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Windows 7 Security Settings/Permissions Issues?

Q: Windows 7 Security Settings/Permissions Issues?

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

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

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

Something in particular I ran into though was when I had to delete a file that was in the "Program Files" folder. When I attempted to delete a file or folder within "Program Files", I would get 2 messages. The first one being, "Are you sure you want to move this folder to the Recycle Bin, Yes or No". I would click "Yes".
But the after, I get the message with the title "Folder Access Denied" that says, "You'll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder, Continue, Skip or Cancel". I could press "Continue" and the file would be successfully deleted, but I'm worried that this message shouldn't be here in the first place.

So I'm wondering if I still have bits of the "corrupted" security settings from before and if I can revert them to their default settings. Or if there are screenshots of the default security settings. Or should I post up screenshots of my current settings and run them through you guys.

Also (although off topic), my desktop can access the folders of my laptop for file sharing (when I go to "Network Places), but when I go to network places on my laptop, my desktop does not show up (even though I know they are connected since the desktop can see the laptop and not vise versa).

Any help is appreciated.

Thank you.

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A: Windows 7 Security Settings/Permissions Issues?

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

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

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

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

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

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How to restore security permissions to default settings?

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


A:Restore security permissions to default settings??

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

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


A:How to restore security permissions to default settings

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

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

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

Hello medauto

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

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

XP Home
Go to Safe Mode to find the Security Tab

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

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


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

Thanks in advance for any help!!

A:File/folder Security-permissions Issues

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

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I have used various programs to delete the viruses; Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, AVG 9.0 (currently installed), CCleaner and it now seems somewhat stable. There is only one admin on this pc. I had created a new admin and still had the same issues, as follows... I found an old file named Spybot - Search and destroy, which I am unable to delete because I don't have permissions...? I also have been getting an update from MS to download and install MRT, but even though it says successful, I can't run it from start>run or from system32 and it continuously comes back to be reinstalled. When I right-click on ANY file folder or application file, there is no security tab to change permissions. ARRRGGGHHH! Thanks!

I disabled AVG to run DDS.SCR and RootRepeal

DDS.txt below (Attach.txt, and ARK.txt attached)

DDS (Ver_09-10-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by MW at 12:09:17.06 on Fri 11/20/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.502.151 [GMT -6:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
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A:xp home/viruses removed; still have permissions/security issues

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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

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when i turned on my pc today i was greeted with a LOT of security warnings, and pop ups telling me various programs had failed to start for a number of reasons, all of which seem to be related to windows security settings.
the main one i get is "Your Internet security settings prevented one or more files from being opened."
i cant see what could of caused this, since i changed nothing yesterday, and installed no updates.
i have tried various fixes, like deleting the regedit line 000... , which didnt exist.
any help would be great, i cant open most of my programs, which is a pain!

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So, I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate and up till recently I've been the only user that had access to the computer. That is about to change and what I'd like to do is create an alternate Account for the machine, which I have done, while making only specific folders available to that account.

To give you a better idea: I have a folder on my desktop entitled "Stuff" with, well, lots of stuff in it. I'd like to make several of the folders within this directory accessible to the other account, for read only, and to make all other folders in the directory effectively hidden and unreachable for read or write access.

I know how to do this with Sharing across a Network but have never had to mess with Account permissions to this degree. Is it possible?

(Also, I apologize if this is the wrong forum. It seemed like a general security issue but maybe it'd be better placed in the Windows 7 forum?)

A:Solved: Windows 7 Security Permissions

Nevermind, After digging a bit further online, using proper keywords, I found what I was looking for. Couldn't locate what I needed previously as I was stuck in the lingo of Network sharing.

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Hi thereRe: Windows 7 advanced security settingsSome of the permissions have been changed and I would like to find a way to reset all the permissions to the default settings.  Can anyone provide a quick way to reset all permissions to default? I would be truly grateful. Thanks. :-)Kind regardsmeTech

A:Quick way to reset all security permissions to default? (Windows 7)

Or you can seek on the Knowledge Base ... http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313222 :)Tis article is for windows vista but i works also for windows 7.Just run in a evalated prompt the following command.secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verboseKind Regards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Permissions settings?????

