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Can't Access External HD To Change Security Permissions

Q: Can't Access External HD To Change Security Permissions

I can't remember doing anything this stupid to my computers in a long time, but seriously need help now.

I was working with a 2TB external hard drive when I selected to change the security permission access and then realized that wasn't what I wanted to do, so stopped the process midway. A warning box popped up that the permissions were mixed on this external drive and that was it. I closed this box and thought I could get back and alter the permission settings for "everyone" but can't access the drive to change anything.

My OS is Windows 7 Ultimate and the External HD is a 2TB WD Book.

I then reboot the main HP computer to see if this would reset something only to find that the External Drive no longer shows up in Windows Explorer except under 'Network'. I can click on the drive there but can't access it to change anything - getting the same "Access Denied" error message.

After trying everything else I could think of I moved the external HD to another Windows 7 computer but it wouldn't show up there at all in Explorer so I moved it back to the system where this mistake was made.

It's been many years since I've done any DOS commands but did find one named SUBINACL.exe - but the instructions for this command only showed how to use it for an internal drive not an external drive, so this explanation confused me. Which may mean I need more specific instructions because DOS is now almost like a foreign language to me.

When trying to access this External Hard Drive I can get to the Properties box and it appears like I can alter permissions and add back an Admin profile, but when I go to close these boxes the access denied comes back and nothing is changed. All that shows up now is Everyone, and this only has Read Permission...nothing else is left.

I can't afford to pull out anymore of my hair , can anyone help me please?

Thanks in advance.

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A: Can't Access External HD To Change Security Permissions

Instead of left-clicking on the external drive (on the original problem machine) and getting "Access Denied", have you tried right-clicking and going through the "change ownership" steps?

You can easily add "change ownership" to the context menu using this tutorial.

Then right-click on the drive in Explorer and see if you can get that external drive back under your control.

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I have a friend who thought deleting some stuff from the windows folder was a good idea. So now the computer wont boot in any mode. A windows repair also just hangs on 'Saving Configuration'. I would like to just back up the data and do a full reinstall of Windows. But when I connect it to anther computer and go into the drive to copy the data, im getting access denied errors. It wont let me go into the user accounts data. I tried on a W7 machine as well as XP.

Any way to change permissions on this data to access it?
 

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I am trying to open mountvol.exe located in C:\Windows\System32 and it just flashes the command prompt screen for a second. Then I opened properties security tab access denied. I tried to change access and get message error something about registry value wrong. What brought this about is I have alot of files that are empty and did a google search and it took me to mounted drives and volumes. If anyone could explain what a mounted device is how do they get mounted and can you read your files on a mounted device or does it have to be unmounted

A:Unable to change Security Permissions

A Mounted Drive is a drive attached to an empty folder on an NTFS volume. Mounted drives function the same as any other drive, but are assigned a label or name instead of a drive letter. The mounted drive’s name is resolved to a full file system path instead of just a drive letter. Members of the Administrators group can use Disk Management to create mounted drives or reassign drive letters.
Mountvol.exe is a utility that enumerates the volumes in your system
more information here -> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc976820.aspx

Since mountvol is a command line utility, double clicking it in windows explorer will give you exactly the response you are getting, mountvol needs to be told what to do by adding switches and/or paramaters. This is done through the CLI (or sometimes from a shortcut if it is a repetetive task). Unless you are actually trying to mount a folder as a drive, you have no need to use this function.







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I am trying to open mountvol.exe located in C:\Windows\System32 and it just flashes the command prompt screen for a second. Then I opened properties security tab access denied. I tried to change access and get message error something about registry value wrong. What brought this about is I have alot of files that are empty and did a google search and it took me to mounted drives and volumes. If anyone could explain what a mounted device is how do they get mounted an... Read more

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I changed the Permissions for my External Hard Drive (I am the Admin in this computer), I actually wanted to passport-protect it, and now Windows doesn?t let me change it back (my HD will not work in other computers either). Please help!

First I tried system restore, that was useless, but then again I have never been able to fully complete successfully a system restore on this netbook, it always restores somewhat but gives me an error message.

Then tried this Take Ownership Shortcut Option 3 ?Add "Take Ownership" with Pause to Context Menu? The ?take ownership? option appeared successfully, when I took ownership of the folders a long list of messages saying that is was successful appeared, but when I did this on the Drive, the black dialog box opens and closes so quick that I can?t see any message on it, if there is any, so I can?t see if it was successful.

Creator Owner appeared on list after doing this, but the only Alowed box ticked was ?Special Permissions? everything else was unticked with neither Allowed nor Denied.

User Everyone has List folder contents as Allowed and Write as Denied, everything else unticked.

User SYSTEM has everything ticked as Allowed except for Special Permissions.

And there is a 4th user with a very long number as a name and a question mark on the person of the icon, which has the same Special Permissions as the Creator Owner (this was there before Taking Ownership.

Before taking ownership I was able to dele... Read more

A:Can't access my external HD after changing Permissions

That topic was from 2009 and was for windows 7

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I changed the Permissions for my External Hard Drive (I am the Admin in this computer), I actually wanted to passport-protect it, and now Windows doesn’t let me change it back (my HD will not work in other computers either). Please help!


