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Unable to change Security Permissions

Q: Unable to change Security Permissions

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

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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.

Originally Posted by debrk0800

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

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I'm trying to delete my old Jade Empire files so I can reinstall (Steam already uninstalled it, but I don't want duplicate files). I cannot delete the Jade Empire folder under "steamapps->common," though, because I don't have the permissions to do so (even though I'm the only user on my pc). I've tried changing the permissions under "security->advanced" but whenever I do, the changes won't apply, or at least they immediately reset. I have tried using safe mode to do this as well, but the results are the same. Does anyone know how I can change this? I am running Windows 10. Thank you!

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Hi Everyone,
I am having an issue trying to change the permissions in my registry using Windows Vista Ultimate x64. When I try to give it Full access it gives me an error. "Unable to save permission changes on USB". "Access is Denied"

The key I am trying to change permissions on:

Does anyone know how to get around this issue?


A:Unable to change Permissions in Registry

Originally Posted by Racer

Hi Everyone,
I am having an issue trying to change the permissions in my registry using Windows Vista Ultimate x64. When I try to give it Full access it gives me an error. "Unable to save permission changes on USB". "Access is Denied"

The key I am trying to change permissions on:

Does anyone know how to get around this issue?


Hi Racer,

Try taking ownership.

Take Ownership of file

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I have recently been having an issue where I can not install ANYTHING in my program files (x86) folder. For some programs, this is avoided by just installing to a different directory. But recently, I am getting an error about not having permission to read or write to program files (x86), even when not installing there.

I have gone to security and taken ownership of the file, then given myself full control. It simply says I can not. This is when using an account which is an administrator.

I don't understand how I can actually be locked out of my own system. This was with UAC turned off, and I have tried turning it on.

Any help is really appreciated. I've been googling solutions all night, but with no success.


A:Unable to change permissions in Vista 64, ***?

have you tried right clickin the program before installing and select run this program as an administrator?

Unfortunately vista has hidden their administrator controls and its turned off by default. See this on how to reactivate it.

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I can't remember doing anything this stupid to my computers in a long time, but seriously need help now.

I was working with a 2TB external hard drive when I selected to change the security permission access and then realized that wasn't what I wanted to do, so stopped the process midway. A warning box popped up that the permissions were mixed on this external drive and that was it. I closed this box and thought I could get back and alter the permission settings for "everyone" but can't access the drive to change anything.

My OS is Windows 7 Ultimate and the External HD is a 2TB WD Book.

I then reboot the main HP computer to see if this would reset something only to find that the External Drive no longer shows up in Windows Explorer except under 'Network'. I can click on the drive there but can't access it to change anything - getting the same "Access Denied" error message.

After trying everything else I could think of I moved the external HD to another Windows 7 computer but it wouldn't show up there at all in Explorer so I moved it back to the system where this mistake was made.

It's been many years since I've done any DOS commands but did find one named SUBINACL.exe - but the instructions for this command only showed how to use it for an internal drive not an external drive, so this explanation confused me. Which may mean I need more specific instructions because DOS is now almost like a foreign language to me.

When trying to access this E... Read more

A:Can't Access External HD To Change Security Permissions

Instead of left-clicking on the external drive (on the original problem machine) and getting "Access Denied", have you tried right-clicking and going through the "change ownership" steps?

You can easily add "change ownership" to the context menu using this tutorial.

Then right-click on the drive in Explorer and see if you can get that external drive back under your control.

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Hi there,Somewhat recently, the sound in my internet browser(s) stopped working, and so naturally I began to investigate this cause. Conclusively, I have realised that there are a huge array of problems in my computer. After a bit of research and 'googling' I found that many installers and programs on my computer are failing to run, as the registry key located at [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32]is unable to be accessed.After reading a few topics and forums, I realise that this is quite an important registry section to be able to access, and that most likely, this is not only causing a lack of sound in my browsers, but vast quantity of other annoying problems as well.After discovering this information, I tried a few things to try and fix this issue:1) I tried right clicking properties (of the key) and changing permissions for certain user groups. It initially appears to have worked, but immediately afterwards they reset. I have also tried this in safe mode.2) I noticed there was a 'drivers.desc' folder/key next to the drivers32 folder/key containing all the files that my 'drivers32' folder/key should've contained. I tried exporting this file, changing it slightly so it would go to drivers32 when imported. Once again, it initially appears to work, but when I check the contents of the key, there is nothing inside. (as shown below).If I try to manipulate the folder in anyway, or even e... Read more

A:Access denied to certain registry permissions and unable to change this!

