Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: How do I get back my install folder after taking ownership mishap.

16 May 2012   #1

windows 7 professional 64bit
How do I get back my install folder after taking ownership mishap.

I am running windows 7 professional 64bit and I was wrongly advised to take ownership of my hard drive.

I am not having any software issues per say, just most of my icons now are either blank or default windows icon. Everything opens on the correct programs and windows is running fine except it keeps trying to an update that will not apply when i shut down.

I have searched the forums here and done the icon database thing etc but now after much searching I have discovered that taking ownership somehow corrupted my install folder. Its still there but obviously not complete because of the icon issue and I am led to believe that if I want to uninstall something I may encounter problems.

I found a system restore explorer program ((link was taken out so the rest of my post made no sense.))

I tried to install it but it keeps saying it needs to be on the host hard drive to install even when I try and install on the default path.

So, how do I undo the damage? Can I change permissions of the hard drive again? and if so what too? How do I retrieve my install folder prior to the mess up and put things right?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 May 2012   #2

windows 7 professional 64bit

Can anyone help me with this?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 How do I get back my install folder after taking ownership mishap.

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Taking ownership of System folder
Hi folks, I was wondering would anyone be able to help me. I am trying to copy a file to my windows system folder. I have already taken ownership of the folder and given myself full control. I even successfully copied a file to the folder a few days ago but now when I go to copy a file...
General Discussion
Problems after taking ownership of Windows folder
Hello. I have experienced some weird behaviour after I followed a tutorial on how to replace the Win7 start orb. The tutorial advised me to take ownership of the full Windows folder (I also took ownership of all the files and subfolders, etc.). After a restart I couldn't access my network...
General Discussion
Folder Movement Mishap
In an attempt to move the My Documents folder to another hard drive, I somehow got that hard drives partition to show in my user folder. I cant seem to get it to undo. How can I remove the drive from showing in my user folder? Thank you for any insight! ...
General Discussion
Taking ownership did zip all.
All I'm trying to do is swap out some very annoying application wav files for some other not quite as "nails on chalkboard" annoying ones. Went though the changing ownership process and noticed "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" although letting me toggle on becomes unchecked on...
General Discussion
Taking Ownership of an .exe
Hey all so I got the Takeownership.reg file off here it and its worked excellent so far but now when i went ot try to take owneship of a .exe the "Take Ownership" isnt there anymore. I clicked a folder and it was there but not when I select a .exe, you tell me what you think! =P Thanks, Kukag
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:27.
Twitter Facebook Google+