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Windows 7: Cannot edit, delete, rename files in any way (Thread version II)

05 Aug 2011   #11
JohnnyMcFly

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

I'll try that right now, and I wanted to say thatnk you for your help in this matter, it is appreciated...


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05 Aug 2011   #12
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

no problem wish I could be more direct with troubleshooting your problem here, but I've never experienced it across all folders and drives like that.
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05 Aug 2011   #13
JohnnyMcFly

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Nope same thing in safe mode. I can only rename/edit and save files that I have just recently created using 7zip. It would probably work with other apps too, I think its got to do with when they were created, and not so much by what..

I got my MCSE back in 97, and my CNA in 96, So I'm not a total stranger, but I have not came across anything like this before. System was completly scanned for viruses using the latest AVG, then was also scanned using MalwareBytes Anti Malware. I am completely and utterly stumped! It makes no sense?
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05 Aug 2011   #14
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Okay well I did finally dig up something on this in the vista section of the forums.
The fix will hopefully apply to win 7 as well. (most these system level configuration things do)
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/13...vista-fix.html
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05 Aug 2011   #15
JohnnyMcFly

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

I'll try it right now
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05 Aug 2011   #16
JohnnyMcFly

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

No dice! It did not work, but it did report that not all keys could be written to because the system had them open...
This is crazy isn't it! Hell I came from the days when you had to use ASM to format an old MFM HDD and this is the first time I have completely lost faith in an OS. haha Yeah I'm getting a little frustrated...

I have no idea what to try next, but I think I know where this is going to end. It will be a reinstall of Windows 7 and even then that may not do it. As a roll back position, what is known about rolling back from Windows 7 to XP Pro? I am starting to think I may not have a choice and I don't think I want to install Windows 7 again after this because there is just no information anywhere on this error.
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05 Aug 2011   #17
JohnnyMcFly

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

And yes I tried it in safe mode too..haha
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05 Aug 2011   #18
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I have no explanation for this, I have never seen it before, or even run across a post from a user with the same problem.
If it doesn't work in safe mode it's definitely a problem with windows itself.
A repair install would likely fix the problem but being as how we are unaware of the cause it could happen again.
I'm sorry I wasn't able to be of more help ...but to be perfectly honestly your problem makes no logical sense. Even if there was corruption or improper registry entries being locked out of your own machine like that is just... well weird.
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05 Aug 2011   #19
JohnnyMcFly

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

I know, I am completely stumped by this as well. I have a software release to get out, so the quickest thing for me to try is a repair. If that does not work then I'll be spending the next 6 hours making sure I have everything backed up and then rollback to to XP Pro I guess. Damn I was just starting to like Windows 7 too! I see where they are going with it, but honestly, its not very often that I get stumped like this where everything you try makes no difference at all. So, I will end up keeping windows 7 but it will be on a virtual box under XP Pro. This is a development system and I just cannot run the risk of my OS suddenly loosing its mind and blocking me from my source code. Right?

Like always, I'm sure that Win7 will be less buggy in the future, but right now its too dangerous for me to use as development OS. I really do appreciate your help and suggestions, and I thank you for your time, but I don't think we're getting this resolved. I'll report back after I do the repair, Is there anything I need to know about that?
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05 Aug 2011   #20
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

It's been the most stable OS for me ever. XP was a mess of blue screens and vista just seemed.... slow had all three on this same system at one time or another.
a repair install will return all windows files and settings to default. If it doesn't restore your access to those files/folders I don't know what will.
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