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Windows 7: Bypass "Ownership" and "permissions" to files altogether!


23 Jul 2010   #1

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Bypass "Ownership" and "permissions" to files altogether!

Hello all!

I don't understand what the issue is but I am logged on as administrator on my computer and only a few of my files I can access. the window will pop up stating that i don't have permission to view the file! if I am the adminitrator i should have full access to any file, right? this is extremely annoying!!! is there anyway to completely disable this useless function? I've tried to go in to the properties of each file and reset permissions to my admin name (whereas it does it but beside the icon there is a small red X. I don't understand what this means). I've also tried to change the ownership to "Everyone" and that does not work either.

the wierd thing is that it is only on certain files, like programs, or executables to install programs. Most of these i have moved over from XP using the transfer wizard.

This function has no purpose for me and i would like to completely disable it. I am the only person who uses this computer and it would seem to me that there would be a way to completely disable it or there would be a setting to enable access to any and all files without having to go into each file individually to set ownership and permissions.

Does anyone know of a way to aleviate this issue?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

thanks!

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23 Jul 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Sharing and Permissions

Be sure that you have permission. Its a 7 thing.

Unless others come by, this is the way it is done. You can try the hidden administrator or disabling the UAC.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts

ForVista and Seven
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/48...ntrol-uac.html
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23 Jul 2010   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Sharing and Permissions

Be sure that you have permission. Its a 7 thing.

Unless others come by, this is the way it is done. You can try the hidden administrator or disabling the UAC.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts

ForVista and Seven
User Account Control (UAC) - Vista Forums

That's the thing. I go through all of the permissions crap to give my user name permission and show ownership, and the window still pops up stating that i don't have permission to access the files.

Will disabling the UAC eliminate this permission to access files issue? I really have a hard time understanding the "lingo" in these tutorials.

thanks,
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23 Jul 2010   #4

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Try Take Ownership.

Take Ownership Shortcut
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23 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davron94 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Sharing and Permissions

Be sure that you have permission. Its a 7 thing.

Unless others come by, this is the way it is done. You can try the hidden administrator or disabling the UAC.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts

ForVista and Seven
User Account Control (UAC) - Vista Forums

That's the thing. I go through all of the permissions crap to give my user name permission and show ownership, and the window still pops up stating that i don't have permission to access the files.

Will disabling the UAC eliminate this permission to access files issue? I really have a hard time understanding the "lingo" in these tutorials.

thanks,
UAC has nothing to do with access to files. AND you shouldn't be changing permissions on files and folders anyway. You need to give us specifics of what files/folders you're trying to get to. Some of them are junction points...and if you change them, you'll be in a world of mess that you'll probably have to reinstall Windows to fix.
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23 Jul 2010   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davron94 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Sharing and Permissions

Be sure that you have permission. Its a 7 thing.

Unless others come by, this is the way it is done. You can try the hidden administrator or disabling the UAC.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts

ForVista and Seven
User Account Control (UAC) - Vista Forums


That's the thing. I go through all of the permissions crap to give my user name permission and show ownership, and the window still pops up stating that i don't have permission to access the files.

Will disabling the UAC eliminate this permission to access files issue? I really have a hard time understanding the "lingo" in these tutorials.

thanks,
UAC has nothing to do with access to files. AND you shouldn't be changing permissions on files and folders anyway. You need to give us specifics of what files/folders you're trying to get to. Some of them are junction points...and if you change them, you'll be in a world of mess that you'll probably have to reinstall Windows to fix.

The types of files that I am trying to access are ones that I have created. Files that I have moved over from XP using the Transfer Wizard. Some have locks on them, and some don't. Most are SW programs that I have to reinstall because of the transfer. most all of my regular files with music or movies i have no problems with. its the files that contain software programs.
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