Windows 7 Ultimate computer while I was out, so I told her how she could fix said issue, the day prior to this I had done some maintenance on it as she wanted to start using that computer again (it's a gaming computer she stopped using for about two weeks because it was running a little slower) and some scans found over 5,000 objects to be removed. It fixed a lot but there were a couple issues left and I didn't have enough time to finish tinkering with it, and there was one issue she could handle while I was gone. Or so I thought. She somehow got into the Security tab for her C drive and changed the permissions under the security tab. Now nothing can be altered on the drive, and I've tried a multitude of things to attempt to reverse this.

I would have simply backed it up and went ahead with a fresh install if not for the fact that she has So much on that computer (The scans went through over 400,000 files)

I've already attempted a system restore, went into the secret Administrator account in Safe mode to attempt to take ownership/change permissions where it said I was denied access, I attempted the following in Windows RE after booting with a USB thumb drive I freshly created specifically for this reason:

Went into command prompt and input the following (From within Windows RE after booting with said thumb drive containing windows ultimate SP1):

C:
takeown /A /F C:\
takeown /A /F C:\Windows
takeown /A /F C:\Windows\Sy... Read more

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Im running Win 7 off an SSD and my girlfriend got jealous over how fast my PC is, so she bought herself on SSD for Black Friday as well as a new 1TB HDD to use for her games, and data, etc; and now wants me to set up her new SSD so only her Win 7 is running off it like mine is..

I was going to work on it today, start migrating all her stuff from her old HDD to her new one, and then start prepping its partitions so all her games, apps, data, music etc would remain only on the HDD and then clone the rest to the SSD...

Then I discovered something interesting.

Many of her folders have a small LOCK icon on them, and they're not accessible, even to her own Admin Account!

Ok fine, right click on the folder and click the security tab to change the permissions and click Apply, and Access Denied?!!

But we're on the Admin account?!

I don't have any of these problems on MY Windows 7 installation, so whats the deal with hers and how do I resolve it? Both she and I need to have complete and total access to every folder on her computer as I have on mine...

A:Folders Locked - Security Permissions Denied - Admin Acount?

Nyarlathotep,

See if the following helps:

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

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default,defaultlog,defaultlog1,defaultlog2,DEFAULT{016888b5-6c6f-11de-8d1d-001e0bcde3ec}.TMContainer00000000000000000002

bcd files,security files,software files,system files.....similar all config files

ntuser,dat.ntuser files,.....How to unlock? I trying security permissions and but restart computer after
 
How to unlock & keep systemlog files

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Anything special about setting permissions and shares on the Documents and Settings folder? Everytime I try to access it or change its permissions I get an access denied message. Tried it with the hidden Admin ID with same results. Vista Home Premium SP2

A:Documents and Settings folder permissions

Documents and settings is not accessible. Access is denied.

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Hello, I was fiddling around on my computer trying to get my homegroup up and running but have stumbled across an issue.
I noticed that since I was messing with the share settings on my folders that my iCloud pictures no longer automatically update. The only thing I can trace this back to is that I must have done something to the folder.
My user folder has a lock next to it and under "properties", the "read only" box is blue. No matter how many times I uncheck it, it always turns blue.
Additionally when looking at the thumbnail photos in my My Photo Stream folder, all of the pictures have a little lock on them.
No matter what I do, icloud will not update. I'm wondering if a system restore will undo any changes I made or if system restore does not touch these settings.
Conversely, how can I restore the default settings for folders under my user name?

A:System restore and folder permissions/settings

If you go to C:\Users and find your user account that you log into and right click-properties-security, what accounts are listed under the Security heading? Also what permissions does your account have under the security heading?
 
As far as a system restore goes, it would set the permissions back to whatever they were on the date that you chose for the restore.

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How to restore security permissions to default settings?

Hello, I had problems sharing files on my network and I went to different support forums looking for answers. I changed user permissions on my (D/) drive and tried to add "Everyone" following instructions from other forum, I did something WRONG and I did not fix the problem and now I just create a new one because "SYSTEM" and "Authenticated Users" do not exist anymore. I need help to see if someone can tell me how to restore settings to default.

Thanks

A:Restore security permissions to default settings??

type run command
secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose

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Hello, I recently got a new laptop and was eager to setup a wireless network to transfer files from my laptop to my desktop. My laptop is running Win 7 while my desktop is using XP. After I configured the network, file sharing seemed to work perfectly except that on my desktop, I can access the "USERS" folder of my laptop.

