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Windows 7: Taking ownership did zip all.

28 Oct 2009   #11
AnotherUser

Vista-64u / W7-64u
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by angelwolf71885 View Post
i have an idha just name the sounds you are wanting to replace the same as named in the avaist folder

then take ownership witch youve already done
just do it agian to be safe

the just copy the files in windows will ask you to replace tell it yes

should solve all the issues
Thanks but they are already the same, its a sound pack specifically created and made publicly available to replace the default sounds. Apparently the default sounds are quite commonly disliked.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ttthomasss123 View Post
try opening explorer as admin. go to start menu, type explorer in the search box, then right clikc on it and click run as Administrator. then try it all again. That should give you sufficient permissions.
Tried still no luck.

And to reconfirm, even on the "real" hidden admin account enabled I still have zero access to many locations.

In desperation I even tried giving full permissions to the normal account to the entire C drive but all that's done is put me into a check disc loop of hell where it runs at every boot and reports nothing wrong every single time until I tell it to stop running.

Completely uninstalling the application then after rebooting installing it to my D drive still gives zero access even from the "real" admin account.


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28 Oct 2009   #12
angelwolf71885

XP SP3
 
 

did you try just dragging them to the flder and letting windows replace the files o.o

the files ARNT protected like system files would be
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28 Oct 2009   #13
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jordus View Post
Just because you take ownership of a file, that doesnt actually give you permissions that you didnt have before. It gives you the ability to CHANGE the permissions.

You need to add yourself in on the permissions.
Still think this suggestion needs revisiting. This is cause for not being able to manipulate files. +1 rep

Add exactly the username you are logged in with. Then tell it with the check mark boxes that you want full control, for the username logged in.

That being said, you might have to end explorer.exe with task manager and use command prompt instead for your dirty work, like renaming or moving files to another folder to keep backup, or deleting.

Another suggestion is services.msc. Use that in start menu search box to end the Audio services. Windows Audio and Windows Audio Endpoint Builder.
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29 Oct 2009   #14
ttthomasss123

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post

That being said, you might have to end explorer.exe with task manager and use command prompt instead for your dirty work, like renaming or moving files to another folder to keep backup, or deleting.
This is exactly what I was going to suggest next. Even without ending explorer, you can open the start menu, type cmd in the search box, and then hit CTRL+Shift+Enter and accept the UAC message, and then copy the files over using the command prompt. That has worked for me in the past when I could not move files due to permission issues. I am not exactly sure what the commands are, seeing as it has been awhile, and I am used to Linux console commands. In linux, they are mv, or cp. I think in dos, you can use just copy and move. I am not sure though, and you may wish to check on that.
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29 Oct 2009   #15
AnotherUser

Vista-64u / W7-64u
 
 

Not sure how more clearly I can state it without posting every line on each page so here goes, someone can say if I have missed something.


Properties/Security/Group or User Names = UserName (PCName\UserName)
Full control = Yes
Modify = Yes
Read & Execute = Yes
List folder contents = Yes
Read = Yes
Write = Yes


Properties/Security/Advanced/Permissions

Type: Allow
Name: UserName (PCName\UserName)
Permission: Full control
Inherited From: <not inherited>
Apply To: This folder, subfolders and files


Properties/Security/Advanced/Auditing

Type: Success
Name: UserName (PCName\UserName)
Access: Full control
Inherited From: <not inherited>
Apply To: This folder, subfolders and files


Properties/Security/Advanced/Owner

Current Owner: UserName (PCName\UserName)


Properties/Security/Advanced/Effective Permissions

Group or user name: UserName (PCName\UserName)

Full control = Yes
Traverse folder / execute file = Yes
List folder / read data = Yes
Read attributes = Yes
Read extended attributes = Yes
Create files / write data = Yes
Create folders / append data = Yes
Write attributes = Yes
Write extended attributes = Yes
Delete subfolders and files = Yes
Delete = Yes
Read permissions = Yes
Change permissions = Yes
Take ownership = Yes

P.S. Replace the word "Yes" with a tick.
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29 Oct 2009   #16
ttthomasss123

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Like I said, since you clearly cannot do it through the windows explorer program, use the command prompt.

Click on the start menu, type "cmd" in the search box, then hit CTRL+Shift+Enter, then accept the UAC permission request. It should bring up a command prompt. In the command prompt, go to the directory you wish to copy the files to.
Example: type this "cd C:\Users\UserName\Downloads". replace UserName with your username. That will take you to your downloads directory. Simply substitute C:\Users\UserName\Downloads with the path to your directory you are trying to put the files into.

Ok so once you are in that folder, you need to copy the files to that directory. So, lets say the files you wish to copy are currently on your desktop. you would type "copy C:\Users\UserName\Desktop\Audiofiles.mp3". substitute that path with the actual path to your files, as well as the correct extension. As in .wav, or ,mp4, or. aac and such.

That should allow you to copy them without any problems. If you tell me where the files are, I can type the commands for you so all you need to do is simply copy and paste the commands from here into the command prompt.
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29 Oct 2009   #17
AnotherUser

Vista-64u / W7-64u
 
 

All it does by doing it from the command prompt is list "Access is denied".

Oh, and if anyone in the future runs across this issue and is reading the thread the current commands are.

To switch directory in command prompt.

"cd /d drive:\" instead of a familiar "cd drive:\"

A usage example.

cd D:\apps\avast4\ENGLISH = failure to switch
cd /d D:\apps\avast4\ENGLISH = works

Also keep in mind you can use wild cards in a case like mine, its 7 wav files nothing else so I can use the wildcard "*" as follows:

copy d:\sashaAVs\*.wav

Regardless, its still "Access is denied" for me.
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29 Oct 2009   #18
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Boot to some form of Linux live CD. That's guaranteed to work.
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29 Oct 2009   #19
AnotherUser

Vista-64u / W7-64u
 
 

Love it, Windows 7 solution, use Linux
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29 Oct 2009   #20
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Windows 7 solution yes, because Windows 7 protects itself and users from various troubles. If it didn't have these protections, could you just imagine the problems techs would be dealing with? It's tough enough already as is.

So yes. Linux is a perfect option.

Wait. Install Vista in a dual boot and do it from there. That's a Microsoft purist solution. Choose which you think is best.
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