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Q: Insufficient Permissions to write to folder

So I was browsing my email and found a msg that I was chosen to beta test the new MMO Skyforge which I had registered for almost a year ago. Excited, I followed the directions to download the beta client file, and when I ran it, I noticed that it was trying to default to an additional disk drive that I had plugged in that was from an older rig build (the only component that survived a lightning strike). It should have defaulted to my C drive but instead is trying to install on the older drive which is marked as F drive.

So I tried to change the location, and I got a msg I've never seen before: "Insufficient permissions to write to folder....."

HUH?!

I'm logged in and ran the program as administrator, and yet windows refuses to allow me to install it.

Is there a way to fix this?

**UPDATE01**: I decided to try and run a command in cmd prompt as administrator: sfc /scannow, thinking that maybe there might have been corrupted files in my OS (Win7 Ultimate 64). sfc found nothing. Still stumped.

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A: Insufficient Permissions to write to folder

Right click on the folder, and select properties. Make sure the Read-Only attribute is unchecked/deselected, as it could've been installed as read-only for some odd reason.
From there, open up the Security tab. Scroll through the list of "Group or user names", and look for your Windows log-in name/username.
If you do not find your username there, select Edit... underneath that list, select the Add... button near the middle of the window, and enter in your Windows username, and select OK. Make sure your username is highlighted.

After that, try and set the Permissions to Allow:Full Control. Select OK. If it asks you if you would like to apply settings to sub-folders, then yes apply changes to sub-items.
Let me know if this helped you out.

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I am running Windows XP - Home Edition - Google Chrome Browser - I am an Administrator - It is a home use machine - I am the sole user.
I download programs such as IE 8 and Adobe reader 8. They download O.K. but when it comes to "run", the message comes up - "insufficient permissions". I have in the recent past downloaded and run a few programs with no trouble. I probably made some stupid inadvertent mistake, but I don't know what. I am a novice so I would please ask for step-by-step guidance to rectify this problem. I suppose I could reload Windows XP BUT I do not have a disc, and I am a pensioner who lives in a mission which is pretty isolated. If anyone has a spare Window XP disc, I would be happy to get it. Hoping you will be the bringer of good tidings. Thanks - Ken Miles

A:insufficient permissions

Hi and welcome to TSF please do not make more than one thread on the same issue it leads to confusion thank you for understanding.
please try using system restore to a time when the computer worked with out issue
How to restore Windows XP to a previous state

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I encountered the message above whilst trying to download ImageBurn dvd creating program. 
Can't think I've had this one before.
I am the Administrator for my pc. Running Win7 Home Premium SP1, updated as of today, using Bitdefender anti-virus software.
 
Will appreciate any information/help regarding this topic.
 
Raymondo44

A:Insufficient permissions

Hi Raymondo44 Can you disable Bitdefender for the time of the download, and then try to download the file again?

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Ok Im just gonna say this I HATE Homegroup and Windows Media Center. Saying that, here is the reason why. First I run homegroup a while back and it moved all my files around into several different folder locations and just messed with my mind on where to find things for a while. Well I got used to it and ignored it. But NOW I run windows Media Center to be able to hook up my files to an XBOX so I can watch things upstairs without carrying my entire computer up with me. But before I was even done setting permissions for only specific folders that I wanted shared using the media center, suddenly I can save a file anywhere on my computer, Google Chrome refuses to open, and everything is gone haywire in my settings. No matter what I do I am not seen as the Admin anymore on my own computer and I am the Only User. Ugh... I keep getting the error Name "Explorer.EXE" And the Error as follows "This Item reffered to by this shortcut cannot be accessed. You may not have the appropriate permissions." For when I try to open Google Chrome even from its actual exe file. I was also getting the error that I did not have permission to save a file to Desktop and asking if I wanted to try my pictures folder I say yes and then get the same error again when trying to save to the folder it showed. I have sence got in and changed the permissions for my user in those folders to be able to have full control of those locations again but I am sure there are other folders now with the... Read more

A:Insufficient permissions

Sounds like your permissions settings have got a bit messed up. Best thing to do is run the tool below to reset everything back to default. Then by adding 'Take ownership' to the right click menu you will have much better control.
Add "Take ownership" to right click menu Once this is done you can simply right click on a file/folder and select Take Ownership from the right click menu.

