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Windows 7: I can't change sharing after a restore

08 May 2011   #1

Windows7 Professional
 
 
I can't change sharing after a restore

Hello Folks,

Newbie here, and as usual with these things, I have a problem and I hope someone here can help me.

I had a problem with my pc so I did a system restore. Since then my folders of pics etc are all light grey and are now ''share with nobody''.
I have admin rights and I have changed the ''swn'' to ''share with specific people'' and named myself and admin but the padlock is still there. It always defaults back to ''swn''.

I am logged in as admin, I have taken ownership, I have used a tweak to give me extended admin rights, but still it defaults back to the padlocked icon and no sharing.

Anyone got any ideas?

TIA

Billy.

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08 May 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Have you scanned with an Anti-virus and Anti-Malware program?
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09 May 2011   #3

Windows7 Professional
 
 

Hi, and thanks for the reply. Yes I have run anti virus and anti malware (AVG, Advanced System Care and Adaware)
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10 May 2011   #4

Windows7 Professional
 
 

Anyone?

I'm still stuck here. It seems to be a permissions thing but I am reading a lot about a padlock bug in Windows 7
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10 May 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Are you running as Administrator? You will have to right click the folder or file with the padlock and choose to run as Administrator.
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11 May 2011   #6

Windows7 Professional
 
 

Hi, yes I'm running as admin, and I have also extended the admin privileges. If I do as you say the padlock still stays on the folder.
When I go into ''share with'' all the files say ''share with nobody'' I change it to homegroup or me as an individual, but as soon as I do it defaults back to padlocked, it means I can't post a pic or change a thing in these folders.

If I try to change any security settings I get the error message;

“an error occurred while applying security information to: C:\ Access is denied.”

This is even tho' I have supposedly got a full control admin account.

Really struggling to get to the bottom of this thing, any help is really appreciated.
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11 May 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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11 May 2011   #8

Windows7 Professional
 
 

Hi, and thanks for the reply.

I've tried that tonight, and still no joy. I'm logged in as trustedinstaller and when I tried to change any security value I get a warning box saying ''an error occured while applying security information to C:\$recycle.bin Access is denied.''

I think it must be related,any ideas?
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11 May 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Have you tried booting into Safe Mode then change your permissions from there?
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12 May 2011   #10

Windows7 Professional
 
 

I tried to change permissions in safe made late last night but with no success.

I also downloaded TFC and Dr Web anti virus and ran both. TFC ran ok and deleted all the unnecessary temp files and then I ran Dr Web in safe mode with the latest definitions and found nothing.

Really getting frustrated now, anybody got any other ideas please?
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