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Windows 7: Error applying security!!!!!!!!


17 Apr 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Error applying security!!!!!!!!

I get this error when I try to take full control over a directory


Error Applying Security

An error occurred while applying security information to:

D:\path\name

Access is denied.

can anyone please help me, cause I need to do this fro Photoshop Cs4 to work. please and thank u

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29 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
You need to ownership of the drive

D:
Properties
Security
Owner
Select your account
apply
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08 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 3.1, Windows 1
 
 

That reply was pretty terse, and also incomplete.

Try this:

Right click + select "Properties"
Security tab
Click "Advanced"
Owner tab
Change owner to yourself
Click "Edit"
Check "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects"
Click OK
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31 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Question. Sorry for bringing this back up.

The error posted by the OP is what happens when I follow the steps that were posted below. Therefore, clearly, the steps don't work. Help?
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13 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote:
Question. Sorry for bringing this back up.

The error posted by the OP is what happens when I follow the steps that were posted below. Therefore, clearly, the steps don't work. Help?
The OP was talking about taking "full control" which is most likely to be assumed he is trying to grant full permission access. The fix that shiggity posted mentions taking "ownership" which is different than "permissions" read the instructions carefully and it may fix your problem.
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22 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
I need further help

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shiggity View Post
That reply was pretty terse, and also incomplete.

Try this:

Right click + select "Properties"
Security tab
Click "Advanced"
Owner tab
Change owner to yourself
Click "Edit"
Check "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects"
Click OK
I followed these instructions exactly. It took quite a while to apply the new ownership to everything on the drive, and I got "access denied" on a few files with odd names like8en8r9figi9t. When it was all finished, I tried to delete an old Windows folder on that drive (not my current system folder--I double-checked) and it started deleting, appeared tp delete a lot of files, then it said You require permission from "user" to make changes to this profile (where "user" is the my actual username.) In other words, it's refusing to delete the file on the grounds that I need permission from myself. FWIW, the file is FXSEXT.ecf. I check "do this for all current items (12200 found)" and click try again, and try again, but it just repeats the same error on that file.

I notice that the folder is read-only. I try to remove that attribute, grant Admin permission when prompted, but it just comes back and says an error occurred applying attributes to the file FSXEXT.ecf, access is denied. I doubt there's anything specil about that file, I suspect it's just the first file in the folder.

Also, this folder now shows up with a tiny padlock icon on it. This is something I haven't seen before.

I did check and I am still the owner of this drive, and I am able to change attributes of and delete other folders on it.
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15 Aug 2012   #7

Win 7 X64 Pro
 
 

Do your remember what the fix for this issue was? I am having a similar issue.
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16 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Sorry, I don't know how I fixed it--I just kept mucking around with permissions and stuff until it worked. Just keep trying and eventually it'll work...
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20 Sep 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Blackbird71

Do you still need the fix for this issue?
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20 Sep 2012   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

Maybe this will help: Sharing and Permissions or this: Take Ownership - Allow or Prevent Users and Groups To

I believe you need to take ownership of any files etc.

Hope this helps,

Harry
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