Repair install should fix whatever is wrong with permissions or system files...if anything.

On my systems...both of the folders you mention have entries.


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Okay, so here is the situation.  I moved about a TB of files from one file server to another.  I then try and take ownership of the files and set permissions and am confronted with:  
Access Denied.  
I try and take ownership: Access Denied.
I launch explorer and "Run As Administrator" logged in under the local administratior account and try and take ownership: Access Denied
I run takeown on the files: Access Denied
I run CMD as administrator and use takeown: SUCESS
I try and change permissions again on the root folder: Access Denied.  
I go to one of the folders which is saying "Access Denied" when security is applied and try and do it individually.. SUCESS.  

So now  I am faced with thousands on thousands (actually millions) of files that have to be individually accessed, ownership taken and then have basic security applied to them (This is applying full permissions to EVERYONE).  What the hell is going
on and how can I fix this issue.  I am amazed that the answers to the questions regarding this problem have never been actually answered.  Taking ownership doesn't work.  After taking ownership you STILL get access denied.  No files are
open, no previous security exists on the files as they were copied over the network to this location.  No files are set to read only.  No files are set to system files.  I can apply ownership and security directly to each folder and fi... Read more

A:Unable to change permissions or take ownership of files or directories as administrator

Please check the issue referring to the methods in the following Knowledge Base article:
"Access Denied" or other errors when accessing or working with files and folders in Windows
Hope this helps. Spencer
TechNet Community Support

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Can't do click on custom settings under security in internet options. Already ran CWShredder, adaware and spbot.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 4:29:17 PM, on 7/23/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\COMPAQ\Easy Access Button Support\StartEAK.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost 2003\GhostStartTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq\Easy Access Button Support\CPQEADM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec\pcAnywhere\awhost32.exe
C:\Program Files\SOFTWISE\MoPrinter.EXE
C:\Program Files\Outlook Exp... Read more

A:hjt log - unable to change security settings

Hi bry623

Run an online antivirus check from at least one and preferably 2 of the following sites....select autoclean click below

Panda scan

Re-boot again.come back with the results and another hijackthis log


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IE8....Tools.....Security tab......I'm unable to change any of the zone settings as the buttons are greyed out.

I've been looking at plenty o' websites, and all are telling me to regedit certain keys that are not found in my registry:

HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel - I have no "internet explorer" key

HKLM\same same as above - also same same as above...the key does not exist.

HKLM\Software\Policies\Microft\Windows|Current Version\Internet Settings - i have this key, but the string called out that is supposed to be deleted doesn't exist - "Security_options_edit"

any idea on what I need to do here to enable this?

Semper Fi

A:Unable to change IE8 security settings-XP home SP3

You might want to consider rolling back to IE7 and then reinstalling IE8. That approach seems to work with these kind of problems.

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The settings button is greyed out. How can I fix this? Also, where can I get a USB driver? Just USB driver, my modem is connected by the USB cable and sometimes, I can hear this sound in winXP that its disconnected and connected again(the sound you get when you unplug/plug in a USB device). After a while of plugging/unplugging, my internet connection just disappears. The modem is working properly, I think theres something wrong with the USB driver or something. I plugged in my printer(also USB) and nothing happens, everything that uses USB doesn't work at all. So theres 2 problems, the greyed out security options and the USB problem. Any ideas?

Oh, and heres a screenshot of the options in IE.

