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Windows 7: Authorizations / Permissions issue in Win7 64bits.


02 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bits
 
 
Authorizations / Permissions issue in Win7 64bits.

Hello,

I have installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits on a newly formated SSD.

The user account is registered as "administrator" and I have selected the lowest level in the UAC settings.

Now, when I select the properties of my C: drive (where Windows 7 is installed) and try to untick the "indexing files" case, I git a message saying that i don't have the authorization to access some of the files such as c:/boot.ini .....

Then I click "skip" and the case becomes eventually unticked.

However, I suspect that there is some kind of authorization/administration issue on my computer.... In the drive security tab, I tried to apply all permissions to all user and once again, i got this message telling me that I did not have the access to do so....

I don't understand what's going on since there is only one user account on the computer and it appears as administrator....

My system is a fresh installed so I don't have any other program but Windows 7 installed at the moment.

Thank you for helping,
Greg


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02 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Okay...what is the real problem? So far you've only told us about a phantom problem which wasn't actually a problem. Nor would be turning off "indexing files" have an impact being that the service that uses indexing files is not enabled by default. The only problem I noticed was the complete lack of concern for security on your part.
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02 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 64bits
 
 

Dear Logicearth,

Thank you for your nice and helpful answer.

The fact that I am not able to get full permissions on my files when I am the PC administrator IS an issue.

I have tried to instal GPedit.msc in the registry to access the Security Group Policy (because it is not visible in the Home Premium edition) but when I click the .bat file, i got a message saying that I am not authorized to access the registry....


thank you
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02 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cassis View Post
The fact that I am not able to get full permissions on my files when I am the PC administrator IS an issue.
And exactly what files are you denied access? I can tell you right now. You have access to everything you need access to. Those things you do not are set that way for a reason. But all of "your files" you have access.
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02 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cassis View Post
The fact that I am not able to get full permissions on my files when I am the PC administrator IS an issue.
No, it isn't an issue. It's set that way by design to keep you and malware from messing up the system. Given, that, if you are having issues with the registry, it is likely you messed up your system permissions in your tinkering, and you might be looking at a reinstall to fix them.

Part of running a new OS is understanding why you are running that OS and how it is different than previous ones. You wouldn't buy a new car only to discover later on that it is a manual transmission, would you?
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02 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 64bits
 
 

Ok for example, when I click on Documents, I see in the right columns "Video, images, etc."... all these folders have a lock and when I click on them, it says I'm not authorized to open them...
BUT, if I click directly on the Video or Images shortcut in the left columns of the explorer, I can access the files...
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02 Apr 2012   #7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

That's because those are symlinks to folders on other areas of the disk. It has nothing to do with security levels or access. Windows 7 does things differently than XP and the folders you might expect to see and access in certain places have changed. I'd suggest you read up on the tutorials on the site here describing how things differ. In particular, in this case, I'd research Windows 7 Libraries.
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02 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 64bits
 
 

Thank you.

I have read how to modify the permissions and especially tick the "include inherited authorizations...." case.

Now all locks are gone.

Greg
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02 Apr 2012   #9

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

May I ask what benefit removing all of the locks on the folders has provided you? As it stands, I'm not sure having all the locks gone is accomplishing anything positive for security. You certainly aren't the first poster on the forum here to ask how to get rid of the locks on all the folders as most users new to Windows 7 don't understand why they are there. However, of all of those threads to date, I'm not sure anyone has provided any reason as to how that would be a benefit. In fact, most have just taken the time to better understand how the new file arrangements work, upon which it has alleviated whatever issue they thought they had in the first place.
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