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Windows 7: How to rebuild all groups and users among multiple drives


26 Aug 2013   #1

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 
How to rebuild all groups and users among multiple drives

I hope I'm posting in the right section, I guess the topic would be Permissions. I'm hoping at least I know what to call this.
I was tooling around for anything that was wrong and I saw this group Authenticated Users which I know now is made during the OS install.
First I deleted the entire Authenticated Users Group and rebuilt it to no avail.
Then I stumbled across this -(Keep in mind this was all done through the properties box of my G:\ ; I did not enter any other drive or area) I followed these instructions to the letter:
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Right Click on Partition -> Properties -> Security -> advanced -> Owner tab -> edit -> Other Users or Groups -> advanced -> find now -> click on "Users" or "Administrator" -> ok -> click on "replace owner on subcontainers and objects" -> apply.

It will show the message

"If you have just taken ownership of this object, you will need to close and reopen this object's properties before you can view or change permissions."

hit "ok" and close all. now you can access the files and folders.
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I'm not sure if it helped or made things worse either way I cannot access my secondary HDD. The process was able to finish aside from a few disk access error denied messages pertaining to G:\BOOT G:\BOOTMGR G:\WINDOWS and a few others G:\PROGRAM FILES, as well as about a hundred more that looked like registry keys. (I just kept hitting continue til my finger fell off)
I have asus P8P67 mobo 60 GB SSD boot drive set as C:\ of course. I also have a 3 TB HDD set as G:\ and my old legacy HDD as F:\. I would have taken drive F:\ out already if I had a bigger exernal drive to move data around but thats beside the point. I can readily boot into either C:\ or G:\ with C:\ as default so it boots very quick. Everything is stored on G:\ I only boot into G:\ so I can use iTunes since it consumes more space than a space shuttle.
To be clear 100% of the time I boot into C:\ and install software onto G:\
G:\ is for storage and iTunes
G:\ has the exact same OS as C:\ same updates and everything Win 7 Pro 64
So... now I'm afraid to shut my computer off due to all the links and dependencies between C:\ and G:\
All software is installed onto G:\ (due to lack of space on C:\ )
This is officially over my head and I went to ITT Tech for this very subject however my microsoft certified book is made for someone just learning computers.
I could keep trying other things and probably lock myself out completely. I know "when in doubt do on a VM first". Well, it's too late for that.
I have done extensive study on managing groups and users and policys in windows and linux but this is too much. I could read and VM my to a solution if I wasnt so worried about shutting this down, cause I eventually gotta sleep.
So...
Now I'm going to ask what may seem to be a dumb question: How do I undo what I did in those steps?
If thats not an option How do I recreate the proper environment? (Thats what I was attemting to do in those steps)

This is the end result of the steps I followed, the only obvious difference is that the Write box is checked when before it was not. significance unknown.
I have found "answers" for this but it seems that these setting are made during OS install and therefore cannot be reset to default.
Whether that last sentence in bold in completely true or not I do not know

I can think of a million more questions but I think this would be better: What would you do?(Without catastrophic loss of data or having to delete my user and policy and migrate it to a new one - if that would even help).
Wow this gets better as I was saving this document I got this( ) Sorry I had all the pictures in order in a word doc this is my first post here I will order the pictures as best I can
Those steps made systemwide changes now I have no clue please help before my computers watercooler runs out coolant!



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