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Windows 7: Files on external drive cannot be accessed (owner + permissions hell!)

09 Nov 2012   #21
Cymbal Man Freq

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My Picassa is jammed up compacting stuff.

I'm reading a few successes before a terminal error that stopped the whole changing of permissions.
Ex:
SUCCESS: The file (or folder): "C:\Users\1 Eric Bentsen\AppData\Local\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Adobe\Acrobat\10.0\UserCache.bin" now owned by user "*Computername*\1 Eric Bentsen".

Yeah, that was 11 X \Application Data


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09 Nov 2012   #22
Kaktussoft

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oops! is it like this?

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Ok, I got them, I think, based on the doc. Is this the way it's supposed to go?
autenticated users is wrong!! it shouldn't be special.
put checkmarks on item 2 ...9,11,12 only in left column.
post screnshot afterwards again
yes!! That's the default.
But are you already owner of all files and dolders as asked before?
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09 Nov 2012   #23
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cymbal Man Freq View Post
My Picassa is jammed up compacting stuff.

I'm reading a few successes before a terminal error that stopped the whole changing of permissions.
Ex:
SUCCESS: The file (or folder): "C:\Users\1 Eric Bentsen\AppData\Local\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Adobe\Acrobat\10.0\UserCache.bin" now owned by user "*Computername*\1 Eric Bentsen".

Yeah, that was 11 X \Application Data
please show screenshot of permissions of C:\Users\1 Eric Bentsen folder. So folder, not files within it
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09 Nov 2012   #24
Kaktussoft

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zapat3ro: Have already done this?
#11
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09 Nov 2012   #25
Cymbal Man Freq

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

My Picassa was one of the last things changed before the DOS permissions change crash, now it doesn't seem to work properly at all anymore. I don't know how to get a screenshot up.

For C:\Users\1 Eric Bentsen
SYSTEM - All checked except Special Permissions
HomeUsers - Only Special Permissions checked
1 Eric Bentsen - All checked except Special Permissions
Administrators - All checked except Special Permissions
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09 Nov 2012   #26
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cymbal Man Freq View Post
My Picassa was one of the last things changed before the DOS permissions change crash, now it doesn't seem to work properly at all anymore. I don't know how to get a screenshot up.

For C:\Users\1 Eric Bentsen
SYSTEM - All checked except Special Permissions
HomeUsers - Only Special Permissions checked
1 Eric Bentsen - All checked except Special Permissions
Administrators - All checked except Special Permissions
That's fine as it is!
press advanced there. Then select "owner" tab there you can change the owner. Make it your name!!
Also put a checkmark there so "underlying objects and containers" will be changed ownership. (translated form dutch, so can be other text) no click ok multiple times.

Now go again to security for C:\Users\1 Eric Bentsen and again advanced. then change permissions. put a checkmark and second option only, so clear the first one if activated. press ok multiple times.
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09 Nov 2012   #27
Cymbal Man Freq

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I just had to restore that folder to a previous time so things work again. Luckily that point was yesterday afternoon.
On Win XP I used to be able to create my own restore points too, but that seems to be missing on Win 7. The machine decides when to create a restore point, and I have no idea how much hard disk space Restore takes up these days. I had several entries to choose from just from yesterday, and it threatened to take 2 hours to restore 12.7 GB, luckily it was more like 15 minutes.
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09 Nov 2012   #28
Cymbal Man Freq

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

OK, I was already the Owner of that folder. I checked the box "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" then Apply, and now it's changing permissions on thousands of files. There have been a handful of "Access Denied" errors so far that had to be skipped past. But I haven't hit a spate of hundreds of files to click past yet. It's still early in the process.
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09 Nov 2012   #29
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cymbal Man Freq View Post
I just had to restore that folder to a previous time so things work again. Luckily that point was yesterday afternoon.
On Win XP I used to be able to create my own restore points too, but that seems to be missing on Win 7. The machine decides when to create a restore point, and I have no idea how much hard disk space Restore takes up these days. I had several entries to choose from just from yesterday, and it threatened to take 2 hours to restore 12.7 GB, luckily it was more like 15 minutes.
system properties->tab security.
System Restore Point - Create
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09 Nov 2012   #30
Kaktussoft

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zapat3ro: Already saved the new permissions for E:\? please do it then do this from security->advanced where you was before. If done, press OK a few times.

return to security->advanced ->tab owner->change. Make yourself the owner. Be sure to put a checkmark at the bottom. Now click OK a few times

Now you are the owner of all files/folders.


Then open this screen


put a checkmark at "Replace all child object......"" and press ok.
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