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Locked out of C drive through Permissions in Security tab

Q: Locked out of C drive through Permissions in Security tab

My girlfriend was having an issue with her Windows 7 Ultimate computer while I was out, so I told her how she could fix said issue, the day prior to this I had done some maintenance on it as she wanted to start using that computer again (it's a gaming computer she stopped using for about two weeks because it was running a little slower) and some scans found over 5,000 objects to be removed. It fixed a lot but there were a couple issues left and I didn't have enough time to finish tinkering with it, and there was one issue she could handle while I was gone. Or so I thought. She somehow wandered into the Security tab for her C drive and changed the permissions. Now nothing can be altered on the drive, and I've tried a few things to attempt to reverse this.

I would have simply backed it up and went ahead with a fresh install if not for the fact that she has So much on that computer (The scans went through over 400,000 files)

I've tried doing a system restore, tried a couple of things in Windows RE, tried using the hidden Admin account to change the permissions, etc. None of it has worked yet.

Are there any other possible commands to be tried in Windows RE? I've yet to attempt turning off UAC and attempting to take ownership again to change the permissions, but I'm not sure if that would even take hold given the state of the permissions.

Note: I am able to get a command prompt open in Safe mode as an administrator.

Would making a new partition on said machine, installing Windows 7 onto it and attempting to seize ownership using that partition or attempting a Repair install via the USB drive, or, really, anything else for that matter be viable? And to my knowledge taking ownership of the main C drive isn't the greatest of ideas, but it's the only thing I can think of right now that would allow me to regain control over the system. So if that's the case and I do somehow manage to seize ownership of the drive; what would be the original owner to revert ownership back to? SYSTEM, TrustedInstaller? I'm not sure, in my years of fixing computers I've never had to deal with this issue of the entire C drive having it's permissions messed up.

Any insights or fixes would be greatly appreciated. There's a lot on her computer she doesn't want to lose, and honestly would take ages to even attempt to back-up.


Edit: I also heard about this program or whatever while trying to figure this out after the windows RE failed me. Is this actually a thing (as in, is it legit) and does it work/would it work for the C drive via any method? It's called Permissions Time Machine on a website called AMYD Projects - Official WebSite

Again, thanks for any help - or attempted help

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My girlfriend was having an issue with her Windows 7 Ultimate computer while I was out, so I told her how she could fix said issue, the day prior to this I had done some maintenance on it as she wanted to start using that computer again (it's a gaming computer she stopped using for about two weeks because it was running a little slower) and some scans found over 5,000 objects to be removed. It fixed a lot but there were a couple issues left and I didn't have enough time to finish tinkering with it, and there was one issue she could handle while I was gone. Or so I thought. She somehow got into the Security tab for her C drive and changed the permissions under the security tab. Now nothing can be altered on the drive, and I've tried a multitude of things to attempt to reverse this.

I would have simply backed it up and went ahead with a fresh install if not for the fact that she has So much on that computer (The scans went through over 400,000 files)

I've already attempted a system restore, went into the secret Administrator account in Safe mode to attempt to take ownership/change permissions where it said I was denied access, I attempted the following in Windows RE after booting with a USB thumb drive I freshly created specifically for this reason:

Went into command prompt and input the following (From within Windows RE after booting with said thumb drive containing windows ultimate SP1):

C:
takeown /A /F C:\
takeown /A /F C:\Windows
takeown /A /F C:\Windows\Sy... Read more

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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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bcd files,security files,software files,system files.....similar all config files

ntuser,dat.ntuser files,.....How to unlock? I trying security permissions and but restart computer after
 
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Im running Win 7 off an SSD and my girlfriend got jealous over how fast my PC is, so she bought herself on SSD for Black Friday as well as a new 1TB HDD to use for her games, and data, etc; and now wants me to set up her new SSD so only her Win 7 is running off it like mine is..

I was going to work on it today, start migrating all her stuff from her old HDD to her new one, and then start prepping its partitions so all her games, apps, data, music etc would remain only on the HDD and then clone the rest to the SSD...

Then I discovered something interesting.

Many of her folders have a small LOCK icon on them, and they're not accessible, even to her own Admin Account!

Ok fine, right click on the folder and click the security tab to change the permissions and click Apply, and Access Denied?!!

But we're on the Admin account?!

I don't have any of these problems on MY Windows 7 installation, so whats the deal with hers and how do I resolve it? Both she and I need to have complete and total access to every folder on her computer as I have on mine...