A:Unable to change IE security settings and USB problem

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I'm at a bit of a loss here. I've tried to run gmer several times, each with a different result. Last night it locked up the system, as it has every time I've run it, but it had generated what seemed to be pages of text info and had stopped on sector 63 with a "possible root kit activity" message. When I scanned up I found another root kit message. Each time it's taken 2 to 3 hours to run/or lock up as the case may be. Tonight it ran for three hours and ended up with nothing, so I haven't attached a blank report for gmer. I'm awaiting further instructions on this with the other logs attached as requested.

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Compaq_Owner at 21:39:59.18 on Mon 07/19/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.958.463 [GMT -5:00]

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\BELKIN USB Wireless Monitor\InfoMyCa.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboTaskBarIcon.exe
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A:[SOLVED] Unable to download/change security software

Hello again, BillyPhil66. Are you able to install an antivirus now?

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I have a folder that has save files from a game I play, and I want to put them into Dropbox to be able to send them to a friend so he can see some of my saves.
The problem is that the folder wouldn't let me move it to my desktop because I apparently didn't have permission, so I Googled.  I changed the security settings to add "Everyone" with full access to the list of users, selected it, and that allowed me to move it to desktop.  
When putting it into Dropbox, it tells me that I don't have permission to move some of the files in the folder (but not all?).  So I tell it to skip them, but some of them are exactly what my friend wants to see.  When changing permissions on them or the folder to "Everyone" as I did earlier it just automatically changes the user back to administrator and removes "everyone" from the list.  Trying to delete the files that did get copied that I apparently had access to first are now doing the same thing and the folder is stuck constantly trying to reupload itself over and over.  I can neither move, delete, rename, or change security settings for any of it, while I could and did in order to move it in the first place.  It just keeps defaulting back to needing administrator. 
I /am/ the administrator, on the admin account, and the folder is set to all access, but won't let me do anything with it, and keeps removing security options when I try to change them.
What else can I do to actually be the admin of t... Read more

A:Access Denied, unable to change security settings.

See if enabling the hidden Administrator (Super User) account will let you move the files. Make sure you also close the Dropbox client if you use that.
Press the Windows key + X and select CMD (as admin). Type the following. 
net user administrator /active:yes
Logout and you should see the Administrator Account. If not then reboot. If it cannot move files using the account then disable it using
net user administrator /active:no

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I have been trying to change the security level of internet explorer. But it is always showing as high. I have checked the group policy settings, but found nothing.

Anyone please suggest any methods to change it into medium?


A:Solved: Unable to change the security level in Windows 2003

Hi, what sec level are you talking about.

tools>internet options>security>change it to whatever you want.


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I am trying to change the permissions in UAC as at present I can only access the properties box. If I try running user.exe I get nothing.

I am trying this from the adminstrator account not a user with admin privileges.

On the user account control properties tab the only group to have full control is trustedinstaller. All other groups have only read/read & execute privilege.

The security tab on properties will allow me to change permissions but when I click apply I get "access denied.

I have tried going into safe mode, shutting down zone alarm, creating another test account with admin rights and turning off UAC from the user account box in control panel.

I have searched this forum and others for an answer but have found none.



A:cannot change permissions on UAC

Remember that their are some permissions that you will NOT be able to change on a Vista machine.

What permissions are you trying to change?

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Ok, so I activated my built-in admin account hoping that I would be able to change the permissions to my actual account (also an admin.) I had the beta of W7 and when my friend installed the Home Premium version to my laptop, he changed my name. Not a problem until I tried to access my old documents. I had encrypted them, so now I have no way to access them. So I was hoping I could change my permissions to be able to. I just cant find where to change my permissions from.

A:Where Permissions Change

I think you can solve your problem by taking ownership of those files. Read the following tutorial.

Take Ownership Shortcut

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Hello, I just had this issue yesterday. When I right click and click properties then security and then edit I cannot edit those permissions. I am an administrator.

A:Can't Change Permissions

In Vista, 7 and 8 real administrator account is hidden and it shouldn't be accessed under normal circumstances.
You're only running an account with administrative privileges and that's different from real administrator account.
What's the reason you need to change permissions in that particular folder?