First I tried system restore, that was useless, but then again I have never been able to fully complete successfully a system restore on this netbook, it always restores somewhat but gives me an error message.

Then tried this Take Ownership Shortcut Option 3 “Add "Take Ownership" with Pause to Context Menu” The “take ownership” option appeared successfully, when I took ownership of the folders a long list of messages saying that is was successful appeared, but when I did this on the Drive, the black dialog box opens and closes so quick that I can’t see any message on it, if there is any, so I can’t see if it was successful.

Creator Owner appeared on list after doing this, but the only Alowed box ticked was “Special Permissions” everything else was unticked with neither Allowed nor Denied.

User Everyone has List folder contents as Allowed and Write as Denied, everything else unticked.

User SYSTEM has everything ticked as Allowed except for Special Permissions.

And there is a 4th user with a very long number as a name and a question mark on the person of the icon, which has the same Special Permissions as the Creator Owner (this was there before Taking Ownership.
... Read more

A:Can't access my external HD after changing Permissions

Hello Conloria, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since this is a Windows 8.1 issue, please register and post this at our sister site www.eightforums.com instead.

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Hi!
I appreciate your help...
I have had problems with slow log off and errors in the system log which I corrected by installing the user profile hive service. The user profile hive service works well, but I still wanted to try to change Zone alarm to run under NT Authority instead of Local System (recommended to me as a possible fix). I follow the directions to change services permissions, but after I enter NT Authority, I am prompted to enter and verify my password.
Then the problem occurs. It is as if the machine does not acknowledge my password. I get an access denied message. I am logged on as administrator. I have tried going in and changing my password in user accounts, but to no avail....access still...Denied!!!!!
I am not on a network...just a home machine on DSL connection. It is pretty frustrating to be logged on as administrator and to be told I have no access. Any Ideas? Thanks!

Windows xp professional
emachines 6537
AMD 64
3500+
2.21 GHz 896 MB of Ram

A:Cannot Change Services Permissions--access Denied!

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/42756/how-to-fix-an-access-denied-errors/

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Hi there,Somewhat recently, the sound in my internet browser(s) stopped working, and so naturally I began to investigate this cause. Conclusively, I have realised that there are a huge array of problems in my computer. After a bit of research and 'googling' I found that many installers and programs on my computer are failing to run, as the registry key located at [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32]is unable to be accessed.After reading a few topics and forums, I realise that this is quite an important registry section to be able to access, and that most likely, this is not only causing a lack of sound in my browsers, but vast quantity of other annoying problems as well.After discovering this information, I tried a few things to try and fix this issue:1) I tried right clicking properties (of the key) and changing permissions for certain user groups. It initially appears to have worked, but immediately afterwards they reset. I have also tried this in safe mode.2) I noticed there was a 'drivers.desc' folder/key next to the drivers32 folder/key containing all the files that my 'drivers32' folder/key should've contained. I tried exporting this file, changing it slightly so it would go to drivers32 when imported. Once again, it initially appears to work, but when I check the contents of the key, there is nothing inside. (as shown below).If I try to manipulate the folder in anyway, or even e... Read more

A:Access denied to certain registry permissions and unable to change this!

Repair install should fix whatever is wrong with permissions or system files...if anything.

On my systems...both of the folders you mention have entries.

Louis

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UPDATE: I went to the .exe and checked my permissions, I had no "special" permissions just read/write iirc. Set my access to full control and ran the .exe directly (no shortcut) still doesn't work properly. Neither does running as administrator. I should also mention that I'm able to copy files into there without any problem...So now I have no idea what it's doing. One weird thing I noticed though was that my user folder has a padlock on it...doesn't seem to make any difference, but again I don't remember that ever being there on my previous installation.
Okay, so I have my new PC up and running.

Windows 7 installed fine, set it up as far as I can tell exactly how I have every time before...however I think I'm still having problems with being the "total admin".

I run an Authoring Tool for E-Learning and it ran fine on my previous PC/Win7 installation. Now it was refusing me access to the temp folder.

I looked into the permissions for it and found the following:



The everyone group has full permission, but when I look at my account/group I only have "special permission". Just...wtf? I'm the only user on this PC, I don't seem to have a problem with anything else, but why if I'm the "admin" (and only user) do I not have full permissions for everything?

Now, I set my permission to "full control", but "special permissions" is still ticked. The problem is that this program writes to the t... Read more

A:Security - User Permissions - Why don't I have access to everything?

Windows does not give access or ownership or permission to all system files to any standard user, even not to the administrator. The permissions are with TrustedInstaller. You may read about it here: What is TrustedInstaller.exe in Windows 7 | 8 or here: Windows Modules Installer - TrustedInstaller.exe - Program Information

You can take ownership of the files....
Take Ownership - Allow or Prevent Users and Groups To
Take Ownership Shortcut
But remember that it is risky. Better you dont use it abruptly, without consulting with some advanced user in our forums.

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I have an access 2000 application which is using MS access security. I have setup my user and admin groups with permissions to edit a form.

