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Windows 7: Permissions set to 'Deny' Full Control


19 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Permissions set to 'Deny' Full Control

Ok, so I set permissions to deny, hoping that nothing would be able to change the files inside. Unfortunately, now I can't do anything to the folder. I have tried takeown /f while running cmd in administrator. I've tried "rmdir" nothing works. pics included.
Anyone know how i can delete the file or reset the permissions?

also, in the 2nd pic, all those were set to deny.






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19 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Since you put "Full control" to DENY...on whatever account....you are foobared unless you have access to an account that is not covered under the account you altered. However...if every account was giving DENY then you are screwed, to say the least.

This is why one should not mess with permissions, especially not DENY permissions. DENY takes priority over ALLOW, even with full control DENY will overthrow it.
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20 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Since you put "Full control" to DENY...on whatever account....you are foobared unless you have access to an account that is not covered under the account you altered. However...if every account was giving DENY then you are screwed, to say the least.

This is why one should not mess with permissions, especially not DENY permissions. DENY takes priority over ALLOW, even with full control DENY will overthrow it.
would creating a new account work?
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20 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

HI j0ckinjz,

Run the take ownership script. THen right click on the folder and select take ownership.
The other script is to remove this function.

I tested and this worked for me

Good luck


Attached Files
File Type: reg WINDOWS - TAKE_OWNERSHIP.reg (660 Bytes, 229 views)
File Type: reg WINDOWS - REMOVE-TAKE_OWNERSHIP.reg (122 Bytes, 112 views)
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20 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by j0ckinjz View Post
would creating a new account work?
Would depend on the entry you set the DENY permissions on. Was it CREATOR? SYSTEM? Administrators? or Users?
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20 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by j0ckinjz View Post
would creating a new account work?
Would depend on the entry you set the DENY permissions on. Was it CREATOR? SYSTEM? Administrators? or Users?
um, i think creator... that would be bad, right.

and for the take ownership, i tried takeown /f and that didnt work and i thought it as like the same thing
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20 Dec 2009   #7

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

They are not the same... take ownership, or get ready to reinstall...
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20 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the advice everyone but I think I figured out how to fix it, and it was quite simple. This is what I did:
I went to properties (of the locked folder) > Security tab > advanced > change permissions. Then in there I removed the 2 setting that listed "deny." I can now view and delete the folder.
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