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

Administrator vs Administrators

Where are the Photoshop files located?

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Alright, here's the skinny.

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

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

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

Is there a way around it?

I appreciate any help!

A:XP Documents and Settings Permissions?

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

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I have problem with Windows 8.1 security settings since my PC download some updates I cannot install/uninstall or change user account control. Also some software cannot run/start. Every time when I want to change something "Connect smart card" appears on my screen. I'm only user of my laptop. Pls help.

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

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

A:Transfer permissions & settings to new Win2000 PC

Not sure about settings but the permissions and acl's you can do with XXCOPY or RoboCopy.

RoboCopy is in the resource kits.

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

A:Documents and Settings folder permissions

Documents and settings is not accessible. Access is denied.

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Apple published security updates and bulletins for six products such as Xcode 9, tvOS 11, watchOS 4, Safari 11, iOS 11, and iTunes 12.7 (for both macOS and Windows).

The security updates were published to address several low-level security issues. The most important of all the security patches is the one delivered with the recently launched iOS 11. For an overview of all the new (non-security related) features in iOS 11, you can read this review from MacRumors.

There are no macOS security updates. Apple will release macOS High Sierra (10.13) on September 25, and the company is expected to bundle any security patches with the main 10.13 release.Click to expand...

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Here is a good one guys and gals, this will help adjust security settings in Windows for recommended security.
Automatically diagnose and fix common security setting on Windows

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I am running Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 11. I am trying to find a listing of the recommended settings for the Security section under Internet Properties. I have found several listings for the Advanced section, but not Security.

Can anyone guide me to a listing like this or a website that gives specific details about what each setting does or controls so that I can adjust my system correctly. I find that using the Windows 7 factory settings slows the system down somewhat.

Thank you

A:Internet Security Settings in Windows 7

It sounds like you want to disable ActiveX content (flash) or you have an errant COM browser Addon.
or you have a long list of domains in your Trusted Sites zone.
Changing the default IE security zone settings is not recommended.
Legacy anti-spyware like Spybot S&d or the MVP hosts lists are no longer required and long Trusted Sites lists are known to slow performance.
SmartScreen Filter or your AV product include listings of known 'bad' domains.
You can find the latest listing here -
tools>activeX filtering to toggle site ActiveX filtering.
Internet Options>Advanced tab, uncheck "Enable third-party browser extensions" (Close and restart IE for the full changes to take affect) to disable COM Toolbars and BHO's.
Check for updates to your AV program and run a scan to identify any malware that you may have installed.
Questions regarding Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 and Internet Explorer 11 for the IT Pro Audience. Topics covered are: Installation, Deployment, Configuration, Security, Group Policy, Management questions. If you are a consumer looking for answers or to
raise a question, it's highly recommended you head on over to http://answers.microsoft.comRob^_^

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Thanks for your help in advance. I just have a quick question. Can not seem to get a direct answer from Windows Help screens..If I am running with McAfee Security Protection, also with SuperAntiSpyware & Malwarebytes Anti-Malware(thanks to someone from tech support for the Malwarbytes) do I need the Windows Defender Program running and/or Windows Security Program running?? First in the help screens it says no, but for Defender it says yes. Have cleaned up computer pretty good(i think) so don't want anything else to get screwed.
I have a HP Pavilion dv9727cl notebook with Vista home premiem 32 bit with a AMD Turrion 64x2.
Thanks again, just am so paranoid something will or could still be wrong>

A:Windows vista security settings

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How do I change Windows 7 Security settings so that I no longer get the below warning message when I open files or URL's? Note: all files / URLs I'm opening are stored on our company intranet so I'm not worried about security issues.



A:Changing Windows Security Settings

That message seems to have originated from MS Office, not Windows 7.