I have a status field on the form and if the staus field is changed from "in progress" to "billed", I want to prevent any member of the user group from further editing, however any member of the admin group can continue to edit and canreset the form to allow users to edit again.

I cannot use allowedits= false as this prevents all users from editing.

Is there a way to prevent editing depending on the user ?
 

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Good morning all, please i have this problem wid my laptop, i deleted one of my account that i used microsoft to sign in and i have not seen where it kept the user files of that account and i also set security permissions on most of my files through that account so now that the account is no more, it is requesting me to obtain permission from that account, each time i want to copy, move or delete a file. Please what do i do ?

A:security permissions needed to access files

Hi netpotechani, Welcome to SevenForums

First, i would like to know if you can right click cmd, then run as administrator on your current account.

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My not quite 3 months old Win 7 system has taken a notable dislike to me trying to install programs now that I have an actual need to burn some disks of the data and DVD kind.

For certain programs I am getting that lovely little message box which states;
"Unable to execute file in the temporary directory. Setup aborted. Error 5: Access is denied."

I previously used DVD Flick on my XP machine, but it will not finalize the process to burn discs on this PC. I have attempted to use some others, none of which worked or even fully installed, and settled for trying out the highly rated Aimersoft program. No dice, error 5.

For data optical disks I tried a couple of programs that likewise wouldn't work or fully install once Ashampoo decided my trial was expired after I had used it all of once a week or so ago. IMGburn did it's "no drives detected" thing, so I downloaded CDburnerXP, which promptly followed the same route as the Aimersoft download for causing an error 5.
After a morning spent Googling fixes, none of which have worked, I guess I'll throw it up on here.

Permissions seem to be fine for User and Administrator, as in all allowed.
Run as Administrator or compatibility to XP SP 3 did not work.
Redirecting to a C:\Temp folder did not work.
Exiting Comodo Firewall and disabling Avast shields does not help.

In case it was malware or a virus I did a full scan with Avast, no results, then downloaded Malware Bytes which installed, scanned, and removed a co... Read more

A:Security & Permissions Too good? - Error 5 Access is denied.

Hi there .. Read the Link below and following the Instructions ...
PUP.Optional.OpenCandy Removal Guide

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I have an external HD (Maxtor 3200, 300 GB), that I use as my main data storage volume because I have had multiple hd crashes on my laptop (Dell Inspiron 9100 - see profile for details).

After the first hd crash, I added access security to certain folders on the external drive, limiting access to only my user for the new HD in case some else plugged into my external (roommate not trusted). After adding the folder access security, the second hd crashed.

After I installed the new HD, and reinstalled the OS and other software, I lost access to these files. I can see them, but I cannot play them or move them to a different location. These are mostly video and audio files with a few other exceptions.

I have found many articles relative to taking ownership of the folders and files and have done so several attempts: From safe mode as admin, from safe mode as user, from regular user non-safe mode (I run xp pro and have admin rights as my standard user.)

The error message I get from Win media plyr 11 is C00D11D2. From quick time it's -36 I/O erro occured. From Dell PowerDVD player Error code: 80070005 Access is denied.

I am sure that this problem is cause by a 'hangover' from having set these security access restriction from an account on an old drive with an old/different install of my OS. The user account is different, plus, I may have inadvertantly update the xp pro OS to a level beyond where it was when I activated the access restriction.

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A:Cannot access files stored on external HD, with access security set

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Hello, 
 
I just bought an HP Prodesk for the office with windows 7.  Whenever I try anything external (camera, hard drive, flipcam)
I get the same series of errors. 
 
First it says I don't have rights to view it and I need to click on the "security tab" to give myself access. 

Only catch, there is no security tab....(see attached photo). 
 
I did follow the steps here  to make sure I had the tab on and it does appear on regular
folders, just not on external drives. 
Any suggestions?  I'd love to be able to access my external files without having to turn on another computer!

THANK YOU!! 

A:Denied access to external drives (no security tab either!)

I take it these devices worked on an older computer? Can they connect to another Windows 7 PC?
 
It could be a case of not having up to date drivers for these devices, even though the computer is new (it does happen): http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/update-driver-hardware-isnt-working-properly#update-driver-hardware-isnt-working-properly=windows-7
 
I notice the drive in question is formatted using FAT32. You may have to go to disk management, and assign a drive letter to it manually: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/i-want-to-acess-my-fat32-usb-drive/cd9d000c-82bf-4fe0-b590-f7597c46cc9e
 
 
If those don't work, and if you're comfortable using the command prompt, you can try running the takeown command on the drives in question. In this case, try opening a command prompt by typing cmd into the search bar, right click and choose Run as administrator, then follow the steps:
 
takeown  /f   DriveLetter:\   /a   /r   /d y
 
Then, type
 
icacls DriveLetter:\  /t /c /grant administrators:F  System:F  everyone:F

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I have a folder that has save files from a game I play, and I want to put them into Dropbox to be able to send them to a friend so he can see some of my saves.
The problem is that the folder wouldn't let me move it to my desktop because I apparently didn't have permission, so I Googled.  I changed the security settings to add "Everyone" with full access to the list of users, selected it, and that allowed me to move it to desktop.  
When putting it into Dropbox, it tells me that I don't have permission to move some of the files in the folder (but not all?).  So I tell it to skip them, but some of them are exactly what my friend wants to see.  When changing permissions on them or the folder to "Everyone" as I did earlier it just automatically changes the user back to administrator and removes "everyone" from the list.  Trying to delete the files that did get copied that I apparently had access to first are now doing the same thing and the folder is stuck constantly trying to reupload itself over and over.  I can neither move, delete, rename, or change security settings for any of it, while I could and did in order to move it in the first place.  It just keeps defaulting back to needing administrator. 
 
