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Windows 7: Don't have permissions for C:\Users\username\Music

31 May 2011   #1
pyroguysf

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Don't have permissions for C:\Users\username\Music

I just upgraded my laptop with an SSD, and I have 2 HD bays so I put the 500GB drive in the second one for storage. I went to move all My Documents, My Music, etc folders to my storage drive by right clicking, properties, location tab, changing the letter to D:, telling it to create the folder and move the contents. The only problem is it littered my user folder with folders Music, Pictures, Videos, etc in addition to the normal "My (insert media type here)" folders. The folders it made when I did that I don't even have permissions to see who has permission for those folders. They're clogging up my user folder (visually at least), and I can't open, delete, mark as hidden, or anything. I can't even restore the default locations for My Music, etc cause it says I don't have permission.

How do I get rid of all the extra stuff it made for no reason?


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31 May 2011   #2
pyroguysf

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Well, my bad I guess. I tried everything I knew of, but it seems that Windows freaked out when I changed locations of ones I hadn't visited. I had visited the documents library and no folder was created for that. As soon as I visited the other libraries and folders, the corresponding super permission folders were deleted. It just really bothered me when I saw Windows creating these beyond administrator level permission folders in my user folder. Weird.

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31 May 2011   #3
lewisteo

Vista
 
 

My guess is you migrated your Original C Drive with operating system to D. You added a new SSD as C; and started reinstalling Windows 7. After installing, you relocated your folders by only changing the immediate c:\xxxxxxx to d:\xxxxxx.

If the above is correct, your previous C now D holds similar paths with data but belongs to a previous accounts. When you relocate your data, it uses the system account to achieve the task therefore the OS is able to relocate according to what you had asked it to do. But you ex folders still holds your previous crudentials, in short, it is doing what it is suppose to do.

Could you just right click the folder involve, properties > Security (Tab) and proceed to take ownership of all files with your present account. That done, you will recover all files under your full control.

Another method is to install 'takeOwnership", this apps is also able to solve "Most" of your problem.

For me I will say, the right method to do a relocation should be to add a blank new folder on your D first, then execute the relocation. in such manner, all future relocation of your D drive will not be subjected to security lock down unlike when it's located in your C:\users|xxx\xxx folders.

Hope the above explanations helps.

Cheers.
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31 May 2011   #4
pyroguysf

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Nah, I wiped both drives clean first. I wasn't evenable to view the security tab, and takeownership didn't work either (although it's usually a very handy tweak). It's all good now.
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31 May 2011   #5
lewisteo

Vista
 
 

Anyway, glad to know all is fine now.

cheers bro.
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01 Jun 2011   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

In the future, don't bother messing with moving those folders. On my data drive, I make a folder for Music, Photos, Videos, etc. Then, I make each corresponding Library point to the proper folder on D, and only that folder. I don't use the "My" folders on C....no reason whatsoever to do that, so all of my user data is stored on my data drive. It's easier to back up and restore, and doesn't get into messing with permissions.
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02 Jun 2011   #7
lewisteo

Vista
 
 

Bro Deacon is right.

This manner, you can proceed to delete / format your C; in any situation and reinstall OS, upon installed just link the folders to D: and you are good to start as before in the shortest time.

In my case, I use alot of portable program and in a reinstall, I can revert to operational state in a very short time.
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