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Windows 7: Adding group to a folders permissions?


03 Mar 2010   #1

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Adding group to a folders permissions?

I deleted a user from a folders permissions figuring I could add it back. When I go to do that the "Add" button is greyed out and I can't do it. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance!

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03 Mar 2010   #2

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Just to make sure you are using the correct procedure. Go to the folder, right click, properties, security, edit.
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03 Mar 2010   #3

windows 7
 
 

Yes, that is what I am doing. However, when I get there the "Add" and "Remove" buttons are greyed out. When I log onto the account that I changed the permissions on it is all messed up. The desktop background is missing, the icons taskbar icons are gone and I get error messages when trying to open folders.
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03 Mar 2010   #4

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The account seems to be corrupt. Either make a new user account and delete the old or
Try using System Restore a day or two before the problem.
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03 Mar 2010   #5

windows 7
 
 

I just noticed that the Edit button that we have discussed has a little shield on it, where it did not before. However if I drill past it other folders under it do not. Will system restore restore permissions?
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03 Mar 2010   #6
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Here's the tutorial about doing a system restore at the link below, just be sure to choose a restore date before the changes.

System Restore
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03 Mar 2010   #7

windows 7
 
 

I think I fixed it. I booted into safe mode and then I could restore the permissions there. One more question, when restoring the permissions I got many error messages saying something like "error in app events" or something like that and I just clicked "continue" over and over until it was complete. I don't really know what happened it just seems to be OK.

Any further thoughts?

Thanks.
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03 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amajamar View Post
Any further thoughts?
Further thoughts...do not mess with any permissions of any critical data unless you are absolutely sure you know what you are doing.
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03 Mar 2010   #9

windows 7
 
 

I will heed your advice... .

BTW, Safe Mode is good place to fix things... Couldn't get System Restore to function until I ran it from there...
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03 Mar 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amajamar View Post
I will heed your advice... .

BTW, Safe Mode is good place to fix things... Couldn't get System Restore to function until I ran it from there...


Here's another option in the tutorial at the link below; it mentions resetting passwords but it's a good way in if you're having trouble.

Password Reset : Using System Restore in Windows 7
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