I /am/ the administrator, on the admin account, and the folder is set to all access, but won't let me do anything with it, and keeps removing security options when I try to change them.
What else can I do to actually be the admin of t... Read more

A:Access Denied, unable to change security settings.

See if enabling the hidden Administrator (Super User) account will let you move the files. Make sure you also close the Dropbox client if you use that.
 
Press the Windows key + X and select CMD (as admin). Type the following. 
 
net user administrator /active:yes
 
Logout and you should see the Administrator Account. If not then reboot. If it cannot move files using the account then disable it using
 
net user administrator /active:no

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Hello,

I would very much appreciate assistance. I have bought a new Blu Ray Player for the wifi functionality for Netflix. It only uses wifi that is a WPA. I am currently WEP, so need to change it. My wifi works great right now. I used to be able to access the control panel to change the settings to the router through 192.168.0.1 (I think). Please help me figure this out.

I have looked at my IPv4 address and it is 10.0.0.4 sub mask 255.255.255.0 IPv4 gateway is 10.0.0.1

I tried typing all of these into the address http:\\10.0.0.1 and so forth and could find no site.

I tried all of my computers and cannot connect. I do have my computer connected to wired internet on this computer that I am on. does this matter?

Thanks much for your assistance.

Ron
 

A:Solved: cannot access 192.168.0.1 to change my router security settings

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When trying to access my adobe files after an update it says to me, "windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item I am having the same problem". I have spend 2 hrs with
adobe and it is a windows permission error not and adobe error. I can install Adobe pro but I am not paying $300.00 for software that I had before and windows 10 update.

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Whenever I try to open a PDF file, I get the message that there is a problem with my Adobe Acrobat Reader. After clicking OK, I keep getting this message:

Windows cannot access the specific device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

which is under the heading of:

C:\Documents and Settings\Alfio\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\5JII7HDM?

The letters & numbers at the end (after "Content.IE5\" are not always the same.

I've installed and uninstalled the newest version of Acrobat, but still get the same result.

Someone suggested using a different program instead of Adobe's, which I will probably do, but I'm more concerned with the idea that the problem is related to my registry.

I also cannot download the Adobe Flash Player, so maybe it is just an issue with Adobe programs on my computer, but this only started happening after I had to get rid of some viruses on my computer. Everything else seems to be fine, with no more virus problems, but I don't know how to go about dealing with this permission issue.

Thank you.

Alfio

A:Windows Cannot Access The Specific Device, Path, Or File. You May Not Have The Appropriate Permissions To Access The Item.

Hi there phegmmaster! Welcome to BC! Try this, go to Kelly's Corner ( http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm ) and download #12 on the left side ("EXE (lnk and regfile) Fix for Windows XP"). It's a .reg file. Save it to your desktop then double click on it to merge it into your registry. Then reboot.Let us know the outcome!

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Hello,

I have a Acer M1610 running windows vista 32 Bit and I downloaded the trial version of AVG Internet Security 2013. I have bought a license number and when I tried to enter it on the administrator account I received the following message.

C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2013\avgcfgex.exe
Windows cannot access the specified device,path,or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.
Access is denied.

Can anyone please help me fix this so I can enter the new license code.Any answers would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

A:AVG 2013-Windows cannot access the specified device,path,or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

I'd try downloading/installing it again...your package may be damaged.

Louis

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Hi,Ok, for the past few days my system has been giving me grief. I made the mistake of clicking on a file uploaded to RapidShare and after downloading it, the file disappeared in the blink of an eye (I kid you not). So I downloaded it again and clicked on the file through the download manager and it disappeared again. Weird. I also noticed when the computer is just idle (when I'm not using it) the IE browser would pop up on it's own with two windows of ads. Now, IE is on my system but I don't use it - I am a faithful Firefox user at the moment. Anyway, I strongly believe that RapidShare file is the problem. But it could be something else I guess. Come to think about it, it might be something else because I also clicked on a four JPG images from an email a client of mine sent me (I think by mistake though) and the image wouldn't open either for some strange reason. I've never had a problem opening up JPG files before.I have also downloaded and installed Spybot, Spywareblaster, and TrendMicro software. SpywareBlaster is actually working. But the other two I get the message when attempting to open them: Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. Search & destroy\spybotsd. What they heck does that mean? Furthermore, I turned on my Windows Firewall some minutes ago. I use Windows XP SVPack 3.Moreover, I have done everything outlined on the "Preparation Guide for use before posting about your poten... Read more

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. Sea...

