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Windows 7: Put file on desktop -> open file -> access denied?

25 Feb 2011   #1
Pollux

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Put file on desktop -> open file -> access denied?

Hello there.

Whenever i take a file and put it onto the my desktop, all the permissions to the file is completely stripped. Leaving none able to open the file.
I am able to go into access control and add myself again, but it makes no sense at all..
Why does windows do this and do anyone know any fix for this?

Thanks in advance


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25 Feb 2011   #2
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

What files have you done this with?
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25 Feb 2011   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You are being protected because the file came from another source.
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27 Feb 2011   #4
Pollux

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
You are being protected because the file came from another source.
Okay, so do you have any idea how to make it behave "normal" again?
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27 Feb 2011   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I right click and take ownership
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27 Feb 2011   #6
Pollux

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
I right click and take ownership
I know that, but that isn't really a fix I ask for help in this forum to get it to stop "protecting" me as you call it.. i have'nt seen this behavior before on other machines so it must be something "fixable".
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27 Feb 2011   #7
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
What files have you done this with?
I'll ask again.... what type of files and from what source?
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28 Feb 2011   #8
Pollux

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
What files have you done this with?
I'll ask again.... what type of files and from what source?
Everything ive tried dumping on the desktop gets stripped for access priviledges.
.exe, .doc, .rar, .zip, .pdf and so on.
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28 Feb 2011   #9
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
What files have you done this with?
I'll ask again.... what type of files and from what source?
Note above.
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01 Mar 2011   #10
Pollux

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I found the reason for this problem.
My user was'nt added to his own Desktop folder in C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Desktop
It seems to be working as intended now.

Thanks for helping me out.
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