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Windows 7: File Permissions Issue

08 Apr 2015   #1
link238

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 
File Permissions Issue

I'm having difficulty setting file permissions and having them stay set on my C: Drive. I'm the only user on my computer and set as admin, yet when I try to set file permissions on some folders (and all sub folders/files) as soon as the process of removing read only is completed, the files are still read only. If you require I could post a video of it on youtube of what I mean.

I have tried something called Take Ownership but thats done jack-all essentially. So far as I can tell, it is also happening to my D: drive as well. I've attempted to alter access nodes for the different user levels however that seems to get reset as well. I change a variable and it appears as though it worked, but if i leave the attributes window and bring it back up immediately, its back to what it was.


Any help is appreciated,

Link


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08 Apr 2015   #2
Pyprohly

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

Hi Link,

A video may be helpful in explaining the problem you face.

I'm unsure of what you mean by "read only". Are you referring to the file attribute or the read permissions permission?
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08 Apr 2015   #3
link238

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Animation - YouTube

Currently being processed but its there. Thought you'd be able to see my cursor, but its of no concequence

probably should have changed the file name
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08 Apr 2015   #4
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by link238 View Post
Animation - YouTube

Currently being processed but its there. Thought you'd be able to see my cursor, but its of no concequence

probably should have changed the file name
You set the ntfs permissions the wrong way!! What are you trying to accomplish?
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08 Apr 2015   #5
link238

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

trying to make the files and folders not read-only. This is how I've always done it and it worked until recently. latest os install actually
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08 Apr 2015   #6
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by link238 View Post
trying to make the files and folders not read-only. This is how I've always done it and it worked until recently. latest os install actually
You want to make the folders/files executable, writable, deletable? You want to be able to create files/folder as well in that folder?
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08 Apr 2015   #7
link238

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

essentially, yes. I have to save to the desktop then drag files into the folders to modify a file thats in there, and some programs cant modify any of the files even when run as an admin
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08 Apr 2015   #8
Kaktussoft

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This tells what happens and how to fix it. You cannot view or change the Read-only or the System attributes of folders in Windows Server 2003, in Windows XP, in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
But you have to change "file/folder permissions" to be able to get the access you want!

Right click on c:\program files\steam (if that's the folder you want to change) and select properties. Then click tab "security", then button "advanced". Post screenshot.

Also: Right click on c:\program files\steam (if that's the folder you want to change) and select properties. Then click tab "security", then button "advanced", then tab "owner". Post screenshot.
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08 Apr 2015   #9
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by link238 View Post
essentially, yes. I have to save to the desktop then drag files into the folders to modify a file thats in there, and some programs cant modify any of the files even when run as an admin
So you actually you want "Full control" on c:\program files\steam and all files and subfolders in it?
If so.... only you or every user on that computer?
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08 Apr 2015   #10
link238

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Essentially, yes. Im the only user. I'd prefer if all files and folder on both my drives were the same permissions

Will be some delay, at work currently
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