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Windows 7: accidentally removed permission for authenticated user for drive d:


20 Feb 2011   #1

Windiws 7 32 bit
 
 
accidentally removed permission for authenticated user for drive d:

Hi,

I recently installed windows 7 32 bit and was browsing thru security settings for my drive D (partition). i accidentally removed permission for 'authenticated users', and now getting error "access is denied" for this drive, and I'm using the enabled admin account in windows 7.

All my important files are stored on this drive and need your help accessing them badly.

Your assistance will be appreciated.

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20 Feb 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

unfortunately I know from experience system restore doesn't seem to fix this problem. You should be able to copy authenticated users back into the permissions though.
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29 Apr 2011   #3

windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Access your files after removing permission for authenticated user

Hello,

Here is an workaround for your issue, in order to access any of your files from the "messed up" drive :-) you can use a linux live CD (I've used last version of Ubuntu). So, from linux you can access the files and copy them to another location where you have proper rights.

Hope this helps,
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01 May 2011   #4

64bit Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

hope this works

i wrote a very small BAT file for you,
double click it ( i promsie u its safe, u can ask ANYBODY to check it and they say it is )

drag icon for the folder onto the CMD window

then click enter

then type your login name for you account

click enter

then type


grant



click enter

hopefuilly this should update your permissions allowing u to access the location u need to

please let me no if this works

thanks

For ure peace of mind and any one elses this is the Bat file script


_____________________________________________
@echo off
:FRM
cls

title File/Folder Restriction Menu
echo Folder Restriction Menu
echo.
echo Please Enter Access Level...
echo.
set /p a=Enter Path Of File/Folder:
echo.
set /p b=User Name:
set /p c=Permission Type:
echo.
echo.
echo.
if %c%==deny goto lock
if %c%==grant goto unlock
if %a%==menu goto start2
if %b%==menu goto start2
if %c%==menu goto start2
:lock
cacls %a% /e /d %b%
cls
goto start2
pause
exit
:unlock
cacls %a% /e /g %b%:f
cls
goto start2
pause
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File Type: bat Unlock.bat (509 Bytes, 223 views)
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17 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 32 bit
 
 

I did the same thing. I have tried to use this program.

Maybe I am doing something wrong

When it starts it ask for drive

I type E:\

Ask for user name
I type : Authenicated user

ask for permission

i type full

Its not working.

Am I doing something wrong.

I am lost and there is over 500 gb of information on there

Thanks
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17 Sep 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

have you tried doing this in safe mode?
sharing and security -->Permission-->Advance-->Owner-->select the user you want to apply access right's and then check "Replace owner" apply and ok, this must be used for you.


The replace owner step is important.
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18 Sep 2011   #7

Windows 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
have you tried doing this in safe mode?
sharing and security -->Permission-->Advance-->Owner-->select the user you want to apply access right's and then check "Replace owner" apply and ok, this must be used for you.


The replace owner step is important.
This WORKED!!

Thanks so Much
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19 Jan 2014   #8

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Hi,

I have by accident removed all permissions for my system to utilise one of my drives, I can access it and read it but nothing else I have attempted using the bat file but in the cmd I am getting the following error...

"The system cannot find the batch label specified - start2"

Help please?
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19 Jan 2014   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Start a NEW thread of your own first, and detail your problem there.
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