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Security Permissions on network folder.

Q: Security Permissions on network folder.

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

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

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A: Security Permissions on network folder.

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

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

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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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Need help restoring file permissions. I have a HijackThis Log, if necessary.CODELogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 08:55:02 AM, on 3/26/2010Platform: Windows 2003 SP2 (WinNT 5.02.3790)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Abyss Web Server\abyssws.exeC:\Program Files\Abyss Web Server\abyssws.exeC:\Program Files\ArkWorks\ArkServer\ArkHost.exeC:\Program Files\Carbonite\Carbonite Backup\carboniteservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\csasvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Dfssvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\dns.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\FileZilla Server\FileZilla Server.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ismserv.exeC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\RaMaint.exeC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeIn.exeC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LMIGuardia... Read more

A:Network Folder Permissions

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

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

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

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

Bob Herman IT Tropolis

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

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

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

A:Create System Image - folder permissions/security

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

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

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

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Regarding Network Drives (Mapped Drives) and Folder Permissions on a Network Domain.

Anyways, I was wondering if anyone knew of how to set it up to where users had permissions to create folders/files, write, and read access, but dont have permissions to rename folders, move, and/or delete them.

If there was anyway to do this and you knew, I would appreciate any help.

Currently, we are running our network with Windows 2003 Server, and we do not have a group policy setup.
 

A:Folder Permissions on Network Drives?

nkarunatilaka said:



Anyways, I was wondering if anyone knew of how to set it up to where users had permissions to create folders/files, write, and read access, but dont have permissions to rename folders, move, and/or delete them.Click to expand...

Unless update-in-place is implemented, a save (after some edit)
is ususally a delete, create, write sequence and this makes it difficult to
avoid rename/move/delete.

Someone with more XP/Pro or servier 2003 experience might have more insight ...
 

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Hi,

I've got 3 PCs at home. Call them A, B & C. A runs XP Pro SP2 on an NTFS drive while B & C run XP Home SP2. Simple File Sharing on A is turned off. All 3 PCs can see each other fine over the network and all can access the internet fine thru the broadband DSL router (NAT). We do not have a domain.

After doing some research, it seems that XP Pro folder permissions do not work over a network. Consider a folder on A. It seems that it is not possible to set the permissions on the folder so a user on B can access the folder, but not a user on C. I've tried reproducing a user on B onto A (same name & password), and then trying to access the folder from B while logged in as that user, but it said "Access denied".

Is this true? If XP Pro folder permissions do work over a simple (non-domain) network, then how? I'm stumped as to how to do it.

Thanks,

Tom
 

A:XP Pro Folder permissions over simple network

See:

http://forums.techguy.org/networking/508885-sharing-folders-windows-2000-pro.html
 

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Hi,
Very long story short, I am the new IT Engineer at a small business and I had the task to delete a shared network drive folder. Sounds easy right. Well, some of the sub folders don't have permissions on and I get the "The requested security
information is either unavailable or can't be displayed" message in the security tab of the folders. I have tried the following:

Taken ownership and applied Admin, my own user ID and Authenticated users permissions on the parent folder and applied the "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object"3rd party take ownership programs on the subfoldersRename/delete the sub folders via cmd
Anything I try can't seem to grant me permission of ownership of the sub folders. Unfortunately I don't know what was done to these sub folders as the old engineer must have done this. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Hi there,

I have two computers on the same network that I use in tandem. Computer 1 has my dropbox folder and the entire disk is shared on my network for read AND write. Computer 2 is dedicated to running a CNC machine, and I do not wish it to run dropbox, but I want it to access the dropbox folder on Computer 1 via network share. Currently, when I attempt to access this folder from Computer 2 I recieve an "Access Denied" message, but I'm able to access all other folders on the share. What steps do I need to take to be able to write onto this dropbox folder from my other computer?

Thanks in advance,
Matthew

A:Dropbox Folder Permissions Denied, Accessing over Network

Hi there!

Welcome to SF.

What your looking for is to set file permissions for the shared folder, i believe Dropbox only gives the local installer account full control. Which you need to remedy
Can you try following this link http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rmissions.html and seeing how you get on with it?
Hope this helps.

