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Windows 7: I want control of my computer again.

03 Dec 2010   #1
Chiumiento

 
I want control of my computer again.

(I am a administrator.) I have updated my computer from windows 7 home premium to windows 7 ultimate. Before I did the update I had no problem deleting any files or anything. Now that I have updated. It says I have no access to anything. I mean I can delete some files. But when I do scans with programs to delete stuff it will not let me now. I want my access back. I do not want to have to go through every file I want access to and edit the security options so I can.

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I right clicked on the one that is circled. I went into security and made it so My name had full access. But it said that system files and system files x64 would not permit me permission.

Here are all the things it denied. I want to have my access back.
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I want control of my computer again.-recycle-bin-denied.png

I want control of my computer again.-swsetup.png

I want control of my computer again.-system-volume.png

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03 Dec 2010   #2
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional / Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Did you upgrade the operating system? If so, you used the same name as before upgrading for the user account?
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03 Dec 2010   #3
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

You'll need to take ownership of those files/folders (which should have been done already, not sure why it wasn't)...

Take Ownership Shortcut
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03 Dec 2010   #4
geeve420

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

Try these steps on the whole C drive instead of one folder at a time, It might save you some time, also make sure hidden folders are showing:

How to Take Ownership in Windows 7
Take Ownership Shortcut
1. Locate the file or folder on which you want to take ownership in windows explorer
2. Right click on file or folder and select “Properties” from Context Menu
3. Click on Security tab
4. Click on “Advance”
5. Now click on Owner tab in Advance Security Settings for User windows
6. Click on Edit Button and select user from given Change Owner to list if user or group is not in given list then click on other users or groups. Enter name of user/group and click ok.
7. Now select User/group and click apply and ok. (Check “Replace owner on sub containers and objects” if you have files and folder within selected folder)
8. Click ok when Windows Security Prompt is displayed
9. Now Owner name must have changed.
10. Now click Ok to exist from Properties windows
Once you have taken the ownership of file or folder next part comes is Granting Permissions to that file/folder or object.

How to Grant Permissions in Windows 7
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
1. Locate the file or folder on which you want to take ownership in windows explorer
2. Right click on file or folder and select “Properties” from Context Menu
3. Click on Edit button in Properties windows Click ok to confirm UAC elevation request.
4. Select user/group from permission windows or click add to add other user or group.
5. Now under Permission section check the rights which you want to grant i.e check “Full Control” under the “Allow” column to assign full access rights control permissions to Administrators group.
6. Click Ok for changes to take effect and click ok final ok to exit from Properties window.
Now you can access files of folder in windows 7 with full permissions and take full control.
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03 Dec 2010   #5
Chiumiento

 

I think I got it now thank you. I went into the owner thing and changed it to me.
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03 Dec 2010   #6
Chiumiento

 

I was wondering if someone could help me with some other problems I have and questions they are in this thread

Here is the link
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