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VISTA Security Permissions for 1 of 4 Users is MESSED UP

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

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

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

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

Why not to create new profile and delete corrupted one?

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

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

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

For e.g.

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

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

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

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

Thank you to read so patiently...

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

A:File security permissions messed up by chkdsk

I tried a fix of my own.

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

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

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

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

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

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Is it normal to have "Everyone" in security permissions under \Users?
Given that Users(PCname\Users) is already in the list.

A:Security Permissions for Users

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mjf


Is it normal to have "Everyone" in security permissions under \Users?
Given that Users(PCname\Users) is already in the list.


just checked my system (32bit) and no it is not. Did you upgrade from a previous OS?

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I looked at my folder properties, the security tab on win8 "C:\Users\mike"
I see securities permissions for "Account Unknown S-1-15-21-etc..-1002" (i'm 1001)

Searched the registry, nothing found. Anyone have Idea what this might be ? Thanks !!!

I'm not overly concerned, slightly maybe,,, mostly curious.. might delete it and see what happens after next system image.

A:my users account unknown security, special permissions

I would suggest deleting it.
There is no such user in the valid users selection box.
Running a virus scan would be good.

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Can anyone help me regain Security Permissions to C:\Users\All Users\Application Data Folder which I lost while looking at the access rights. I mistakenly closed the box while playing with the access rights and lost any access to the file.
I pulled the access rights to the file using icacls they are below.

application data
D:PAI(D;OICI;FA;;;WD)(A;;0x1200a9;;;WD)(A;OICI;FA;;;SY)(A;OICI;FA;;;BA)S:AI

I am thinking I can change the information in the file and restore it. Not sure exactly what to change?

I was also thinking I could pull the info from another computer running with the same operating system and reapply them to this file? Would this work?

I looked at Previous Versions of the upper level folder. Can I restore a previous version of this whole folder? Will it restore the Application Data folder with the prior permissions?

A:Lost Access Permissions to C:\Users\All Users\Application Data Folder

Are you asking about the Application Data or Appdata folder?

If Application Data, this is not a real folder but a junction used to allow interface with legacy programs. No access is necessary since it is pointing to the Appdata folder.

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Hello!

Like the subject says: any Bitdefener Internet Security 2009 users with Vista x64 here?

how does it work for you?
Mine dropped dead after yesterday's update.
I contacted Bitdefender but to no avail...

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

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

ARGH.

A:Permissions all messed up!

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

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

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

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Hi,

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

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

For more illustration, this is what it looks like:

A:I messed with User permissions..

Hello and welcome to TenForums

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

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

Hi I had this problem a few week ago

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

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

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

So I downloaded this ...

http://download.wsusoffline.net/

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

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

How can I fix this mess?
 

A:User Permissions all messed up

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

Ideas?

A:Changing permissions has messed up everything

**Update**

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

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Hi I am looking for some advice.

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

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

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

Now my permissions and access policy is in tatters.

My main questions are

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

2. Is there a better... Read more

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So I'm in the middle of a first time and incredibly frustrating Windows 10 installation, I'm having a terrible time getting a stable connection for gaming. This is a dual boot Win 7 Pro ( my original drive ) and Win 10 "" Upgrade cough"" on a new drive.

Something about Windows 10 is not allowing me to have a stable connection for gaming, nor allow me to use my microphone. I get nothing but rubber banding, ping spikes, packet loss no matter what I do.

So my fall back is Windows 7 where I can currently play BFV smooth as silk with no lag issues whatsoever, but after taking ownership of the Win7 boot drive on my Win10 drive, many things in Win7 don't work right and it seems to be down to permission issues that I'm having a hard time correcting.

I'm more or less giving up on Windows 10 which has cost me $6.00, $40.00 for a new wireless adapter (thinking that would correct the issue) gas money, and the tragic and malicious destruction of my weekend. My goal here is to man the Windows 7 life raft and try to get the permissions back to normal so I can do things like launch the Epic Games app and Firefox which for some reason requires I right click and Admin every time I want to Launch them. Getting errors such as "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible." But everything is in place, bookmarks and all, as long as I right click and Admin, each and every time.