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Download this and save it to the desktop: Windows Repair Use any of the orange/yellow buttons below Installer (5.12MB) to start the download. NOTE: DO NOT use the green buttons at the top of the page as this is dubious software that could infect your system with Adware.

Close your browser and any running programs, double click on the Tweaking icon on your desktop to run the tool. When the program opens click on the Step 4 tab. Under System Restore click on Create and wait for the confirmation to appear just below the button.

When complete click on the tab Start Repairs, click on the Start button. Then click on Unselect All and tick the boxes next to the the items in the list below.

When done click on the Start button and leave it undisturbed until complete.

Reset Registry Permissions
Reset File Permissions
Register System Files
Remove Policies Set By Infections
Remove Temp Files
Unhide Non System Files
Set Windows Services To Default Startup
Repair File Associations
Restore Important Windows Services

 

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I am trying to download something to my computer.

However, it will not download.

I have tried every browser and it will still not download.

Instead, I am getting this:

Cannot save due to insufficient permissions. Please save to another location.

I tried doing that. It didn't work.

I am also getting this:

Failed- Insufficient permissions
 

A:Cannot Save Due To Insufficient Permissions

what happens if you try to copy a file into the downloads folder

it maybe a browser permission or a windows permissions
 

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I am posting this on behalf of my brother-in-law who is a computer novice, He has bought a laptop that only he and his wife use and then only for surfing the net and word processing in works. She works for a small publisher at home typing poems and the company works in Word so it's making life difficult for her.

They have purchased Microsoft Office home and Student version so that she can work in Word. However, when it has downloaded it will not install saying their is insufficient permissions. I have followed this through and cannot see any reason why permission would not be granted. his settings are exactly the same as mine on my laptop and I am able to download and install programmes no problem. I've visited several forums to try to find an answer so am hoping that someone on this forum will be able to at least take me through what I can do to.

They bought the laptop 2 1/2 yrs ago and the operating system is Vista.
 

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I have an Administrator account running Windows XP. I get this every now and then when downloading files. What does it mean and how can I fix it if possible?

A:Insufficient Permissions: Google Chrome

Seems to be an issue people are experiencing with Chrome lately, according to a search in Chrome Browser groups in google. Take a look at some solutions found."Insufficient permissions" error on downloads

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Hi.

I am using Windows 7 64bit Home Premium, my account is administrator.
I recently installed 'Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4' that has the ? and ? symbols in the folder name. The installation was perfect, no errors etc. But when I run the game, a pop-up appears that says:

Insufficient Permissions
You do not have sufficient permissions to play this game.

I don't understand why this would happen, even when my user account is administrator. I tried running the game as administrator but that didn't work.

So I proceeded to delete those two symbols from the folder name. The good news is that the game did run, but when I try to save the game, it says "Failed to Save" and "Could not find any save data".

I tried manually adding a saved games folder in AppData/Locals but it didn't work.

Does anyone have any solutions to this? I really want to play this.

Many thanks,
elbriso

A:Win7 64bit Insufficient Permissions

thats a weird one.

The game just came out this year, correct?

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Hi,
Is there a way to disable taskkill.exe. - the application is preventing me from downloading exe. files. I am unable to change, rename or disable taskkill due to insufficient permissions (which sadly, i am unable to alter) and running windows 10 if of any
use... 

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XP + SP3
1) Cannot load any security apps - Windows Firewall cannot load service & others various errors  
2) Start bar deleted
3) Chrome runs but cannot download - insufficient permissions - checked security permissions on download directory and cleared read-only permission but no change to error - hence cannot prepare any logs.
4) Cannot load IE or Firefox - device attached to system is not functioning
5) Cannot run Malwarebytes - runtime error 372 relating to control vbalgrid
 
Boots to safe (plus networking) and standard modes - same issues in each.

