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3 Weeks Ago   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Windows 7 Special Permissions

Hi,

I'm trying to take full control of my laptop that I own personally.

I've taken control of the C Drive and changed the permissions to full control but for some reason it won't allow me to tick the Special Permissions option.

Can you please advise how I can get special permissions?

I would like to get ultimate control of the operating system.


Thanks

NWR

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3 Weeks Ago   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Special permissions are more fine grained than the normal permissions. If you have full control you already have all of the special permissions.

You have taken a drastic step and I care not to speculate on it's consequences. Not a pleasant thought.
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3 Weeks Ago   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This might help. (Might)

Start at post # 120 by Brink:

Take Ownership Shortcut
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3 Weeks Ago   #4

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
Special permissions are more fine grained than the normal permissions. If you have full control you already have all of the special permissions.

You have taken a drastic step and I care not to speculate on it's consequences. Not a pleasant thought.
Agreed. Full control is full control - special doesn't mean there is something more than full control.

Think of special permissions as extra permissions in that instead of one of security descriptor, there are two. One gives certain permissions and the "extra" gives another set of permissions.
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3 Weeks Ago   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Those "special permissions" aren't really any other option, just a placeholder for even more option that Windows decides to hide from you. Just click the advanced option button, edit the user rights you want and the next dialog will show the full list of permissions. Most of those you see there are condensed into that single "special permissions", which are controlable one by one if you like.

BTW, by taking full control and giving yourself full permission over the entire disk, you've effectively trashed your entire computer's security, as file permissions no longer isolate standard users from administrators or different user accounts. You're back to Win98, security-wise.
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