Anyways, who says company sites are safe? Someone can hack it and make it pass on malware/hacking tools/botnet clients etc. Company web sites are frequently built on weak security standards because the developers think they are safe just because they are behind a perimeter firewall. Modern hacks don't go direct and bang on the firewall, they attack the browsers, old flash plugins and other programs that take input from the net, like Powerpoint, Word, Adobe Reader. Which is what that warning message is about.

Then there are targeted attacks which pinpoint specifically certain key personell in a org, like a financial accountant for example. You email her some infected attachment which says she has been invited to some big conference. She opens that file and bingo, a keylogger and a backdoor are installed. Which is, again, what that warning message is trying to say to you.

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Hey guys, after my old hard drive made problems, I tried to copy the files to another drive and used "take ownership" to get permission to move things(from windows folder too). i think that was not very wise.
I decided to employ another method of maintaining my current setup by cloning my hard drive to a new one . after booting from my new drive, i keep getting bluescreens. i think it has something to do with the security settings i have now.
Any help is appreciated :)

running windows 7 x64

i?ve run driver verifier without bluescreens so far(if i did it right).
i experience a lot of crashes in google chrome too lol.

A:Windows Bluescreen Security Settings?

i?ve done a bit of reseach and used windbg myself now to analyze, but it says something like nt!KiPageFault+0x16e at the lowest stack. i dont know how to fix it still.

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I was trying to use my web cam and mic but I got the following.

Please tell me what I need to do to be able to change the settings so I am able to use my web cam and mic.

I don't know what I need to do to be able to change the settings so I am able to use my web cam and mic.

I was unable to click on the change button using an admin or windows user account.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit, Build 18362, Installed 20190909191441.000000-360
Processor: AMD A8-5500 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 16 Stepping 1, CPU Count: 4
Total Physical RAM: 6 GB
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7560D, 768 MB
Hard Drives: C: 873 GB (479 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, ver 31900058 STD or WIN, s/n ES13452452
System: LENOVO, ver LENOVO - 1200, s/n ES13452452
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

Thanks for your help.

A:Web Cam and Mic settings issues (Windows 10)

I don't know if this will help you. But this page has a description of your issue and, it appears, links to possible solutions.


Edit: If this is a work computer and managed by the IT dept. it's quite possible that thay have changed some policies as to not allow users to use camera and microphone.

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

A:System restore and folder permissions/settings

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

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

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

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

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

A:Permissions Problem Despite Full Control Settings

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

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

HDD sharing - Windows 7 Help Forums

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

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

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

Please help.

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


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

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

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

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I hope Im in the right forum.

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

A:WMDC says I dont have permissions to change settings



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The Threats and Countermeasures Guide contains detailed information about relevant security settings that can be configured on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP. This guide details the different threats, potential countermeasures, and the potential impact of configuring these settings.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Adobe Acrobat Reader



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The Threats and Countermeasures Guide contains detailed information about relevant security settings that can be configured on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP. This guide details the different threats, potential countermeasures, and the potential impact of configuring these settings
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Adobe Acrobat Reader



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I have been working with programs such as Blender 3d recently which conflict with my security settings. I have been getting permission denied for saving files and doing other functions in these programs. I found out how to disable the administrator setting by going in command prompt and typing "net user administrator /active no" and how to keep the computer from constantly bringing up warnings asking me to allow a change to my computer by going in user account settings and sliding the slider to zero. It seemed to be working untill I took the slider back up so that I could have some security enabled while on the internet, and then even when I took the slider back down it was still the way it was before, not letting me save my files on some programs and bringing up messages asking me to allow myself to run a program I had clicked on. I tried bringing up the command prompt and re-disabling the administrator setting and also made sure the slider was down all the way, to no effect. I was trying to do a system restore to restore whatever is screwing this up, but an error comes up everytime telling me it can't access a file possibly because of antivirus being on, even though I already turned all the security features off. Any way I could have missed something that I did right the first time but not the second?