A:Folders Locked - Security Permissions Denied - Admin Acount?

Nyarlathotep,

See if the following helps:

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

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I can't create a simple text file and place it on my C: drive in Win 8.1 - says that I don't have permission. The properties of the drive show that I do - full control, every class of user. Am I missing something really simple?

A:Security permissions problems for system drive

Hey,

Nope, it's by design. Best to just make a folder and then create the text file in that.

C:\Files\Random.txt

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Hello, i recently had an issue with an HP 2000 Laptop, it was booting to recovery (rapair mode) and then would fail and restart, i pulled the Harddrive and plugged it into a desktop and booted UBCD, and ran seatools.

however shortly after beginning the long test i seen that it came up that "this drive is security freeze locked"

ive spent about 2 hours googling what this meant if it may be whats causing the boot issues, but nothing online that i can find tells me what it is or what it means.

some sources said it had something to do with the bios but, as ive stated above the drive was pulled and plugged into a desktop, so a different Bios, which its own harddrive doesnt get the same message, or any other harddrive i hook up to it.

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
 

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XP Pro SP2

Hi, after a clean install i noticed weird names / groups on my slave drive security permissions after clean install.

There is three of them, with slightly different permissions and cant find any info on it anywhere.

They are:

S-1-5-21-1844237615-20000478354-682003330-1003
S-1-5-21-1844237615-20000478354-682003330-1004
S-1-5-21-1844237615-20000478354-682003330-1005

My admin, system and powerusers groups are there like before...but i dont know about these and if i can delete them.

I think its just the old grouping from the previous install and the unreckonized security descripters the way the new installs sees and sets the security permissions for this drive...there is three of them.

what are they?
can they be deleted w/o harm?

Also, while im on permissions. On the master drive and partition that the OS installs on, is the "creator owner" and the "everyone" group needed???
Im pretty sure the "system" group should always stay.

Thanks for reading
 

A:Weird name / group on my slave drive security permissions after clean install.

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Hi Friends,
I did a really stupid thing. I loaded a security system on my pc (winmagic) and I failed to write downse the password. I was so sure I would remember it. I did not. I can only get to the screen that asks for the password. Or I can hit f1 and get to some screens I do not really understand about booting from a cd.
I want to wipe off the hard drive assuming that will wipe of the security system that has locked up my hard drive. HOW do i do that? I'd like to wipe the HD and reuse it and then properly install the security software.
I read about dban but that would mean I could "see" the prompts and the wizard. All I can see is the page that asks for my password.
Any and all help gratefully received.
Cococherie
 

A:wipe drive that is locked by security software

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I am having problems with a Dell Optiplex GX270. There are no add-on cards in the PCI bus or AGP bus. The O/S is Windows XP Pro SP-3 with 512MB RAM. The PC has been operating normally. I shut it down and replaced the two 256MB memory modules with two 512MB modules. The BIOS correctly reports 1024MB of memory. On the next bootup of Windows XP the PC crashed with a bluescreen. After another bootup try with the same result, I reinstalled the original memory. The pc continues to bluescreen on bootup.

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The bluescreen reads as follows:
A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

If this is the first time you have seen this stop error, restart your computer. If this screen re-appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software in properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any Windows updates you may need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.

If you need to use Safe Mode to disable components, restart your computer, Press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, then select Safe Mode.

Technical Information:

Stop: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0x8056E07B, 0xEE360970, 0x00000000

Begin dump of physical memory...
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A:My Hard Drive is Security Freeze Locked

So you can't even connect that drive to another computer with a USB to SATA adapter? It blue screens out?

Can you get back to that recovery console and run the command prompt? If so check for errors on the drive.....
SFC /SCANNOW

Is that a pretty old computer? Reinstalling Windows is always an option. I question the health of that drive. You'll have to get a new drive if it can't even be connected without a blue screen.

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I did a really stupid thing. I loaded a security system on my pc (winmagic) and I failed to write down the password. I was so sure I would remember it. I did not.
when it boots up I can only get to the screen that asks for the password.
If I  hit f1, I  get to some screens I do not really understand about booting from a cd.
I want to wipe off the hard drive assuming that will wipe off the security system that has locked up my hard drive. HOW do i do that? I'd like to wipe the HD and reuse it and then properly install the security software.
I read about dban but that would mean I could "see" the prompts and the wizard. All I can see is the page that asks for my password.
Any and all help gratefully received.
Cococherie

A:how to wipe off a hard drive that is locked by security system

If the computer is an OEM like HP or Dell, they usually have a recovery partition that will take you back to a factory state by pressing a key while booting the computer. What is the make of your computer?