So without any knowledge of what I was doing, I altered the security settings of the "USERS" folder and/or my C:\ drive and I believe I pretty much locked myself out of it. I tried to revert the settings (Allow - Full Control) instead of (Deny - Full Control) but it denied me access for changing these settings when I pressed apply.
I then hastily performed a system restore in hopes that it would revert the settings.

I restarted my laptop and everything seemed to be normal as I got my desktop back, but I'm not sure if I still have remnants of the security settings. For the security settings for my "USERS" folder, under "Group or user names" "SYSTEM", "Administrators(xxxxxxxx-PC/Administratiors)" and "Users (xxxxxx-PC\Users)" have Full Control. Only "EVERYONE" has the ability for: read & execute, list folder contents and read.

Something in particular I ran into though was when I had to delete a file that was in the "Program Files" folder. When I attempted to delete a file or folder within "Program Files", I would get 2 messages. The first o... Read more

A:Windows 7 Security Settings/Permissions Issues?

You may need to 'take ownership' http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1911-take-ownership-shortcut.html

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Hello, I recently got a new laptop and was eager to setup a wireless network to transfer files from my laptop to my desktop. My laptop is running Win 7 while my desktop is using XP. After I configured the network, file sharing seemed to work perfectly except that on my desktop, I can access the "USERS" folder of my laptop.

So without any knowledge of what I was doing, I altered the security settings of the "USERS" folder and/or my C:\ drive and I believe I pretty much locked myself out of it. I tried to revert the settings (Allow - Full Control) instead of (Deny - Full Control) but it denied me access for changing these settings when I pressed apply.
I then hastily performed a system restore in hopes that it would revert the settings.

I restarted my laptop and everything seemed to be normal as I got my desktop back, but I'm not sure if I still have remnants of the security settings. For the security settings for my "USERS" folder, under "Group or user names" "SYSTEM", "Administrators(xxxxxxxx-PC/Administratiors)" and "Users (xxxxxx-PC\Users)" have Full Control. Only "EVERYONE" has the ability for: read & execute, list folder contents and read.

Something in particular I ran into though was when I had to delete a file that was in the "Program Files" folder. When I attempted to delete a file or folder within "Program Files", I would get 2 messages. The first one being... Read more

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Hello, I had problems sharing files on my network and I went to different support forums looking for answers and I changed user permissions on my (c/) drive and tried to add "Everyone" following instructions from other forum, I did something WRONG and I did not fix the problem and now I just create a new one because "SYSTEM" and "Authenticated Users" do not exist anymore. I need help to see if someone can tell me how to restore settings to default.

Thanks

A:How to restore security permissions to default settings

You can try a restore point previous to the time you made your changes. Any other changes you made, installations, etc since that restore point will be undone too.

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I have a 1TB HDD connected via the network. 90% of the folders on this drive are fine, but a few were created by previous Windows installs.
I needed to delete the folder but it won't let me do so. I've tried fiddling with the security settings but they wont "stick". See the attached for what I mean.

I can't do anything with this folder. This is also happening on other folders and I've experienced this annoying issue over the years. Finally knowing an answer would help a great deal.
I can rename the folder, but everything inside the folder and the folder itself cannot be removed.
 

A:Security Permissions on network folder.

You probably have to Take Ownership: How to Take Full Ownership of Files & Folders in Windows 8.

I don't know if that reference in your screenshot to "domain" is going to cause an additional wrinkle.
 

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Alright, maybe someone can help me. My computer crashed (during a Windows Update installation btw) while on my main administrative account. I have two other accounts on the computer, one for my wife and one for my son.

When I was forced to re-install windows and start a new administrative account (and lossing all the other accounts), the files and documents (which are within "My Documents") of my wife and son where saved in their "Documents and Settings" folders. I can access these non-administrative accounts folders easily, and everything there before the crash is still there.

Unfortunatly I can not access the folder which was mine. When I click on the folder (containing a ton of pictures and writings - some, but not all of which is backed up) this message comes up:

"C:\Documents and Settings\Michael is not accessable. Access is denied."

I apparently deleted this account in the re-instalation and because it was the administrative account, and/or open at the time of the crash, it is either locked up or deleted.

