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Windows 7: Denied external drive permission after factory reset

02 Jun 2012   #81
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Did you run from an Elevated Command Prompt ?


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02 Jun 2012   #82
Lyrical MC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I just tried using the command "cacls E:\ /t /g Chris:f" on the administrative command prompt and got the following response


Additionally all the files on the external drives now have a small packlock covering them which wasn't present before.
Also upon attempting to delete an image file on the desktop I received the following message
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03 Jun 2012   #83
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Try these:
Code:
icacls /t /c E: /grant "Authenticated Users":(M)
icacls /t /c E: /grant Users:(RX)
icacls /t /c E: /grant Administrators:(F)
icacls /t /c E: /grant SYSTEM:(F)
See if that resolves the file issues and recycle issues. cacls is depricated (old) command form. icacls is better for Windows 7.
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03 Jun 2012   #84
Lyrical MC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It seems to have resolved the recycle bin issues, although the permissions issues are still active.

EDIT: Recycle bin message is still present upon start-up if the external drive is plugged in.
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04 Jun 2012   #85
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Was the external drive plugged in when you ran the icacls commands?
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04 Jun 2012   #86
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lyrical MC View Post
Hi there,

I recently backed up all my data onto an external drive before factory resetting my laptop. However now when I try and access the files on the external I get a message saying the following:

Now I have been able to remove this message for the initial folder, however all subfolders and files then give me the same message.

I have tried right clicking the folder > properties > security and then adding my new user to the permissions list and clicking all the check boxes below but however this only works the the current folder and no subfolders.

Looking for a way to avoid having to do this 1000 times.


Thanks
You might try going into the Security Tab of the folder or drive you want to share. With the security tab open hit the "Add" button, then next window hit the "Edit" button then add "Everyone" to the access list, hit ok then apply then apply again on the security window. This should allow access to the drive for Everyone in the network.
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05 Jun 2012   #87
Lyrical MC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Tried that out and got the following:


And yes it was writhziden
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06 Jun 2012   #88
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Open an Elevated Command Prompt. New commands (I added one more to hopefully resolve the issue):
Code:
takeown /f E: /r /d y
icacls /t /c E: /grant "Authenticated Users":(M)
icacls /t /c E: /grant Users:(RX)
icacls /t /c E: /grant Administrators:(F)
icacls /t /c E: /grant SYSTEM:(F)
See if that resolves the file issues and recycle issues.
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06 Jun 2012   #89
Lyrical MC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks so much, those last commands seem to have fixed the permissions issues. Now the folders can be accessed as the permissions dialogue boxes allow continue to be clicked without further prompting.

As for the recycle bin issues, I just selected yes to delete whatever was corrupt earlier.

Will report back tomorrow with further details seen as it's rather late just now.

EDIT: When trying to view photos it says I still don't have permission. It's showing the user as follows (which I'm assuming is the user prior to the factory reset)
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06 Jun 2012   #90
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Please run just the icacls command and post back what the output is:
Code:
icacls e:
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