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I solve the problem.
Please delete this thread.
 

A:Folder locked - no permissions

How did you solve your issue?
 

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Hi

My name is Bill Cox and im new to the forum and new to windows seven, I have a problem with my old HDD which I have slaved to a new hard drive. new hdd runs W7 old one ran on WXP. which section of the forum do I write for advice ?
Bill

A:problem with permissions locked on old hdd

Here is perfect. Could you elaborate on your issue?

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Hi,
I am a newbe to this level of computing but here goes;
I have changed the security settings of my C drive and cant access any of the windows actions. backup, restore, copy etc.My C drive wont open. I can write to the drive from word to desktop etc and can access my second drive perfectly well.
What I did was try to prevent the kids getting to my files by going to C ...right click properties...go to security tag....and change the permissions...this looked complicated and dangerous once I started and I thought I had reset it to the original settings. Obviously I had not done so and neither my kids screen nor mine as administrator can access the changes anymore. The security tab for C reports "to continue you must be an administrator etc". Pressing the continue button leaves a message "Cant open access control editor. Access is denied" Then there is no where to go. Can files be reset using any of the above?

A:Help please, changed permissions and locked myself out

I think you are going to have to unlock the built-in emergency Admin account.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable There are three methods to activate.

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Hi there,

I've made a big error and set the permissions on c drive wrongly - with the result that the computer will not boot because the SYSTEM account cannot access C drive

System is running Windows XP SP2.

Is there any way I can reset the permissions without formatting C drive?

Maybe by using software off a CD that will boot the system, or using Recovery Console?

If I will have to format C drive, can you advise the way I should go about doing this and reinstalling.

Many thanks in advance,

Matthew
 

A:Permissions reset - system locked out

Plan A: Try restarting the computer and press F8 a bunch of times. This will allow you to go into SAFE mode and log in as ADMINISTRATOR. All too often people don't password this account and you can get right in and change everything.

Plan B: You can do an "in-place upgrade". This will re-load the OS without wiping out your documents and such. You will need device drivers after doing this as well as the 25-character COA code.

Boot to the Win XP disk. When it asks what you want to do, select "Install Win XP". You will be directed to a page where you can for mat the drive. DO NOT format the drive. Select "Leave currect format" (or something like that). NEXT. The disk will go like it is installing a fresh install, but it won't touch your personal items. (I am trying to recall if the email remains untouched or not, but I can't remember). You will be asked to make user accounts where you can get back into the HD and all.

Best of luck!
 

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Hello, my file structure seems to be locked into read only mode. This occurred a few days ago. I've tried tweaking all the permission, ran a preboot live avira rescue, safe mode malwarebytes. Found 7 things between the 2 of them, and they were erased. Kept coming back as read only so I formatted the whole drive and installed fresh. Still got the read only after a format and there are some weird locked registry keys. Currently system restore is disabled. Thank you in advance!
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Run by Steve at 5:42:22 on 2014-02-11
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.8191.6417 [GMT -5:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
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A:File permissions locked at read only

I know I wasn't told to use combofix yet but it cut out my ethernet connection and denied me access to any folders in the file system. Using combofix got my internet connection back and I can access folders again.It seems whatever it is will make the changes back after a set time or something. Anywho, combofix log.
ComboFix 14-02-11.01 - Steve 02/11/2014   6:24.2.4 - x64
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.8191.6707 [GMT -5:00]
Running from: c:\users\Steve\Downloads\ComboFix.exe
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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2014-02-11 12:37 . 2014-02-11 09:47    --------    d-----w-    c:\windows\Panther
2014-02-11 12:36 . 2014-02-11 12:36    --------    d-----w-    C:\Boot
2014-02-11 11:26 . 2014-02-11 11:26    --------    d-----w-    c:\users\Default\AppData\Local\temp
2014-02-11 10:04 . 2014-02-11 10:04    --------    d-----w-    c:\program files (x86)\Mozilla Maintenance Service
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Hi there,

I've made a big error and set the permissions on c drive wrongly - with the result that the computer will not boot because the SYSTEM account cannot access C drive :(

System is running Windows XP SP2.

Is there any way I can reset the permissions without formatting C drive?