When I right click on the folder to see Properties it tells me there are "0 size, 0 bytes, 0 files, 0 folders." But I am not sure that is truly the case due to the amount of space still being used on the hard drive [C:]. I think it is not telling me anything because it is (was) a "private" administrative account. I had no password on this account.

I don't think all the documents are deleted as when I look at ... Read more

A:Locked out of Doc & Settings folder of deleted admin account

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I was having terrible trouble removing some malware(it was attached to cmpbk3.dll) so I thought I would outsmart it. I hooked the hard drive to another computer and deleted the offending file. However now it won't boot up because of a missing pci.sys. So I rehooked it to my working computer(Windows Vista) and decided I would backup the pictures/documents and then reload WinXP. Problem is the security on the files won't let me save them unless I go into Properties > Security and then add myself as a user for each individual picture file. Does anyone know a way around this? I tried highlighting the entire group and selecting properties, but this does not allow the security tab to show.

Thanks in advance for any help!!

A:File/folder Security-permissions Issues

You could try taking ownership of the files you want, How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421 I would take ownership of entire folders, not individual files.Louis

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I have a computer where security permissions on Program Files folder (but not Program Files (x86)) have been modified.  For example, it's displaying with a lock symbol even when local admin is logged on, and SYSTEM account is not listed with Special
Permissions as expected when viewing permissions.  How to reset?
Thank you!
Bob H.

Bob Herman IT Tropolis

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I have a problem with my security permissions. I need to reset all security permissions of my files/folder to reconfigure this. What I have to do?

A:How to remove (reset) all security files/folder permissions?

Um, that is not that easy. You are lucky if you can run a system repair via the install disk, and if they will be fixed.
If you are talking about private files/folders, there is no way to do a restore, have you used the 'take ownership' command?
Please tell a lil more about the details.

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I just did another fresh W7 install to be able to create a System Image. The creation of this went fine.

I decided to look into the folder tree for WindowsImageBackup. I had to click CONTINUE when prompted that I did not have permission to view the folders.

Now, when I go to restore, it says there are no System Images to restore from. I assume this is occurring because I clicked CONTINUE on the UAC control that tried preventing me from looking at those folders. So, what do I do to restore the permissions to the way they were??

A:Create System Image - folder permissions/security

Do you have it named exactly WindowsImageBackup and is it in the root of the drive - not in another folder?

This is the only way I have gotten it to be discovered by reimaging app.

Right click on folder and Share as necessary. Also try this: Take Ownership Shortcut

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I have a drive that had Vista Home Premium on it & NTFS as the file system. The drive went bad with over 100 K bad sectors. Preformed a hard drive recovery; After several days I managed to remap all the bad sectors so that I could read the drive when booting from a XP boot CD or a UBCD cd.

Now When I view the drives directory structure I can browse most of what is listed except for the Documents & Settings folder. When I try that one I get the message "Access Denied". I tried getting into the properties to see if I can change the properties but the Security tab did not show up.

I am a lot more familiar with XP than Vista. Is there an added security feature Vista has on the Documents & Setting folder that only Vista can open it. I tried using a Vista Recovery disk but it was not able to see the partition. Also I am not sure if there are any tools on the disk to recover files from a drive that no longer boots windows.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks,
/Peter

A:Security Settings for Documents and Settings Folder

"Access Denied" is a proper and routine message encountered...when moving a hard drive from one system to another. Only impacts the Docs & Settings files/folders, all other files can be easily accessed.So can the Docs & Settings folders, by taking ownership of the files/folders.Taking Ownership in VistaLouis

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Temp folder security settings edit themselves constantly

I have Printers  HP Color LaserJet  pro MFP M278-M281 which not printering almost I have to change setting
The temporary files folder C:\Users\MyName\AppData\Local\Temp periodically changes its security settings for Everyone as to disallow total control, modification, read and write, list folder content
by unticking them from folder properties - security - [Everyone] - edit - total control.
This behavior is extremely unwanted,  I have to manually tick the total control checkbox from time to time to make sure the printer can print any document , files , ..ect
 
How can I prevent these security settings to edit themselves constantly?

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I recently put a new hard drive in my HP dv7 laptop to increase the onboard storage. Before changing out the existing hard drive, I backed up all my personal files on an external hard drive.

One of the folders though for some reason appears to have "randomly" restricted the permissions of an entire folder along with its subfolders and individual files to the admin user of the previous Win7 installation.