A:XP Start bar deleted, firewall cannot load, insufficient permissions etc XP

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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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I got one of those pesky programs that try to scan your computer and then sell you a service to fix it. I terminated the program, but some damage was already done. I have run a Windows restore, run the rkill programs, and installed and run the Malwarebytes program. Both the Windows Security Essentials and Malwarbytes programs are finding no additional viruses (after finding several and cleaning).

Currently, the remaining problem is many of my files have gone missing. Meaning icons are gone from my desktop and folders come up as “empty” when they are opened, although there appears to be files in them when I conduct a “Search”.

The other remaining issue is my inability to execute some programs. I get a “No write permissions to directory” dialogue box when I try to run my H&R Block tax software, for example.

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium (64 bit) SP2.

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Hi

Im having a problem with a client's pc.
Im trying to edit setting for the COM Ports, under Port Settings tab and when I click advanced I get an error message saying "You must have write privileges in the registry for this device in order to modify the devices advanced settings".

I have googled this, I have checked for virus's/malware/spyware, all cleaned.
I have logged into admin account and given permission to users in registry under hklm\system\currentcontrolset\enum\root\*PNP0501.
Nothing worked

Here is a Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 01:05:57 PM, on 2009/11/10
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Metrohm\tiamo\bin\ptserv32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Metrohm\tiamo\bin\MAdmin.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel Audio Studio\IntelAudioStudio.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink DVD Solution\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahea... Read more

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Hi folks,

I've just installed DivX in order to watch videos online, but it pops up with an error about write permissions.

Can anyone help me to do whatever it is I need to do to fix this, please? Thanks.
 

A:DivX - write permissions

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Hi

Im having a problem with a client's pc.
Im trying to edit setting for the COM Ports, under Port Settings tab and when I click advanced I get an error message saying "You must have write privileges in the registry for this device in order to modify the devices advanced settings".

I have googled this, I have checked for virus's/malware/spyware, all cleaned.
I have logged into admin account and given permission to users in registry under hklm\system\currentcontrolset\enum\root\*PNP0501.
Nothing worked

Here is a Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 01:05:57 PM, on 2009/11/10
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Metrohm\tiamo\bin\ptserv32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Metrohm\tiamo\bin\MAdmin.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel Audio Studio\IntelAudioStudio.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink DVD Solution\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program... Read more

A:registry write permissions

mnkymatt said:


I have logged into admin account and given permission to users in registry under hklm\system\currentcontrolset\enum\root\*PNP0501.Click to expand...

Also check that 'System' has full control. And Deny is not set for 'Everyone'.
 

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Hello all,
A few days ago i have installed windows 7 on my D: partition because my windows from C: wasn't working anymore and I didn't wanted to format C so I won't lose my files.
After i solved my problem with the windows on C, i deleted the windows (including all files that he creates) from partition D. But after that i found a problem, when i installed windows on D he changed the permissions on my files so i couldn't access them anymore. Finally I managed to restore the permissions of my files but there remained one problem that is disturbing me: i can't copy or create any file anything on my D:\ partition because i get a message "Please remove the write protection!" or "Error 0x80070522: A required privilege is not held by the client", but i can delete or modify the files.
I remember that the owner of the files was TrustedInstaller, but I removed it and added myself.
I have tried a lot of methods but nothing worked, i even made the same settings for permissions like they are on my E partition but doesn't work, I tried safe mode... nothing.
If anyone have any idea how i can change the permissions so i can copy/create any files on D would be appreciated.

A:Partition write permissions

Hello Juniors, welcome to Seven Forums!



Have a go at the method outlined in this tutorial at the link below to see if that way will work for you and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


How to Copy & Paste in Recovery Console on Windows 7 or Vista

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ok, i know i'm doing something stupid, just don't know what...i reinstalled vista and all my apps (well, the ones i need)...i have a couple HDD that i've partitioned, for arguments sake let's call them drives M, N, and O...i had these drives setup previously so that we could access them with our laptops - we pretty much had full control of these drives: we could write, delete, etc on all these shared drives...

so, i shared these drives again...i can access the files, but i don't have write priviliges...i tried giving full control to the user but with no success...obviously i'm missing something....

please, how do i provide permissions to my various laptops on these shared drives?
 