Maybe by using software off a CD that will boot the system, or using Recovery Console?

If I will have to format C drive, can you advise the way I should go about doing this and reinstalling.

Many thanks in advance,

Matthew

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I probably did a dump thing (only the 100,000th in my lifetime!). I backed up my working folders on my XP desktop into a zip file where the options were set to save the relative path of each file. I then extracted the backup zip file to my Win 7 laptop, not remembering that Win 7's folder structure is different than XP's. So I wound up with a new folder on the laptop "Documents and Settings", with all the stuff that was under it. So I was going to open it, move the files from (XP's) My Documents to (Win 7's) Documents. . . but there's just a weeeeeee problem: The Documents and Settings folder is LOCKED!!

I have gone to the Security tab under properties and changed the permissions to allow EVERYONE full access, and it still denies me access. I downloaded Unlocker, but it doesn't show up in the menu when I right click the folder, so I have no idea what it's good for/how to use it. I can't delete it because that's not a choice on the menu when you right-click it.

BTW, yesterday it had a padlock icon overlay on it. Today it has a shortcut arrow. I also have no idea why it's showing as a shortcut.

How the he** do I get access to this folder??
 

A:Solved: Folder locked; cannot change permissions

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Hi,

Please be gentle with me... I'm new...

I've got a 1TB usb drive that I use to store media files on (all my own rips) to play via a WD TV Live media player and it's been working fine for a couple of years now. Yesterday though, I've noticed that some folders have disappeared from the list on the WD drive and when I check on the laptop they have small padlock symbols on them. I don't think it's the WD box, it's just a tiny media player so must have happened when the drive was plugged into the laptop....right?

If I try and open it I get "The directory name is invalid". I've never changed the permissions and not used any new or different kit. I've scanned the laptop and drive with AVG... I've also done a full check for drive errors (file system and bad sectors) but drew a blank.

Any suggestions?

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Hello,

I am not an expert technician, but have tried everything I have been able to search for online to no avail. This iTunes locked disk message will not go away no matter what I do. I am attempting to install iTunes 64 bit (version 11.0.5?) and have had no luck for several hours. I have tried the takeownership.zip approach found on this forum, but wasn't sure where to apply it, so I am hoping someone else can help me get this installed.

Thanks!

A:iTunes locked disk or you do not have write permissions

Welcome to Seven Forums Narfsplat. Easy way is add the Take ownership shortcut

Take Ownership Shortcut

Then right click on the iTunes folder and choose the Take ownership option. A Guy

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ok here is my problem my uac is locked and my windows firewall security has locked my security levels icant change anything my wife changed user profiles and deleted the old i cant trun off firewal or use uac due to not having admin privileges can u help pls i want access to my computer back

A:windows firewall security has locked my security levels

Firewall security does not lock you out from the accessing the system or using administrative priviledges (it's something quite different). UAC may be involved, but most likely you've simply removed all administrator accounts from the system and so cannot bypass security for things that require administrative access.

If you have no enabled, active administrator accounts (or even if you do and they aren't working) on the computer, then try the following: Administrator Account. You may need to use Safe Mode to do it if you have no Administrative accounts enabled and deleted the one you did have before creating another. Once you log into this account, repair your normal user accounts (change passwords or make them administrators or whatever you need to do) and create several Administrator accounts with passwords you will remember. Remember to disable the built-in Administrator account when done so it will be there if you need it again (and since it is a security risk to keep it enabled all the time).

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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I couldn't figure out if this post fit better in this area or the area that seemed to deal more with firewalls and AV software, my luck, neither, so I will trust to the discretion of the moderators...

I synched some directories between two computers. Now I have a directory on this computer and all the files in that directory say I don't have permission to view them. When I open up their "properties:Security:Group or User Name" I have to add my identity to each one individually, and there are many...

Is there an automated way to bail me out of this mess? (Probably like I must have gotten myself into it?)

Thank-you VERY much!

A:Security permissions

Not really understanding what exactly that you want to fix. Is it folder permissions, or something with third party software that is the cause? Permissions you change in the Properties for that folder.

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I wish to be able to make files inside a particular folder, and that once a file is created it can't be deleted.

So I right clicked to that folder, Properties, Security tab, Advanced, Change Permissions, Add (my user name - "boris"), and then I edited permissions, where I denied DELETE and DELETE SUBFOLDERS AND FILES.

