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Windows 7: Permissions anomaly

02 Sep 2010   #1

Win7 Ult. 32bit
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

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

Win7 Ult. 32bit

That's what I tried to do from Windows 7, 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

Win7 Ult. 32bit

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

Thank you,

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