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Windows 7: Permissions Fiasco

24 Jan 2017   #31
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 



Also I wonder why your C drive has no "OS" label?


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24 Jan 2017   #32
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fotog673 View Post
Regrettably I can not place it anywhere on C:. Always get C: is not accessible.
It should run from anywhere. Maybe try running it from a flash drive. The settings .ini file should be found in WinDirStatPortable\Data\settings\WinDirStatPortableSettings.ini - open it with notepad and inspect it. Modify paths if incorrect and save the file. Obviously paths will not be the same as the example below.


Code:
[WinDirStatPortableSettings]
LastDrive=C:
LastDirectory=\Portable Apps\WinDirStat\WinDirStatPortable
[PortableApps.comLauncherLastRunEnvironment]
PAL:LastPortableAppsBaseDir=C:\Portable Apps
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24 Jan 2017   #33
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fotog673 View Post
1. First of all I want to thank you for all the time you have put in on this.
2. You will see the only access I have pulling up security. All else gets no permission
3. Not sure I understood what you meant by those reports aren't meant for me. Unless it meant that I just sent too much information off thread.
4. I did see Calender's reply. In fact I did dl WinDirStat but since nothing is simple it seems here is what happens when I run it. Tried it installed both on a flash and on my second HD.
Regarding the image attached, never seen that particular error message, “Can’t open access control editor. Access is denied.”, in my life. However, my suggestions are hardly exhausted…

Regarding point 3, no, no, that isn’t too much information at all. The more the better in fact and that was the point. I asked for more information, all of which isn’t necessarily for my benefit.


We should not let the fact pass that there’s a possibility that a system file could be damaged. The procedure for solving this would be, the all famous, SFC scan. You might have already tried this, but if not, there’s the link. Worth a shot.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker


I’m about to suggest jumping into the SYSTEM account, try things from there. But firstly, that WinDirStat predicament,


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fotog673 View Post
Regrettably I can not place it anywhere on C:. Always get C: is not accessible.
Place it on your desktop. Surely you have access there.
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24 Jan 2017   #34
fotog673

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pyprohly View Post
Regarding the image attached, never seen that particular error message, “Can’t open access control editor. Access is denied.”, in my life. However, my suggestions are hardly exhausted…

Regarding point 3, no, no, that isn’t too much information at all. The more the better in fact and that was the point. I asked for more information, all of which isn’t necessarily for my benefit.


We should not let the fact pass that there’s a possibility that a system file could be damaged. The procedure for solving this would be, the all famous, SFC scan. You might have already tried this, but if not, there’s the link. Worth a shot.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker


I’m about to suggest jumping into the SYSTEM account, try things from there. But firstly, that WinDirStat predicament,



Place it on your desktop. Surely you have access there.
In fact I do not have any access to move to, copy to, or place in any way any program ANYWHERE on C: as I just do not have permission. Although I can save screen grabs there. And trying to find the WinDirStat .ini you referenced on either install, flash or E: drive, the data folder is empty. So perhaps I installed the launcher incorrectly and will dl again fresh in a bit.

Secondly, two things occur. One is When looking for ANYTHING accessible on C: every access reverts to this folder -

C:\Users\Administrator\Lar-PC.001\
Under which is this directory/file set. Could this be some mirror? I mean there are all sorts of indications the system exists. But it's like somehow two sets of permissions are attempting to exist simultaneously. So neither Lar nor Administrator are given full permission.