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Hello, I'm having an issue sharing folders between two computers both running windows 7. The computers see each other on the network and the Public folder is accessible but when I try to share a folder from another user account the folder shows up on the network but is not accessible. It gives me a 'no permission to access this file, contact a network administrator' error message. I have set the permissions of the file to allow full read and write for everyone. In advanced sharing settings in the Network and Sharing center I have file sharing on, password protected sharing off, I've tried both encryption settings without any effect and I've also tried turning password protected sharing on which doesn't fix the problem. Homesharing does not work between these computers either, They see each other but will not open any folders. I am at a bit of a loss as to what to try next, I've tested disabling all of my antivirus and firewalls, I made sure that they were on the same workgroup. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it. Thank you.

A:No permissions error when trying to access shared network folder

  
Quote: Originally Posted by TychoPsycho


Hello, I'm having an issue sharing folders between two computers both running windows 7. The computers see each other on the network and the Public folder is accessible but when I try to share a folder from another user account the folder shows up on the network but is not accessible. It gives me a 'no permission to access this file, contact a network administrator' error message. I have set the permissions of the file to allow full read and write for everyone. In advanced sharing settings in the Network and Sharing center I have file sharing on, password protected sharing off, I've tried both encryption settings without any effect and I've also tried turning password protected sharing on which doesn't fix the problem. Homesharing does not work between these computers either, They see each other but will not open any folders. I am at a bit of a loss as to what to try next, I've tested disabling all of my antivirus and firewalls, I made sure that they were on the same workgroup. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it. Thank you.


You might try going into the Security Tab of the folder you want to share. With the security tab open hit the "Add" button, then next window hit the "Edit" button then add "Everyone" to the access list, hit ok then apply then apply again on the security window. Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
Alternatively, you c... Read more

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We have a home network with 6 pc's with various OS's. I think somewhere in one of the Tutorials I read to use user "Everyone" to setup the Network. With the different OS's we are not using the HomeGroup setup thru Windows.

The system is up (and has been) running fine but reading another post I am concerened that this is not a safe/secure home network using "Everyone"

If "Everyone" is selected on a home network PC for home network uses/applciation...is "Everyone" also vulnerable to outside/Internet/neighborhood penetration and attack ?

Or does the "Everyone" user block any and all users except those on the home network...ie...anyone any outside the home attempts to enter my home system/network ?

Thanks...TRinAZ

A:6 PC home network permissions/security question

  
Quote: Originally Posted by trinaz


We have a home network with 6 pc's with various OS's. I think somewhere in one of the Tutorials I read to use user "Everyone" to setup the Network. With the different OS's we are not using the HomeGroup setup thru Windows.

The system is up (and has been) running fine but reading another post I am concerened that this is not a safe/secure home network using "Everyone"

If "Everyone" is selected on a home network PC for home network uses/applciation...is "Everyone" also vulnerable to outside/Internet/neighborhood penetration and attack ?

Or does the "Everyone" user block any and all users except those on the home network...ie...anyone any outside the home attempts to enter my home system/network ?

Thanks...TRinAZ


It only means that any machine that is part of your network will have access to those drives you set sharing and security permissions for "Everyone".

It does not mean that everyone outside your network will have access, although if someone were able to break into your network they would have full access to those drives. So from a security stand point it's not the safest way to share.

It would be a bit safer to either share the entire "User folder" if you need access to all of the "User" folders on the drive, or only share the folders you need access too from inside the network.

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

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

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

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

Any assistance is appreciated.

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I have virtually no resources available on my vista 32 laptop, constant disk activity, and some unusual files lying around...

c:\Windows\Temp4CE82EFE-1C12-C139-3893-58A133C78EC9-Signatures
mpasbase.vdm 11,894
mpasdlta.vdm 783k
mpavbase.vdm 43,666 k
mpavdlta.vdm 2,257 k
mpengine.dll 5,753 k

mse is the only virus software i have running and could not find info on this folder anywhere so i'm a bit concerned it may be comprimised after finding everything closed and port activity to 204.160.118.254 on several different ports, including 80, in and out on a pid for one of the windows network services. the ip looks like a porn site and is mentioned in a few virus definitions for backdoor activity but i don't have any of the other files or problems associated with what i found.

i don't know where to go from here. full mse scan is clean. i'm having resource trouble with almost everything i try to run.

A:Mysterious new temp folder with ms security related files and unusual network connections

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/filedb/mpengine.dll-41696.html

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/filedb/mpasbase.vdm-41694.html

As for your statement concerning resources...you may have a damaged install of MSE or some other program.

