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Windows 7: ridiculous...can someone help

30 Nov 2010   #1
mikamika

windows 7
 
 
ridiculous...can someone help

This is stupid...

I am the ONLY person in my family who used this computer....I am the only one with an account on this computer and therefore am the ONLY administrator on here, with obviously full access.

So how is it when I go to my photos 80% of my photos cant be seen, and when I click them it says

"Cannot open as you do not have permission to view this photo file location"

I tried moving them and it says I cant move them as you need permission from the administrator!

Can someone help before my head explodes...this is driving me up the damn wall


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30 Nov 2010   #2
Andacar

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

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30 Nov 2010   #3
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

What antivirus are you running? Firewall?

Can you run a scan of your system using Malwarebytes?

When did the issue start happening? Recently, or has it always been this way?

Did you add the hard drive that the photos are on recently?
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01 Dec 2010   #4
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikamika View Post
This is stupid...

I am the ONLY person in my family who used this computer....I am the only one with an account on this computer and therefore am the ONLY administrator on here, with obviously full access.

So how is it when I go to my photos 80% of my photos cant be seen, and when I click them it says

"Cannot open as you do not have permission to view this photo file location"

I tried moving them and it says I cant move them as you need permission from the administrator!

Can someone help before my head explodes...this is driving me up the damn wall

Are you trying to access/move them from a library or from search results? If Yes, then it's youur Windows Search Index is corrupt, and has not updated properly.


Try this:

Index - Rebuild
  1. Click the Start Orb :ORB:
  2. type "index" (without quotes)
  3. click "Indexing Options" from the search results
  4. Click "Advanced"
  5. Under "Index Settings", click "Rebuild"
  6. Give the index time to rebuild, which could take anything from a few minutes to several hours. Overnight works for me, but only because I need to index over 500,000 files
If possible, can you take screenshot of the Explorer Window that you are trying to move file from so we can see for ourselves?
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01 Dec 2010   #5
mikamika

windows 7
 
 

Ok let me get back to you.

Firewall - Zonealarm
Antivirus - AVG

I did the indexing thing and it didnt work, permissions seems fine. ran a scan, no infections etc etc.

Here are screen shots.

Screen shot 1 - photo folders. The pictures with the default "flower" images are the ones that don't work. When I click on them, I get this - See screen shot 2

Screen shot 2 - ANNOYING


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01 Dec 2010   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It sounds like something could be corrupt, but I'm not sure.

Where are the files stored? Assuming you are using the Document folders on your C drive, did you pull these photos from another computer? Have you switched accounts? I always store my user data on a D drive so I don't have to deal with permissions issues.

Did you try taking ownership?
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01 Dec 2010   #7
mikamika

windows 7
 
 

Sorry I should have mentioned that part:

In the process of switching computers i took most of these photos of my wife's laptop, put them onto a memory stick, and transferred them over to this laptop.
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01 Dec 2010   #8
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That is likely causing the issues. I have never used the "my" folders, even going back to XP. I prefer using separate data partitions to avoid these issues (and keep my data isolated). You'll have to take ownership of the files.
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01 Dec 2010   #9
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Windows is simply doing its job...the accounts that had access to those files do not exist on the new system they were copied to, so access is denied. You have to tell the operating system that you are now the owner of those files. Nothing to get bent about.
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01 Dec 2010   #10
mikamika

windows 7
 
 

Then how is, although I have set myself as owner, and given myself full permission, they still do not open
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