This is a folder with multiple subfolders and files (photo backup folder). Windows will allow me to take control of the folder with the current admin user, but it's only one folder at a time. When I attempt to force new permissions for access down the folder structure, I get an error message telling me my access to the subfolders and files is denied.

Is there some other way to force these permissions down the tree or should I put the old hard drive back in and attempt to fix the problem from the old instance of Windows?

Any assistance is appreciated.

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Dear Forum BleepingComputer:
 
My computer has starter acting weird and I am not able to open some files or folder on my windows 8 computer.  I am now on safe mode, but unable to proceed as what to do.
Now I cannot access basic folders like:
c:/documents and settings
c:/users / owner / *.* almost all folders here are locked
All of the above folders have changed their icon to show that they are now shortcuts and I have tried to change permissions as the admin, but it still locks me out somehow?
I have a log Farbar Recovery Scan Tool....Can anyone out there help?
 
Maria Ram
Thanks
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 27-07-2016
Ran by Administrador (administrator) on MARIGLOBAL (01-08-2016 14:01:25)
Running from C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Administrador (Available Profiles: Maria Ramirez & Administrador)
Platform: Windows 8 Single Language (X64) Language: Español (España, internacional)
Internet Explorer Version 10 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(Qualcomm Atheros Commnucations) C:\Program Files (x86)\Bluetooth Suite\AdminService.exe
(Samsung Electronics CO., LTD.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\S... Read more

A:Help, Help Documents and settings LOCKED, almost all folders are locked

Please help I am desperate, thanks to anyone out there!

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Hi,
I am a newbe to this level of computing but here goes;
I have changed the security settings of my C drive and cant access any of the windows actions. backup, restore, copy etc.My C drive wont open. I can write to the drive from word to desktop etc and can access my second drive perfectly well.
What I did was try to prevent the kids getting to my files by going to C ...right click properties...go to security tag....and change the permissions...this looked complicated and dangerous once I started and I thought I had reset it to the original settings. Obviously I had not done so and neither my kids screen nor mine as administrator can access the changes anymore. The security tab for C reports "to continue you must be an administrator etc". Pressing the continue button leaves a message "Cant open access control editor. Access is denied" Then there is no where to go. Can files be reset using any of the above?

A:Help please, changed permissions and locked myself out

I think you are going to have to unlock the built-in emergency Admin account.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable There are three methods to activate.

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Hi

My name is Bill Cox and im new to the forum and new to windows seven, I have a problem with my old HDD which I have slaved to a new hard drive. new hdd runs W7 old one ran on WXP. which section of the forum do I write for advice ?
Bill

A:problem with permissions locked on old hdd

Here is perfect. Could you elaborate on your issue?

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Hi there,

I've made a big error and set the permissions on c drive wrongly - with the result that the computer will not boot because the SYSTEM account cannot access C drive

System is running Windows XP SP2.

Is there any way I can reset the permissions without formatting C drive?

Maybe by using software off a CD that will boot the system, or using Recovery Console?

If I will have to format C drive, can you advise the way I should go about doing this and reinstalling.

Many thanks in advance,

Matthew
 

A:Permissions reset - system locked out

Plan A: Try restarting the computer and press F8 a bunch of times. This will allow you to go into SAFE mode and log in as ADMINISTRATOR. All too often people don't password this account and you can get right in and change everything.

Plan B: You can do an "in-place upgrade". This will re-load the OS without wiping out your documents and such. You will need device drivers after doing this as well as the 25-character COA code.

Boot to the Win XP disk. When it asks what you want to do, select "Install Win XP". You will be directed to a page where you can for mat the drive. DO NOT format the drive. Select "Leave currect format" (or something like that). NEXT. The disk will go like it is installing a fresh install, but it won't touch your personal items. (I am trying to recall if the email remains untouched or not, but I can't remember). You will be asked to make user accounts where you can get back into the HD and all.

Best of luck!
 

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Hi there,

I've made a big error and set the permissions on c drive wrongly - with the result that the computer will not boot because the SYSTEM account cannot access C drive :(

System is running Windows XP SP2.

Is there any way I can reset the permissions without formatting C drive?

Maybe by using software off a CD that will boot the system, or using Recovery Console?

If I will have to format C drive, can you advise the way I should go about doing this and reinstalling.