I've right clicked my C d... Read more

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

A:Permissions Messed Up - Windows 7 64-bit

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

next best is system restore.

Roy

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Hi everyone,

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

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

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

A:NTFS Permissions Messed Up !!!

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hi guys,

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

A:Messed up user rights permissions

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

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

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

A:Setting Permissions Messed Up Laptop - HELP!

Welcome to the Forums.

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

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

I mistakenly denied permissions to Everyone which includes myself.

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

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


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

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

How can I fix this huge blunder?

Thanks,

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Hello,

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

Thank you

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

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

Second, do the following:

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


If that doesn't work, take ownership first:

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

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

cheers,
Steve

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

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

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

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

What's up?

A:windows 7 file permissions messed up

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

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

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

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

HELP???

thanks
gn

A:messed up permissions in registry / HKLM

Try to do System Restore

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I bought this Computer from a pawn shop and no matter what I do I can't get rid of the "PawnAmerica" name as my user profile I changed all the permissions and it still won't allow me to edit the name as you can see by the picture by the dull grey tone of the file name and the little padlock on the file

A:Permissions And Users

Well, you can just create a new administrator account. I think this will bypass you your problem.

Are you trying to edit the name of the account by right clicking on this folder and renaming it?

If Yes, then you are doing it wrong, just go the the Control Panel and open up User Accounts, click on the account name you are currently using and change the name.

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Hi best wishes to one and all.
I have a problem I hope someone can help with, I had trouble deleting a folder on my desktop, it said I needed permission. I am the only user, I am logged in as administrator, when I click security in properties(see screenshot) there appears to be several users logged? As you can see I gave them all permissions,but still told I did not have permission to delete folder. Questions; 1) how do I have all these users, 2) can+ should I delete any. 3) if I am logged on as administrator, why do I need permission to delete. I have looked at help files on permissions but it loses me, as you can guess I am a newby and only understand English. I have Windows 7 Pro. 16Gb memory, i7 Processor. Thank you in advance. Sorry. hope this works.

A:users and permissions

Cannot see the screenshot you refer to. Please click Edit on your post to attach using paper clip in Reply box. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums

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

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

Please help.

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

thanks,
alison

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Folks,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Folks,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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Hi all!,
I have 2 hard drives.
The first one has Windows XP installed and the second one is used to store all my personnal stuff.
If for whatever reasons I have to reformat, I will not loose all my stuff.

My problem:
I went into "My Documents" folder's properties and changes the "Target folder location" so it points to my second hard drive. Like I said, all my personnal stuff is in there.
Finally it happened... I had a major problem with "MediaAccess" spyware that made me do a lot of regedit.
After battleling for a whole night, I had to reformat my c: drive.
I created a new account, but now, if I go to my second hard drive, I still have the "Documents and Settings" folder with my personnal folder in it. Double click on it but I dont have the permissions to open it. I rebooted in Administrator mode, but still cant open it.

Anyone can help me?
 

A:Ned help with permissions (advanced users please!)

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Hello,

Is there a way to stop Windows from trying to keep everything so damned 'secure'? Eliminate the need for permissions and file protection etc?

I have a whole host of folders I can't access, or can only access by every time granting admin privileges. The biggest problem being that when a program wants to access a folder, it can't give those rights and just crashes. If I try to scan a page for instance, I have to store it somewhere like C:\TEMP or something because I can't store it to My Documents!

Normally I've only been logged in as administrator, and signed into my microsoft account. However, when I try to use the MyDocuments folder, for instance, it always says I don't have the right to do that. In accounts, I have made sure even normal users have full control of all files and folders, let alone admins. I haven't even basically created any other users until as a measure to try to access my My Documents etc. folders I made a normal user (with admin rights though) but to no avail.

If I check the properties of the MyDocuments folder - it says 'read only'. Now if I tick that off, it takes a while applying the command to all subfolders and such. Fine. The tick vanishes. Now here's the fun part - if I close the properties box, and re-open it immediately - AGAIN it has turned read-only! Seems like there is no chance to win!

I believe this all has something to do with the fact that I have...umm..seven harddrives in my machine, and they of course have been used in older W... Read more

A:Permissions/users etc. woes

You can go to most any folder and right click select Properties then the Security tab and Add your Username to the list and give it full rights.

