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Windows 7: C drive read only after restore from backup

06 Jul 2011   #1
scr

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 
C drive read only after restore from backup

I've had to do a backup restore of my hard drive and now all the files and folders on the entire C drive are read only. I can't change anything even though I'm logged on as the administrator.

I've searched these forums and the net and tried quite a few things to resolve this but I've had no luck. Any help would be truly appreciated.


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06 Jul 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scr View Post
I've had to do a backup restore of my hard drive and now all the files and folders on the entire C drive are read only. I can't change anything even though I'm logged on as the administrator.

I've searched these forums and the net and tried quite a few things to resolve this but I've had no luck. Any help would be truly appreciated.
Might be as simple as taking ownership. Take Ownership Shortcut
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06 Jul 2011   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Aren't there some locations on C: if you take ownership that way it disables the OS entirely?
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06 Jul 2011   #4
scr

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 

Thank you for your replies.

Yes, I think you can create problems by taking ownership of some windows 7 files from what I've read, but, I don't know enough about it to say anything with any certainty.

I have resolved the issue by creating a new administrator user account and copying the files from the old user account, with the exception of the following files:

Ntuser.dat
Ntuser.dat.log
Ntuser.ini

The instructions I followed are here: Fix a corrupted user profile

I have yet to attempt to fix the original profile and will probably just delete the old user account at some point.

I did have to adjust some security policies for some programs after logging in on the new user account.
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