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Windows 7: Rights problem

15 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro
Rights problem

after 3 months of working on RC1 I finally reinstalled into MSDN RTM Pro (7600).
Problem is that a lot of folders (with music) seems to be kind of locked - check pic no.1. Some of them would eventually open themselves after clicking on "continue", however some remains locked (pic. no.2; if I click on security tab, situation with pic no.3 would appear)
All of those folders are on my data partition, not on the system one.
When I try to delete one, Windows will say I need administrator rights for this even though I'm the only user on the PC, ofc with admin rights.
Some files can't be opened too, usually near to those "locked" folders.

Any advices how to fix this?
This does not work at all.

(sorry for my english)

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15 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

OK this is a regular side effect of the NTFS files system. and the implementation of the dual rights system of the UAC where you are a standard and admin user

When you replace your OS by any other method other than an upgrade, although you my recreate a new user with an identical name to the previous one windows will actually crate a user identity that is different.

Files on a data folder that has not been created by the new OS will retain the permissions given to the old user ID.

An administrator account will be able to manipulate this data but due to the UAC will need to elevate rights to do this. This is shown in your case by the need to click continue - this is automatic elevation.

The remove the need for this elevation you will need to take ownership of the drive or folder structure concerned and then grant full file permissions to your standard level user

To take ownership right click on the drive select security tab and then select the advanced options. on the ownership tab select change ownership and select your user id - ok t change the ownership.

Once the ownership is correct in the security tab select edit and add an entry for your user name and give this full access.

Once this is complete you should have full access to all the files.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro

Thanks a lot - it worked.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

15 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

It actually takes a lot less time to do than to explain
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