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Windows 7: reinstalled pics from backup but wont let me view them??

21 Sep 2012   #1
perkinstouch

windows 7
 
 
reinstalled pics from backup but wont let me view them??

I recently did a complete recovery on my computer. OS is Window 7 and I brought over my pictures from a backup file and now it says I can view them becuase i dont have the correct permission??? there is only one login for the computer and it has full administrator privileges, how can i get permission to view the pics?


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21 Sep 2012   #2
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

What are the security properties for the files?

Right check one of the files - select properties tab, select the security tab
Your userid shows what permissions? A screen shot would help.

There's sometimes a "unblock" checkbox on the first permissions window when a file comes from a different computer. This doesn't usually prevent you from viewing it though.
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21 Sep 2012   #3
perkinstouch

windows 7
 
 

here is the printscreen. it shows 3 users but all have full access. I dont see any "unblocked" box anywhere.


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21 Sep 2012   #4
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

to test this,
on one of the files go into the security tab, select edit, then select add
type Users
in the box and then check names - it should give you a fully qualified name
the new entry "Users" will be givern read and read&execute rights
ok out of the properties

this should be enough to test - see if you can view the file
.
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21 Sep 2012   #5
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

could you fill in your systems specs? look at the easy specs link in my signature
the folks around here wrote a tool that will fill it in for you.
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21 Sep 2012   #6
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

goto c:\users\alexperkins
right click pictures folder.->properties->security->advanced. Make yourself the owner of the file (and propogate to subfolders). Also give yourself FULL ACCESS to that folder (and propogate to subfolders).
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22 Sep 2012   #7
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

@perkinstouch: forget everything I said (except filling in your specs) and follow kaktus' advice in post 6. I was racking my brain on this and it was simple... I knew it was simple but couldn't find that particular brain cell.

Thanks kaktus, you ol softie
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