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Is there any way to apply different permissions to users on a work group?

We are all using Windows 7 Professional

All on same workgroup/other VPN

All systems go, but would like to limit some users to certain areas without having to fire up server 2003 domain

Thanks

A:Any way to apply different permissions to users

This tutorial should help you with that.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ns.html?filter

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Hello everyone, nice forum to be in!

My question is about how I can set the permissions for the users on a network that
All have windows 7 x64 on their PCs?

Let me make it more clear:
I am not using Home group function of win 7 and if we have 4-6 PCs that have access
to number of shared folders on one of another PCs, We named that computer "Server" and we want to use it as the main place for storing files that come from other users on the network(All on a Server PC). The root folder has several subfolders.
Now How can I set the permissions for those subfolder the way that some users ON the network can have access to them and others not?

I have tried to add the users (user names) that exist on the network (and not on the local machine) to permission with no luck, windows can't find them because it only searches the local PC for the specified user and not the entire network machines.

Again, How can I do that?

Thanks in advance

A:Network Users Permissions

Are you using 10 machines or less total?

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I am currently running Windows XP MCE 2005. I have setup 4 limited user accounts for everyone in my family and one administrator account for installing programs with. The problem is that some programs require administraor privlages to run. Can I setup full access for all users for individual programs?

A:Setting permissions for users

Well, you can change who you run the program as. Right click, run as, then you can do it from there.

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How can I put restrictions on folders for certain users on my computer. For example: User "Somebody" cannot access the Windows folder. Please be in-depth in your answers! Thanks in advance.
-Josh
 

A:Restrictions/Permissions for users

Welcome to TSG....

The best way is this:

Open Help and Support
Type in Permissions

choose what you want to do in the left pane and then you can print what you want for directions.
 

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I'm not sure if it is possible but I was wondering if it was possible to change a users permissions so that they could not change their password or other user/computer settings and etc. I have seen mention of other user groups and I see mention of changing group permissions in several help articles but I'm looking for a more defined answer.

All help is welcome and thank you all in advance.

P.S. I think this is in the right spot but if not I apologize.
 

A:Users/Group Permissions

You can setup a user so their password never expire. In Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Computer Managerment / Local Users and Groups / Users . Right click on the user name and choose Properties. Checkmark "user cannot change password".
( Win 7 method, should be the same in Vista, and almost the same in XP )

In order to stop the user from making system wide changes, change the account to a Standard / Limited User account.
 

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Hi all!,
I have 2 hard drives.
The first one has Windows XP installed and the second one is used to store all my personnal stuff.
If for whatever reasons I have to reformat, I will not loose all my stuff.

My problem:
I went into "My Documents" folder's properties and changes the "Target folder location" so it points to my second hard drive. Like I said, all my personnal stuff is in there.
Finally it happened... I had a major problem with "MediaAccess" spyware that made me do a lot of regedit.
After battleling for a whole night, I had to reformat my c: drive.
I created a new account, but now, if I go to my second hard drive, I still have the "Documents and Settings" folder with my personnal folder in it. Double click on it but I dont have the permissions to open it. I rebooted in Administrator mode, but still cant open it.

Anyone can help me?
 

A:Ned help with permissions (advanced users please!)

See:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;810881
 

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

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

Edit2: I've attached the sfc log file.

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

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

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

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

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Does anyone have any idea why, when I select the Read/Write option for users and groups for various shares on my NAS, the Vista permissions don't have Delete selected, thus only making it possible to delete at administrator level?

When viewing permissions, even administrators can't view the contents of the Auditing tab, although currently any user (both Windows and UNIX) can take ownership of a file/folder, which, of course, I want to change, but I don't want to affect the settings on my NAS.

Where NAS files show a combination of Windows and UNIX users and groups, I'm also seeking advice on how best to configure.

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So I have a Dell Alienware M18Xr2 which I upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10.

Everything was fine until yesterday.

I'm building an app in Visual Studio, and was getting an access denied error trying to read a .XML file.

It turned out I had the path wrong, but before I figured that out I started playing around with my permissions and ownership settings.

