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Windows 7: Full Use: Deny


16 Jan 2010   #1

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Full Use: Deny

Okay, the other day I was playing around with stuff on Windows 7 Ultimate (bad idea to begin with...) while playing around I decided to change my user's powers all off(This was in Security Local Disk (C). So I can't change any of the security stuff, I tried using the Hidden Admin to change my user's settings but that seems to be cut off also.

Please tell me there's a way to fix this without having to reinstall Windows.


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16 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7
 
 

Ughhh, some dude a while back did the same thing.....
Casual users and NTFS ACLs.........

He somehow was able to change it all back though. I have no idea how he gain access to the tools necessary to get back to the Security tab (if you are denied access to the whole disk, it's likely you are denied access to the tools necessary to change the permissions).

The hidden admin account is in the same boat as all other admin accounts.

If you can get back to the Security tab somehow, you'll need to seize ownership of the drive. That's the only way you'll be able to change everything back.
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16 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Try taking ownership via Elevated Command Prmy (if you can)
Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums
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16 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nevilk View Post
Okay, the other day I was playing around with stuff on Windows 7 Ultimate (bad idea to begin with...) while playing around I decided to change my user's powers all off(This was in Security Local Disk (C). So I can't change any of the security stuff, I tried using the Hidden Admin to change my user's settings but that seems to be cut off also.

Please tell me there's a way to fix this without having to reinstall Windows.
When I installed Win 7, all of my files were Read Only, I could not alter any of them. I had to go through this. I don't know if you have tried this. Take a folder, right click and then click on Properies. You will see a Security Tag. Click on the Edit button. Change the priviledge and click OK. You probably have done this, but just thought I would ask.
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16 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

If you can get access to the hidden Admin account, then simply create another user account with admin privileges. Once you have those, you can get access to everything on your system simply by taking ownership.
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16 Jan 2010   #6

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote:
you can get access to everything on your system simply by taking ownership.
I am only going to say, this is bad advice.

My advice is, since you made Security changes to the Local Disk C:
You would be better off backing up what data you can and reload the OS.

You can try a Repair Install , which should fix these problems.
but you will want to backup your data, and you will need to reinstall all your software
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16 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
Quote:
you can get access to everything on your system simply by taking ownership.
I am only going to say, this is bad advice.

My advice is, since you made Security changes to the Local Disk C:
You would be better off backing up what data you can and reload the OS.

You can try a Repair Install , which should fix these problems.
but you will want to backup your data, and you will need to reinstall all your software
I'm with this guy here. Because who know what else has been changed.
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16 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

I'll third that...you're never going to get back to a stable system with correct permissions. Bite the bullet, reinstall, and don't mess with stuff.
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16 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Bad User! Bad!
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