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Windows 7: Permission issues. Fed up with "You do not have permission to....."

28 Mar 2017   #21

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Smooth781 View Post
Simple. Share the hard drive or folder you can not access because of a permissions problem
The previous posts are 5 years old and 3 years old.

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31 Mar 2017   #22

Windows 10 x64

There are two issues here:

1. An app has locked a file for exclusive access. This is good. If two programs were to write on the file, the result would be mangled ... tantamount to losing the file entirely. That would be bad. So don't attempt to "fix" or override this.

2. File (or folder) permissions are "wrong". You are denied access inappropriately. The solution has always stymied me. My "fix" is to take ownership of the parent folder and change its ACLs so as to open up the permissions to the folder. This is not good security, but it works.

Using icacls, the folder ACL looks like this:
Everyone: (OI)(CI)(F)
BTW: I'm using Cygwin, which creates a group called "None" ... which explains that second ACE, above.
Its GUID is: S-1-5-21-2474832891-817950433-1932893390-513
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