Many thanks in advance,

Matthew

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Hello, my file structure seems to be locked into read only mode. This occurred a few days ago. I've tried tweaking all the permission, ran a preboot live avira rescue, safe mode malwarebytes. Found 7 things between the 2 of them, and they were erased. Kept coming back as read only so I formatted the whole drive and installed fresh. Still got the read only after a format and there are some weird locked registry keys. Currently system restore is disabled. Thank you in advance!
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Run by Steve at 5:42:22 on 2014-02-11
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.8191.6417 [GMT -5:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
C:\Windows\system32\WUDFHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\mscorsv... Read more

A:File permissions locked at read only

I know I wasn't told to use combofix yet but it cut out my ethernet connection and denied me access to any folders in the file system. Using combofix got my internet connection back and I can access folders again.It seems whatever it is will make the changes back after a set time or something. Anywho, combofix log.
ComboFix 14-02-11.01 - Steve 02/11/2014   6:24.2.4 - x64
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.8191.6707 [GMT -5:00]
Running from: c:\users\Steve\Downloads\ComboFix.exe
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
 * Created a new restore point
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(((((((((((((((((((((((((   Files Created from 2014-01-11 to 2014-02-11  )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2014-02-11 12:37 . 2014-02-11 09:47    --------    d-----w-    c:\windows\Panther
2014-02-11 12:36 . 2014-02-11 12:36    --------    d-----w-    C:\Boot
2014-02-11 11:26 . 2014-02-11 11:26    --------    d-----w-    c:\users\Default\AppData\Local\temp
2014-02-11 10:04 . 2014-02-11 10:04    --------    d-----w-    c:\program files (x86)\Mozilla Maintenance Service
2014-02-11 09:56 . 2013-12-16 06:54    10315576    ----a-w-    c:\programdata\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Definition Updates\{E935C655-3527-477... Read more

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Hello,

I am not an expert technician, but have tried everything I have been able to search for online to no avail. This iTunes locked disk message will not go away no matter what I do. I am attempting to install iTunes 64 bit (version 11.0.5?) and have had no luck for several hours. I have tried the takeownership.zip approach found on this forum, but wasn't sure where to apply it, so I am hoping someone else can help me get this installed.

Thanks!

A:iTunes locked disk or you do not have write permissions

Welcome to Seven Forums Narfsplat. Easy way is add the Take ownership shortcut

Take Ownership Shortcut

Then right click on the iTunes folder and choose the Take ownership option. A Guy

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Hi,

Please be gentle with me... I'm new...

I've got a 1TB usb drive that I use to store media files on (all my own rips) to play via a WD TV Live media player and it's been working fine for a couple of years now. Yesterday though, I've noticed that some folders have disappeared from the list on the WD drive and when I check on the laptop they have small padlock symbols on them. I don't think it's the WD box, it's just a tiny media player so must have happened when the drive was plugged into the laptop....right?

If I try and open it I get "The directory name is invalid". I've never changed the permissions and not used any new or different kit. I've scanned the laptop and drive with AVG... I've also done a full check for drive errors (file system and bad sectors) but drew a blank.

Any suggestions?

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I've been having problems running Adobe Illustrator CS5 on my Windows 7 Pro 64 bit machine.

The problem is that Illustrator will not allow Photoshop files to be 'placed' into the Illustrator document. This was NEVER a problem with XP.

This seems to be a common problem with Illustrator CS5... and it seems that many people say the 'fix' is to 'right-click' on the Illustrator program in the start menu, and select 'Run as Administrator.'

This does seem to work, but people say it's a 'Permissions' issue.

I changed all my 'Permissions' to 'ALLOW' for this program.... and it seems like the program has gotten somewhat quirky....

Is it a bad thing to select 'Allow' for each of the 'Group/User Names' in my Security tab for a given program???

Here's what I have done.... and imagine the 'check-marks' are on 'Allow' for each of the Group/User Names listed in the Security tab of the enclosed picture.

Oh... and why to I have 2 different TG (my initials) users and 2 different Administrator Groups... plus a 'System' group which you can't see in this pic???

A:Permissions settings?????

This article might give you a better understanding of the groups on the computer...

Administrator vs Administrators

Where are the Photoshop files located?

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Hello.i cant seem to figure out why i cant make it so that
my External USB2.0 drive defaults to stay on "share on
network".its just alittle bit of a pain to have to do
those extra few clicks every time i have to restart the
puter.is there a way to make it stay on "sharing".
Also this is a NTFS drive and it always brings up
this "Folder Permissions"and wants to scan through every
file and folder on the drive.Anyway to stop this?I Have also drives that are FAT32 formated and this does not come up....Thanks
for any response...Lerch

 

A:Folder Sharing/Folder Permissions

The hard drive must be on before windows loads in order for sharing to be active (Turn on the drive before the computer).