Your topic has been moved to the Am I Infected forum so we can assist you in producing a log for the HiJack This forum. ~ OB

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Hi,

I get the error message when I try to run IE.

I tried to gather the info but the malware is blocking me from saving the log file.

Please see the Win32kDiag.txt file I created.

I am running Vista Home
Thanks for you help
Rob

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner ... Read more

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I turned on my computer the other day and "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." on anything I try to open. I cannot open any Windows Explorer window or file. I am able to open something if I right click, click run as and login with my user. If I try to go to Control Panel, explorer.exe closes and re-opens for no apparent reason.

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HiThis is with regards to the closed topic http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...ml#entry1535293.Very sorry for not replying earlier. Its just getting worse. I cannot access the internet at all. I have borrowed a friend's laptop for the duration.To run RSIT I have copied the program onto my flash drive and run from there...I cannot move the program to the desktop. But it hangs. It says Running HijackThis and the progress bar is stuck at the same level for the past hour! Is this normal? Please could you help?Many thanks!

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them

Hello I_hate_trojans!,This infection is preventing almost every tool to be run. Please try to follow the steps below carefully and in the order given! If you encounter problems, just let me know, thats what I am here for First of all, download the following files and put them on a flash drive:Win32kdiagCombofixJunction.zipWith malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have the Windows Recovery Console pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal.The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery (repair) mode. This allows us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.Go to Microsoft's website => http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310994Scroll down to Step 1, and select the download that's appropriate for your Operating System. Download the file & save it as it's originally named. Note: If you have SP3, use the SP2 package.---------------------------------------------------------------------You should now have a flash drive with win32kdiag.exe, junction.zip, combofix.exe and the MS Recovery Console installer package--------------------------------------------------------------------Now plug the flash drive in your infected computer and proceed with the steps below.COMBOFIX---------------Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right clic... Read more

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Hello experts! I get the following message when I click on my internet explorer:

windows cannot access the specified device path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them.

I am the adminstrator on my machine, which runs on XP. I have tried the following:

1. installing IE8 - did not work.
2. uninstalling my AV software (McAfee) - made no difference, now I can't re-install it.

I am fairly certain there is a virus(trojan) lurking about, especially because I am re-directed to websites other than the ones I click on; my System Information is empty; and random sites pop-up when I am on the internet.

Right now, I have accessed the internet by using iexplore.exe on my flash drive.

Thanks!

A:windows cannot access the specified device path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them.

It sounds like you have a rootkit infectionPlease download Win32kDiag.exe by AD and save it to your desktop.alternate download 1alternate download 2This tool will create a diagnostic report for me to review.Double-click on Win32kDiag.exe to run and let it finish. When it states Finished! Press any key to exit..., press any key on your keyboard to close the program. A file called Win32kDiag.txt should be created on your Desktop.Open that file in Notepad and copy/paste the entire contents (from Starting up... to Finished! Press any key to exit...) in your next reply.

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Hi Experts

I cannot access the internet using the menu. The above message appears when I try. I am able to get online by putting iexplore.exe on my desktop.

I have tried to follow the instructions on the preparation guide. Unfortunately, no logs appear with either the DDS or RootRepeal. I cannot deleted the RootRepeal file: "Access is Denied"

The only information I have is from the following 2 log files:

Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\Win32kDiag.exe

Log file at : C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\Win32kDiag.txt

WARNING: Could not get backup privileges!

Searching 'C:\WINDOWS'...

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\addins\addins

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\assembly\temp\temp

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\assembly\tmp\tmp

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\Config\Config

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\Connection Wizard\Connection Wizard

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\ime\chsime\applets\applets

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A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them.

Hello, I_hate_trojans!.My name is aommaster and I will be helping you with your log.I apologize for the delay in response we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, I would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following below so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.ThanksPlease note that I am in the process of my training so it may take a while for me to get back to you, as each of my fixes need to be checked by a coach first.I see that you're having trouble running executables. Let's try RSIT:We need to run RSITDownload random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)In your next reply, please include the following:Log.txtinfo.txt

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Ok, so I activated my built-in admin account hoping that I would be able to change the permissions to my actual account (also an admin.) I had the beta of W7 and when my friend installed the Home Premium version to my laptop, he changed my name. Not a problem until I tried to access my old documents. I had encrypted them, so now I have no way to access them. So I was hoping I could change my permissions to be able to. I just cant find where to change my permissions from.

A:Where Permissions Change

I think you can solve your problem by taking ownership of those files. Read the following tutorial.

Take Ownership Shortcut

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3291 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1), 2 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 148 GB (117 GB Free); E: 931 GB (802 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 01KD4V
Antivirus: Malwarebytes, Enabled and Updated
Okay. I am the only user of my computer. I find a lot of files/folders that I cannot delete [like uninstalled program residue]. I open Properties/Security/the following user accounts are listed Creator/owner, System, Administrators [me], Users [me], Trusted Installers. If I click EDIT all users are greyed out. Add and remove are greyed out. I get blocked by You Need Permission from Trusted Installer or System. I can make no changes to the permissions. If I click Advanced essentially the same thing happens. I cab make no changes to Permissions. I am the only user and the only administrator. I have tried all the normal methods of changing permissions, none of which work. I've read a lot of answers to this question on Google, watched the YouTube videos, etc. There must be some way to grant me full permissions. I simply don't understand how as the ONLY user and administrator I can be blocked out so completely.
 

