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Windows 7: Can "permissions" be eliminated?

12 Feb 2010   #1
velvetmoxie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Can "permissions" be eliminated?

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit. Just converted from an older computer running Windows XP and this "permissions" thing is driving me crazy. As a creator for Poser items it is necessary to create images in Photoshop, store them on my external drive and then install them into the runtime in Poser. At least that's how it USED to be. Now in Windows 7 when I create a texture image in Photoshop and transfer it into my Poser runtime (which needs to be done in order to apply the texture to a poser character) this system will not allow Poser to access the file because it is "locked" by Photoshop. In order to create these items and make them saleable, several programs need to be used, all the programs need to access the textures I've generated and there are sometimes hundreds of files involved. Is there some way to simply turn off these permissions and locked folders altogether and allow me and my programs full access to the files I'm creating? This whole thing has put my business at a standstill. I did find the instructions for unlocking each individual file but this just simply isn't realistic--it will take months to complete a single project this way. Security is a great thing but not when it cripples the business for which I bought this computer in the first place. I'm the only one who uses this computer except for occasional net surfing--and it's locking me out of my own business, LOL! HELP!!!!!!!


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12 Feb 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I think that the best you could do is follow this excellent tutorial.

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

You could also try using the hidden administrator account, see how that works.
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12 Feb 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I have, also located this information. I have never used it and cannot recommend it. If interested be sure to start with a restore point.

Add Take Ownership Option Shortcut in Right Click Menu of Windows 7
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12 Feb 2010   #4
velvetmoxie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Thank you--will give it a try! If it doesn't work I may have to try to purchase a copy of XP somewhere. I actually do like Windows 7--except for this. I hate to spend all this money and move backward, but if I can't use the computer to do what I need to do then the whole thing is worthless, LOL! Why oh Why couldn't windows have made all this "security" optional?! Will check out your suggestions tonight after work and let you know how it goes. Thanks again!
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12 Feb 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Hope that it works for you. Others may have suggestions, too. Try to hold off on spending the extra money. I am hopeful that someone will have a good suggestion
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12 Feb 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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There is also a little secret that I have held off until you tried my first method. The super powerful administrator. It is used only in emergency to defeat the security. But try the first method and post back. I am sure someone else will come by and spill the secret. But, I prefer not to use it until other methods have failed. Good luck
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12 Feb 2010   #7
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

The permissions for file access will depend on where the files are located - if for example the texture files are stored under the application's folder tree in program files, either Photoshop or Poser, this will likely cause issues due to changes in the security arrangements in win7.

If this is the case and the "Poser" application will allow it you can try moving the files to another location, preferably one under the My documents or images areas and pointing the application to the new location.

Once the files are in the new location you will need to set the permissions on the folder so that your actual username has full control of the folder. This type of change is also possible on the folders under "program Files" but is not recommended, but may be required if the application does not allow the source to be changed for these files
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12 Feb 2010   #8
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
There is also a little secret that I have held off until you tried my first method. The super powerful administrator. It is used only in emergency to defeat the security. But try the first method and post back. I am sure someone else will come by and spill the secret. But, I prefer not to use it until other methods have failed. Good luck
Rich, would post post this or PM me? I would like to add this to my administrator account (if I have not all ready discovered it), not my everyday account.
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12 Feb 2010   #9
richc46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
There is also a little secret that I have held off until you tried my first method. The super powerful administrator. It is used only in emergency to defeat the security. But try the first method and post back. I am sure someone else will come by and spill the secret. But, I prefer not to use it until other methods have failed. Good luck
Rich, would post post this or PM me? I would like to add this to my administrator account (if I have not all ready discovered it), not my everyday account.
I have sent you the information. As I mentioned, use it with caution. Personally, I use a standard account for personal use. There really is not that much need for even the regular administrator account. I like to know that the annoying UAC is helping to prevent more than just annoying problems.
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12 Feb 2010   #10
gaz

Windows 7 X64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by velvetmoxie View Post
I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit. Just converted from an older computer running Windows XP and this "permissions" thing is driving me crazy. As a creator for Poser items it is necessary to create images in Photoshop, store them on my external drive and then install them into the runtime in Poser. At least that's how it USED to be. Now in Windows 7 when I create a texture image in Photoshop and transfer it into my Poser runtime (which needs to be done in order to apply the texture to a poser character) this system will not allow Poser to access the file because it is "locked" by Photoshop. In order to create these items and make them saleable, several programs need to be used, all the programs need to access the textures I've generated and there are sometimes hundreds of files involved. Is there some way to simply turn off these permissions and locked folders altogether and allow me and my programs full access to the files I'm creating? This whole thing has put my business at a standstill. I did find the instructions for unlocking each individual file but this just simply isn't realistic--it will take months to complete a single project this way. Security is a great thing but not when it cripples the business for which I bought this computer in the first place. I'm the only one who uses this computer except for occasional net surfing--and it's locking me out of my own business, LOL! HELP!!!!!!!
you could try running photoshop as admin,right click the icon an run as administrator??
just an idea should give you more privilages)
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