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I can't access C drive at all. I tried changing permissions, and I can't even see the owner. When i make a new account i can see the owner and its trustinstaller. I NEED HELP GETTING MY ACCESS BACK. Also i can even see the system32 file or anything. I have ran malware bytes and kaspersky but my trial ran up on kaspersky.... Can someone please help?

A:Cant change permissions help please

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3291 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1), 2 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 148 GB (117 GB Free); E: 931 GB (802 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 01KD4V
Antivirus: Malwarebytes, Enabled and Updated
Okay. I am the only user of my computer. I find a lot of files/folders that I cannot delete [like uninstalled program residue]. I open Properties/Security/the following user accounts are listed Creator/owner, System, Administrators [me], Users [me], Trusted Installers. If I click EDIT all users are greyed out. Add and remove are greyed out. I get blocked by You Need Permission from Trusted Installer or System. I can make no changes to the permissions. If I click Advanced essentially the same thing happens. I cab make no changes to Permissions. I am the only user and the only administrator. I have tried all the normal methods of changing permissions, none of which work. I've read a lot of answers to this question on Google, watched the YouTube videos, etc. There must be some way to grant me full permissions. I simply don't understand how as the ONLY user and administrator I can be blocked out so completely.

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I did not have this issue until my wife used my computer and then my one and a half year old daughter palmed my keyboard. I have a Lenovo laptop (SL400) running Vista Business. I first noticed the issue when I tried to copy pictures from an SD card to my hard drive and nothing copied over. Today I tried to change the name of a file (in Word) and it would not change--when I typed the new file name and clicked on something else, the file named changed back to what it was before. Tried to create a file folder on the desk top and nothing appeared. I can't copy and paste anything from one place to another. I went in and changed permissions and that didn't seem to change anything either. HELP...!!!!

A:Sudden Change in Permissions...?

Also, wen I send something to the recycle bin, it goes, but I can't restore it. It looks as though I can create new documents, but can't change file names or copy and paste from one location to another. I tried to do a system restore from a point that I knew everything worked and this is the error message I got:

"System Restore Did Not Complete Successfully. Your Computer's System Files and Setting Were Not Changed.


An Unspecified Error Occurred During System Restore"

I tried System Restore for a few different restore points and nothing has changed.

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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 need to change permissions so I can delete my default "Dropbox" folder from my C drive. I can't figure this out; the "objects" menus and all that are beyond me. If I try to delete it says I have to change permissions....I tried, but I don't get it at all. Can someone just give me a step-by-step? I know it's complicated, because you can't see the way it was set up originally by the guy who built my computer....I just need to delete that folder so I can start over fresh!

A:Solved: How do I change permissions?

What is this "Dropbox", as there are several types of them out there?

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Hi, I recently acquired a NAS (western digital 3TB my live book), and am getting a bit annoyed by windows security's constant nagging for a password when I reboot. Googling the question, I was told that granting users "Full Control" permissions would solve that.

However, trying to do that, I get "access denied".

Googling that problem, I learned that ownership might be the problem. So, I tried changing that. At the moment the owner is "root (Unix User\root)", but trying to change that to my own user, I get:

"Unable to set new owner on Public (\\MyBookLive) (Z:) you do not have the Restore privilege required to set this user/group as owner."

But, running lusrmgr.msc, I see that indeed my user is part of the administrators group, so I should have that kind of privilege?

So, the original problem was that windows 7 was a bit slow on giving me access to my NAS - am I going in the right direction, and can anyone tell me where to go from here?


A:Can not change permissions for NAS, despite being administrator?

I'm a little confused by your description of when Windows is asking for a password. Is it every time your boot your system up? Or is it when you try to access the NAS device? Also, is it Windows User Account Control "UAC" or a separate 3rd party program perhaps bundled with the NAS?

Please clarify exactly what is going on, and hopefully someone here can help you.

Your troubleshooting thus far, to me at least, looks like it may be going in a different direction than what your situation actually is. If it is on the right track, however, then you would probably just need to delve deeper into Group Policy Editing issues.

