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Windows 7: Access denied to folder copied from Windows XP

06 Oct 2012   #1
mrwsf

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Access denied to folder copied from Windows XP

I am migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7. I have a security issue.

I copied a folder with C# .NET programs from my Windows XP machine to my new Windows 7 machine. However, on Windows 7 the folder has a lock symbol on its folder icon and I can't use any of the programs in it, although I can browse the folder and subfolders within it.

I right-clicked on the folder and checked permissions. They were all grayed out. I added my individual username and selected Full Control, and the check marks for that username are now in full black (not grayed out). I went into Advanced and selected "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object" which is unchecked by default. I clicked "Apply" and "OK."

But I still can't use any programs in subfolders, and the root folder still have a lock symbol on it. The propagation did not take effect, as all security checkmarks are grayed out on subfolders.

Thanks for any help.


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06 Oct 2012   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrwsf View Post
I am migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7. I have a security issue.

I copied a folder with C# .NET programs from my Windows XP machine to my new Windows 7 machine. However, on Windows 7 the folder has a lock symbol on its folder icon and I can't use any of the programs in it, although I can browse the folder and subfolders within it.

I right-clicked on the folder and checked permissions. They were all grayed out. I added my individual username and selected Full Control, and the check marks for that username are now in full black (not grayed out). I went into Advanced and selected "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object" which is unchecked by default. I clicked "Apply" and "OK."

But I still can't use any programs in subfolders, and the root folder still have a lock symbol on it. The propagation did not take effect, as all security checkmarks are grayed out on subfolders.

Thanks for any help.
You probably just need to take ownership of the folder so that you can have full access to it. The link below shows you how to take ownership.

Take Ownership Shortcut
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