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Hi,

I am trying to change the permissions in UAC as at present I can only access the properties box. If I try running user.exe I get nothing.

I am trying this from the adminstrator account not a user with admin privileges.

On the user account control properties tab the only group to have full control is trustedinstaller. All other groups have only read/read & execute privilege.

The security tab on properties will allow me to change permissions but when I click apply I get "access denied.

I have tried going into safe mode, shutting down zone alarm, creating another test account with admin rights and turning off UAC from the user account box in control panel.

I have searched this forum and others for an answer but have found none.

Thanks,

Mo
 

A:cannot change permissions on UAC

Remember that their are some permissions that you will NOT be able to change on a Vista machine.

What permissions are you trying to change?
 

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Hello, I just had this issue yesterday. When I right click and click properties then security and then edit I cannot edit those permissions. I am an administrator.
 

A:Can't Change Permissions

In Vista, 7 and 8 real administrator account is hidden and it shouldn't be accessed under normal circumstances.
You're only running an account with administrative privileges and that's different from real administrator account.
 
What's the reason you need to change permissions in that particular folder?

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I can't access C drive at all. I tried changing permissions, and I can't even see the owner. When i make a new account i can see the owner and its trustinstaller. I NEED HELP GETTING MY ACCESS BACK. Also i can even see the system32 file or anything. I have ran malware bytes and kaspersky but my trial ran up on kaspersky.... Can someone please help?
 

A:Cant change permissions help please

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I noticed, that for a longer time already, the folder structure on my ext. harddisk has a permission issue.

Whenever I try to create new folders within that directory*, I get a pop up that I need additional permissions.
For everyone and SYSTEM, I have full control. I now set full control to my username as well.
But CREATOR OWNER doesn't have any permissions set and also, it doesn't allow me to change them.. the icon of that folder also has a small lock (not sure if that plays any role here).

Two questions:
1. what is the reason for this to happen ? I didn't change anything before..
2. How can I resolve this issue ?

A:permissions on external hdd

Hi,

Q1 - Not sure, it just happens sometimes.

Q2 - Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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I had to replace a HD in my office computer running XP pro. the Hd was or is on its last leg. My problem is I put the old XP drive into my external drive case and plugged it into my beast at home and tried to copy over all the folders and saved files to my home PC but when i try to paste the "copied" file over it says i dont have permission or access right to do that. I have never had this problem before done this millions of times but this is new to me. i dont remember putting a password on it or messing with all the security.

So anyway what do I do?

Please help,
smills98823

A:HELP Permissions on External HDD?

Please give this a try.

Since it is an external drive, I am going to assume that it is drive letter D: If different, please accomodate.

Right click the drive and select properties.
Select security tab
Select advanced
Select owner tab
hit the edit button
Highlight your user name in the change owner to section
Check the box at the bottom for replace owener on sub containers and hit apply.

This should give you ownership of the parent folder, which is the drive, as well as all of the child containers that are below it in the heirarchy.

Below is a link that can also be seen with the information.
NTFS.com. Changing Ownership of NTFS Files and Folders

Pat

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This just now happened, so I am now running my first scan. I turned my PC on, and AVG brought up a warning that the AV needed attention. When I tried to update, it failed to connect. I checked my Comodo firewall, and all the permissions for AVG to access the Internet were changed to "block". I returned them to "allow", and successfully updated. I started a scan, and right away, four items came up as "change" under "result/infection". They are: Boot Sector of disk, user32.dll, shell32.dll, and ntosknrl.exe. Note that these four items are being shown as "changes", and are not being listed as threats.

The only thing that I can think of that would change the permissions in Comodo for AVG to access the Internet would be malware. Because of this suspicion, any comments and/or advice would be very much appreciated.

Thank you to all who take the time to reply.

A:Something Change Comodo Fw's Permissions

That could be a result of an update for comodo or AVG. Here is the links to two of the best programs to scan with if you don't already have them. Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds. http://www.superantispyware.com/Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

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Hi, I recently acquired a NAS (western digital 3TB my live book), and am getting a bit annoyed by windows security's constant nagging for a password when I reboot. Googling the question, I was told that granting users "Full Control" permissions would solve that.

However, trying to do that, I get "access denied".

Googling that problem, I learned that ownership might be the problem. So, I tried changing that. At the moment the owner is "root (Unix User\root)", but trying to change that to my own user, I get:

"Unable to set new owner on Public (\\MyBookLive) (Z:) you do not have the Restore privilege required to set this user/group as owner."

But, running lusrmgr.msc, I see that indeed my user is part of the administrators group, so I should have that kind of privilege?

So, the original problem was that windows 7 was a bit slow on giving me access to my NAS - am I going in the right direction, and can anyone tell me where to go from here?

thanks

A:Can not change permissions for NAS, despite being administrator?