But it didn't come as I wanted since I can only create new fiels inside that folder, but I can't named them. So if I make new text document I can't name it as I wanted also I can't renamed it after it was created. However deleting is denied as I wanted.

I need this because I have some excel macro that creates pdf document inside that folder and I don't want that documents to be deleted or changed by mistake.

Please advice..

A:security permissions

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mihael


I need this because I have some excel macro that creates pdf document inside that folder and I don't want that documents to be deleted or changed by mistake.


It is called Readonly...

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I "thought" my security permissions were doing OK, but.... I just did a "disk image" to my second drive. It made a folder "WindowsImageBackup". I could not open the folder to see what was inside, so I added me in the security permissions; now I'm down one level and won't let me see the next folder. I don't really like messing with permissions, but what's the deal? Do I need to log in as "administrator" to see it all? I do have administrator permissions set on my user log-in...

A:Security Permissions

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tcat7


I "thought" my security permissions were doing OK, but.... I just did a "disk image" to my second drive. It made a folder "WindowsImageBackup". I could not open the folder to see what was inside, so I added me in the security permissions; now I'm down one level and won't let me see the next folder. I don't really like messing with permissions, but what's the deal? Do I need to log in as "administrator" to see it all? I do have administrator permissions set on my user log-in...


You really dont want to go changing permissions on the fly. First why do you need to "see what is inside"? the only true test of a backup is to restore it to see if it works.

Second the Backup may be owned by a group called trusted installers. they have permissions to install and change applications.

If you really must change permission to look you are going to need to include the switch to change the sub folders/directories as well.

Be careful changing permissions can make the backup un -useable.

Ken

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Hi Guys,

I've just bought a netbook with XP Home installed. I'm a student teacher, and I'd like to make it pupil-proof, so I've partitioned the hard drive, and I've got an admin account and a limited account that I'll be using in class. What I also wanted to do was restrict access to the paritition with all the windows files to just the admin account.

I used a tweak found here to do it.

Anyway, turns out that I can't restrict it without making it impossible to log in to the limited account. I think that it's because it can't access the account settings. I added back the permissions for the limited account and it seems to be working fine, but it appears that I'll need to do that every time I create a new account, cause I think I deleted some other permissions.

Question 1: Is it possible to restore all permissions to their defaults, including the deleted profiles, without doing a system restore? If not, does anyone know what the defaults are so I can add them back manually?

Question 2: Does anyone know how I can restrict access to the windows partition properly?

Thanks in advance to anyway who can help me!
 

A:XP Home Security Permissions

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Hi

In the course of investigating why a programme was not functioning correctly I was requested to check the Security settings for permissions using Safe Mode in Windows XP Home Edition.

Whilst checking these settings I noticed that each Drive Partition of my two HDDs had different settings.

C Drive shows:
Administrators(ERIC\Administrators)
CREATOR OWNER
Everyone
Owner(Eric\Owner)
SYSTEM
Users(ERIC\Users)
All with full permissions

D Drive shows:
Everyone - with full permissions

E, H, I and K Drives show:
Administrators(ERIC\Administrators) - Full Permissions
CREATOR OWNER - Special Permission only
Everyone - Special Permission only
SYSTEM - Full Permissions
Users(ERIC\Users) - Restricted Use (three items checked)

Can anyone explain these settings, confirm whether they are normal and if not what is normal?

I checked my Laptop (One HDD and Partition) and found that it only showed "Everyone" and with Full Permissions.

A link to an explanation of security settings in Windows XP Home would be helpful.

A:Security Permissions for XP Home

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/J_Helmig/wxpnetsh.htm
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...p_home_pro.asp

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I am running win XP pro with ntfs file system. I created an additional admin acount for security purposes. But I loaded a program that I only wanted the admin group to have access to. So I went to the folder that contains the program and denied explicit access to the users groups. When I tried to launch the program with the admin it would not let me in. So far I have had several problems with the ntfs system that they have instituted. Some of the functions that were in 2000 PRO were just fine and now I am having a hard time learning the new configuration. But I will start with this. Thank you for the help.
 

A:Win XP security permissions problem

Go and download X-teq Systems X-setup and clear the simple shares, like I have in the screenshot.
 

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Hi All,
Does anyone knows what level of security permission is requires to enable servicing plan option to users. currently users are not able to see servicing plan option.
Regards,
Kiran.

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I was screwing around with the permissions in Win 7 Premium, C:\Windows\winsxs and I now have them in a mess! System Restore wont work. Trying to rest the permissions with icals.

