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Windows 7: Can't create new folder inside folder I own


21 Apr 2011   #1

Win7 64bit Home Premium
 
 
Can't create new folder inside folder I own

Hello all

I have a music folder, and I can't create new folders in it. (My own folder on my E drive, nothing to do with the Windows supplied my music folder.) I get a you need permission warning.

Now. I am listed as the owner of the Music folder. I did the Take Ownership registry trick (from these forums) a while back and ran it on Music. I have also used the security dialog on the folder to specifically assign myself and also checked the "update sub stuff" check box (can't remember what it really saiud, but you experts know the one). I also run explorer as admin using the usual Run as Admin option on the icon to launch it.

Even with all this - I can't create new folders in Music. Some of you might have heard me scream nasty things about Windows 7's mother today. I'm getting annoyed. Please help a poor soul.

Thanks.


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22 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Since E: is not your system drive, take ownership of the entire drive, starting at the root.
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22 Apr 2011   #3

Win7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Thanks. I did just that, and I still have the issue.

Also, I can create folders in E, or inside any folder but E/Music and its sub-tree.
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22 Apr 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Gyrodec, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have not already, check to make sure that you also "Allowed" your user account "Full Control" of the folder to have access permission.

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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22 Apr 2011   #5

Win7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Hello Brink, and thanks for the welcome.

I wrote my post late last night and I forgot to add some of the obvious stuff. Yes, I personally have full control on the music folder, as doeas the administrator group and my login is also in the admin group. I can rename and delete folders and files just fine.

Also, I i try to move a folder into Music this is what happens: It starts, then I get the you need admin to do this and I click ok to do it, then I get a you need permissions to do this and it stops. However, the folder has been moved but is empty. If I take ownership of that new folder in Music, I can now copy the files into it. If there are any subfolders, like artwork for the album, I get the same process repeated all the way down the tree.

I didn't used to have this issue. I don't know exactly when it started so I can't guess what might have changed since the issue began. I don't reorganize my music folders very often so I didn't notice.

Thanks for the suggestions so far.
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22 Apr 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

As a test, you might create a new adminsitrator account to see if you have the same issue in it.
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22 Apr 2011   #7

Win7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Brink - Thanks, I'll try that when I get back home.
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22 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

One of the permissions is set wrong on the Music folder, no doubt about it.

1) Rename the current Music folder to Music_Old
2) Create a new Music folder
3) Verify that you can create folders in the new Music folder.
4) Move everything from Music_Old to Music and delete Music_Old
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25 Apr 2011   #9

Win7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

MacGyvr

That did the trick. Man I feel a bit stupid for not trying that myself. I guess I got obbsessed with why and so missed that.

Thanks.
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25 Apr 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gyrodec View Post
MacGyvr

That did the trick. Man I feel a bit stupid for not trying that myself. I guess I got obbsessed with why and so missed that.

Thanks.
No problem...glad to have helped!
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