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Windows 7: "Take Ownership" of files not working

18 Nov 2012   #11
oneextraid

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

When you try to open the files with a program like paint, what error message to you receive?


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18 Nov 2012   #12
ThereWillBeAWay

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
Meant making a different program the "default" opener. Have you tried a sfc /scannow? Or the microsoft fixit center?

SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

Microsoft Fix it Solution Center: troubleshooting software issues
Yes on the first one. Nothing changed. Microsoft says I'm good to go.

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Just an afterthought..... have you ran any malware detection? Malwarebytes , your A/V etc.?
Have Norton and it's all clean. Sorry took so long, ran a full system scan. Just some tracking cookies.

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File Association Fixer: Fix File Associations in Windows 7

You can try this also..... forgot it earlier. Have used myself.
Checking that out now, thank you
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18 Nov 2012   #13
ThereWillBeAWay

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oneextraid View Post
When you try to open the files with a program like paint, what error message to you receive?


Sigh. Thanks for the interest
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18 Nov 2012   #14
ThereWillBeAWay

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Think I might have something... Just did yet another restart and now suddenly my windows is not genuine. Well how about that. Could this be the culprit? If so, why is it just now telling me this? facepalm.jpeg
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18 Nov 2012   #15
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Alright, this is easy. Go to the root of the drive, right-click the folder the images are in. Go to Security tab, click the "Advance" button. Then "Owner" tab > "Edit" > Select you name in the large box > check "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" > Ok.

Next go to "Permissions" tab > "Change Permissions" > Remove every single entry by selecting and clicking "Remove" > after that click "Add" > type "Everyone" in the box hit OK > selected the first checkbox after "Full control" under the "Allow" column > Ok > check "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object" > Ok.

You should now be able to access all the files. The permissions currently set on the files is from a previous installation, that "Unknown Account" is normally what tells us that.

Note, in order to remove entries you might have to uncheck "Include inheritable permissions from this object's parent"
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19 Nov 2012   #16
ThereWillBeAWay

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Alright, this is easy. Go to the root of the drive, right-click the folder the images are in. Go to Security tab, click the "Advance" button. Then "Owner" tab > "Edit" > Select you name in the large box > check "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" > Ok.

Next go to "Permissions" tab > "Change Permissions" > Remove every single entry by selecting and clicking "Remove" > after that click "Add" > type "Everyone" in the box hit OK > selected the first checkbox after "Full control" under the "Allow" column > Ok > check "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object" > Ok.

You should now be able to access all the files. The permissions currently set on the files is from a previous installation, that "Unknown Account" is normally what tells us that.

Note, in order to remove entries you might have to uncheck "Include inheritable permissions from this object's parent"
Well, I did all of this, and nothing. Same issues. Computer Issues pictures by therewillbeaway - Photobucket

If I cannot do anything about this, I have a 2tb external drive. Is there anyway I can copy everything over to it? At this point I cannot copy or move any of the denied files. So, is there a program I could run to allow me to move them anyway?

Both hard drives combined do not have over 1TB for sure. They are 250 and 500GB respectively. Thanks in advance again for your hard work.
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19 Nov 2012   #17
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

I see the problem now. The files are encrypted (the file names are green)! And without the previous installation of Windows or if you did not make a recovery key, the files are lost. I should have looked closer at the images...but decryption without the key is impossible.
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19 Nov 2012   #18
ThereWillBeAWay

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
I see the problem now. The files are encrypted (the file names are green)! And without the previous installation of Windows or if you did not make a recovery key, the files are lost. I should have looked closer at the images...but decryption without the key is impossible.

Well hell. All I did was get a new harddrive, copied all the files into the new drive (in case of loss), then installed windows 7 on the old drive.

How did they get encrypted?! Lost you say? This makes me want to Hulk Smash

OK, well, I have the "Windows.old" folder, which at least contains a portion of what I want recovered. They are all greentext too.

Any chance I can do anything about this?
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19 Nov 2012   #19
ThereWillBeAWay

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

After doing a quick peek... Windows 7 Home Premium cannot do anything with encryption. Somehow (really have no idea) over half of my files became encrypted before I upgraded, thus getting me stuck in this mess... Since this copy is now no longer valid (rustling my jimmies) can I upgrade (or downgrade) to a version of Windows that WILL allow this and simply decrypt them?
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20 Nov 2012   #20
flashback99

XP Professional 32 Bit
 
 

I have a livecd which works in PE environment(live win cd better to say), there is a program called erd commander and it has the option to reset permissions in Ntfs file system.

i have never tried to use that option myself but it may be of help.


Here are the links about it :

ERD Commander 2005 to USB : Tutorials

Free Download ERD Commander 2005 - 2007 for Windows XP

Create an ERD Commander Bootable USB Flash Drive / Memory Key


Free Download ERD Commander 2005 - 2007 for Windows XP
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