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Windows 7: Folders Locked - Security Permissions Denied - Admin Acount?

29 Nov 2014   #1
Nyarlathotep

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Folders Locked - Security Permissions Denied - Admin Acount?

Im running Win 7 off an SSD and my girlfriend got jealous over how fast my PC is, so she bought herself on SSD for Black Friday as well as a new 1TB HDD to use for her games, and data, etc; and now wants me to set up her new SSD so only her Win 7 is running off it like mine is..

I was going to work on it today, start migrating all her stuff from her old HDD to her new one, and then start prepping its partitions so all her games, apps, data, music etc would remain only on the HDD and then clone the rest to the SSD...

Then I discovered something interesting.

Many of her folders have a small LOCK icon on them, and they're not accessible, even to her own Admin Account!

Ok fine, right click on the folder and click the security tab to change the permissions and click Apply, and Access Denied?!!

But we're on the Admin account?!

I don't have any of these problems on MY Windows 7 installation, so whats the deal with hers and how do I resolve it? Both she and I need to have complete and total access to every folder on her computer as I have on mine...


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29 Nov 2014   #2
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Nyarlathotep,

See if the following helps:

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
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03 Dec 2014   #3
Nyarlathotep

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Sorry for the late reply, but...

Thanks for that link, we got it worked out!
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03 Dec 2014   #4
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Glad it helped. Brink has written many excellent tutorials!
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