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Windows 7: An error occurred while applying security information, $$PendingFiles

30 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
An error occurred while applying security information, $$PendingFiles

Good day everyone,

I have searched the forum and failed to find an answer to my problem. I am currently having problems accessing one of my internal hard drives (not the one with Windows system files).

When I right click > Properties > Security > Edit
to edit the permissions of my drive X:\ I get the error noted in the image below. I'm not certain why im getting this error but it is absolutely frustrating. I run an SSD and I'd like to able to install certain programs on drive X:\ but since I do not seem to have full control, I am not able to.

I have tried using Take Ownership (which is described in [URL=" post[/URL] ) but I still get the error.

I have tried to run Windows Explorer as an Administrator, same results.

I believe I have covered the main troubleshooting steps that are suggested in this forum so if anyone else has any ideas, I'd love to hear them

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30 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64

Does this have anything to do with your problem?

Sounds like that happens when ProgramData or Program Files got accidently moved.

Rename or delete $$PendingFiles, create a new $$PendingFiles on the partition that has ProgramData, and (assuming the new partition is d do

mklink -j c:\$$PendingFiles d:\$$pendingFiles
is that $$PrendingFiles folder hidden on the SSD? I've never seen that before so it must be something new with SSD's on how they store data. Hopefully it's not your partition!
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