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Windows 7: Accidentally removed permission for authenticated users

20 Feb 2011   #1

Windiws 7 32 bit
Accidentally removed permission for authenticated users


I recently installed windows 7 32 bit and was browsing thru security settings for my drive D (partition). i accidentally removed permission for 'authenticated users', and now getting error "access is denied" for this drive, and I'm using the enabled admin account in windows 7.

All my important files are stored on this drive and need your help accessing them badly.

Your assistance will be appreciated.

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20 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

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20 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1


Log into your Administrator account:
  1. Right click your "D" drive and go to Properties.
    Choose "security" tab
    Click on "Advanced"
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  2. Click "Change Permissions"
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  3. Click "Add"
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  4. Write " Authenticated " and press Check names ( It should find right group)
    Click OK
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  5. Tick needed permissions for allow:
    • Traverse folder / execute file
    • List folders / read data
    • Read attributes
    • Read extended attributes
    • Create file / write data
    • Create folders / append data
    • Write attributes
    • Write extended attributes
    • Delete
    • Read permissions
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    Click OK

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20 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1

6. Tick option "Replace all child object permissions"
Click OK
It should now go through and replace all permission and give appropriate permission to Authenticated users
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