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Windows 7: Admin Privilages / File Locked


16 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Admin Privilages / File Locked

I recently installed Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. Love it. However......

My USB external 500gig hard drive is giving me problems with the change over.

I try to access files and it states I need admin privilages.....I am the only user, I am an admin WTF!!
Whats the deal there microsoft, fix your crap!

So I go through and give every user it lists full control (owner, everyone, admin, user...)
Still no go

This is where I started to notice something a bit odd, there was a user named:
S-1-5-21-1409082233-(and a bunch of other numbers)

i found this to be the user that no longer exists from when it was on my system with Windows XP

So I changed owner permissions on the whole drive to the administrator.

Now I try to open a file and it states:
Could not complete your request because the file is locked.
Use the 'Properties' command in the windows explorer to unlock the file.

Heres the real ball buster.
The file is not locked, no option in properties, downloaded unlocker 1.9 as a solution......
installed it, ran it, used it on the file.....and unlocker states:
No locking handle found

WTF Microsoft I want access to everything on MY computer, stop treating people like babies, you dont own us.....yet.

Anyone encounter this issue or know of a solution? I have been googling the crap out of it and tried what I have read, but still no go.....


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16 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

alright, a very resourceful friend in another forum helped me out once again and solved my problem, so I thought I would share.

He provided me with the below link:
HowToGeek

This will give you a right click cmd to take ownership of the file you want to change.

This should actually solve many other peoples open posts on this general subject.

Woot Woot!!!
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16 Oct 2010   #3

 
 

Hi FLCL, welcome to the forums

Im surprised you weren't linked to the following tutorial by 1 of our experienced members... Take Ownership Shortcut. This would have give you all the info you needed. I'm glad you got it sorted and please, don't be a stranger, you'll find many excellent tutorials on here as well as an extremely friendly crew


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16 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

Be very, very, careful of taking ownership of files, especially your C:\ drive.
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16 Oct 2010   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mborner View Post
Be very, very, careful of taking ownership of files, especially your C:\ drive.
You're right but as it's an external drive, there's going to be no issue
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16 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mborner View Post
Be very, very, careful of taking ownership of files, especially your C:\ drive.
You're right but as it's an external drive, there's going to be no issue
Ya I have no problems with files on my drive that contains the OS. It was just the transfer on XP --> 7 that my external got messed up on for some reason, and it had all my graphic design files on it, about 400gigs, very important to me and my work.

I was freaking out man!

Thanks!!
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