A:Solved: permissions to write to directory

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Hi everyone ,

ok so I apologize if this has been posted before , I did a search and I did not see anything , but then I may have over looked it.

I am trying to open my H& R Block 2010 to print some forms off for my daughter that she needs for Fasfa ..I had previously printed them had them in a file , went through one heck of a divorce and the file "magically" disappeared..which now brought me to tonight to print them ..and I get the error message...

No write permissions to directory .
(see WinFileWriterImpl::open())
I am lost , and now at my wits ends...I was able to open and print them two months ago .ugh

any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks once again , I apologize if this subject has been covered before.

A:New and confused,write permissions to directory

Hello and welcome, This is probably not malware and I do not know your operating system.See if the 2 posts by Almost Jake on April 3 help ...go here [email protected]@K

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Hello,

First time on this forum, so I hope I chose the right category to post my problem. I just got a new laptop, and it has Vista Home Premium.

My problem.. I use a program/application called "DVArchive" (aka: DVA) for archiving my tv shows on my PC (from my ReplayTV). This application worked just fine on XP, but of course, Vista is giving me all kinds of crap.

The application IS working.. It can see my ReplayTV unit, I can access my archived shows, etc. However, Vista is giving me error messages, which are interfering with it and making it crash.

The problem has to do specifically with the applications configuration (.XML) files. I'm pretty tech saavy, but I'm not a computer expert, so I'll just cut and paste the actual error messages below. The listed pathways are where DVArchive stores it's files...
________________________________________________________
04/29 23:12:17 ERROR: XMLUTILS:: Error trying to create XML Output file C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak - C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak (Access is denied)

04/29 23:12:17 ERROR: Error flushing persistant store - C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak (Access is denied)

04/29 23:26:13 ERROR: LOCAL_STORE::SAVE: Unable to rename old store C:\Users\badg671\DVArchive.xml to backup C:\Users\badg671\DVArchive.xml~ - PLEASE BE SURE THE DIRECTORY/FILE CAN BE READ/WRITTEN TO
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Ok, so I have been reading up on problems similar to mine, but either they don't go into enough depth for my problem or i'm missing something. So I've been trying to play the trial version of World of Warcraft. I've installed it and chosen a directory(the same directory I used to play full version of wow in) and right as it finishes installing, I came up with the error message "Launcher requires write permission to the C:\Users\Public\Games\World of Warcraft Trial\ directory to successfully patch the game. Please enable write access to the directory using an administrator". I've taked off UAC and pretty much changed every permission to allow every type of account to have full access. I've tried running the launcher and the game as administrator but to no avail, didn't work. I could get the game to run, but when i picked a realm it says connected, but won't go into the realm to make characters. This is similar to going on battle.net for warcraft 3 or diablo 2. I would always have to run as admin for it to write while on battle.net. but this won't work for WoW. What is really pissing me off is I am the only account on this computer and i am administrator, and SOMEHOW they are not letting me do what the hell i want!! Anyone who knows about security issues and write permissions please let me know

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I'm trying to enable read/write permissions to a folder on a lan but under attributes the read only checkbox is enabled even if I uncheck it, click ok, and reopen the properties window it will be checked again. I think that is why people are telling me they cannot upload.

 

A:Attempting to enable read/write permissions for XP Pro over LAN

Sorry, I don't know the answer to your question but can I ask you one? How did you copy the screen shots that you posted with your question. Is it possible with XP pro without buying extra software?
 

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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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Heya

So here is the story.

I have 5 pcs. In past they had the same user name/login/password. When I shared drive all pcs could access it edit etc etc.

But now I have 5 pcs with different usernames/pws/details. Now I can still access the shared HDD but I can only read, No write, edit,delete etc etc.

I remember that before I made my accounts uniform I had them different as well and in order to get it to work I had to add some guest or other user permissions for full control etc etc. I cant seem to remember it.

Would any1 be so kind and help me out with it?

Regards

Dariusz

A:Drive share and permissions write/read/edit etc etc

Right-click on C partition [or only on the portions you want to share], Sharing, Advance Sharing, limit number of users, Permissions - check the boxes, apply, apply, ok your way out of there; do this on all five computers. Test via hard-wire internet first; I found wireless to be a little more fickle than my hard-wire.