I'm a little confused by your description of when Windows is asking for a password. Is it every time your boot your system up? Or is it when you try to access the NAS device? Also, is it Windows User Account Control "UAC" or a separate 3rd party program perhaps bundled with the NAS?

Please clarify exactly what is going on, and hopefully someone here can help you.

Your troubleshooting thus far, to me at least, looks like it may be going in a different direction than what your situation actually is. If it is on the right track, however, then you would probably just need to delve deeper into Group Policy Editing issues.

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I did not have this issue until my wife used my computer and then my one and a half year old daughter palmed my keyboard. I have a Lenovo laptop (SL400) running Vista Business. I first noticed the issue when I tried to copy pictures from an SD card to my hard drive and nothing copied over. Today I tried to change the name of a file (in Word) and it would not change--when I typed the new file name and clicked on something else, the file named changed back to what it was before. Tried to create a file folder on the desk top and nothing appeared. I can't copy and paste anything from one place to another. I went in and changed permissions and that didn't seem to change anything either. HELP...!!!!

A:Sudden Change in Permissions...?

Also, wen I send something to the recycle bin, it goes, but I can't restore it. It looks as though I can create new documents, but can't change file names or copy and paste from one location to another. I tried to do a system restore from a point that I knew everything worked and this is the error message I got:

"System Restore Did Not Complete Successfully. Your Computer's System Files and Setting Were Not Changed.

Details:

An Unspecified Error Occurred During System Restore"

I tried System Restore for a few different restore points and nothing has changed.

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I need to change permissions so I can delete my default "Dropbox" folder from my C drive. I can't figure this out; the "objects" menus and all that are beyond me. If I try to delete it says I have to change permissions....I tried, but I don't get it at all. Can someone just give me a step-by-step? I know it's complicated, because you can't see the way it was set up originally by the guy who built my computer....I just need to delete that folder so I can start over fresh!
 

A:Solved: How do I change permissions?

What is this "Dropbox", as there are several types of them out there?
 

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When I go to https://www.3si.org/ which shows I have gone to over 5000 times it says "connection not secure".

When I right click and go to page info the permissions tab is missing.

Any idea how to get this site to work grrr

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OS: Win7 ultimate + SP1 x64

I added 2 old HDD and I can write and delete files but there are things I cannot do with this drives like organize (move folders)
how can I change ownership/permissions for these 2 old drives?
I tried using annoyances' takeown and Mainz univ. chown and it didn't work.
Perhaps I'm not using these utils. correctly
I also tried changing permissions in the registry (HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Enum\SCSI\Disk&Ven_ATA...\properties (permissions) and failed.
Please help

A:change ownership/permissions to HDD

problem solved.
just noticed the context menu generated by annoyances' takeownership (incorporating takeown and cacls) and it worked like hell!
Hats off to Mr. Karp (author of annoyances series)!

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I need to have access to my Documents and Settings folder but for some reason Vista is not letting me access it even though I log on as administrator and according to a Tech that is why a program can't run. The Tech tried to help but he didn't know why I couldn't change the permissions.

I have tried various things including running Windows Explorer As Administrator and navigating to the folder and trying to change the permissions but Vista won't allow a change!! This is rather bad.

How can I access my own Documents and Settings folder?

Thanks.

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I run WinXP home on a Dell Dimension 3000.

I also have an external Seagate HDD for back-up.

I recently had to re-install from the back-up and my iTunes folders of all my music as I stupidly accidentally deleted them all.

What I found is that a large percentage, but not all, of the files are now 'Ready-Only on the folder properties, and iTunes will not import them. If you untick the box and click 'apply' - you get an Access denied box appear for each of the items in it.

I have followed the instructions on previous threads and on the Windows help web site. I have started up in Safe Mode and clicked the Security Tab, then advanced, then Owner and ticked the box bottom right box and it has gone through and re-assigned the owner status for all. I also made sure I ticked all the Full Access check boxes and All users boxes too, and I've done it on the entire C drive, also on my Docs and Setting folder where iTumes Music file is stored.

I have done all this at least three times. Yet still, when I got back to an individual music folder in iTunes is still says 'Read-Only' and when I uncheck the box I still get Access denied....

Any help gratefully received, this is driving me nuts.......
 

A:Still can't change folder permissions - tried everything

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I'm trying to delete my old Jade Empire files so I can reinstall (Steam already uninstalled it, but I don't want duplicate files). I cannot delete the Jade Empire folder under "steamapps->common," though, because I don't have the permissions to do so (even though I'm the only user on my pc). I've tried changing the permissions under "security->advanced" but whenever I do, the changes won't apply, or at least they immediately reset. I have tried using safe mode to do this as well, but the results are the same. Does anyone know how I can change this? I am running Windows 10. Thank you!
 

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When I go to change permissions on my network drive it tells me this (see pic)
Please Help

A:Permissions change issue

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

See if the info in this tutorial helps:
Take Ownership Shortcut

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When I go to https://www.3si.org/ which shows I have gone to over 5000 times it says "connection not secure".

When I right click and go to page info the permissions tab is missing.

