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15 Dec 2009   #41

windows 7
notheing is working for me please help

the tool didnt work for me any other thoughts

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06 Jan 2010   #42


Hey people I just registered in this forum because I have a simillar problem to those previously here related.
Well I just did an upgrade to my pc and I bought among other thing a new hard drive where it was installed windows 7. The thing is that when I try to access some of my old songs / photos / videos of my old disk in which i have windows XP installed, I have those issues about ownership and i already tried almost everything but there is always an anoying error saying that the acess is denied! I was going to try Zidane's Tool but i just dont know how to run it!

Could you help me please?

Sorry about spelling mistakes but i am not english.
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22 Mar 2010   #43

Windows 7 32 Bit

im also having the exact same issue, can someone please help!
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16 Apr 2010   #44


I'm jumping in here because I have the same problem, Access Denied for folder "C: My Files". Am including an ANSI WINDOWS shot I used the snipping tool on. I don;t what to put in the add object box. I tried WILLIAM-PC and that was rejected. Help?
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08 May 2010   #45

windows 7 Ulti

same problem...
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08 May 2010   #46

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NotMyCupOfTea View Post
same problem...
You need to start a new thread. His last post was three weeks ago and got no response.
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09 May 2010   #47

windows 7 Ulti

why should i start a new thread? won't that just make it more difficult for the next person with this problem?
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09 May 2010   #48

MSDN Home Premium

As I understand it some folders are locked into the 'trusted installer' program somehow.

I had a similar problem with Google Earth where the folders were locked out to all Admin accounts and users. Never did solve that one but reinstalling Google Earth worked so I didn't need to go any further.

I did read a suggestion that via a CMD prompt (run in Admin mode) you can use the 'takeown' followed by a 'calcs' command that is supposed to overwrite this to allow access ?

Can't remember the exact text required to follow the above commands.

I think Microsoft should look at this and allow local Admin users an efficient way to manage Windows folders and files when they are locked.
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09 May 2010   #49

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)

I believe that if you boot W7 into safe mode, you will have access to everything regardless of ownership. Perhaps you could copy the files you want in safe mode to a folder you have ownership of. Not sure if this would result in removing any restrictions after rebooting normally, but it might be worth a try if normal methods of taking ownership aren't working.
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19 Jun 2010   #50

Windows 7 64 bit

OK, I'd asked a question on permissions in the "General" thread, and came across this thread that seems to have many of the same problems I'm having after an XP to W7 move. I followed this advise (below) and it seems to have solved my problems accessing my Doc and Settings folder, but I have what looks like a "shortcut" symbol on the "D&S" and the "Default" folder, and a lock on the "Tom" folder (me). I can open both (where I couldn't before). Then I have the other C\users folder, pretty much showing the same thing. Just looks wrong.

Now that I have access, what to do to combine all and make it "right"? (normal folders, no lock, no shortcut).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostbite View Post
You get padlocks on folders and files in Windows 7 when low permissions have been removed i.e. users, guests account, authenticated users from the folder. Follow the bottom half of this webpage starting from Changing Permissions
Change the permissions and take ownership of your files and folders | Windows Vista for Beginners

Where they add Administrators add Authenticated users instead.

If your having problems with the sub folders still after that. Then from the Security tab, hit the advanced tab then change permissions at the bottom then tick 'Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object' and hit OK.
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