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I have my 2 PC's networked in a Homegroup. 1 is running Win 7 Home Premium 64, the other Win 7 Ultimate 32. I want to write to the Program Files folder on the 32 bit system from the Program Files (x86) folder on the 64 bit system. All other read/write operations between these 2 systems are succeeding. I have set up full permissions on both Program Files folders exactly as with other folders: Properties > Sharing > Advanced Sharing > Share this folder > Permissions > Full Control for "Everyone". I suspect UAC may be intervening. Is there any way to defeat this? My final objective is to automate synchronization between a few selected areas in these Program Files using my backup utility, SyncBackSE. It kept failing based on access denied, so I tried to drag & drop manually via windows explorer, and this is also not allowed. Please don't focus on questions about SyncBackSE - I am seeking help getting permission to move & change files via explorer. Thanks for any suggestions.

A:Can I lift permissions and write to Program Files via Homegroup?

Hello,

SyncBackSE is a very useful tool. I use it myself.

Have you tried specifying the username and password within SyncBackSE so that it uses an Administrator account on that machine? Do you 'run as Adminstrator'?

Dave

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I have two computers, a desktop running Windows 7 Professional and a netbook running Windows 7 starter edition. I have shared some folders on the netbook and can access them from the desktop computer. However, I am unable to share folders on the desktop. From the netbook, I can see the desktop on my network and also the shared folders, but when I try to open them I am told I have insufficient authorization to so so. I have checked the authorizations on the desktop side and can see that "Everyone" has permission to open these folders for reading, and that the authorization extends also to subfolders and files.

I've been trying all day to resolve this problem and would appreciate any help.

When I set up these permissions, why doesn't Windows warn me that there's something else that will impede what I'm trying to do?

A:Insufficient authorization to see files in shared folder

You might try going into the Security tab of the Desktop's main drive or folder you want to share then add "Everyone" there as well. Security tab>Edit button>Add button>type Everyone for object name, apply, ok and so forth.

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

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

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

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

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On Windows 7 we have UAC which I have set to notify me only if others want to make changes to reduce the popups.

I am the only user, the administrator, logged in as such and yet changes that I make to folder and file permissions do not "stick." Changes are apparently made but they default back to Read Only for example even when I uncheck the block.

There seems to be a whole lot of paranoia regarding security of the system which really prohibits me from taking full advantage of the PC. I have sold legacy programs on my systems and when I attempt to change the file (.exe file) properties I am prohibited. The error message cites a .pif file is missing or otherwise in use!

A:Problem Changing Permissions of Folders and Files; e.g. read, write

Which files and folders are causing you grief?

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How do I enforce a standard user such that he/she can create files/folders within a specific directory (e.g., Desktop directory)? Any write access to the other directories should be denied.

A:How to restrict user write/read permissions for a specific directory

Hello Yildizabdullah, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could add their user name to the permissions of the directory, and check "Deny" "Full Control" to prevent them from being able to open the directory.

Be careful though. If you deny a directory, it will also prevent them from being able to open the subfolders in that directory.

Here's a tutorial with more details on permissions. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

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Hi,
I have a weird problem going on here.
I have a few folders, all of which happen to be video folders I use in Plex media server.
 
I can rename the folders, but I can't copy files into or out of the folders.  I can access the files in the folders, but not do anything else to them.
 
If I go to advanced security options, the "Everyone" group only has Read & Execute permissions.   The only other permissions have changed to a SID "S-1-5-21-blah blah" and that has full control.  I can't add or remove new permssions (the buttons are greyed out).  Nor can I change the permissions for the Everyone group (Full control and all other checkboxes greyed out)
 
I changed the owner of the folder to administrator, and I do have an administrator account, but still can't modify permissions.
 
I disabled all inheritance on the folder.  I even attempted to use to cacls tools from microsoft to change permissions.  Access was denied.  I even wrote a .cmd script w/ cacls and used ETS (Elevate to system from foolish it) to run the script. No luck.
 
What am I missing here?
 
I don't know if this is Plex related or not, they just happen to be my Plex folders (and I did quit plex before doing all the steps above).
 