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I'm running Vista64 Home Premium service pack 2 on a Toshiba Notebook.

Intel Pentium Dual CPU T3200 @ 2 GHz with 4 GB of RAM.

I am running a program called PyMOL with has a small .rc file for preferences to be changed on startup. When I try and save this file, I'm told that I don't have permission to save the file in that location (a subfolder in the PyMOL space in the x86 program folder). It asks would I like to save it in documents or some other place. I'm also told to contact the administrator for permission. Well, I logged in to my admin account and changed the folder permission from read-only, click apply, all seems okay, so I hit ok to dismiss the dialog. Guess what? Nothing changed. As best as I can tell, every single folder on the drive says read-only, even under admin, although I regularly do work on the computer so I can only assume that when I'm the originator the file this ridiculous situation doesn't occur.

I hope someone can tell me how to fix this. I would also be interested to know if this is specifically a home premium issue as I have a Vista Ultimate version but have not had the time or inclination to upgrade yet.

And I hope this isn't too rude or offensive on here, but what exactly is having an Admin account good for if something like this is possible? Seriously!

Thanks for your time.

A:Can't change permissions as Administrator

Solved, sort of:

I started the program notepad by right-clicking on the icon and selecting run as administrator. This allowed me to save anything I opened in this program, anywhere I wanted (as best as I can tell). I was able to do this while logged in as a regular user as well, so I did not have to be logged in as admin. Apparently, there is no true admin account anymore, but you are able to work around it by running specific programs as admin (go figure). I assume if you wanted to move a folder from program files (say one containing work data for a program) you would have to run windows explorer as an admin to be able to do this, but I have not experimented with this.

I think I understand now what microsoft was trying to do here, but I'm sorry, the implementation is absurd. Create a new super-admin account or something, but this is just silly. I'm relatively familiar with windows in its previous incarnations. I haven't had to get into the guts of Vista at all until now. The point is, I shouldn't have to, EVER get into the guts of any operating system unless I'm doing something that involves programming. Simple mundane tasks should never be this complicated, and they surely shouldn't be for a company that has been designing OS's for almost 3 decades now.

Kinda emphasizes why monopolies are bad, doesn't it?

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I need to have access to my Documents and Settings folder but for some reason Vista is not letting me access it even though I log on as administrator and according to a Tech that is why a program can't run. The Tech tried to help but he didn't know why I couldn't change the permissions.

I have tried various things including running Windows Explorer As Administrator and navigating to the folder and trying to change the permissions but Vista won't allow a change!! This is rather bad.

How can I access my own Documents and Settings folder?


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When I go to https://www.3si.org/ which shows I have gone to over 5000 times it says "connection not secure".

When I right click and go to page info the permissions tab is missing.

Any idea how to get this site to work grrr

A:Cant change permissions for site

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This just now happened, so I am now running my first scan. I turned my PC on, and AVG brought up a warning that the AV needed attention. When I tried to update, it failed to connect. I checked my Comodo firewall, and all the permissions for AVG to access the Internet were changed to "block". I returned them to "allow", and successfully updated. I started a scan, and right away, four items came up as "change" under "result/infection". They are: Boot Sector of disk, user32.dll, shell32.dll, and ntosknrl.exe. Note that these four items are being shown as "changes", and are not being listed as threats.

The only thing that I can think of that would change the permissions in Comodo for AVG to access the Internet would be malware. Because of this suspicion, any comments and/or advice would be very much appreciated.

Thank you to all who take the time to reply.

A:Something Change Comodo Fw's Permissions

That could be a result of an update for comodo or AVG. Here is the links to two of the best programs to scan with if you don't already have them. Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds. http://www.superantispyware.com/Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

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Im having a problem with permissions in xp...I have a folder that wont let me change it...It says it is parented but wont let me add any others...plus i have tried changing the parent with no effect..is there someway to manually reset the permissions of this folder and its child folders as well?

any help would be appreciated , thanks

A:Permissions..wont let me change them

All I can suggest is the command line utility "calcs"


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When I go to https://www.3si.org/ which shows I have gone to over 5000 times it says "connection not secure".