A:cannot change security/permission settings in windows 7

Right click => Properties => Security => Advanced => Owner => Take Ownership => Click your user name => Then Select the box that says "Replace Owners on subcontainers and objects"

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Hi All

Been trying to fix this for a week! Can get e-mails no problem. The internet says its connected, but I cant get on-line due to above message. Using Windows 8. I have been clicking on every firewall setting like crazy! and got online for 10 seconds (was able to search on google) but then it went down again.

I have Windows defender with 2 error messages - and they want to fix them, but I cant get online to fix them.

I don't seem to have Norton Anti-Virus anymore, don't know where that went.

I have tried clicking to not use any Firewall - but nothing works. Any ideas? Thank you.

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I'm having trouble loading all sites that use ActiveX, download .zip files, and getting windows update to load. This happened about 5 months ago and went away on it's own after a week. This time it's lasting a bit longer and I can't figure it out..

When I play around with the security settings, even though I might set them to low, it acts as if they're set to high, disabling everything. I've already ran Spybot and Adaware SE and they found nothing. I'm stumped.. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

I just noticed it won't let me open any .msc files. It's treating me like a limited user although in the user accounts, I'm listed as a Computer Administrator.

A:ActiveX/Security Settings/Windows Update

I would run your Windows disc in repair mode to allow an official fix of any problems it detects. Then I would save all your files and directories that are critcial to you, before starting over with a clean install. You are likely going to be plagued with problems until you have a clean install.

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I got this computer from someone else and it was infected when i got it, it's windows 7 but was originally xp if that makes any difference. I've tried to get rid of this virus or malware or whatever it is before, but couldn't get rid of it. I can't download avg or malwarebytes, i get redirected away from the sites with a message that "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" and "diagnose connection problems" even though i can access other sites fine. I also can't access firefox web browser from the desktop or start menu and i spontaneously get popups when i'm online that open in a new tab or window. All of my security settings are turned off and i can't enable them...i downloaded advanced systemcare which seemed like it worked, but i ran it a second time and it still had a few of the same problems right after i had just run it. i can't create backup points either.

A:security settings disabled, pop ups, and redirecting on windows 7

Hello shannonmeduh
Have you tried renaming Malwarebytes? to something like 123.exe
Have you tried getting into safe mode?
to get into safe mode reboot the computer and keep tapping the f8 button and a list should come up with different options.
use the arrow key to scroll down and select safe mode with networking and try to download Malwarebytes. then try to run Malwarebytes.Then post the log here and one of the experts here can assist you further.


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I decided to re-install windows 2000, so I popped in the CD, clicked install, and rebooted. As it was rebooting, I changed my mind, and the choose OS screen popped up:
(something like this)
Windows 2000 Professional
Windows 2000 Professional Setup

I chose the top one since I had changed my mind. Everything was fine. The next day, I had to choose the top one again, so I edited the boot.ini file to what it was before I started install, then deleted the temporary files created by the pre-installer. Everything was fine.

Then, the next day I changed some settings on my bios, and it wouldn't boot up, so I reset the bios, and it started fine. The time was off, so I changed it in windows. Everything was fine. However, next time I restarted, all the firefox bookmarks were gone. Luckily, firefox had backed them up in the bookmarkbackups folder which is in the profile folder. Firefox had also forgotten the layout I had for the addresss bar and navigation buttons. When I customize it, it doesn't save the changes for next time I load firefox. Also, the usb digital camera software doesn't start automatically anymore, and windows tries to install it or something. Also, some of the recent Far Cry (game) checkpoints are gone, but older ones are there.

What the hell is going on? All my files are intact, as far as I can tell, it just seems like windows "rolled back" some of my settings. I also installed the latest radeon omega drivers, but I've been using those ... Read more

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Hello everyone,

I'm currently having an issue accessing many of the files on my computer. I suspect a permissions problem.

Due to performance issues (as well as a problem with creating and keeping System Restore points), I recently did a clean re-install of Windows 7 (restored my Toshiba Satellite to out-of-the-box state).

After that, I restored all of my personal files from an external HD (WD Passport).

However, now I'm unable to open many of my files.