Any help would be appreciated.  I'm stumped.
 
Thanks!

A:Unable to reset permissions, write/copy/rename in certain folders (Plex)

Hi,
 

I changed the owner of the folder to administrator, and I do have an administrator account, but still can't modify permissions.
 
 
Try changing the owner to the Administrators group and not to the Administrator user. After that see if you can change the permissions.

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hi,
I am facing an typical issue with share folders.
the below error appears for some users when they access any folders in the share folder which is mapped.
at the same time if i open the share folder with \\hostname instead of \\10.x.x.x the same folder is working fine without any issue.

can any one help on this error
Thanks in Advance

D. Sendil Kumar

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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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Does anyone know if there is a way to edit multiple folder/file permissions at once in Vista Ultimate? It was very straight forward in XP so I can't understand why MS have decided to make things difficult??

I'm aware i'm still able to take ownership of multiple files/folders/drives at the same time but it's a huge pain to then change individual file permissions.

Any help would be cool...or if someone knows of any software which can do the job, that would be appreciated too.

Thanks..

A:Folder permissions..

Yeah, you edit the parent directories permissions, ie as close to the root as you can, and make sure the option to apply to all sub folders is checked... Edit the ownership of the parent directory first, make yourself the owner, and then change the permissions.

Make sure u take off the read only toggle first though (apply this to all sub directories too), not quite sure why but it seems to make a difference.

That will change some of the folders... some of them will still say access denied, so you have to go into their permsisions and make sure they inheret the permsisiosn from the parent folder... that will shave off a few more permission denials...

BUT alas, I still havent managed to get rid of ALL denials yet, there is still some folders that I just cant seem to get access to, even if I am delcared as the owner.

Hope this helps a bit

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I'm having trouble in setting Folder Permissions (Properties > Security), please help...

By the way, I have an Admin level account (don't know if I'm the admin or only have an admin level). Here's the problem, I tested the Security feature for folders on a test folder, I set the permission of that folder to deny (the other user), and then I clicked OK, then when I tried to open that folder, it says, Access is denied. Why do this happen? As far as I know, I have an Admin level (don't know if I'm the admin or only have an admin level), but why is it like this?

Another thing is, when I'm setting the permissions of that folder, I saw that my username is under this location: (HOME-KO3YU0****\My PC), and I also saw a username that is named, Administrators, which location is: (HOME-KO3YU0****\Administrators). Am I the real Administrator or just have an Administrator level? Please help! Here's the screenshot of the security tab of the folder permissions properties: (note:my username is "Jet")
 

A:Folder Permissions

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Hello all,

I'm having a silly problem. I'm trying to scan and the designated folder is write protected, the follow is the message i recieved:
"Quick Connect: Access Denied: Directory's permissions settings does not allow write access \\folder path\"
i went to the folder and right-clicked for properties and unchecked "read only" box. im starting to think that i'm not doing the right thing; please advised. Thank you in advance for your help.

-afs16554-
 

A:Folder permissions

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Hi Folks,

I'm trying to set some folder permissions in explorer. When I select a folder and go into 'properties', there is no security or permissions tab. Where has it gone?

Rob

PS - I'm loged on as administrator

A:Folder permissions

Hi Rob..

if you have XP Home, you will need to boot into Safe Mode to access the security tab. If you have Pro, you will need to change the way folders are viewed:

- Tools -> Folder Options -> View
- Scroll down to and uncheck:
Use simple file sharing (Recommended)
- Click Apply/OK

Hope that helps

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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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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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With vista, business edition, I cannot always move or change folders that I have created, because it keeps telling me I need permission. This is my computer, there is no other user other than me, and I am frustrated by this constant I don't have permission crap. Can anyone offer some advice? Thank you very much.
 

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New to the forum, so I would just like to say hi to everyone.

I have a problem with subfolder permissions. I have a 2nd partition on my W7 HDD with various data, most of the folders I do not have permission to access. Taking ownership of folders wasn't a problem, but the majority of subfolders and files access permission remains under previous Windows installation. Even though I have ownership of the folders and subfolders, I do not have permission rights.