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24 Jan 2017   #35
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

What does running netplwiz show regarding user accounts? Maybe it will provide a clue.
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24 Jan 2017   #36
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

By the way I posted the wrong .ini file - it should look like this:

Code:
[Launch]
ProgramExecutable=WinDirStat\WinDirStat.exe
DirectoryMoveOK=yes
SupportsUNC=yes

[Activate]
Registry=true

[RegistryKeys]
WinDirStat=HKCU\Software\Seifert\WinDirStat

[RegistryCleanupIfEmpty]
1=HKCU\Software\Seifert

[Language]
Base=%PortableApps.comLocaleName%
DefaultIfNotExists=409
CheckIfExists=%PAL:AppDir%\WinDirStat\wdsr0%PAL:LanguageCustom%.dll

[LanguageStrings]
Czech=405
Dutch=413
English=409
EnglishGB=409
Estonian=425
Finnish=50b
French=40c
German=407
Hungarian=40e
Italian=410
Polish=415
Russian=419
Spanish=40a
SpanishInternational=40a

;[LanguageFile]
;Type=INI
;File=%PAL:DataDir%\settings\WinDirStat.reg
;Section=HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Seifert\WinDirStat\options
;Key=""language""
;TrimLeft=dword:00000

[LanguageFile]
Type=ConfigRead
File=%PAL:DataDir%\settings\WinDirStat.reg
Entry="language"=dword:00000

[FileWrite1]
Type=INI
File=%PAL:DataDir%\settings\WinDirStat.reg
Section=HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Seifert\WinDirStat\options
Key=""language""
Value=dword:00000%PAL:LanguageCustom%

[FileWrite2]
Type=INI
File=%PAL:DataDir%\settings\WinDirStat.reg
Section=HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Seifert\WinDirStat
Key=""InstDir""
Value=%PAL:AppDir:DoubleBackslash%\\WinDirStat
\WinDirStatPortable\App\AppInfo\Launcher
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24 Jan 2017   #37
fotog673

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
What does running netplwiz show regarding user accounts? Maybe it will provide a clue.
Well that's something.


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24 Jan 2017   #38
fotog673

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
By the way I posted the wrong .ini file - it should look like this:

Code:
[Launch]
ProgramExecutable=WinDirStat\WinDirStat.exe
DirectoryMoveOK=yes
SupportsUNC=yes

[Activate]
Registry=true

[RegistryKeys]
WinDirStat=HKCU\Software\Seifert\WinDirStat

[RegistryCleanupIfEmpty]
1=HKCU\Software\Seifert

[Language]
Base=%PortableApps.comLocaleName%
DefaultIfNotExists=409
CheckIfExists=%PAL:AppDir%\WinDirStat\wdsr0%PAL:LanguageCustom%.dll

[LanguageStrings]
Czech=405
Dutch=413
English=409
EnglishGB=409
Estonian=425
Finnish=50b
French=40c
German=407
Hungarian=40e
Italian=410
Polish=415
Russian=419
Spanish=40a
SpanishInternational=40a

;[LanguageFile]
;Type=INI
;File=%PAL:DataDir%\settings\WinDirStat.reg
;Section=HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Seifert\WinDirStat\options
;Key=""language""
;TrimLeft=dword:00000

[LanguageFile]
Type=ConfigRead
File=%PAL:DataDir%\settings\WinDirStat.reg
Entry="language"=dword:00000

[FileWrite1]
Type=INI
File=%PAL:DataDir%\settings\WinDirStat.reg
Section=HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Seifert\WinDirStat\options
Key=""language""
Value=dword:00000%PAL:LanguageCustom%

[FileWrite2]
Type=INI
File=%PAL:DataDir%\settings\WinDirStat.reg
Section=HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Seifert\WinDirStat
Key=""InstDir""
Value=%PAL:AppDir:DoubleBackslash%\\WinDirStat
\WinDirStatPortable\App\AppInfo\Launcher
Yup seems identical. What should be changed?
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24 Jan 2017   #39
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay is the .ini file configured to open with notepad? Right click > Properties
Permissions Fiasco-windirstatportable.ini-properties.jpg


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24 Jan 2017   #40
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

RE: When looking for ANYTHING accessible on C: every access reverts to this folder -

C:\Users\Administrator\Lar-PC.001\

You appear to be using the built in Admin account instead of your own user account elevated to admin?

I'm not expert on this so I'm just asking the question.
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