I initially ran into this problem when trying to open many of the sheet music PDF files I have stored in my Music folder. After seeking help in the Adobe Reader forum, someone directed me to this link: Learn How to Take or Assign Ownership of Files and Folders

This started to get me on the right track. I followed the directions there, but it didn't do the whole job. Instead, I also did this:

Right click on "Music" > Properties > Sharing Tab > "Share..."

This opened another window ("Choose people to share with"). There was only one name listed--Lauren S. with Permission Level of "Owner." I didn't add anything, only clicked "Share" at the bottom of the window. Somehow this gave me access to the files in my Music folder.

My big problem is that I can't seem to replicate this success with any of my other folders. For instance, I can't open ANYTHING (pdf, doc, odt, txt, etc.) contained in my Documents folder. Trying to follow the same steps didn... Read more

A:Suspected Permissions problem after restoring to Factory Settings

Well, I seem to have come across something that fixed my issue in part.

Through the CMD prompt, I entered the following:
icacls "C:\Users\MY NAME\My Documents\EACH SUBFOLDER" /reset /t

I'm not sure why, but I couldn't do this just for "My Documents." It only worked if I did each subfolder individually.

Since my original post, I also discovered I couldn't open anything in "My Pictures" either.

The above command prompt didn't work for the general "My Pictures" folder, and before resigning myself to typing it for every subfolder, I decided to screw around in the Properties tab and figured out a solution through sheer dumb luck.

I can't say precisely what I did, but it was something like this:

Right Click on "My Pictures" > Properties > Security > Advanced

Once here, I cleared "Include inheritable permissions from this object's parent" and somehow deleted all the users listed under the "Permission entries" list

Somewhere in here, I got some scary looking boxes that popped up with warning about users and permissions, but after several hours of dealing with this nonsense, I was just like, "F*** it, let's try," and clicked OK on everything.

After that, I clicked on the "Owner" tab (at this point "Current Owner" had a note that they were unable to display the current owner).
Clicked on "Edit..."> Other Users or groups... > Advanced... > Find Now
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As title.

I've begun to use TeraCopy, which is much better than the stupid Win7 copy handler. There's just one problem:

When TeraCopy moves a file from a user-owned folder to a public folder, it retains folder's user-level permissions. I can manually give access to Everyone for this folder, but it is very annoying.

So, I'm looking for a way to easily remove a folder's own permission settings and make it use only inherited permissions.


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I have worked through a number of registry issues from NEEDING to run with UAC off. The only registry key that is giving me problems at the moment is HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings.

When I try to view it's permissions, I get:

Local Settings cannot be opened.
An error is preventing this key from being opened.
Details: The system cannot find the specified file.

When I click OK and try to view permissions, I get:

The requested security information is either unavailable or can't be displayed.

I have no idea how to troubleshoot this problem.
Windows search is moved to a different drive and it's performance has been glitchy, but the move was done through Vista's interface. I have no reason to think search is involved except that I have had some issues with it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Ok, So I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 with XP Pro w/ SP2, and I has always run fine for several years. All of a sudden, it would not boot up and I got the blue screen of death. Tried safe mode, realized that the operating system was being stopped at MUP.sys. Yada yada yada.

I took the hard drive out, hooked it up to my desk top, and backed up the files that were previously not backed up. First I had to make the Desktop (also XP Pro) take ownership and control of my laptop folders. I also solved the MUP.sys problem by copying the XP file from the other computer and pasting it into the correct file on the laptop hard drive. PROBLEM SOLVED!

NEW PROBLEM ARISES! Now I put the hard drive back into the laptop. The laptop successfully boots up! BUT since I've assigned all the permissions and ownership of my User Settings and Documents to the Desktop, the laptop automatically created a new account for me on my laptop, since it couldn't take access the old user settings and files. Umm ok. So I make my laptop take ownership back....under the newly created user account (maybe a dumb idea). So now I have my Administrator account, my old user acount (Joe), and this new annoyingly created account (Joe.JMAX). I can access all my files and stuff from the new account....but it doesn't upload any of my personal settings. It treats it like a new account ("please take the XP Tour", yada yada yada).

