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Windows 7: I hate W7 for one reason!

06 Dec 2009   #11
thebirdbath

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Where are you saving these files - it sounds as if you have an NTFS permissions issue - your user has save rights but not modify rights in the folder(s) involved
This often occurs if using a separate drive or partition that has been accessed by a previous or dual boot OS.

If you right click on the root of the area concerned and give your actual user full control of these folders using the properties - security tab you should not see this error.

You may have to take ownership of the folders before you can apply the permissions

Yes I can save but not modify files. Its like this over my entire storage drive.

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r...bath/one-3.jpg

When I try to change the permissions on the storage drive, I get errors. I'm ready to say screw this and go back to XP. Its not just an adobe problem. I can't modify anything no matter what application I use if the file is on my storage drive.
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r...bath/two-2.jpg


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06 Dec 2009   #12
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

You are saving files to an external drive? Format the drive as NTFS once you back up the files on it, and then save the file to your C:\ drive. Copy it across.
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06 Dec 2009   #13
thebirdbath

Windows 7
 
 

How do I take ownership Barman...simply going in and changing permissions doesn't work...I get denied.
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06 Dec 2009   #14
thebirdbath

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
You are saving files to an external drive? Format the drive as NTFS once you back up the files on it, and then save the file to your C:\ drive. Copy it across.

This was simply the storage drive (inside the computer) that I used for XP. I just unplugged the drive when installing a clean W7 install. Then plugged it back in and it immediately recognized the drive...but no modify permissions.
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06 Dec 2009   #15
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Take ownership of the whole drive - Ignore errors on system folders - if you have issues with non system folders you will have to manually take ownership of these areas.

Once you are the owner you will be able to add your user name specifically to the list of users - give this user full control - again any non system drive issues will need to be addressed specifically

I do this on every install I perform of a windows OS using NTFS data partitions and I can assure you it works
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06 Dec 2009   #16
Offsprung

7 Pro64 Hopefully
 
 

If you say so...
Why then does XP simple file sharing have the same locked file/folder issue?
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06 Dec 2009   #17
thebirdbath

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Take ownership of the whole drive - Ignore errors on system folders - if you have issues with non system folders you will have to manually take ownership of these areas.

Once you are the owner you will be able to add your user name specifically to the list of users - give this user full control - again any non system drive issues will need to be addressed specifically

I do this on every install I perform of a windows OS using NTFS data partitions and I can assure you it works
How do I take ownership of the drive? Are you saying I have to reformat??
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06 Dec 2009   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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06 Dec 2009   #19
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

This is what everyone of my drives say, authenticated Users, and I have no problems.
Why is yours saying Owner,


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06 Dec 2009   #20
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Simple file sharing is not designed to work with NTFS volumes but with FAT.
To correctly share NTFS partitions you need to use the advanced sharing.

The issue is the same basic NTFS permissions issue - that is because Windows 7 enforces good security practices that were often ignored on XP systems. The basic rules of NTFS permissions have not changed from Windows NT although they were not always used except on Client server network systems
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