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Windows 7: Accidentally Changed a Security Setting...

31 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Accidentally Changed a Security Setting...

Okay, so what I was trying to do was simply block one user from viewing a partition on my computer, which I thought would be simple enough...

So I go into the partitions security settings (I'll point out now that I use this partition like an extra hard drive, nothing runs on it) while in the setting I change the Users option to Deny all. I apply the setting under some assumption that my Admin account wouldn't be affected, to my bad luck I was wrong (there was a warning but I ignored it...cause rules don't apply to me jk -.- )
Now as I was the admin I had no trouble turning the settings back to being able to get inside the partition, but it had so many sub folders upon sub folders that most of my files are still locked, and the simple solution is to keep doing this downward, but I did that for awhile and it was taking too long... I have a bazillion of these subfolders

Anyhow, I was looking for an option to bring it back to the default, and nothing I've found has worked so if you could either direct me somewhere that'll help or give me some instructions that be amazing!


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31 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi AlexVideoEditor,

Have you tried doing a system restore?
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31 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 64 bit

Unfortunately, that didn't work, though it was a good idea, if no one can come up with anything I'll just unlock folders as I come to need them.... seems like the easiest way to go about it... :/
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