Is there some way for the admin to grant permission for all subfolders, without having to go to each subfolder and file adding permission access?

I have tried take control reg fixes, but they only grant ownership and don't alter who has permission. I could go round adding permission access to all folders etc, but that would take me an age.

A:Folder permissions

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Cleft


New to the forum, so I would just like to say hi to everyone.

I have a problem with subfolder permissions. I have a 2nd partition on my W7 HDD with various data, most of the folders I do not have permission to access. Taking ownership of folders wasn't a problem, but the majority of subfolders and files access permission remains under previous Windows installation. Even though I have ownership of the folders and subfolders, I do not have permission rights.

Is there some way for the admin to grant permission for all subfolders, without having to go to each subfolder and file adding permission access?

I have tried take control reg fixes, but they only grant ownership and don't alter who has permission. I could go round adding permission access to all folders etc, but that would take me an age.


On a top level folder, if you right click on it and select properties is there a SECURITY tab?

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Hi,

I'm not sure that this is the right discussion but if it isn't please tell me.

I just got my new laptop with windows 7 home premium installed and I'm having a tough time accessing certain folders and features. I set up my login name with administrative permissions but I still cant get into certain folders. In particular the "Documents and Settings" folder. I have checked the permissions of this folder and see that administrators have 'full control' of this folder but trying to access it brings up the "access is denied" popup. I am at a lose as to how to proceed. I had one rare thought and that was that perhaps one has to upgrade to windows 7 professional in order to access these folders but that couldn't possibly be. Right?

So, my question is this; does anyone have any ideas of where to start to unravel the solution?

thanks for reading,

fb

A:folder permissions

I believe that is a juncture point, to be left alone. In any event here is information
Documents and settings locked
http://www.svrops.com/svrops/articles/jpoints.htm

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb756982.aspx
Access to 'Documents & Settings' Denied

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How do I set a folder to read only permission using windows explorer? I go to the properties of that folder and check the read only but then it goes back to a shaded box.

A:Folder permissions

Are you removing the check mark?

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i have made a private folder by all but myself and system removed from security permissions and made myself the owner. if i try to access this folder through another os it asks me to take permanent ownership which I suppose will show up as changed owner in permissions right? can ubuntu etc override this without a trace?

A:win 7 and folder permissions

Welcome to the Forums, Mumbles!

The problem is, Windows stores file ownership and permissions information in a specific way. Users are identified not by their usernames, but by certain alpha-numeric strings. The registry contains information that relates these strings to actual usernames.

Now, if you try to access a hard drive created in one Windows OS by another - say in a dual-boot scenario, then the second Windows will have no way to translate those user-identifier strings into names, so you will see these strings in explorer if you choose the details view with the owner column present. If you have restricted access to some files and folders by manually editing permissions, then it's possible that access will be denied by the second Windows and the only possibility to access the files would be by taking ownership, which you can do by logging in as an administrator.

Similarly, Ubuntu will be able to edit NTFS permissions. The permissions themselves are not part of the registry, so whatever Ubuntu does will stay with the files. But by taking ownership in Ubuntu, you will deny yourself future access in Windows.

The only way that I know of - and I would be happy to learn a better way - making access possible from all OS on your computer or network is to make the files in question accessible by Everyone. if, however, you really want to restrict access, but then want to be able to open the files in another OS, then you could manually edit permissions using those string ident... Read more

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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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Can someone help me with my folder permissions in Windows 7? I tried changed folder permissions in C:\Users and it messed stuff up bad. Whenever I go into Firefox it says "Could not initialize security component..." and my Catalyst Control Center won't boot up properly. This is after doing a system restore to a few hours earlier too. What should the Users folder look like? Is there any easy way to fix this?

A:Help with folder permissions!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by xXVirusXx


Can someone help me with my folder permissions in Windows 7? I tried changed folder permissions in C:\Users and it messed stuff up bad. Whenever I go into Firefox it says "Could not initialize security component..." and my Catalyst Control Center won't boot up properly. This is after doing a system restore to a few hours earlier too. What should the Users folder look like? Is there any easy way to fix this?


Have you tried changing what you changed back to the default settings?

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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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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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