Unfortunately, when I sign into windows...it only gives me 1 option for a... Read more

A:Re-accessing User Settings after switching Permissions and Controls


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I have no idea why my laptop running vista is seeing but not connecting to my wireless router network. The computer sees the network, but a window pops up saying that the settings in the computer are not the same as the network. I think some settings may have been changed in vista, but am not sure how or when. Is there a way of setting the network settings in vista back to default without re-installing the OS? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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I am trying to open the my documents folder from my desktop and receive the Windows Security popup stating Your Internet security settings blocked one or more files from being opened. This just started to occur this morning.

A:Windows Security - Your Internet Settings blocked one or more files...

What version of IE do you have?

Try resetting IE to default:


Follow with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware:
Save to the Desktop.

MBAM may make changes to the Registry as part of its disinfection routine.
If using other security programs that detect Registry changes, they may interfere or alert you.
Temporarily disable such programs as shown, or permit them to allow the changes:

Right-click the MBAM file, and select: Run as Administrator
When the installation begins, follow the prompts.

Make sure you leave both of these checked:
Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Click: Finish

MBAM automatically starts and you are asked to update the program.
If an update is found, the program automatically updates itself.
Press the OK button to close the box and continue.

On the Scanner tab:
Make sure the Perform Full Scan option is selected.
Then click on the Scan button.

If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected.
Click on the Start Scan button.

The scan may take some time to complete, so please be patient.

When the scan is finished, a message box shows The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found
Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.

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I'm trying to reset this computer back to its default security settings due to the fact it got owned by a virus.

I've gotten the trojan off the computer, but it set a bunch of policies on the computer and now I can't run/install quite a few programs. It would be much easier if I could just edit the group policies via gpedit.msc but since its XP Home it doesn't have it built in.

I went through all the places in the registry I thought the policies would have been set but I couldn't find anything.

What I'm trying to do now is reset the computer back to its default security settings by going to Run and typing MMC. When the console pops up, I click File, then Add/Remove Snap-in and click Add, and your supposed to add Security Configuration and Analysis, but I don't have that option to select from the menu. If I could add this in I should be able to just load the setup security.inf and reset the computer back to its default settings.

I've tried quite a few other things today but I am starting to run out of options. Any help would be awesome thanks!

A:Help restoring default security settings for Windows XP Home.

You could try running SDFix. As a malware scanner I think it is quite out-of-date, however it will reset a lot of the registry items back to their default value as part of the scan.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/131299/how-to-use-sdfix/

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Yesterday out of nowhere I was prevented from visiting google regardless of what browser I used. The error code given by Chrome was:

Error 101 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_RESET): Unknown error

I did the standard delete files, reboot computer, power down/up cable modem & router. Still the same. Also, only the google main domain runs into this issue, not subdomains. So google.com/analytics is unaccessable but mail.google.com is just fine.

Running a few searches on Yahoo I saw a thread that said to edit Windows Temp security settings, so I:

1) Went to Explorer>>C:>>Windows>>Temp and right-clicked, selecting Properties.
2) Accessed Security Tab.
3) Listed were CREATOR/OWNER, SYSTEM, Administrators (Path-to-Me), and Users (Path-to-Me)
5) Selected CREATOR/OWNER, Administrator(ME), and Users(Me) and selected Edit and allowed full control to all three of these.
6) Restarted browser and went to Google and it worked fine.

Ten minutes later it is inaccessible again!

Went back to the Temp file security tab and All the access check boxes for the CREATOR/OWNER are unchecked. Trying to re-enable them throws this series of error notifications:

1) First error:

2) Next Error When I Click Continue

Can anyone tell me what is going wrong? I feel like Microsoft has seeded some type of anti-google thing into my computer with one of its updates.

