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Windows 7: Denied external drive permission after factory reset

06 Feb 2012   #61
Stacman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Okay, the full scan is complete. Odd, because I have MalWareBytes active all the time, but it found 88 items of various types. Removed every last one, rebooted, and the same results.

I suppose I'll start moving things around and format one of them, and replace the files to see if things change.


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06 Feb 2012   #62
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Alright. At least now you have the tools to make your folders visible again.
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06 Feb 2012   #63
Stacman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I do, but I have to get rid of the padlocks...
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06 Feb 2012   #64
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Just add Administrators with full control. Then you can open the folders as an administrative user.
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06 Feb 2012   #65
Stacman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I did, and I have the folders back (without locks), but the shortcuts are back as well.
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06 Feb 2012   #66
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

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06 Feb 2012   #67
Stacman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Deleted all the shortcuts, so we'll see if they stick. So far, so good. A couple days and a few reboots should tell.

Thanks again for all your help.
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06 Feb 2012   #68
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

You're welcome. Best of luck!
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09 Feb 2012   #69
Stacman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I have always disliked MAC computers, but now may be the time to switch. This stuff with the PC and Windows OS is becoming annoying.

I have cleaned all my drives, so I know they're MALWARE free, rotated data around so I could reformat the drives, set the attributes and permissions for each, transferred some 700 GB of movies to one drive, and everything showed up fine. Then, sometime during the night, with no activity on the system, the folders diappeared, even though the space used is accounted for and I can see them using FreeCommander (freeware dual pane manager). I checked the permissions of the drive, and they have changed. I did have the owner as my personal admin account, but it's now changed to "SYSTEM". Changed the owner back my admin account, but the folders still don't show.

I think I'm going MAC shopping, even though I hate being limited to what Apple provides for software without having to run VMWare for Windows 3rd party stuff.
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09 Feb 2012   #70
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

What about if you right click the whole drive right after opening My Computer/Computer and change the security settings and set ownership that way?
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