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Windows 7: Security Permission Problems

16 Jun 2011   #1

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 
Security Permission Problems

Hi,

I have a WD 1TB External HDD plugged into my Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. It has a lot of security permission issues, such as most, if not all my files have a security lock icon on it. Every time I try to open a folder, I get the error message

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It has all sorts of other security permissions issues. I have even used the Take Ownership command which has never failed me before, but it failed this time. I can access the files, but first of all, I have to be an admin. Failing to be admin results in files not being able to be accessed. This problem is present on any computer I plug my external HDD into. I have tried many computers and laptops. I would appreciate the help. Thanks. Oh, btw, my HDD is formatted as NTFS.

Slasher



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17 Jun 2011   #2

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Anyone?
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17 Jun 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

Has this external HDD always had these issues?

When you take ownership, you still need to go and change the permissions. Did you try that too?

Just for clarity, see these tutorial and take note of the yellow TIP box:

Take Ownership Shortcut

And this is the permissions tutorial:

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

Regards,
Golden
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17 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Try setting the permissions to Everyone.

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
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17 Jun 2011   #5

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Hi,

I tried adding the permissions to Everyone for a folder.

For example, I have a folder with a lot of folders with a lot of files in them. So if I try and change the permission for the parent folder to Everyone with Full Control, and I tell it to also apply to subfolders and its files, it says it does that, but when I right-click and check the properties of a subfolder, it shows the Everyone group, but the Everyone group doesn't have Full Control, or Read and Write, stuff like that. It's just empty, no checkboxes are ticked. If I do it individually folder by folder, it works, but when I copy in new folders, the permissions for Everyone will be messed up. Help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Slasher
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17 Jun 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You may need to edit the registry .... be sure to back it up first!

Now, see if you can gain access using group edit (It's not available in Windows 7 home Premium) by following instructions here:
Can i add local users and groups into windows 7 home premium os
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17 Jun 2011   #7

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

I'm really sorry if I'm acting thick, but I don't know what I am supposed to do. I have Windows 7 Home Premium btw.
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17 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

  1. Enable and log in as the built in hidden administrator
  2. on the root of the drive take ownership for your actual user name and apply
  3. on the advanced permissions tab ensure that the "apply to folders & files" is not selected remove all permissions and set the permissions that you require for the whole drive (include full rights for the administrators, system and your own account)
  4. For each of the sub folders under the root in advanced permissions select the "apply to folders & files" and the "replace with inherited permissions" are checked apply and confirm the action.

You may get errors - if so make a note of this location and repeat the actions in 3 above to correct corruption.

If you have issues with system information folders use the system options to turn off system protection temporarily to allow you the remove them.

make sure you give the hidden admin a strong password, record this and re-hide it for the next emergency
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17 Jun 2011   #9

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I've shown how to take ownership.

Now I'l show you how to give yourself full, in other words, all permissions to the folder or file of which you took ownership.

To do this you will run CMD as adminiistrator and use the ICACLS command..

Now where you see those blasted smilies, just put a colon followed by a left parenthesis

DISPLAYING AND SETTING PERMISSIONS USING ICACLS

In the following examples, the user is KARL
You substitute your user name.

/grant:R grants the user access rights.
The permissions replace any previouly granted explicit permissions.
Without :R, the permissions are added to any previously granted explicit permissions.

The (F) specifies FULL, in other words, all Permissions.


DISPLAY PERMISSIONS OF CURRENT FOLDER
ICACLS .
SET PERMISSIONS OF CURRENT FOLDER for user KARL to Full
ICACLS . /GRANT:R KARLF)

DISPLAY PERMISSIONS OF CURRENT FOLDER’S CONTENTS
icacls *
SET PERMISSIONS OF CURRENT FOLDER’S CONTENTS for user KARL to Full
icacls * /GRANT:R KARLF)


DISPLAY PERMISSIONS OF CURRENT FOLDER, OF ITS CONTENTS AND OF THEIR CHILDREN
ICACLS . /T
SET PERMISSIONS OF CURRENT FOLDER, OF ITS CONTENTS AND OF THEIR CHILDREN for user KARL to Full
ICACLS . /GRANT:R KARLF) /T

DISPLAY PERMISSIONS OF CURRENT FOLDER’S CONTENTS AND OF THEIR CHILDREN
ICACLS * /T
SET PERMISSIONS OF CURRENT FOLDER’S CONTENTS AND OF THEIR CHILDREN for user KARL to Full
ICACLS * /GRANT:R KARLF) /T
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17 Jun 2011   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

OK people,
I keep forgetting. Where is the setting to turn off the durn translation of colon parenthesis to smilies so that I can enterr a colon followed by parenthesis without getting those childish icons.
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