From an elevated command prompt I did this:
C:\Windows\winsxs>icacls * /T /Q /C /RESET

After running awhile I got this message:
successfully processed 73649 files; Failed processing 0 files

But nothing was changed?

Would someone please explain what it is I'm doing wrong?

Thanks

A:NTFS Security Permissions

  
Quote: Originally Posted by glatzfront


Would someone please explain what it is I'm doing wrong?


You changed permissions of a highly sensitive portion of the system, WinSxS is Windows. That is what you did wrong. There is no "RESET" once you make a change, the "RESET" command of icacls does not do a reset like you are thinking it does. Lets this be a lesson, DO NOT DO IT AGAIN. Reinstall Windows.

Leave NTFS permissions alone from now on, do not even look at it.






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

A:Security Permissions for Users

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


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

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Hello Guys,

Here is the and setup.

3 Computers. 2 Windows XP and 1 Windows 7 computers

XP1 is acting as a type of file server. Hosting a folder with data in it. The other XP2 computer and Win7 PC have a application on it that use the data on XP1.

I have made a network drive on XP2 and Win7 to the folder that stores the data. I want the application to have full read and write access but I don't want the users to be able to go into the network folder and mess around with anything. Can I block user access through My computer or windows explorer? How do I protect that data without interrupting what the application needs to do?

Thanks.

Mark
 

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Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit /dvd /english
Dynamic Disk, GPT Partition table, DAMAGED....................................  Basic disk for MBR/master boot record partition, extend logical partition  no support or corrupt                    
                                                       
basic disk 0\primary partition 465GB online /MBR/master boot record/Quota settings C:

BUILTIN\Administrators -------15.93GB Amount used
NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller ------ 4.68GB Amount Used
NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM ------- 3.28GB  Amount Used
musty-PC\musty ------ 221,35MB Amount Used                                                                                                                      &nbs... Read more

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Okay, I am having some odd problems with my laptop. Today, I realized that I think my two problems might be directly connected. I am using an Acer Aspire 7551 and running Windows 7 Home Premium.

Recently, I noticed that here and there my laptop would tell me that I had to have administrator permissions to run a program or change a setting. That in itself is odd because not only am I the admin on this laptop, but there isn't even another user account, period. This has increased in frequency to the point that I have to right click and run everything as admin.

Today, I unplugged my router and modem to clean up a little bit and when I plugged it back in I couldn't connect to my wireless network. When I tried to troubleshoot the problem, Windows told me that the Diagnostics Policy Service won't start so Windows couldn't fix the issue. I checked out my Windows services and realized that Diagnostic Policy Services, Diagnostic Service Host and Diagnostic System Host were all set to be started manually. I switched them all to automatic and restarted my system. The problem still persists. I then tried restore my computer back a few days to see if that fixed the issue, it did not. I plugged in directly to my cable modem and everything works fine. I googled the issue and saw some people mentioning that both of my problems could be caused by an issue with my Security Permissions. I have no idea if this could be the issue, and if so, how I could fix it.

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A:Security permissions problem?

Starting with Vista, Microsoft introduced User Access Control, a security feature that requires you to Run As Admin any software installation,or change of computer setting even if you are an admin and the only user on the computer . You can Re-adjust the UAC to a less intrusive setting if you like (not recommended). Go to Search and type UAC. This would not affect your Wireless settings though.
The Diagnostic Policy Service should be set to Automatic startup type, and the service started, but Diagnostic Service Host and Diagnostic System host should be set to Manual, with the former service started.
While in Services make sure WLAN AutoConfig is set to Manual but started.
Make sure your Wireless switch is on.
If you continue to have problems, you may be infected, please click on the link in my signature for Virus/Malware Help

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We are building a new network based on Windows 2003 server. All seems fine apart from one bit of software we need to work - which doesn't.

I seem to be having some problems with security/permissions [please note - I am something of a novice!] There may well be a simple answer...

The program resides on the server and is simply run from a shortcut on the local machine.

It does work on any PC logged in at administrator level, and I have had it working, and tested its stability.

However, I can not seem to get it to work under any other level. Last thing I tried was creating a group specifically for this. Gave it all the permissions I could find, and gave this group ownership of the directory. I would have imagined this might work. But it seems not.

Can anyone help me out?

Thanks
 

A:2003 security / permissions???

