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Windows 7: Permissions Fiasco

24 Jan 2017   #61
fotog673

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pyprohly View Post
No, anywhere in C drive?
Nope sorry can not. When I look at the tree in Explorer C: is stated as a local but all access is denied. If I click on the opener to the left of C: I get C: is not accessible Access is denied




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24 Jan 2017   #62
Pyprohly

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

You can type a path directly into the address bar. Try navigating to “C:\Users\Administrator.Lar-PC.001” by entering “%userprofile%” into the address bar.

You must have access in some places or you wouldn’t be able to logon.
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24 Jan 2017   #63
fotog673

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pyprohly View Post
You can type a path directly into the address bar. Try navigating to “C:\Users\Administrator.Lar-PC.001” by entering “%userprofile%” into the address bar.

You must have access in some places or you wouldn’t be able to logon.
You would think. Ok let me try

If I enter %userprofile% I get this access

Administrator.Lar-PC.001
Administrator.Lar-PC.001\AppData\Local\Temp


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24 Jan 2017   #64
fotog673

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pyprohly View Post
You can type a path directly into the address bar. Try navigating to “C:\Users\Administrator.Lar-PC.001” by entering “%userprofile%” into the address bar.

You must have access in some places or you wouldn’t be able to logon.
But as I told Callender it seems like that Administrator.Lar-PC.001 is like a sample of Windows. All those aspects with that curved arrow are inaccessible. And when I do CMD as admin it automatically goes there instead to Windows/system which used to be. And I can not CD anything or dir but can enter many DOS commands from there. So it seems the system exists just not avail.
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24 Jan 2017   #65
fotog673

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Yes just to test. You should still be able to log into your old account.

Just to let you know I was able to create a new account and give it admin priv but get no further than with regular admin.
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24 Jan 2017   #66
Pyprohly

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fotog673 View Post
But as I told Callender it seems like that Administrator.Lar-PC.001 is like a sample of Windows.
I’m not sure I understand.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fotog673 View Post
All those aspects with that curved arrow are inaccessible.
Those items are links and everyone has them by default. Problems with permissions or not, they are not normally accessible to users anyway.


In this folder, are you able to access the ‘Security’ tab of any item, for instance, that Downloads folder? If it’s just C drive playing up, then things aren’t so bad.

It’s a restoration mission at the moment. I don’t think we can fix the unique problem you are facing. You’ll have to move your data off the C drive and perform a clean install.
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24 Jan 2017   #67
fotog673

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pyprohly View Post
I’m not sure I understand.


Those items are links and everyone has them by default. Problems with permissions or not, they are not normally accessible to users anyway.


In this folder, are you able to access the ‘Security’ tab of any item, for instance, that Downloads folder? If it’s just C drive playing up, then things aren’t so bad.

It’s a restoration mission at the moment. I don’t think we can fix the unique problem you are facing. You’ll have to move your data off the C drive and perform a clean install.
That's the intention but getting the data off is troublesome at this point but let me check those folders
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24 Jan 2017   #68
fotog673

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pyprohly View Post
I’m not sure I understand.


Those items are links and everyone has them by default. Problems with permissions or not, they are not normally accessible to users anyway.


In this folder, are you able to access the ‘Security’ tab of any item, for instance, that Downloads folder? If it’s just C drive playing up, then things aren’t so bad.

It’s a restoration mission at the moment. I don’t think we can fix the unique problem you are facing. You’ll have to move your data off the C drive and perform a clean install.
Seems I do have that access except to have access to access control editor


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24 Jan 2017   #69
Pyprohly

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

So you don’t get the “Can’t open access control editor. Access is denied.” error here?

If the problem is contained at C:\, you can just browse the file system using the address bar and copy your data off the drive.

I imagine your personal files would be under C:\Users. Can you access this location?
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24 Jan 2017   #70
fotog673

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pyprohly View Post
So you don’t get the “Can’t open access control editor. Access is denied.” error here?

If the problem is contained at C:\, you can just browse the file system using the address bar and copy your data off the drive.

I imagine your personal files would be under C:\Users. Can you access this location?
Let me look
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