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Windows 7: Restoring full permissions


18 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64
 
 
Restoring full permissions

Somehow, I no longer have full permissions to parts of my hard drive, even though this is an administrator account (and the only one on the computer).

For example, when I try to replace files in Program Files, it says "Destination Folder Access Denied - You need permission to perform this action". Downloads to My Downloads occasionally fail as well. Trying to set the folder permissions via Properties -> Security gives an access denied error.

Any suggestions?

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18 Nov 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome
Make sure that you have ownership
WARNING
If you do not have ownerhsip, usually the system/trusedinstaller has ownership. These are usually system files which should not be touched. Program files can affect your programs.
That being said, if you are sure that the files that you are trying to change are your files and changes will not cause problems, try this
Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums
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18 Nov 2010   #3
ryo

 
 

hello did you have slave your HDD?? can you give detail information, so i don't miss understand it.
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19 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome
Make sure that you have ownership
WARNING
If you do not have ownerhsip, usually the system/trusedinstaller has ownership. These are usually system files which should not be touched. Program files can affect your programs.
That being said, if you are sure that the files that you are trying to change are your files and changes will not cause problems, try this
Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums
I've taken ownership of everything in C: that I could, as well as changing the Security settings for my user folder. However, I still receive the following error:

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/9...1119103533.png

Even though I have full permissions?
http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/1...1119114153.png


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ryo View Post
hello did you have slave your HDD?? can you give detail information, so i don't miss understand it.
Dell XPS M1530
Windows 7 Ultimate
When I try downloading a file, it is not able to be saved due to write permissions or something.
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19 Nov 2010   #5

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

If you are my age you will remember the TV series Lost In Space. Whenever there was danger the robot would say "Warning Warning.

So I say to you Warning, Warning, use this with care and be sure you know what you are trying to change
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts
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19 Nov 2010   #6

 
 

Another thing to try, if you haven't already, is a System Restore , choosing a restore point that pre-dates the problem, if available.

James
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24 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64
 
 

Alright, solution found! There was some service I'd disabled (don't know which one); re-enabling the normal startup services fixed it. I realized this when I wasn't able to edit the group policies under the administrator account.

Thank you all for your help.
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24 Nov 2010   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Caspid View Post
Alright, solution found! There was some service I'd disabled (don't know which one); re-enabling the normal startup services fixed it. I realized this when I wasn't able to edit the group policies under the administrator account.

Thank you all for your help.

For future reference, could you post which service it was that caused your problem?

Thanks,
James
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25 Nov 2010   #9

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Caspid View Post
Alright, solution found! There was some service I'd disabled (don't know which one); re-enabling the normal startup services fixed it. I realized this when I wasn't able to edit the group policies under the administrator account.

Thank you all for your help.

For future reference, could you post which service it was that caused your problem?

Thanks,
James
I'm sorry, I wish I'd kept a record of the changes I made; I just re-enabled normal startup and it worked. It must've been something by Microsoft Corporation in msconfig.
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