A:Windows Security Settings Preventing Me From Accessing Google

Here is a very old article about the problem
My point in giving you the article is to point out that it is probably your antivirus
Maybe its a needed warning about something on the sites.
Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware: Critical Error 101 | Windows spyware | Tech-Recipes

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Hello everyone I am new here and making my first post. I know there are at least one Trojan and also something is preventing me from changing my Firewall settings and so on. I believe I have done everything as recommended and now am to the point of posting my Hijack log. Anyways I do greatly appreciate all the help with this. If I am doing something wrong and anyone wants to lend me any insight I'd greatly appreciate that as well.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 4:45:19 PM, on 12/9/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\SCardSvr.exeC:\WINDOWS&... Read more

A:Hijack Log, Trojans, Windows Security Settings Blocked, Etc

Hello there and welcome to Bleeping Computer's security forum.My name is David, I will be helping you with your log today.Please move HijackThis to another location, preferably c:\Program Files\HijackThis. Anywhere is fine, other than your Desktop or a Temp folder. If HijackThis is in a temporary folder you run the risk of accidentally deleting the backups or it clutters your desktop with all the backups.If you use Windows XP it might be that you just double clicked on the file HijackThis.exe, but that only extracts the file to a temporary folder. Please select the file and Extract it to a folder.How do you make a permanent folder:Click "My Computer", then "C:\" and then on "Program Files".In the menu bar, "File"->"New"->"Folder".That will create a folder named "New Folder", which you can rename to "HJT" or "HijackThis".Now you have "C:\Program Files\HijackThis". Put your HijackThis.exe there.Go to this page.Enter the url of this thread in the first field.Where it says, browse to the file that you want to submit, copy and paste next in the field:C:\WINDOWS\system32\mpreg.exeThen click the Send File button below.Please let me know when you have submitted the file.

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First of all let me apologize for repeating the scaling issue. I have searched high and low and tried just about anything i could find, but Windows is still misbehaving.

First let me explain my issues. There are 2 specific ones that annoy me.

Issue 1.
I have an HP Elitebook 8570w laptop that I use for work. At home I use the laptop as it is but at the office I have a docking station with a second display connected to it.

My issues are when i connect it to the docking station.

My PC has a native resolution of 1920x1080 and my second screen is 24" and 1920x1200.
When i insert the laptop in the docking it scales the laptop screen and it becomes blurry while the larger screen is clear.

The settings that so far works best for me is to have "Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays" turned OFF and set to smaller, but every time i insert it in the docking station I have to go in to these settings and change from smaller to another setting on the slider, click apply and then change back to smaller. This removed the blurryness and scaling seems normal without having to sign out and back in.

This is my settings for the scaling.

The result after booting up in the docking station: (full screen snipp showing one half clear and the other blurry)

Changing this setting once and back fixes it:

My question about this is why does it do this? From what I understand of the settings here is that I have set it to smaller and (after changing ... Read more

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Helping my neighbor.

I have windows XP SP1 and my neighbor has the same thing.

My wife and her are friends. Anyway this just started today or last night.
She always goes to Netscape to play games and my wife does the same. Neither one has a problem till now. My computer still goes to Netscape and the games with no problem but now my neighbors when ever she is at the netscape site ( and anyplace while she is on the netscape site such as the games) she gets this error

Your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page as a result the page may not display correctly. and then she has to click the error box ok button and then there is one behind that you click ok and then you can get around but the error keeps popping up constantly and you have to keep clicking the ok button.

Heres the delemma--She never had this problem before today or last night. I have tried everything. I am fairly good on the computer. I even got her on the phone and went through all her security settings one by one in tools>Internet Optins> security? custom tab and set hers exactly like mine and then went to the advanced tab and did the same there. I had put script defender on her computer so to make sure that was not it (although I have it on mine with no problem) I shut it down. None of that made any difference. still get the errors. The only other thing that is differnet on her computer now then before is I put zone alarm on her computer but then I also have it on mine.... Read more

A:Solved: Windows XP SP1-error keeps popping up activeX security settings not right and they ar

Sorry for the bother, I got it fixed. I guess I will try harder next time before I publish a thread. I will close this thread

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