When I right click and go to page info the permissions tab is missing.

Any idea how to get this site to work grrr

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OS: Win7 ultimate + SP1 x64

I added 2 old HDD and I can write and delete files but there are things I cannot do with this drives like organize (move folders)
how can I change ownership/permissions for these 2 old drives?
I tried using annoyances' takeown and Mainz univ. chown and it didn't work.
Perhaps I'm not using these utils. correctly
I also tried changing permissions in the registry (HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Enum\SCSI\Disk&Ven_ATA...\properties (permissions) and failed.
Please help

A:change ownership/permissions to HDD

problem solved.
just noticed the context menu generated by annoyances' takeownership (incorporating takeown and cacls) and it worked like hell!
Hats off to Mr. Karp (author of annoyances series)!

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Trying to remove all of Acronis True Image 2011...used Revo, Acronis cleanup utility, and manual search of registry.

It's recommended that before installing ATIH2013...I should clean as much as I can of ATIH2011 from my PC.

Have removed scores of Acronis entries...but I have three left I can not get permissions set to remove...I usually have no problems with permission because of terrific previous help on "how to Change Permissions" in Win 7 Pro 64bit...but...I keep getting errors on this registry entry

Attached jpg shows issue....here's what I did step by step:

1) added Tim(Home_Desktop\Tim) to users
2) changed "ownership" to created Tim(Home_Desktop\Tim) owner
3) When I click on 'Replace owner on subcontainers and objects' permissions...etc...I then get the error in the jpg when I hit OK or Apply ?

Can anyone suggest what I am doing wrong and how to remove the entry in the registry prior to installing ATHI2013 ??

I have tried going to the end of the sub-entries and changing permission from there... ie. 'Properties' but always get errors ?


A:Need help with permissions change in registry

Never mind....not sure how I did it but I was able to clear ACROVBUS (last Acronis 2011 entry) from the CurrentControlSet and after restarting...it's gone from 1,2,3 sets also

Seems I had to find the very 'lowest' entry that I could change permissions on first toward the end of the entries...then just go up the ladder to ACROVBUS itself...


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When I go to change permissions on my network drive it tells me this (see pic)
Please Help

A:Permissions change issue

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

See if the info in this tutorial helps:
Take Ownership Shortcut

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Hello and thanks for reading my post. The idea is that I want to run csc.exe without having to run it from it's folder location in cmd. So I tried using an elevated command prompt to make a hard symbolic link of csc.exe to my System32 folder. My OS is 8.1 pro.
In my Administrator Command Prompt:
>mklink /h c:\windows\system32 c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v4.0.30319\csc.exe
Access is denied.
So, I've checked my administrative privileges on my System32 folder. The permission is set to Special permission which is in this case is defined as Modify permission for the System32 folder, and Full control for all subfolders and files. Apparently I can't create a file within the system32 folder, but I can create a subfolder. When I try to modify the settings I just get greyed out options and can't do anything at all. I'm using Windows Defender, already tried changing permissions with WinDefender disabled.
If anyone has a solution I'll be very grateful.

A:Not able to change permissions on system32 folder

You may have to enable the built-in Administrator to do this. See here ... http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/9650-built-administrator-account-enable-disable-windows-8-a.html .

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Greetings TechSupport friends,

[note: this is not a question about virus/trojan etc.]

Just to give some background to my problem:

I have an infected hard drive. The only way for me to remove the infection is to take out the drive, connect it as a slave to a clean computer and remove the offending files manually.

The reason I have to do this is because the infection (a ransomware) has taken over the whole screen; even when I boot up in 'safe mode with command-prompt' I cannot access the command-prompt window, and therefore cannot get into regedit or anything else for that matter to remove the offending files.

I am the only user on that system, so I can't log off (and the ransomware doesn't allow me to anyway).

Now, when I connect the infected drive to a clean system, I am unable to access the folder [*drive*\Documents and Settings\*user folder*\], as I am confronted with an 'access denied' message.

