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: security permission issues with windows 7

06 Mar 2014   #1

window 7 professional 64 bit, windows 8.1 professional 64 bit
security permission issues with windows 7

Hello everyone,
I have dell vostro 2520 laptop with intel i3 3rd gen processor and i got a serious and annoying problem
i have windows 7 proff. In my laptop and using it since last year but so for securing my contents i used to set security permissions on my both 120gb hard drives parent folder for guest users but recently i got some virus issue so i uninstalled my os and reinstalled my win 7 but after doing it i got error on my each folder of hard drive saying you dont currently have permission to acess to folder so i gone to setting and changed owner of my lapi and got acess in folder but inside the folder all subfolders got same issue and files inside them same i got tons of files and folder in my hdd so i cant change ownership of each file any easy way to get rid of this problem please help still stucked in it and one more thing i cant copy any file in any external drive without changing ownership please help

My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Mar 2014   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Krishnesh, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have not already, take ownership of the external hard drive itself with the Replace owner on subcontainers and objectsbox checked, then set permissions to allow your account "Full Control" of the drive. Afterwards, see how it works for you.

Take Ownership of file

In addition, you could use the context menu below to make taking ownership and setting permissions easier for items as needed.

Take Ownership Shortcut

Hope this helps, :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 security permission issues with windows 7

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Home folder Permission and Security
I want to create a home folder that will have 5 folders inside that for the different users. What permissions and security rights are necessary for the home folder and the individual folders inside of it? I want only the user of that folder to be able to access the files inside of it.
Network & Sharing
Security Permission Problems
Hi, I have a WD 1TB External HDD plugged into my Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. It has a lot of security permission issues, such as most, if not all my files have a security lock icon on it. Every time I try to open a folder, I get the error message It has all sorts of other security...
System Security
Permission Issues After Reformatting
Hello, I've recently reformatted my machine from windows 7 ultimate, no upgrade or downgrade, just straight format so i could have a clean image to backup to my external drive. I have a partition that holds all of my music, videos, etc. (My D: drive) In my D drive some files and folders...
Performance & Maintenance
Permission issues
I have they usually permission issues with windows 7. I sometimes get this error message: "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item." So fare there are 3 files I can't open: 2 .exe files and 1 .pst file on 2...
General Discussion
Permission issues
Hey! I have not had any permission issues with windows7 until today i logged on and saw I thought "eh, what the hell. I just reinstall it" but soon I realized I could not uninstall avast. Then I went to control panel and user accounts to see if I...
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 03:45.
Twitter Facebook Google+