Whilst I was doing this I accidentally hit delete when my user was highlighted in the security tab. I didn't notice it at first. But when my computer restarted I was no longer able to login in. And this is still the case

I can get into safe mode, but any attempt to get into regular Windows leaves me hanging on the pastel blue screen with the spinning dots.

I tried running system restore from a Windows 10 install disc, it picked up a restore point from last week, then gave an error in the restore process and now won't pick up ANY restore points.

I got into safe mode and ran sfc /scannow from an elevated command prompt, it said it found and fixed errors but didn't fix my issue.

I tried to "reset" keeping my files, but that won't work because my Users folder is on D:

Are there any options that don't involve wiping and re-installing?

A:Help, I messed up my Users and can't log in!

Can you run a restore point from before the time of your disastrous deletion? Restore a backup of similar vintage? Both of those approaches will work from safe mode and should restore your system to its previous state.
HTH,
--Ed--

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Hi all,

I'm not sure if this is the right forum to ask this question, but I'm wondering how to set permissions for a file in Windows 7 so that a user on the internet can access it? I am running an Apache webserver from my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 machine, and I have php and Perl scripts that need to be accessed by users outside my network (such as a FormMail script.) I can see where to change permissions for users on the computer and in the network, but now how to set it so that outside users can connect to it.

Thanks!
Jason

A:How do I set file permissions for internet users?

Hello and welcome Jason mate I am not real sure of why you would want to do this surely emailing the file to someone is just as easy or do you want multiple net users to access it? If so then I suggest you make the security on the machine set to max safety!!

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Sometimes when I move directories the resulting directory needs to be modified under the security tab to add the "Authenticated Users" user in order to remove the lock icon.

I've verified that I am the owner of the directory...and the other users with access to the directory is "System", My Account and "domain/Administrators".

A:Directory Permissions - Why Authenticated Users?

Just more information to make sure I'm being clear.

If I download a group of wallpapers from Usenet and they go into the "Downloads" library the directory has no lock. Once I move them to the "Walls" library, there is a lock.

If I add "Authenticated Users" to the directory's security tab the lock goes away.

Is this a feature, bug or user error? Any one it might be, how do I stop this behavior?

P.S. This also happens outside of libraries as well, so I don't think it has anything to do with junctions/symlinks.

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Hi everyone,
I'm running Win XP Pro and have turned off advanced file sharing. I want to set advanced permissions for my Shared Documents folder, but I can't see my other networked computer. My network is very simple, 2 computers (the other is running XP Home) both connected to a 4 port router/dsl modem. I want to create a new user, OR group for the Shared documents folder on the XP pro machine, that is specific to only my Xp home computer having acess to it, so that I can tighten the restrictions on the "everyone" group. However, when prompted where to look for new users, I can only see my own (xp pro) computer, and not the other one. Both computers are in the MSHOME workgroup, and both can see each other in windows explorer. Why can't I search for users on my xp home machine?

Thanks
 

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My son shares a computer with his girlfriend. They log on as different users. When she logs on, she can play music from online with windows media. When my son logs on with his user name, it won't work. They are both listed as administrators. Is this some type of restriction that is keeping him from using it?

I have looked but can't find a way to get it to work for him.

Thanks,
Insidetrax
 

A:Windows Media Users Permissions?

Welcome to the effects of DRM (Digital Rights Management).
 

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I have a Windows 10 PC that acts as a file share. Within this file share there are several hundred folders. I'd like to know if there is an easy to grant two different users different permissions to these several hundred folders.

For example, I'd like like one users to be have full control to folders A, B, C and the other user to have full control to folder 1, 2, 3 - Neither of which should be able to see what access the other user has.

Is there an easy way to do that other than going to each folder and granting each user appropriate access?

A:Granting two users different permissions to different folders

Originally Posted by sunilnm


Is there an easy way to do that other than going to each folder and granting each user appropriate access?



I have not tried this myself so you might want to try this with 2 or 3 folders first to see if it works.

Create a temporary folder for each user: UserATemp, UserBTemp, etc. Move the folders you want each user to access into their respective temporary folder. Set the proper permissions on the UserATemp folder. Then under the security tab click on advanced. On the advanced security and sharing window click the check box for Replace all child object permission entries.... then apply. Then move all the subfolders back to where you had them first.

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