I understand that it is possible to change the permissions pertaining to this folder, so that I can access it from my other system and then be able to delete the offending files and restore functionality to that user area.

My question, then, is: If I change the folder permissions and remove the infection, upon reconnecting the drive to its original system will I still be able to log on to that user area (seeing as the permissions of the folder have now been changed)?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may be able to offer.

A:Should I change folder permissions: Possible dangers?

google taking ownership of files and folders

If your logon account is an admin account you will have no issues
If your logon account is not an admin account you will need to logon with an admin account and assign ownership the other account.

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Attempting to change READ ONLY PERMISSIONS on c drive/windows folders

REASON to EDIT HOSTS file in c/windows/system32/drivers/etc folder

windows folder is READ ONLY
DISCOVERED that the C: Drive was owned by the factory default installer.
ATTEMPTED TO CHANGE OWNERSHIP of the C Drive. limited results.


CURRENTLY the main c\windows folder is READ ONLY.


A:Change permissions on /windows folder

I have a little batch file I use to edit the hosts file:

@echo off
cd %windir%\system32\drivers\etc
attrib -s -h -r hosts
notepad hosts
attrib +s +h +r hosts

Copy and paste this into a EditHosts.bat file and run it from a Elevated Command Prompt.

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Does anyone know of a way to change the permissions on multiple folders? I am able to change them if I select each folder individually, but changing permissions on multiple folders doesn't seem to work. I have also noticed this with Server 2008 as well. I am logged in as the local admin on this machine, so I don't know if that's the issue. I don't really have any other ideas though...any thoughts?

A:Change Permissions on Multiple Folders

By default we have limited permissions for some system folders, such as Windows, Program Files, ProgramData, System Volume Information, etc. We could not change the permissions for some system components. Please let us know which folders you would like to modify.
If you would like to change permissions for certain folders, you may use CACLS commands and use a batch file to execute the commands.
Windows Client TechCenter - CACLS  
To change the read/write attribute, please try "attrib" commands.
Windows Client TechCenter - attribArthur Xie - MSFT

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Hello everyone,

I recently installed Windows 8 Pro onto an SSD. I have another 500gb HDD plugged in to store programs, games etc. However, I cannot do anything with the drive. I add folders etc. I have tried to change permissions, add permissions and change ownership but I get an error trying to do all 3. I have also tried changing ownership through an elevated command prompt and also tried logged in as the local administrator. It's really bugging me now, any help would be appreciated.


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Trying to change the permissions for:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\don?t load

It denies me, I'm logged in under Administrator. Any advice? Thanks

A:Windows 7 is acting like HAL, can't change permissions

I'm not sure why you need to change the permissions but you can try running regedit as administrator.
Right click on C:\Windows\regedit.exe and select Run as administrator.

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Hi Guys

Mine is a simple question. Is there a way I can change the wallpaper on my work machine when my permissions to do allow it?

Basically the wallpaper is super bright and it is hurting my eyes, I have complained about it, and was told that it was marketing policy, and I should just have a dark text editor window open at all times to cover the white background

Can I fix this issue some how? I would greatly appreciate any help.

Thank You

A:Override Permissions to allow Wallpaper Change


Unfortunately the forum rules prevent us from helping you bypass your employers administrative policies

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Using Vista, cannot only delete folders but cannot even change the permissions. If I try to remove the "Read Only" on a folder, I get an error that I must use an Admin account to do this, but I AM using an admin account/logon. I have read on various forums to Disable UAC, which U did, but that DID NOT work. Very strange that this problem is experienced by so many but no solution seems to be available.

A:Cannot delete folders-Cannot change permissions

Right click the folder and choose Run As Administrator then you can change the permissions etc.

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Hej all,

I used to know Windows-systems, however one stupid question...

Where can I set permissions for files and folders on an NTFS-filesystem? I am running a WI?n XP Pro (already heard, that it is not possible under XP Home) and looking in the context menu of files and folders, but ... nothing!

Any ideas? Am I stupid?? Is Bill Gates stupid???

