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Windows 7: User profile - Owner and Rights

17 Dec 2011   #1
andis59

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
User profile - Owner and Rights

I'm having problems with my main user profile, so I figured that I could copy the user profile to another user. So I used robocopy with these params

Code:
robocopy c:\users\ame g:\users\ame /COPYALL /E /XJ /R:2 /W:5 /MT:4
Now I have a copy of my user profile!

But I'm wondering about the owner and the rights?

Who should be the Owner?
Who should have Rights and what should they be?

// Anders


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17 Dec 2011   #2
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

FWIW; On my system, which has not been modified from the defaults at install time, shows the owner of c:\users\tanya as SYSTEM, and the perms with SYSTEM, and Administrators, and Tanya all with full control, and no other rights.
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18 Dec 2011   #3
andis59

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hello Tanya,

Thanks for the info!

When I look in my user profile I have the same as you
Owner is SYSTEM
and full rights is given to Administrators, SYSTEM and my user.

The problem seems to be that in files and sub-directories the rights and the owner changes. Very often the owner is either Administrators or my user but sometimes there is a unknown owner. Explorer - Properties - Security says: Unable to display current owner

If someone has any idea why this is happening and how to fix it, I would really appreciate a suggestion!

// Anders
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18 Dec 2011   #4
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Have you copied the files/folders to a new Windows install?
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18 Dec 2011   #5
andis59

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

No, but I'm thinking about it.

It looks like this Windows installment is on its last leg...

What do I need to think about when copying user profile?

// Anders
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18 Dec 2011   #6
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Try this first

Try this first.

WARNING! Make a backup HDD image BEFORE trying this.

<User> = Your user name

"<User> Profile" Properties
User profile - Owner and Rights-permissions-01.png
"Advanced Security Settings for <User>" (Check "Owner") - animated gif
User profile - Owner and Rights-permissions-02-03.gif
Advanced Security Settings for <User> (Force "Permissions" onto "Child Objects") - animated gif
User profile - Owner and Rights-permissions-04-05.gif
If that doesn't work and you wish to do a re-install, you could use the "Windows Easy Transfer" tool.
Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Windows Easy Transfer
OR
Open the "Start Menu" and type "easy" in the "Search" box.
Note:
I've never used the "Windows Easy Transfer" tool, so I can't advise you on its use.


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