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Windows 7: Win7 administrator permissions.

22 Apr 2015   #1
vsub

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Win7 administrator permissions.

Ok this is starting to get annoying.
I don't care about the protection I'll get from limited account(UAC on my only account which is actually the administrator account)and I thought I disable that thing already but I still get "Access Denied" kind of messages from time to time.

Currently I just want to change the file
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\en-US\js\calendar.js
to display Monday as the first day of the week but it doesn't allow me to save the change and I'm 100% sure that the file is not used when I try to save(or drag-drop from another location to replace it)


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23 Apr 2015   #2
Pyprohly

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

On my machine, the permissions for calendar.js are,
SYSTEM (User) : Read & execute,
Administrators (group) : Read & execute,
Users (group) : Read & execute,
TrustedInstaller (service) : Full control,
... And the owner is TrustedInstaller.
Observing the above, notice that no (real) users have anything more than read access to calendar.js; you currently cannot make changes to the permissions of this file.

If you would like to change the permissions of calendar.js, you will first have to take ownership away from TrustedInstaller, give ownership to yourself or a group that you are a member of. Then you'll be able to make permission changes.

Vsub, what would you like to do to calendar.js? Give Administrators full control? Give users write access?


Recommended tutorial:
Take Ownership Shortcut
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23 Apr 2015   #3
vsub

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pyprohly View Post
If you would like to change the permissions of calendar.js
To put it simply,I hate the restriction I constantly get.I want everything to be like on WinXP(which I used for many years without any problems but since now I have MUCH more powerful pc that before,I switch to a newer OS but now I get restrictions).

I'm the only person that uses the pc and I'm more than capable to protect myself for what that UAC thing is trying to protect me(adding tons of restrictions...I didn't even had a write permissions on my second hdd(which I used while I was using WinXP on my old pc)which I connected after I installed the OS)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pyprohly View Post
Vsub, what would you like to do to calendar.js? Give Administrators full control? Give users write access?
As I said,I'm the only person that used the pc and I want the administrator account(my account)to not have any restrictions(like on WinXP)...not to just one file\folder but to everything.
Why do I have to make extra steps just to edit and save a text file...that's just stupid.
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24 Apr 2015   #4
Pyprohly

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

I'm sure no one likes restrictions. But these restrictions do keep you safe.

The Administrator account is not king in its own territory. In fact there is no functional difference between the builtin Administrator account and a normal administrator (which is in the Administrators group). About the only difference the builtin Administrator account has is that it doesn't require elevation, i.e. UAC prompts don't exist.

All user accounts are affected by NTFS Permissions equally. By logging in as the Administrator, you are not directly giving yourself anymore access to files than usual. To be completely unrestricted to all files on your machine, you'd have to iterate every single file on your computer, and make permission changes to each of them. That would A, take too long, and B, put yourself at great risk of a virus infection.


I highly recommend, Vsub, you make use of the wonderful reg file located in the tutorial I mention above in my previous post. Whenever you find yourself access denied to some folder or file, hit it with Take Ownership.
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24 Apr 2015   #5
Moniqua

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

You want to provide the permission for drive, do the following:

1. Select drive and right click on it.
2. Select Properties.
3. Choose the security tab by clicking it.
4. Check whether user name seems under Group or user names.
5. If it is then select your name and see the permissions under “Permissions for users”.
6. Give full control of drive to yourself.


In condition your user name not visible in the list of Group or user names do the following:
1. Add a user name by clicking the Edit button.
2. Then select the button Add.
3. Add a name suitable for you
4. And click on OK.
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24 Apr 2015   #6
Pyprohly

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Moniqua View Post
1. Select drive and right click on it.
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Please don't ever do this to a drive. It will take forever to process and believe me you'll just end up cancelling it which will leave folder and file permissions stuck in an irreversible "inconsistent state". You're better off making permission changes to a single item that you are access denied from should you come across one.
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