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Windows 7: Security Settings

06 Feb 2010   #1
HzEmall

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Security Settings

First time poster, hoping some people can enlighten me on Windows 7

Why is it that as the owner of the computer, the software and the administrator I have to manually go in change the settings for almost every folder in the C drive.

It's very frusterating..............is there someway to do it for everything? I changed the security settings for the C drive, set it to all folders and subfolders but it didn't so all the subfolders.

Thanks


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06 Feb 2010   #2
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HzEmall View Post
First time poster, hoping some people can enlighten me on Windows 7

Why is it that as the owner of the computer, the software and the administrator I have to manually go in change the settings for almost every folder in the C drive.

It's very frusterating..............is there someway to do it for everything? I changed the security settings for the C drive, set it to all folders and subfolders but it didn't so all the subfolders.

Thanks
Have you disabled UAC?
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06 Feb 2010   #3
GEWB

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

I know what you mean - very frustrating. I have not found a solution.

For example, I hate how Windows sets folder properties based on file type - I set all folder properties to "General Types". Then I create a new folder and drop an image file into it and BAM, Windows insists it KNOWS WHAT IS BEST FOR ME and sets the properties to "Pictures" even AFTER I set every folder on the hard drive to "General Types".

Just one more little aggravation from Microsoft, the "We know what's best for everyone!" company (I should trade mark that).

Regards,
GEWB
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06 Feb 2010   #4
HzEmall

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

It is slid all the way to the bottom.
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06 Feb 2010   #5
HzEmall

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Anyone ? Please ?

I can't even load certain software now because all the folder in C Drive show as "Read Only"
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06 Feb 2010   #6
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HzEmall View Post
Anyone ? Please ?

I can't even load certain software now because all the folder in C Drive show as "Read Only"
Hello HzEmall,

You could Enable the Build-in administrator account and login under that account it will give to maximum administrator right. But it dangerous because that might lead other Malware to attack more easily. So when installing some application or doing some admin task use Build-in admin account and just regular use of the Computer use your regular account.

Hope this helps,
Captain
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06 Feb 2010   #7
HzEmall

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HzEmall View Post
Anyone ? Please ?

I can't even load certain software now because all the folder in C Drive show as "Read Only"
Hello HzEmall,

You could Enable the Build-in administrator account and login under that account it will give to maximum administrator right. But it dangerous because that might lead other Malware to attack more easily. So when installing some application or doing some admin task use Build-in admin account and just regular use of the Computer use your regular account.

Hope this helps,
Captain
So I tried that and it's still doing it...........can't shut off the Read Only.

Trying to load Creative Suite CS2 which I loaded just fine on my work computer (but it's not X64)
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07 Feb 2010   #8
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HzEmall View Post

So I tried that and it's still doing it...........can't shut off the Read Only.

Trying to load Creative Suite CS2 which I loaded just fine on my work computer (but it's not X64)
Could to post the exact Error message when you try to install the program

- Captain
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