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Windows 7: Need urgent help! "Denied permission to access folders"

18 Feb 2010   #11
brady

 

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how is your D:\ setup? What are the security settings on the drive and the subfolders of d:? Do you have deny set for anyone? did you remove the 'everyone' group?
My drive setup and security is normal I suppose, I haven't done anything that would change its normal state. I did however, noticed that for example my video folder is accessible to my current user and what I have understand my old user (It's a user named S-1-5-21-242736487 etc with a (?) on its icon. How can I make it accessible to "everyone"? Thanks a lot for your answer!
The "S-1* blah blah blah" is the SID to your old "user account" which is the reason you're getting the error. The "everyone" group can be added by clicking the "Add" button then typing in everyone then hitting "check names"... it should underline. If and when it underlines, check the box that says "full control".


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18 Feb 2010   #12
sommarblond

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SV-SE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sommarblond View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
how is your D:\ setup? What are the security settings on the drive and the subfolders of d:? Do you have deny set for anyone? did you remove the 'everyone' group?
My drive setup and security is normal I suppose, I haven't done anything that would change its normal state. I did however, noticed that for example my video folder is accessible to my current user and what I have understand my old user (It's a user named S-1-5-21-242736487 etc with a (?) on its icon. How can I make it accessible to "everyone"? Thanks a lot for your answer!
The "S-1* blah blah blah" is the SID to your old "user account" which is the reason you're getting the error. The "everyone" group can be added by clicking the "Add" button then typing in everyone then hitting "check names"... it should underline. If and when it underlines, check the box that says "full control".
Thank you. I choosed "everyone" and pressed ok but got access denied on some of the files. Is there a reason why my old user is still there? And how can I remove it completely? I'm sorry im so persisted but this problem is frustrating. I have never experienced this before.

Thanks again for your help!
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18 Feb 2010   #13
brady

 

Ok when you chose the everyone group and added "full control" were you able to access "some" of the files but not all? You'll want to check the "advanced" options under the security tab to view the "owner" of the file or folder. "security / advanced / owner" If you see the "S1* blah blah blah" you can try to highlight a different users (preferably the user you're using now" check "replace owner on subcontainers and objects.
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18 Feb 2010   #14
sommarblond

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SV-SE
 
 

That did the trick, I had to do this manually on this specific folder but eventually unlocked it and could delete my old user from the list! Choosing "everyone" on the rest of the folders unlocked it as well without problems. The lock got removed from the icons as well. Now, is this old user gone? Or do I have to manually add "everyone" to every specific folder and delete the user? Or it got removed when I added "everyone" to the main folders? Sorry for all this questions. But your help is much appreciated!
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18 Feb 2010   #15
brady

 

in a "workgroup" environment the "everyone" group with full control is the easiest way to do things... That everyone group will allow you to copy paste those folders/files where ever you want with no more issues. I would keep it manual and add the everyone group to ALL files and folders to keep it standard. If you're able to remove the old SID that still shows under the security tab, then go for it. but it honestly won't hurt anything by keeping it there. I hope I was able to answer your question... If not, just ask again
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18 Feb 2010   #16
sommarblond

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SV-SE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
in a "workgroup" environment the "everyone" group with full control is the easiest way to do things... That everyone group will allow you to copy paste those folders/files where ever you want with no more issues. I would keep it manual and add the everyone group to ALL files and folders to keep it standard. If you're able to remove the old SID that still shows under the security tab, then go for it. but it honestly won't hurt anything by keeping it there. I hope I was able to answer your question... If not, just ask again
Yeah that's all the information I need I think. It seem to have fix my problem and I can now access all my files. I deleted the old user in case this would happen next time I would reformat. I still don't know how and why this happened thou.
Anyhow, thank you very much for your help, I really appreciate it.
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18 Feb 2010   #17
brady

 

It happened due to an actual user being added to the "security" ACL. That user no longer exists thus the SID can no longer be associated. This will simply be fixed with the "everyone" group. the "Everyone" SID is basically blank and can be accessed by, "everyone".

this issue is only a problem in "workgroup" settings where everything is locally managed. So for future reference... Anything you put on a D: drive or NAS device should ONLY include the "everyone" group due to SID changes that are made with re-installs.
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18 Feb 2010   #18
sommarblond

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SV-SE
 
 

Understood! Thanks again man
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18 Feb 2010   #19
brady

 

no problem
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18 Feb 2010   #20
dave1812

Win7
 
 

glad u got it solved. drove me nuts for a while when I had problems after running a beta version of Norton. It crashed windows and when I rebooted after that, permissions were decimated.
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