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Windows 7: Locked out of files.....yes another one of those

16 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7
Locked out of files.....yes another one of those

I'v been here multiple times and you guys always help me when i need it but i have been searching for the solution for a while and still not success

when i built a new comp i hooked up my harddrives and had access to some files but not all and made due with what i had and would eventually come back to figure out why im locked out of my files.

Yes. i have gone to the take ownership thread and did that and it seemed like it did something but i still have the padlock over alot of folders and can access alot files if i try to play a video it says that there is an error and cant play (gives file path) and thats all.

if there is a .rar file it cant open due to no permissions (did take ownership on the .rar and nothing happend) its only on the one harddive and idk why the other one is fine

the thing is is that i have messed with the security settings a bit and say my video folder i can get in the folder and can get in some folders to see a video but others i can not and i do not know what the problem is

My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195

How far have you gone through? Have you tried this in the command prompt?

takeown /f FilePath/Name /r /d y
icacls FilePath/Name /grant administrators:F /t
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17 Oct 2011   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

In window 7 just by taking ownership does not automatically give you full control on all your files. Ownership will allow you to change the permissions. In Windows XP by taking ownershop automatically give you full permissions. But in Windows 7 this does not happen automatically.

After taking ownership of folders and files, you need to manually give full permissions to all the files and folders again to get access.

Sometimes these permissions does not propagate to subfolders and files, if you have previously removed the permissions from them.

You have to check the folders, sub folders and files manually to make sure that the full control permissions are set.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

01 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7

sorry its taken so long to get back i still havent got in
what exactly do i do in the Command prompt?
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02 Nov 2011   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

Open Command Prompt with administrator access (Right click on Command Prompt icon in Start - All Programs - Accessories and Run as administrator).

Type the above commands given by arkhi one after other. For help on this commands,

takeown /?

icacls /?

You can study the examples given in the bottom of the help screen in Command Prompt window for better understanding.
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