If you turn on the drive after windows is loaded it will not be shared. You will have to restart your machine. The share is not gone but it is not used.

Note: Once you have a share running properly you can turn on and off the drive as long as your computer is not turned off.
 

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Alright, here's the skinny.

Had a computer with two drives, C and D. Windows XP was installed on the C drive. The install become corrupt and unfixable, so I installed XP on the D drive and left the C drive intact.

I was hoping to be able to access my old My Documents folder on the C drive. However, when I go to Documents and Settings-'My Profile'-My Documents, it says I am not able to access that folder. However, I am able to access my daughter's My Documents folders from their profile name.

Does it have to do with permissions? I had a password on my user name before. Would that have anything to do with it? My daughter's user name did not have a password before.

Is there a way around it?

I appreciate any help!

A:XP Documents and Settings Permissions?

Hi and Welcome,
More than likely it is a permissions issue. As far as the fix, first, what do you mean by "the install became corrupt and unfixable"? Can you give us some info on this?

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I was wondering if there is a program to transfer permissions and settings from one Win2000 PC to another like there is for WinXP?

I have a few laptops which need the same permissions in each one.
 

A:Transfer permissions & settings to new Win2000 PC

Not sure about settings but the permissions and acl's you can do with XXCOPY or RoboCopy.
http://www.xxcopy.com/

RoboCopy is in the resource kits.
 

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ok here is my problem my uac is locked and my windows firewall security has locked my security levels icant change anything my wife changed user profiles and deleted the old i cant trun off firewal or use uac due to not having admin privileges can u help pls i want access to my computer back

A:windows firewall security has locked my security levels

Firewall security does not lock you out from the accessing the system or using administrative priviledges (it's something quite different). UAC may be involved, but most likely you've simply removed all administrator accounts from the system and so cannot bypass security for things that require administrative access.

If you have no enabled, active administrator accounts (or even if you do and they aren't working) on the computer, then try the following: Administrator Account. You may need to use Safe Mode to do it if you have no Administrative accounts enabled and deleted the one you did have before creating another. Once you log into this account, repair your normal user accounts (change passwords or make them administrators or whatever you need to do) and create several Administrator accounts with passwords you will remember. Remember to disable the built-in Administrator account when done so it will be there if you need it again (and since it is a security risk to keep it enabled all the time).

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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For a couple months already I have been unable to access basic settings trough windows, like troubleshooting an Ethernet or accessing Advanced display settings, every attempt has led me to an error (see attachment bellow) telling me I do not have the right permissions, the cause to this is to me most likely linked to TrustedInstaller, now I changed the owner of the disk, windows folder, system32 folder to administrator and removed trusted installer, but it never worked, not even removing trusted installer and giving administrators full control over the specific files did the trick, I also tried the Windows Utility Tool to restore file permission but that didnt show any results either. Being locked away from most of window's advanced settings has been really crippling and so far nothing I have seen on the internet has been really helpful, any ideas? Thanks in advance! I added a couple attachments to some errors I came across browsing the settings.
 

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Running in Admin User status: While trying to change Internet Time server location, I'm receiving an error message indicating that no changes are available and to see the System Administator.   Any ideas?

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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 hope Im in the right forum.

I am trying to use the WMDC to get some files off my Winmo 6.1 phone. The display is shot. When connected to the PC, it wont just show up as a drive because in the device manager it is a USB mass storage device with this error this device cannot start.(Code10) I cant use active sync on XP because it doesnt allow the connection until a question about duplicate files check box is checked, but I cant see it. A VZW tech told me that WMDC will connect to the phone without that problem. But when I check "allow data connections on device when connected to PC", it tells me I dont have sufficient permissions. I am the Administrator on this computer (in user accounts, my user account shows as a standard account and wont let me change it). What gives?

A:WMDC says I dont have permissions to change settings

bump

anyone??

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I am running two machines, both with Windows 8. Both my wife and I are set up as users on Desktop A (mine), and Desktop B (hers) as administrators with Windows Live accounts.

