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27 Apr 2015   #310

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thanks Brink
I guess that means that the times I've used this to remove Read Only were times that it was Faux Read Only - where Win 7 has the box solid blue, not checked or blank.
That Default setting has to be the stupidest move yet.

You have a check box,
- checked means Yes,
- unchecked means No
So Windows adds a third option, filled like it's Yes but not technically Ticked so it's actually No .
That has to be a valid argument for Euthanasia, surely

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27 Apr 2015   #311

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Take ownership will not clear read-only.

Were you able to clear read-only for them using the other tutorials I linked, and sort this?
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28 Apr 2015   #312

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Yep Thanks, that is all working well. .
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28 Apr 2015   #313

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Great news.
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04 May 2015   #314

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Thank you Brink-Shawn! You're a life-saver. I was bracing to clear a day for a re-installation from this dent some malware left in my OS. You saved me a whole day of needless work.

Many thanks and be blessed.

Edit: I was being plagued for the last two days by odd little problems out of nowhere that weren't making any sense. It was only when I tried to save an *.ini file that I edit nearly every day that I realized something was seriously wrong even after the malware was eliminated.

It was slowly driving me nuts and I told someone my computer was trying to 'gaslight' me again.

My media hotkeys wouldn't work in the same environment they usually did. My flash player in one of my browsers refused to work. My SysInternal Process Explorer was showing me the User account view. A bunch of little bitty things that were driving me mad with no explanation.

It was the *ini file edit showing 'access denied' that finally drove me to the web for a solution.

You know how that goes: You read 15 different forum threads around the web and get 2 page explanations on 20 things that just lead farther and farther from the problem and end up getting you lost on obscure details about things that you can tell 80% are things you already thought of or know wont help.

So I am happily making this edit to add that your little registry edit fixed all my problems instantly after I rebooted with it (and re-affirmed ownership, of course). I was getting seriously worried and began thinking of allllllll the stuff one has to do to completely reinstall and configure a machine, and dreading it.

Your fixed saved me a ton of time and fixed the issues I didn't even know were related that were driving me bonkers for two days.

I am very grateful. Many, many thanks again. ♥

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05 May 2015   #315

Win7 Ultimate 64bit

If you're the only user on your PC and you keep having problems with Windows locking you to read only on various files and folders even though you are logged in with an account that has administrator rights - I found what looks like an easy to use and permanent fix.

Search for jsware fixnt6.exe I aimed it at the root of each of my hard drives and turned it loose to give all permissions to all users. After it was done, Windows 7 popped up that the recycle bin was corrupted and needed emptied. I agreed to that and all has been fine since. Looks like Windows also adjusts permissions back to what they are supposed to be on system files after running fixnt6.exe

It can be set to work on a single file or on a folder, including or excluding subfolders. I'd tried several Registry edits and other utilities but kept having Windows lock me out of things that should not have been locked.

No more locking me out of files and folders *I* created. No more of that stupid blocking me from creating *new* files in a folder and blocking me from saving changes to files in the same folder but not blocking *save as* to a new file in the same folder.
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05 May 2015   #316

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Fudd456,

I'm happy to hear that it was able to help.
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06 Aug 2015   #317

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64bit
Thanks a million

Dude, this is awesome! In seconds, it has helped resolved an issue I've been working on for weeks.
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06 Aug 2015   #318

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

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05 Oct 2015   #319

win7 premium, XPh sp3

Hi, I am admin, installed the right hand Ownership menu line and still can not remove 100ds of Baidu AV files which
1) were left over after deinstallation with Revo free [level max.] (Baidu window confirmed deinstallation). Folder
2) I am still requested to have admin rights, there is no other user. ACCESS DENIED.
3) The supposedly deinstalled Baidu is still checking files when I mark one, or plug-in a memory stick.
I want to install a different AV, but fear the conflict with the existing "deinstalled" Baidu AV.
I really would like the computer back online, with a crippled AV I hesitate.
Thanks for more sugg's.
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