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Windows 7 64-Bit , 64-Bit Computer SyStems(Graphic Card Or Everything 64-Bit) BEFORE 32-Bit format available............vs How to recover HDD Security Permissions? Wont boot Computer 
NT Authority\cryptsvc
NT Authority\browser
NT Authority\homeusers
NT Authority\homegroup
NT Authority\Network
NT Authority\Network Service.......... HDD&Regedit possible try

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Hello,
When I right click one folder/file, I am capable of going to the security tab. When trying to
highlight more than 1 folder at a time to change permissions, I don't see a security tab.

Anyone have any ideas how to fix this? It's a real issue at work we are trying to figure out.
Thanks
 

A:Security/Permissions Problem

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi, im not too tech savy but i'll try to explain my problem as best I can and hopefully someone can help.

Ok I have two users on my computer, one is mine which has been running for longer and has always been the administrator. I havent been on it for awhile but when i went on yesterday its wasnt showing the wallpaper, internet wasnt working. After a bit of looking i found that all the files on this user did not show itself in the security permissions for those files, only read something else, not full control. I reset the whole user for full control of the files but now its not saving cookies on google chrome even though chrome settings are correct and its reinstalled. Also i get some other programs saying they cant save things like history files even though i reinstall these too. As far as i can tell its not recognising that my account is the admin or has full security access to everything it should even though my password is still the admin password

Does anyone know what might have made this happen and a way of fixing it cause constantly inputting passwords on the internet isnt fun.
 

A:Lost security permissions on a User.

The simple way of solving this is to create another admin account, and move over your pictures, documents etc to the new account.

Using an admin password does not automatically give you full access to everything. Your access level depends on the Security settings tab in each folder/file properties.
 

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hey all,

Bit of a prob here. i did have 2000 pro but, i recently upgraded to XP pro.
now every time I try to remove or add any software I get this 1926.... here is the message from my last error:

"Error 1926. Could not set file security for file 'C:\Config.Msi\'. Error: 5. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to modify the security permissions for this file."

Am I running parellel OS's? Unfortunatly I have taken my PC for granted and I am extreamly reliant on it for school. Don't know what id do without your help, Thank you! James Sterling
 

A:Error 1926/ security permissions

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Hi Guys,
Im using WinXP pro with SP2

Im trying to change a folders permission(C:\Program Files) so that i have full access to it.

I right click the folder and choose properties and then the security tab.. from there if I try to alter permissions in any way it freezes up or i get the form not responding message and i never manage to do it?
I try to add mtself with my user account so that I can get full permission but when i do this or alter the same hapens Form NOT Responding
Any suggestions of how to do this or whats up?

Ive tried going through start>> accessorys>> windows exporer>> but each time it stops responding.

Thanks again
Tag
 

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Windows 7 Professional x64 fully updated.
Generic PC

I regularly reinstall Windows for various reasons and normally manage to fairly easily overcome the equally various issues that arise from doing so (never learn!).

This time however, I'm stumped as to why one particular problem is proving really frustrating to try & fix.

I have 3 drives with around 12 partitions spread over them as I like to have things organised and to ensure that files are less likely to perhaps get overwritten etc.

As there were no other changes being made to drives or partitions I expected drive letters to remain stable and that I'd be able to easily import saved items e.g. pictures etc back into the clean Windows and so on which hasn't quite gone to plan. But my main issue is in being able to save back into the other drives/partitions etc - get that common error msg about not having access rights or whatever & today have been driven mad by just getting constant file errors on trying to install software into a partition on one of the other drives and also saving images into another one.

I did go & do a search over the weekend on the problem & found it a common one, The main solution suggested was running the Reg fix Take Ownership which I have done - endlessly but to no avail. I can understand not maybe being able to run say a program installed in the previous version of Windows which might cause a conflict with the new one, but why on earth can I not save images to a different... Read more

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Is there a way for me to recover the stupid idiotic mistake that I did? What I did was removed all the permissions to a partition on my HD that contains all my trading files and folders making it impossible for me to open ANY of my files on that partition. I thought I was removing the permissions for others on my network and selected the read only attribute. Then when I tried to allow full control after I realized what I did, it tells me access is denied.

So is there anything I can do to recover what I screwed up??

A:Removed all Security Permissions by accident

try changing it back through the hidden admin account... Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account on Windows 7 or Vista - How-To Geek

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

A:Unable to change Security Permissions

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

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







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

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I 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.
 

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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