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Windows 7: How to change Win 7 folder permissions on a linux PC?

20 Sep 2015   #21
sst61

 

Done the blind log in a number of times, nothing happens.

Yes I can get to recovery, repair cant fix, restores are not available (were there are many). Command prompt works and have run some commands but no fix.


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20 Sep 2015   #22
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Perhaps try to set auto login from within Windows 10? You should be able to load the HKLM hive and change the registry of Win7.
Option 2 of Log On Automatically at Startup
Also check (while reg is already loaded)
HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsot\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon to make sure 'shell = explorer.exe'
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20 Sep 2015   #23
sst61

 

Good idea but no access to RUN or anything else.
Do you know of any utility that can read and modify a windows registry? If there was one I could run it in 10 and load up 7's reg.
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20 Sep 2015   #24
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

In Windows 10 run: regedit
Select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and menu "File" - Load Hive
For HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE - browse to Win7 partition - Windows\system32\config\software
Give any name you want for the loaded hive.

Check explorer.exe key and set auto login. Close regedit and restart in Win7.

I would also check Run and RunOnce sections for HKLM (Software-Microsoft-Windows-CurrentVersion), and delete anything that doesn't look familiar after a Google search. (This would best help in case of an infection though) Of course take note of what you have deleted, screenshot or copy paste to a text file etc.
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21 Sep 2015   #25
sst61

 

Just in the middle of Regedit as you propose. I have it open and am wondering now that I have loaded my old Win 7 reg into Local Machine, now I have a new hive called "Win 7 local Machine under my win 10's Local Machine hive. So do I delete this key before I close regedit or what - I am concerned if I close Regedit before deleting the win 7 hive it may mess up my win 10??

Please instruct what to do after I have made my changes to the old registry.

Thanks,
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21 Sep 2015   #26
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No, just close regedit if there is no unload hive in the menu.
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21 Sep 2015   #27
sst61

 

OK, I have made no changes, Shell has the correct setting i.e. Explorer.exe, so no change there. Anything else?
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21 Sep 2015   #28
sst61

 

I was trying something else earlier. boot in to repair of Win 7, command prompt to try to set the user Sean full admin rights:

cacls I:\Users\Sean /E /T /C /G Sean:F

But I am getting this error: no mapping between account names and security ids

I am guessing this should give admin rights to Sean, which i am thinking maybe hasnt got anything although it should.
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21 Sep 2015   #29
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Check these too:
Quote:
I would also check Run and RunOnce sections for HKLM
(Software-Microsoft-Windows-CurrentVersion), and delete anything that doesn't
look familiar after a Google search. (This would best help in case of an
infection though) Of course take note of what you have deleted, screenshot or
copy paste to a text file etc.
Also:
Option 2 of Log On Automatically at Startup

The cacls command may be failing if you have renamed the account sometime in the past.
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21 Sep 2015   #30
sst61

 

Run, has nothing unusual.
RunOnce, has no entry
- so made no changes to the file.
Had a look at auto login but the auto login key wasnt present in the key and I didnt want to create it. On my win 7 I didnt have a password to get in, that could be left blank I guess, wanted domain to log in, blank... so I didnt create any.

But it is good to know I can open win 7' registry which is good to know, learnt something.

I was hoping I could give admin rights to Sean (user folder) to maybe force it to remember the user, I am still convinced it is to do with windows booting but once in User folder, cannot find a valid user to log in to - when I originally caused the problem by changing User permission by allowing 10 to change the permission to grant me access to explore the files. I suppose if I could create a new user, then maybe win 7 would log in then I could deal with other profiles locally.

Thanks for your help anyway...
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