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Windows 7: I keep being told I need 'permission'! Help!

26 Dec 2010   #1
marco772

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
I keep being told I need 'permission'! Help!

Hi,

I have a worrying development and I have no idea how to get things back to how they were.
I keep getting pop up boxes saying that I don;t have permissions and I'm not the administrator.

Just now, I sent a gmail and tried to attach a photo which I'd saved to the desktop and it wouldn't let me, saying;

"You don;t currently have permission to access this folder. Click continue"

and then;

"You have been denied permission to access this folder"

Now several icons on my desktop have padlocks on them, as in the attached photo.

I'm not terribly au fait with all this, so can anyone advise me?

Thanks

Mark




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26 Dec 2010   #2
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Have you tried granting yourself permission of files? Try the method linked below.

Take Ownership Shortcut
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26 Dec 2010   #3
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marco772 View Post
Hi,

I have a worrying development and I have no idea how to get things back to how they were.
I keep getting pop up boxes saying that I don;t have permissions and I'm not the administrator.

Just now, I sent a gmail and tried to attach a photo which I'd saved to the desktop and it wouldn't let me, saying;

"You don;t currently have permission to access this folder. Click continue"

and then;

"You have been denied permission to access this folder"

Now several icons on my desktop have padlocks on them, as in the attached photo.

I'm not terribly au fait with all this, so can anyone advise me?

Thanks

Mark
Have you made ANY alterations to permissions on your system? Was this an upgrade, a clean install, or a PC purchased with 7 already installed? Did the problem just start all of a sudden? Have you used System Restore to go back to before it started?
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26 Dec 2010   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

That sounds suspiciously like a malware infection. May not be but it would be best to register at one of the good malware sites like WhatTheTech or GeeksToGo (or many others) and have them take a look. If not malware come back if the other suggestions already here made don't help.
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27 Dec 2010   #5
marco772

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi, Well, I ran Malwarebytes and it came up clean.
To answer Macgyvr, yes, it just began all of a sudden. I did something last night, following a bit of Googling and the padlocks have now gone.
I have included the advice I took in the attachment on Wordpad.
I'm a little concerned as to whether I am now less secure than before after seeing the response (also in the attachment)?

I don't really understand all this 'administrator' 'permissions'. I'm would have thought, as the PC was set up for my sole use that I AM the admin and should be able to do as I please, surely?

It all SEEMS okay now, but I have included a screenshot of my security settings, just in case I've done wrong!

Thanks for the advice!

Mark


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27 Dec 2010   #6
marco772

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Ah, a new problem has now presented itself. My Download Accelerator - which worked fine before - now won't download to the desktop (my preference). It goes through all the motions and then, just before completion the message shown in the attachment pops up. Most vexing!

Mark


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27 Dec 2010   #7
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Use System Restore to go back to a point before all this started and before you tried to "fix" it. FYI, do not use download accelerators, either. They are useless.
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27 Dec 2010   #8
bmcdevitt

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marco772 View Post
Ah, a new problem has now presented itself. My Download Accelerator - which worked fine before - now won't download to the desktop (my preference). It goes through all the motions and then, just before completion the message shown in the attachment pops up. Most vexing!

Mark
hey marc, did you join a domain recently?
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27 Dec 2010   #9
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bmcdevitt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marco772 View Post
Ah, a new problem has now presented itself. My Download Accelerator - which worked fine before - now won't download to the desktop (my preference). It goes through all the motions and then, just before completion the message shown in the attachment pops up. Most vexing!

Mark
hey marc, did you join a domain recently?
I noticed this too; Authenticated Users are in the list of groups that have permissions to your system. Authenticated Users are typically only used in Domain Environments.
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27 Dec 2010   #10
bmcdevitt

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bmcdevitt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marco772 View Post
Ah, a new problem has now presented itself. My Download Accelerator - which worked fine before - now won't download to the desktop (my preference). It goes through all the motions and then, just before completion the message shown in the attachment pops up. Most vexing!

Mark
hey marc, did you join a domain recently?
I noticed this too; Authenticated Users are in the list of groups that have permissions to your system. Authenticated Users are typically only used in Domain Environments.
yes when i set up peoples computers at work, after i join them to my domain, they will get messages with about everything they open asking for administrator cridentials, i get around this by adding a physical user account with the same login name as the network username, to the computer with administrator rights. and that solves the problem, they dont get the message anymore.
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