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Windows 7: Permissions anomaly

02 Sep 2010   #1
paul1149

Win7 Ult, 32 bit
 
 
Permissions anomaly

I've hooked my old C drive up to an external dock and am transferring files to my new machine.

What I don't understand is why the new machine sees my old Documents and Settings hierarchy (it was Win XP) as protected. It keeps telling me that I need Administrator authority to delete them. But I am an Admin on this new machine. And it won't let me give the Everyone user Total Control.

I suppose I can skirt this in Safe Mode, but I wonder why it's happening.

Be well.


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02 Sep 2010   #2
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

You have to reset permissions from a previous version of Windows. First change ownership to Everyone, then apply the permissions to Everyone.
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02 Sep 2010   #3
paul1149

Win7 Ult, 32 bit
 
 

That's what I tried to do from W7, and it wouldn't let me. Or do you mean the permissions need to be changed from within the previous install of windows? That's not possible at this point.
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02 Sep 2010   #4
paul1149

Win7 Ult, 32 bit
 
 

Ah, I see now the difference between ownership and permissions. Transferring ownership did it.

Thank you,

Paul
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