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Windows 7: How to fix my admin problem?

24 Apr 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
How to fix my admin problem?

Okay, so lemme start off by saying that I've been looking everywhere on the internet for an answer through several forums and I've yet to find the solution to my persistent problem. It's almost laughable because 1. I've never ever had such a major problem with a minor problem my entire time I've been using a windows computer and 2. The problem I'm about to introduce is not new, in fact i wouldn't even consider putting it in the 'problem' catagory because it's so so dumb.

Rant over.

I have reformatted my HD to clean out all the doodoo and everything that mattered was all stored in my backup external HD, music, pictures, documents, games, all of that.

Windows 7 installed fine, cleaned out, I'm happy, etc etc, and here begins me about to start clicking and dragging my files back onto my HD

Now... >>>I<<< >>AM<< >THE< >ONLY< **ADMIN** on this computer.

The 'Permissions for Authenticated Users', all ticks on the 'Allow' side for everything, bare in mind I am the ONLY one using this computer with my current windows account being the ONLY account on this computer.
May I remind you this is a fresh windows install, I have done nothing drastic on this computer as of yet.
I have checked/changed the advanced settings in the security tab in my folders' properties and it states that I have 'full control'
Whilst still in advanced settings I check in the 'owner' tab to see that I am the current owner.
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24 Apr 2013   #2

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi stuckstuck, welcome to Seven Forums.

During reinstall, did you change your pc & user name or type them differently ? i.e. jim instead of Jim.
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24 Apr 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

ty.
My username is different now, I don't see why this matters though..
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24 Apr 2013   #4

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

Please show the permissions and owner of file/folder you can't copy.


Best thing to to is
  1. Become owner of the folder. Also subfolders/files. There is a checkmark to do it.
  2. Change permissions of the folder. Give EVERYONE FULL ACCESS. Also subfolders/files. There is a checkmark to do it.
  3. Remove any DENY access
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24 Apr 2013   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Your instructions are already applied.
I'd like to add if it for some reason makes any difference is that I can move my pictures fine. Music fine. videos fine.
Strangely this problem I'm trying to rid only applies to my PDFs and my mass library of samples and projects (Audio).
This just doesn't make sense why the 2 is giving me this 'admin' crap as for everything else is just fine as it should be.
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25 Apr 2013   #6

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"changes to this file"??? I thought you only read the file (to copy it to another place)
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25 Apr 2013   #7

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stuckstuck View Post
ty.
My username is different now, I don't see why this matters though..
Your external hdd is still registered in your old user name which is why you don't have permission,
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25 Apr 2013   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I don't know what you're saying, but not only can i not click and drag my files back onto my main HD I can't gain access to them period.
It'd be much appreciated if somebody knows how to fix this problem.
You'd be doing me and others in same position a big favour thank you.
Reminding everyone tuning into this post that I did a reformat on my main HD to wipe everything off and start again clean with my (what I would consider) important files backed up into my external HD in which some of the files here and there refuses to grant me access of any kind for some reason EVEN THOUGH I am the admin.
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25 Apr 2013   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stuckstuck View Post
ty.
My username is different now, I don't see why this matters though..
Your external hdd is still registered in your old user name which is why you don't have permission,
How does that explain the refusal of only the few files I have? What about everything else I can access?
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25 Apr 2013   #10

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stuckstuck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stuckstuck View Post
ty.
My username is different now, I don't see why this matters though..
Your external hdd is still registered in your old user name which is why you don't have permission,
How does that explain the refusal of only the few files I have? What about everything else I can access?
I'm afraid that's a question I can't answer. I suggest creating a new admin account using your original details to see if it permits access to everything.
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