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Windows 7: Windows 7's partition problem


12 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Windows 7's partition problem




Proof that's only a beta... something's wrong. If you know a workaround to this problem, I think people would be happy. Also, taking ownership or setting permission doesn't work...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by khat17, author of the vid, on another forum
I've tried taking ownership and setting the permissions. None of which worked.
Discuss the problem....


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12 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Have you tried changing drive letter from Control Panel - All Control Panel Items - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management?

You have lots of partitions, I don't know if they 're external on internal drives, but try changing the drive letter and let us know of what happens.
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12 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
Have you tried changing drive letter from Control Panel - All Control Panel Items - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management?

You have lots of partitions, I don't know if they 're external on internal drives, but try changing the drive letter and let us know of what happens.
The one that got the problem, the authour of the video above, tried it without avail.

P.S It was not my problem but the author of the video, Khat, which is one of my contact.

P.S2 Also, he's back on XP. :\
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12 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

To take ownership of files and folders you can use this Tweak and it will give you the option to take ownership when you right click on a file or folder or drive.

Just open the zip file and right click on the file and click on merge.

Then right click on whatever you want to own and and select take ownership, it works and I have used it heaps.

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12 Jan 2009   #5

XP
 
 

Good day to all. I tried taking ownership and replacing ownership on all subcontainers (the long way) and also tried setting the permissions - remove all user permissions and set them back. Does this tweak you have do anything different from what I've stated? Or is it just a shortcut to TAKE and REPLACE OWNER on the folder/drive and all sub-containers?

If your workaround does something different then I'll backup and try it again. If not, then maybe I'll try it next time I decide to format. If U want me to try it just for trying sake, then I'll backup and try it tomorrow evening.
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12 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

It's a shortcut but a very good one and will save you a ton of time and head aches!
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12 Jan 2009   #7

XP
 
 

ok - well tomorrow evening after work I'll prolly backup and try it out again. Will post results thereafter.
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13 Jan 2009   #8

 
 

+1 for the takeown shortcut. It owns. Pun intended

It's still a good idea to know how to do it manually though
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13 Jan 2009   #9
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
+1 for the takeown shortcut. It owns. Pun intended

It's still a good idea to know how to do it manually though
The fix is in Brinks tutorials. It was originally written for the Vista Betas. It could be done manually, by adding some items to the registry, but the fix was a darned sight easier. but this was quite long winded and could lead to a disaster, if there was a typo.
But there are a couple of ways to do it manually. The easiest is through the Command prompt. You may need to select Administrator mode.
If you type Takeown/? in the command prompt, it will give you the syntax but here is an example of a workthrough.
You can also do it through the properties/advanced, which takes even longer!


At the command prompt, navigate to the file concerned., for example,type in: takeown /f c:\windows\system32\sti.dll (or any other file for which you wish to gain control )
Press Enter
A message will pop upand say something like "your user name now has ownership of the file". You still will not have any permissions to modify the filebut now you do have permission to alter that state.

Still in the command prompt, type in: icacls c:\windows\system32\sti.dll/grant username:f
(or the file name in which you are interested, of course)
Enter again
A messagewill pop up "the command completed successfully".
You now have total control/ownership of the file and can rename it, or anything else.
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13 Jan 2009   #10

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

Just turn off UAC!!!
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