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Windows 7: Windows Media Center Setup Changed permisions of music folders


08 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows Media Center Setup Changed permisions of music folders

Generally speaking, I've avoided Windows Media Player and Center like the plague. I've never liked the "auto-detection" of mp3 files. I know it may not seem like a big deal, but I much prefer being able to pick specific folders and files to add to a main library.

At any rate, this post isn't all about why I don't like WMP/C, but its because of a major problem I encountered today. Like most people, I've had an xbox for several years now. A few years ago I set up my computer to stream music to my xbox. It was cool for awhile and it worked fine, but eventually i just stopped using it. Today I decided i would use it again, but i found that wasn't working. No problem, its been a few years and sometimes settings just get lost. I go out on the web to find a guide again that would tell me how to do it, which led me to http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-360/audio-video-setup-and-use/media. At the part where I name my library and hit "OK", my "OK" button is grayed out. Okay i told myself, as a last ditch effort i know i could try and set up windows media center again. Again, i went to Xbox's support at http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-360/audio-video-setup-and-use/xbox-360-as-media-player-mcewindows7. Everything was set up fine and dandy and everything worked.

Now here is where my problem rises. I get back on my desktop to check something in my "My Music" folder. I get the "You need administrative privileges pop-up", which i thought was weird but i hit continue and it worked fine. Now, whenever i try to open ANY folder, sub-folder, or file, not only does it try to tell me i need admin privileges, once i hit continue it says that i don't have permission to that folder, etc.

I THINK that if i were to go in and reset all the permissions that everything would be fine, but i've got a pretty large library and it could take forever to do that. Is there a simpler way, or a setting that i can change so that Windows Media Center doesn't block me from my own files?

Any help would be much appreciated.


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08 Jun 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

possibly,
go to the folder properties /advanced then check the box " include inheritable permissions from this objects parent"

hopefully this will mean you avoid having to reset the permissions for each and every file inside the folder
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08 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That box seems to be checked on all folders already, and it is also grayed out.

Edited Update: Interesting development, as I said the media center still seem to be functioning fine, because i've been listening to some music on my hard drive from my xbox. When I go back to the computer, the songs that i listened to today and it's immediate parent folder seem to be completely fine.
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08 Jun 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

so, the files on the pc dont ask for permissions if you have played them via the xbox earlier, but the files you havent played ask you for permissions, is this correct?

permissions isnt really my field , i do know that i had a ton of folders displaying locks on them after i had shared them, inheriting the parent folder permissions got rid of all the locks,
do the rest of the folders and files still ask for permissions now?
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08 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Everything was still locked out other than the stuff that had been played. And like I said it was only the immediate folder. So:
Artist Folder(locked) > Album Folder (unlocked) > Songs(unlocked)

I right clicked on the root of the directory and checked to see the ownership was still me, and it said it was. Despite that i still went through the process of making me the owner, and i ticked the "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects". I then instantly had access to all folders and files, however every thing has a lock on the icon. So far that doesn't seem to affect me, but you made it sound like you had a way to get rid of those lock icons? If so, could you walk me through that.
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08 Jun 2012   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

it was to click the advanced button in the properties and tick the checkbox for " include inheritable permissions from this objects parent"
that was it. the locks went,
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