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Windows 7: permissions

04 Jul 2011   #11
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

You, by default, already have access to all "your" files. If you need to gain access to operating system files, then the method used will depend on the actual files concerned.

the default permissions on the operating system are there as an integral part of the operating system, they may be changed if required but will weaken system security and may result in the non operation of the system.

In order to guide you in taking ownership of OS files we need to know exactly which files are involved.


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04 Jul 2011   #12
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

This workaround should do the job, but it's not recommended you use it all the time because of security issues.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

You could disable UAC, but once again you're leaving your computer open to a virus infection.
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04 Jul 2011   #13
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thepowersgang View Post
(Ignoring the irony of your name)

Right click on the root of the drive, Properties, Security, Advanced, Owner, Edit

Check "Replace owner on subcontainers and object"s then set the owner to you - beware, this will usually take a while to apply.
You should never DO this, NOR suggest it.
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04 Jul 2011   #14
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IT PRO View Post
i want full access to all my files
It sounds like you're throwing a tantrum to me. You want access to what bad ole Windows 7 is keeping you from breaking.
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04 Jul 2011   #15
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If you gain what you term full access to all files including system files that keep your computer running smoothly, who will you blame when your system breaks irrepairably?

As the old saying goes.......if it ain't broke, don't "fix" it.

You might want to check this out: Some Methods To Best Secure Your PC
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04 Jul 2011   #16
thepowersgang

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
You should never DO this, NOR suggest it.
I was assuming that he was not going to do this on the system disk, but on another disk from and old install or the like. (Which have a bad habit of permission problems)
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