Thanks for help!

A:Change folder and file permissions: where?

Hi and Welcome to TSF

How to set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions in Windows XP

? Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
? Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition

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Hello I have a problem,

i got a new laptop at work and the account i use for logging is the same as the old one but on a different domain. Sadly this new account has limited permissions where the old account on the old computer had administrative access. But both computers are on the same localgroup.

I tried enabling on the new computer the built in administrative account to change my accounts permissions, but when i try to confirm the changes i get the security prompt for the admin password and account. Tried all the steps as in the link below.
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

So i was wondering if there is a way to increase the permissions without being the administrator or is there any way i could access the account from the old pc and admin account there?

Just to say the reason, our administrator/IT guys had a car crash and he wont be in office for a month and i need that account to change so i can install my work software on the new pc i've been waiting for a year to get.

A:How to change account permissions without being the administrator

Hello TJ, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but no. You must provide administrator credentials to be able to.

Plus, it would violate the forum rules to help to bypass this.

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In trying to figure out what happened with my folder views, I realized that many of my folders are "read only". This happened because I was transporting data from one PC to a new PC and had to copy onto CD, then onto the new PC. I thought I had changed everything, once copied, to uncheck "read only", but apparently I did not . When I tried to change a couple of the folders/contents, I noticed that the security/user screen showed the allow fields as gray. I read the help for this and it says that is because this folder is mirroring the "parent" folder. How can I correct this? I tried unchecking "Allow Inheritable Permissions from Parent Folder", but it does not make any difference.

I think this is the root of why the view for all of my folders is messed up. How can I change this globally?


A:Windows 2K Cannot change read only/permissions!

Hello again Nicki B,I have given you another thing to try here:
As for this problem,have you tried,from the admin account,to take ownership of the files in question ?

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I have a friend who thought deleting some stuff from the windows folder was a good idea. So now the computer wont boot in any mode. A windows repair also just hangs on 'Saving Configuration'. I would like to just back up the data and do a full reinstall of Windows. But when I connect it to anther computer and go into the drive to copy the data, im getting access denied errors. It wont let me go into the user accounts data. I tried on a W7 machine as well as XP.

Any way to change permissions on this data to access it?

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The final endgame goal I'm trying to achieve is to change the Startup Type of my DCOM Server and its Recovery Response. I have not been able to do so, because these options are grayed out.

I therefore assume my user permissions are not sufficient to complete the action. I have gone to RegEdit, right-clicked on HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, and allowed full control to my account. I thought this would unlock all permissions.

I am still unable to change my settings, though. I clicked "Apply" to immediately add the changes, and the settings are grayed out. I clicked OK, exited all windows, and the same result. I tried logging out, no luck. I tried restarting, and it still won't let me change.

I don't know what I have to do to get my permissions to where they need to be. I am running a 32-bit Windows Vista with Service Pack 2.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions!

A:Solved: Cannot Change User Permissions

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Hi All,

I'm running windows vista on a Toshiba Satellite laptop. Within the last 6 months, I can't update certain programs. I get registry errors such as: Could not open key:
Verify that you have sufficient access to that key, or contact your support personnel.

While this wasn't such a huge deal when I was trying to update Adobe Acrobat, I really need to update iTunes now and can't due to this error. I can't activate my new iPhone without the new version of iTunes.

I have tried going to the specific key and right clicking to change permissions, however, it just throws up another error saying access denied.

Any suggestions would really be appreciated. I really don't want to got through wiping the hard drive and re-installing everything.

Thanks a bunch,

A:Registry Errors - Can't change permissions

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You are about to read some bad English and I am really sorry about it. I am not a native English speaker.
Good evening guys,

So my question is as the title says Is there is any program that let me change my folder/program or anything else to multiple permissions instead of just giving the user control of only of one permission i.e. grant administrator permission

What I want is give the user 2 to 3 choices what they want to do with the folder/program means they want to become a trusted installer of the current folder or they want to become a administrator or they want to become a simple user with all permission.

Is there is any program that can do this or any script that can do this!!

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