Louis

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

 

A:Folder Sharing/Folder Permissions

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

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

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

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Hello:
I am trying to transfer folders from an NT to an NT and none of the security permissions were not transferring with the folders...anybody have any theories on why or how to make this work???
 

A:Folder Permissions

Is the source location on the same partition as the destination? Are you transferring via a move or a copy?

If you're transferring to a different partition the permissions will not transfer with the files. Instead, they'll inherit permissions from the new location.

If you're moving files (note the difference between moving and copying!!) on the same partition they should maintain their original permissions, but if you're copying files on the same partition they will usually inherit permissions from the new location.

Hope this helps.
 

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Hi,

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

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

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

thanks for reading,

fb

A:folder permissions

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

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

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Hi,

Some software that I am installing using MSI via group policy requires that the restricted users of my network have write access to the program folders. When the MSI is created foldre permissions are not also copied. I am told that the easiest way of solving this issue is by writing/using a script to set the permissions of this folder on every machine which the MSI will be installed on to. I have no idea where to start. Any help/ideas would be greatful.
 

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

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

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

Thanks..

A:Folder permissions..

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

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

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

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

Hope this helps a bit

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Hi Folks,

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

Rob

PS - I'm loged on as administrator

A:Folder permissions

Hi Rob..

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

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

Hope that helps

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

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

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

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

A:Folder permissions

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Cleft


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

A:win 7 and folder permissions

Welcome to the Forums, Mumbles!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello all,

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

-afs16554-
 

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how do I change/recieve the permissions on a file that I don't have permission to change when I'm the admin of the comp. (In windows XP, in a NTFS file system)
 

A:folder permissions

Take ownership of the file through the advanced security settings. After you take ownership, you can then change permissions.
 

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I have been trying to recover files from my old computer's hard drive. I installed the old hard drive in our new computer as a slave, and this works fine. The only problem I have had is accessing folders that were protected on the drive.
On the old computer, which ran Windows XP Professional, I had it set up so my personal folders were only accessible from my account. Now that I am trying to access the folders from my new computer (running XP Home Edition), it continues to block access. I have already tried creating a user on the new computer with the same user name and password, as well as attempting to enter the folder's properties to allow access. Please help!
 

A:Folder Permissions

You need to take ownership of the files in the inaccessible directory. Ordinarily, this is only possible in XP Home in Safe Mode since the security tab of folder properties does not exist in regular mode.

Try starting in Safe Mode. Then go to Folder Options in the Control Panel, View tab, and uncheck the box about simple file sharing. That should give you a folder security tab in Properties. Click on that, Advanced button, Owner tab, and make yourself the owner of the directory with all permissions.
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If that doesn't work as I have heard but not tried, here is another I have not tried:

Download the Intel Security Configuration Manager (even if you do not have an Intel processor or motherboard). Make a temporary folder on your desktop and then click on the downloaded program to extract the contents to the temporary folder.

Right-click on the setup.inf file in the folder and choose "Install".

Reboot your computer and you will have the Security tab.

Be careful when applying permissions. "Deny" takes precedence over "Allow" permissions. An Administrator can easily lock himself out if you are not careful when applying permissions.

http://www.microsoft.com/ntserver/nts/downloads/recommended/scm/default.asp
 

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

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

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

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

Please reply,
Thank you!

A:Folder Permissions

Hello,

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

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

Please give us an update.

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

A:Help with folder permissions!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by xXVirusXx


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


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

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

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

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

A:Folder Permissions

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

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

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

A:folder permissions

Try taking ownership of the files/folders:

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

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

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

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

A:need help with folder permissions

Maye some help here:

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

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

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

A:Folder permissions

Are you removing the check mark?

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Hi,

I have a VPN link to my file server and when I try to save to it in Word it comes up with There has been a network or file permissions error. The network connection may be lost. File name.

I have two computers which do this. One is running Windows 7 and the other is Vista Business.

I have researched this a bit but have not had any luck at all.

Have tried disabling offline files, adding formatdatabase registry key, disabling indexing, windows hotfixes, disabling antivirus, deleting the client side cache folder but no luck.

The AV is Kaspersky on each machine but doesn't seem to be the problem.

Any help will be appreciated.

