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Windows 7: Lost ownership of Folders and files after removing XP and installing 7

02 Apr 2016   #11
Abhijeet sharma

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here are the screenshots that you asked for. I don't understand whats the issue :/




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02 Apr 2016   #12
Callender

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

I'm not sure what the issue is! I was wondering if you had mistakenly taken ownership of your Application Data folder but asked you to look in the wrong place.

If you set folder options to show protected operating system files

Uncheck:
Lost ownership of Folders and files after removing XP and installing 7-folder-options.jpg
You should get access denied if you navigate to Application Data which is the way it should be. Is your Application Data folder showing the same?
Lost ownership of Folders and files after removing XP and installing 7-application-data.jpg
Also what is the drive where the photos are stored? Is it a flash drive or something else?


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02 Apr 2016   #13
Abhijeet sharma

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just checked, as you said the access to the application data folder is showing 'Denied".
Also, the photos are in my internal HDD drive.
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02 Apr 2016   #14
Callender

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

Okay I don't know if this will work but you can try it:

Do you have another folder on the same drive that contains images that you can open? If so navigate to that folder using NTFS Permissions tool and right click then choose "Copy Security Settings"
Lost ownership of Folders and files after removing XP and installing 7-npt-copy-permissions.jpg
Then navigate to the problem folder - right click and choose "Paste Security Settings"

If that doesn't work then I don't know what the problem is. Maybe other members will have ideas.


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02 Apr 2016   #15
Abhijeet sharma

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Tried and it didn't work.
I forgot to mention one thing, don't know if it's relevant or not. The names of the files all appear green even if I uncheck the encrypt option from advanced tab access is denied for that action.
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02 Apr 2016   #16
Callender

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

It might be interesting to see if you can open images using a different photo viewer. Here's a portable one you can test if you don't have anything else installed. It will run without installation.

Simple, easy and well designed applications by xiles

Scroll down the page to:
Lost ownership of Folders and files after removing XP and installing 7-nexus.jpg
If you extract the files and run the program can it open the problem images?


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02 Apr 2016   #17
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Abhijeet sharma View Post
Tried and it didn't work.
I forgot to mention one thing, don't know if it's relevant or not. The names of the files all appear green even if I uncheck the encrypt option from advanced tab access is denied for that action.
Well if those files are encrypted that is very likely to be the problem. I don't use any sort of Windows file encryption as I prefer to use third party tools for encryption.

Anyone else want to help out?
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02 Apr 2016   #18
Abhijeet sharma

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Even Nexus didn't work, again access denied message.
I don't really remember intentionally encrypting though. :/
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02 Apr 2016   #19
Callender

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

I know nothing about the encryption problem but here's what I found:

You need to use the same user account that encrypted the files to decrypt and access them.

If they came from another computer you need to get the encryption key from that machine. You will also need to know the password that was used to encrypt the files.
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