Desktop A has a folder called people. I have set it up to give her full control on both the Sharing tab and the Security tab. Yet if she is on computer B and tries to save a simple Notepad document into that directory it tells her she does not have permission. I tried to do the same in my account from Laptop C and got the same message.

The real problem is that I have a database in that folder she cannot access since I converted both computers to Windows 8 (all worked fine on Windows 7). But if I can get the sharing problem worked out, I expect that will take care of itself.

What does Windows 8 need besides the Sharing and Security tabs set up to allow her full control?

A:Permissions Problem Despite Full Control Settings

Did you add the check marks for full control after adding the "Everyone" share to the Security tab of the C:? >Users folder like the link below is showing?

Is this the only file that you don't have the "write" privilege's on?

HDD sharing - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I have XP Pro running remote desktop. I am trying to prevent a particular user from accessing areas they do not need access to. The one area I have a problem with is the windows directory folder. When I deny access to this, the user cannot create or delete files.

Basically I do not want this user to be able to browse the contents of the windows directory or its subfolders, but they should have access to what they want with their my documents folder. Something in the windows directory is obviously getting blocked that shouldn't be but i am not sure of what it is.

I am not sure if I am setting the permissions properly for what I want this to do. Can anyone help?
 

A:need help with folder permissions

Maye some help here:

http://www.theeldergeek.com/microsoft_management_console.htm
 

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I took a folder - right click>properties>security> took away administrator privileges, but left my user (an administrator) still have rights.

Now I can't access the folder. When I go back to the security tab it says you do not have permission to change this folder. It is a locked folder now?

A:Folder Permissions

Where exactly was this folder located ?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/How-do-I-open-a-file-if-I-get-an-access-denied-message

You can use this on Personalfolders,
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/112795-context-menu-take-ownership.html

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hi...i have a harddrive which i connected externally on my laptop which is running vista ultimate and i'm trying to backup the information on it. when i access users all the folders require me to edit the security permissions. everytime i change the permissions on each folder i cant manage to copy any folder, it keeps telling me access denied....help

A:folder permissions

Try taking ownership of the files/folders:

Quote:




Taking Ownership:
Right click on the folder and select Properties
Click on the Security tab, then on the Advanced button
Then on the Owner tab, then on the Edit button
Click once on your account name, then put a checkmark in the "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" Then click on OK.
Click OK on the warning dialog about reopening, then click on OK 2 more times to exit the dialog.

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Ok i've had this folder on my server forever and all of a sudded i go to copy something to it and the permission is now Everyone: read, read & execute, and list folder contents. Since administrator isnt in the list i cant change it any ideas?
 

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I am running Windows XP Pro in my office.
My computer is acting as a server and holding files for everyone else in the office. Other computers can fully access the files on the server. While trying to set permissions I made some changes that have effected my access to certain files. I was trying to set permissions on one of the folders, and now there are certain documents that I cannot access (MS Office documents). I thought I put everything back the way it was but apparently not.

I don't know EXACTLY what I did, but here is the current state of things:

The My Document folder is set to EVERYONE has all access. Within the My Document folder is a folder called Jill. I can open it, view all the subfolders, open pdf files, but when i attempt to open excel or word docs it gives the following error:
"... cannot access. The document may be read-only or encrypted"

Not sure what to do next. At this point it is ok that everything is shared by everyone, then i still will have to learn how to set specific folder permissions- but that's for later. Maybe whomever reads this can help with that too...

Please reply,
Thank you!

A:Folder Permissions

Hello,

Let's find out if the folder in encrypted, try Method 2 from here to remove encryption.

Another thing to verify....right click on the shared folder, go to Sharing and Security, in here there are 2 Tabs Sharing and Security, make sure that you have Everyone chosed with proper permission assigned on those 2 Tabs.

Please give us an update.

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Hi, I'm running a domain controller on a server running Windows Server 2003 Small Business Edition. I've setup several users and for each one created a "user folder" with the path \\SVR\profiles\username. I've also made a logon script to automatically map the drive for each user. However, when I go to put a file in the mapped drive I get a message telling me I don't have appropriate permissions to do so. I'd imagine I correct this problem by adding the user and giving them full permissions under the security tab of the properties menu, however, when I tried this it didn't make a difference. Does anyone have any suggestions or know of some good tutorials on setting up folder permissions for users (preferably tutorials that discuss how to do this in an environment with a server and domain controller, etc)? Thanks for any help.
 

A:Folder Permissions

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