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Windows 7: Windows 7 Folder Ownership

12 Sep 2010   #1

Windws 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 Folder Ownership

Hi All,
I supplied a friend a new PC with Windows 7 installed. I also supplied Acronis True Image Home 2010 for backup purposes. I wanted to test the backups so I took an image of the system (using Acronis) and saved it to my USB hard drive. I plugged it into my Windows 7 PC which I also run Acronis True Image 2010. I mounted the image which was successful. I want to access the "users" folder. So I tried taking ownership of the folder but it displays "you only have permission to view the current owner on..."
I want to be able to access the users documents, photos etc to make sure I can recover files in case of a system crash.

Any ideas on how I can do this?

Apperciate you feedback in advance..

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12 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
 
 

You have to take ownership then adjust the permissions. You must also cause those permissions and ownership changes to cascade down.
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12 Sep 2010   #3

Windws 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Thanks for your reply.
OK, so I tried to take ownership but displayed the error as mentioned. Where do I start the process to allow me to take ownership of this folder?
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12 Sep 2010   #4

Win 7u
 
 

This will help you to add the "Take Ownership" option to files and folders
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-take-ownership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/
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12 Sep 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello GR8Metal, welcome to Seven forums!






There's an excellent tutorial here at Seven Forums on that subject, have a look at the tutorial at the link below.


Take Ownership Shortcut
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12 Sep 2010   #6

Windws 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Thanks for your replies. I'll apply the tweak and advise you on how I get on.
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12 Sep 2010   #7

Windws 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Well, I tried the tweak and restarted the PC. I right clicked on the users folder and chose "take ownership" but no go. It pops up with a command window for about a second. I can just make out the error message which says "permission denied or invalid access".... any ideas?
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12 Sep 2010   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

It may work better if you adjust the drives permissions settings and more importantly go to the Security tab and adjust the Security settings before the drive image is created on the other machine.
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12 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
 
 

Is the Acronis mount feature read-only?
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13 Sep 2010   #10

Windws 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

I will check tonight to see if the mount is read only. I suspect it may be causing me the issues...will keep you all informed... thanks.
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