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Windows 7: File Permission Settings for External Drive


19 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
File Permission Settings for External Drive

I think I've screwed myself up into a corner. I really need help as Google is not bringing up anything that might help.
What happened is I tried to adjust the security setting for my whole external hard disk.
I have the admin rights to my computer and wanted to restrict a user to be able to read and execute only. I right clicked the drive (L:\) and adjusted the EVERYONE group.
What I didn't know was EVERYONE included the admin too. So now I've blocked myself from editing the files and folders in the external. Now I see all accounts have the special permission part unticked.
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And if I check the properties of a folder in the hard disk I see an account with the special permission allowed
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In a fit of panic I accidentally removed the account with special permission privilege from my hard disk properties so I don't see it when I check the properties of my hard disk but I can see the account when I check the properties for the individual folders.
For awhile I had access denied when I tried to enter the drive but now I can enter but still am restricted (can't delete folders, etc)

How do I rectify this mess I'm in?



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19 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Through further googling, I've discovered 'taking ownership' so it's all settled now.
Admins, you can close this thread
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19 Apr 2011   #3

 
 

Glad you sorted it, and sorry no-one got back to you
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19 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

No problem! By further googling I meant looking at the similar threads links at the bottom of my thread so technically someone did help.
Anyways I'm just glad to get my hard disk back
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