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Windows 7: File Permissions Issue

08 Apr 2015   #11
Kaktussoft

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Post screenshots as requested in #8
Which folder names do you want to have fixed?

On non system disk... so D, E, F etc .... all users can read/write/delete etc by default. They can even read/write/delete other user's files. At least that are the default permission settings.


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08 Apr 2015   #12
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

The feature you demonstrate in your video, Link, is called a file attribute and it has absolutely zilch to do with permissions. Take a look at the properties of any odd folder, and you'll see that that "read only" box will (and should) always be shaded blue.

Despite the name, "read only", the file attribute when applied to a folder does not make that folder, as one would imagine, read only. The read only-ness of read only is only effective on files.

File attributes are a completely separate component of Windows from NTFS permissions. Please don't go switching off this read only attribute on folders in hopes that you'll gain more access rights to the item.


As a detour from posting screen shots, Link, you may run and post back the output from the command,
Powershell "(Get-Acl 'C:\Program files\Steam').access"
This will give us a much more precise overview of the permissions that are currently set on this item.
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09 Apr 2015   #13
link238

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

ok I think i got it, re-read #8 and went from there. Looked at permission nodes based on access level and adjusted from there. thanks guys. I guess I'm still use to other os as far as attributes are concerned
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