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Windows 7: Odd Permissions Problem


29 Apr 2009   #1

Windows XP, Windows 7
 
 
Odd Permissions Problem

I have recently updated to build 7077 (from 7000). I have noticed some strange problems when trying to write new files. Sometimes Windows will tell me I do not have the proper permissions to write to that location (such as when installing an app to the Program Files x86 folder or saving a Maya file in a folder on my spare HDD) even though I am logged in as the administrator. When I try to change permissions (say for the Program Files x86 folder) to allow anyone to write to that folder, Windows will not let me because I do not have the level to change permissions, even though I have the admin account.

What is going on here? Is there a way to fix this or this a known bug?

Thanks.

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29 Apr 2009   #2

 
 

Hi anotherbdy welcome to the forums,

This is indeed an odd problem.

You could try here Take Ownership Shortcut it shows how to take ownership of any file/folder.

Hope this helps
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29 Apr 2009   #3

 
 

I have the same problem but have learned to live with it for the time being. A restart usually fixes the problem, until it happens again.

I put it down to upgrading from 7000 to 7048 (the version I'm using just now) rather than doing a fresh install.

Gonna wipe everything and install a fresh RC later this week
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29 Apr 2009   #4

Dual boot WindowsXP/Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anothrnbdy View Post
What is going on here? Is there a way to fix this or this a known bug?
Just a suggestion, have a look in the permissions to see if that folder is "inheriting" permissions from somewhere else. If you're folder inherits from let's say a folder/directory that has the "System" or "Trusted Installer" as the owner, then you might be getting that response. Many of my files are inheriting and it makes it very difficult to understand some of the roadblocks being shown.

Look in the security tab under "Advanced" near the bottom and you may see the box checked to allow inheriting. Incidentally, any changes you make thinking they are for a particular folder should include folders and objects below that level.

Just think, layers wrapped up in layers and the object has layers on top of layers on top of layers... Well, you get the idea - it is very confusing...
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05 May 2009   #5

Clients: XP/Win7/ubuntu
 
 

Hi. I have just encountered this problem for the first time and it's a bit of a pain, to say the least. I had an issue with RocketDock not retaining settings, which I eventually tracked down to a 'Read Only' Settings.ini file in the 'Program Files/RocketDock' directory. Curiously, the file is not marked as Read only, but the root folder is, and as the poster above said, the files are inheriting. To allow changes to the file I had to take ownership, remove inheritance and grant myself appropriate permissions. All in all a laborious process for what should be a simple exercise. If anyone knows a more simple method I'd love to know. Thanks
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05 May 2009   #6

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Anyone with this or similar problem, please check to see that your Application Experience service is actively running and set to auto. No guarantees this means or will fix anything but worth a look.
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05 May 2009   #7

 
 

Hi Quill welcome the the forum,

Have you tried the link I posted in the 2nd post? It's highlighted in blue 'Take ownership shortcut'

Hope this helps
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05 May 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I remember trying take ownership when I had similar issues with 7048 after upgrading instead of a clean install. If take ownership doesnt work for you, Im afraid youl have to do a clean install.
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05 May 2009   #9

 
 

OK, I run the EVGA Precision software for clocking my GT280 and it applies the settings at startup. After installing RC, it now asks for permission every boot to run, what are the steps to change this?

I notice the program has a little security icon overlay on it now?

UAC is second notch from bottom.


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05 May 2009   #10

Clients: XP/Win7/ubuntu
 
 

torrentg wrote:
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Anyone with this or similar problem, please check to see that your Application Experience service is actively running and set to auto. No guarantees this means or will fix anything but worth a look.
Hi torrentg, I hadn't considered that, mine is set to manual...

Orbital Shark wrote:
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Hi Quill welcome the the forum,
Thank you

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Have you tried the link I posted in the 2nd post? It's highlighted in blue 'Take ownership shortcut' Hope this helps
Yes, it was that method I used to take ownership. A very useful right click option.

swarfega wrote:
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I remember trying take ownership when I had similar issues with 7048 after upgrading instead of a clean install. If take ownership doesnt work for you, Im afraid youl have to do a clean install.
Hi swarfega, it is a clean install...
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