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

02 Apr 2016   #1
Abhijeet sharma

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Lost ownership of Folders and files after removing XP and installing 7

Hello everyone,
So I have been using win XP for many years, 2 years back I installed win 7. Everything was fine but today when I was trying to access 4-5 year old photos the Photo Viewer is giving the error "Windows Photo Viewer can't open this picture because you don't have the correct permissions to access the file location". And some of them I can't even copy to different location.

I have tried Takeown.exe, Icacls.exe and manually changing the permissions for single photos just to verify. NOTHING WORKED. Please help me how to resolve it.

Thanks in advance


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02 Apr 2016   #2
Callender

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

Try downloading this portable program:

DBC studio

Extract the files and run the executable.

Navigate to a photo. What does it show?
Lost ownership of Folders and files after removing XP and installing 7-npt.jpg
Lost ownership of Folders and files after removing XP and installing 7-npt2.jpg


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02 Apr 2016   #3
murky

window 7 32 bit
 
 

look for a free app called take ownership and download it.
It is a .reg file.
Right click and merge to registry
reboot
For any file or folder, you can now take ownership by right clicking the file and choosing takeownership
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02 Apr 2016   #4
murky

window 7 32 bit
 
 

Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Windows

A download is on this page. It is OK for win 7 also.
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02 Apr 2016   #5
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by murky View Post
Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Windows

A download is on this page. It is OK for win 7 also.
The problem with that is that you don't see current permissions in case you need to restore them.
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02 Apr 2016   #6
Abhijeet sharma

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Try downloading this portable program:

DBC studio

Extract the files and run the executable.

Navigate to a photo. What does it show?
Attachment 384465
Attachment 384466
Here is what i can see, it's showing that I already have the access. But i still can't access the image :/


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Lost ownership of Folders and files after removing XP and installing 7-permissions.jpg   Lost ownership of Folders and files after removing XP and installing 7-error.jpg  
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02 Apr 2016   #7
Abhijeet sharma

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by murky View Post
look for a free app called take ownership and download it.
It is a .reg file.
Right click and merge to registry
reboot
For any file or folder, you can now take ownership by right clicking the file and choosing takeownership
I already have the ownership, or atleast that's what it's showing. :/
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02 Apr 2016   #8
Callender

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

Thanks for the screenshot. File permissions appear to be okay. Would you find out if some process is locking the folder containing the images?

You can use LockHunter to do that. Right click the folder and select the "What is locking this folder?" option.
Lost ownership of Folders and files after removing XP and installing 7-lockhunter.jpg


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02 Apr 2016   #9
Abhijeet sharma

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It says no process is locking the folder. But when I select a file it says permission issues.


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02 Apr 2016   #10
Callender

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

It seems to be an admin account problem. I'm not sure that I can help with that. What do you see if you go to:

Start> Run

then type:

netplwiz

Press Enter.

Post a screenshot of users tab please.

Additionally when you open an image using Windows Photo Viewer a Temp file is created in your AppData folder.
Lost ownership of Folders and files after removing XP and installing 7-npt-temp-2.jpg
Maybe there's an issue with permissions for that folder especially if you took ownership of it.
Lost ownership of Folders and files after removing XP and installing 7-npt-temp-folder.jpg
On my machine that folder has been moved to a non-standard location.

You should look here:

C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Temp


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