Any idea how to get this site to work grrr

A:Cant change permissions for site

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Hello,

I'm running Vista64 Home Premium service pack 2 on a Toshiba Notebook.

Intel Pentium Dual CPU T3200 @ 2 GHz with 4 GB of RAM.

I am running a program called PyMOL with has a small .rc file for preferences to be changed on startup. When I try and save this file, I'm told that I don't have permission to save the file in that location (a subfolder in the PyMOL space in the x86 program folder). It asks would I like to save it in documents or some other place. I'm also told to contact the administrator for permission. Well, I logged in to my admin account and changed the folder permission from read-only, click apply, all seems okay, so I hit ok to dismiss the dialog. Guess what? Nothing changed. As best as I can tell, every single folder on the drive says read-only, even under admin, although I regularly do work on the computer so I can only assume that when I'm the originator the file this ridiculous situation doesn't occur.

I hope someone can tell me how to fix this. I would also be interested to know if this is specifically a home premium issue as I have a Vista Ultimate version but have not had the time or inclination to upgrade yet.

And I hope this isn't too rude or offensive on here, but what exactly is having an Admin account good for if something like this is possible? Seriously!

Thanks for your time.

A:Can't change permissions as Administrator

Solved, sort of:

I started the program notepad by right-clicking on the icon and selecting run as administrator. This allowed me to save anything I opened in this program, anywhere I wanted (as best as I can tell). I was able to do this while logged in as a regular user as well, so I did not have to be logged in as admin. Apparently, there is no true admin account anymore, but you are able to work around it by running specific programs as admin (go figure). I assume if you wanted to move a folder from program files (say one containing work data for a program) you would have to run windows explorer as an admin to be able to do this, but I have not experimented with this.

I think I understand now what microsoft was trying to do here, but I'm sorry, the implementation is absurd. Create a new super-admin account or something, but this is just silly. I'm relatively familiar with windows in its previous incarnations. I haven't had to get into the guts of Vista at all until now. The point is, I shouldn't have to, EVER get into the guts of any operating system unless I'm doing something that involves programming. Simple mundane tasks should never be this complicated, and they surely shouldn't be for a company that has been designing OS's for almost 3 decades now.

Kinda emphasizes why monopolies are bad, doesn't it?

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Im having a problem with permissions in xp...I have a folder that wont let me change it...It says it is parented but wont let me add any others...plus i have tried changing the parent with no effect..is there someway to manually reset the permissions of this folder and its child folders as well?

any help would be appreciated , thanks
 

A:Permissions..wont let me change them

All I can suggest is the command line utility "calcs"

http://www.ss64.com/nt/cacls.html
 

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Trying to remove all of Acronis True Image 2011...used Revo, Acronis cleanup utility, and manual search of registry.

It's recommended that before installing ATIH2013...I should clean as much as I can of ATIH2011 from my PC.

Have removed scores of Acronis entries...but I have three left I can not get permissions set to remove...I usually have no problems with permission because of terrific previous help on "how to Change Permissions" in Win 7 Pro 64bit...but...I keep getting errors on this registry entry

Attached jpg shows issue....here's what I did step by step:

1) added Tim(Home_Desktop\Tim) to users
2) changed "ownership" to created Tim(Home_Desktop\Tim) owner
3) When I click on 'Replace owner on subcontainers and objects' permissions...etc...I then get the error in the jpg when I hit OK or Apply ?

Can anyone suggest what I am doing wrong and how to remove the entry in the registry prior to installing ATHI2013 ??

I have tried going to the end of the sub-entries and changing permission from there... ie. 'Properties' but always get errors ?

Thanks...TRinAz

A:Need help with permissions change in registry

Never mind....not sure how I did it but I was able to clear ACROVBUS (last Acronis 2011 entry) from the CurrentControlSet and after restarting...it's gone from 1,2,3 sets also

Seems I had to find the very 'lowest' entry that I could change permissions on first toward the end of the entries...then just go up the ladder to ACROVBUS itself...

TRinAz

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Hey peeps,

Got a funny issue with my External HDD.

Each time i plug my Ext HDD in to my PC whilst I'm using it (As in, I'm in windows) my permssions seem to reset themselves, evn though they are not.

I can copy from and read, but i cannot write or create on the drive. In my permssions, i have myself setup with control, I have even set, under advanced, it so I am the owner of the device.

It's fine after i reboot, or if i plug in the drive before switching on the PC.

Bear in mind i have gone through numerous installs over the past 6 months (For other reasons), and I wonder if it may be from that.

Is it getting to the point where i am going to need to re-download everything on my ext HDD so they have no permssions set at all or is there a way of removing the permssions from each program, dosument, media.

Thanks in advance
Toby

A:Permissions go funny on External HDD

If you move a file from your hard drive to your PC does it switch the permissions back?

If so, just back up all of the info, reformat the drive and you should be ok. Granted there will likely be a real solution, but this should fix the problems.

This also might work:






Quote:
Enable the real Administrator account:
Start > Search "cmd" > Right Click & Run as Administrator
Run Command: net user administrator /active:yes
Logon w/ Credentials Administrator/nopassword
Take ownership of the drive and reset the permissions through the advanced menu.

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