Sam
 

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I run WinXP home on a Dell Dimension 3000.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I recently installed IIS software on my windows 7 machine under my user that I created during the installation process.  I have checked, and this user does belong the group Administrators, however I cannot save files to the c:/inetpub/wwwroot/ folder.  What I have been having to do is save my files to another location and then copy them into the folder.  This is a major hassle, so I tried changing the permissions and I get an error saying I need administrative privileges in order to change them.  This is where my dilemma is, my user is a member of the Administrators group.  Any suggestions?
 Thank you.

A:Folder Permissions, I cannot use Inetpub

This is normal behavior. When you install IIS, the Inetpub\wwwroot folder becomes a protected system folder similar to how Program Files is now protected. Changing permissions and taking ownership will have no effect on that particular behavior. Since this is a location where a ?live? site could be hosted, it is best to update the page, save it in another location so that you can test it. Once that is done, you then manually, by doing a unquestionable, deliberate act that you confirm by acknowledging a UAC prompt, copy the contents to the live, hosted folder. Looking at it from this perspective, the default behavior makes perfect sense.

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Hi all,

I'd like to allow users to only append and read a text file stored in a folder.
Me (administrator) would be allowed full control.
So no delete, and no replace for anybody else.

Is this possible in Windows 7 Pro?
Thanks.

qin23

A:windows 7 folder permissions

It should be possible by using the permissions for SYSTEM settings. You can give "read and execute" permissions to "Everyone" by just checking it and then unchecking "modify" "write" and "full control".

The link below shows you how to use the permission settings.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ns.html?filter

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One of my WM's is has a user that is trying to deleate folders from a machine and is unable to because in the permissions the user deleated "everyone" out of there. Now no one is able to delete or even access these folders any more. Even if you log on as admin it is giving an "access denied" error. Any ideas?
 

A:Problems with Folder Permissions on W2K

Right-click the directory, select Security tab, then Advanced, Owner, change owner to Administrator.
 

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I believe my folder permissions have been screwed up for a long time and now I have major difficulty trying to install and uninstall programs....the latest is installing sharepoint designer 2010....also,  a while back I tried and cannot do an in-place repair...etc....I don't need my computer to be perfect but if I can just get it to allow programs and window updates to install...or repairs for that matter...I'm not worried about permission perfection or security on my computer, just want it to work, even if that means all open.......I assume the registry may be affected as well but I cant say for sure...any help would be appreciated...I've attached the SP Designer setupexe log file from the temp folder....maybe someone can figure this out ?...I have a bunch of locks on a whole slew of folders and would simply like to clear those settings and open everything up...if that's at all possible?...many thanks.

A:folder permissions corrupted

- Try "Windows Repair". The program puts Windows to a working default state, including file permissions
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/windows-repair-all-in-one/
Follow the instructions provided. Disable internet & antivirus and run the program with all boxes ticked (Under "Start Repairs"). Should take about 30 minutes on a healthy system.

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I have been messing around with folder permissions on a Windows partition, and now I'd like to revert them back to how they were when Windows got installed. I know about icacls, and that it comes with a reset option, but that option doesn't actually reset it to default, it just uses the permissions at the path you're calling icacls from, and then replacing all permissions from there with those permissions.

But when Windows gets installed, there's a myriad of different permission settings for different folders, and that's what I want to revert it back to. For example, the Windows folder doesn't inherit its permissions from the root, and each user has their own unique permissions.

It would be too much work to do it manually, so is there a way I can use icacls for this, and actually get it to reset to the real default?

A:Need help resetting folder permissions

Reinstall Windows or restore an image. Since you didn't save the Security Descriptors there is no way to go back.

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Hey guys, I have a question for you all ...

I just remade my PC and reinstalled Windows 7 and now working on the Software.
I must of fixed this in the past, but for the life of me can't remember what I did ...

when getting into certain folders, or even trying to save certain files, I get the message basically saying ...
Not allowed, would you like to save to My Documents instead?

How do I fix this? (PS: Yes, I am Administrator)

THANK YOU in Advance

A:Changing Folder Permissions ...

Hi,

Can you tell us where do you want to save the certain files and using what program?
Another question its Windows 7 x32 or x64?

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I recently bought a new HP laptop running windows 7 home Premium 64 bit, i used windows easy transfer my files from my old laptop 32 bit windows 7 premium, now i have a bunch of folders on my C drive that i cant access or change the permissions on. I have tried taking ownership of the folders but that did not work either. I want to delete the folders because its stuff that just pertains to my old laptop.
 

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