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Windows 7: security tab missing...

05 Mar 2010   #21
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

There should be a way to recover access to these areas - by use of the hidden administrator account. I am just going out for a few hours but will post a possible step by step solution when I return.

/OT

Yes guys I do have a life

/end OT


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05 Mar 2010   #22
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

You might try using the reverse of this:

Security Properties Tab - Restore or Remove - Vista Forums
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05 Mar 2010   #23
ayushx

windows 7
 
 

i finally installed one older version of XP, then i removed that restrictions by the traditional ways, and then reinstalled the windows.....

i think, that might be soem kind of bug or something in windows 7.....

anyways, thanks to all of u.......

have a good day.........
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05 Mar 2010   #24
brady

 

No it's not a bug, you removed the permissions from the folder.
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11 Sep 2010   #25
LordHoban

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and 32 bit
 
 
It IS a bug...

Why allow removing ALL permissions and thereby making a drive completely inaccessible? There should have been proper warnings. 'You are removing all permissions. This will make the drive completely locked for all versions of Windows 7 you have on this computer and all users on this computer'... Some kind of warning before allowing someone to do this.

My main system has Windows 7 64 bit and 32 bit on it. I figured I'd make a single drive not accessible for one operating system, but I didn't know that by removing the permissions in one Windows 7, it would affect all windows 7 OS's on the same computer.

At the very least, there should be a back door in to fix this for administrators... something that doesn't involve using Linux (retrieve data and reinstall everything, if I had the space to do so) or installing another version of Windows XP. This is most definitely a bug.

Otherwise, tell me, why would someone want to make a drive completely unusable if there's no way to unlock it by Windows 7 itself? Give me one good reason.

I so far think Windows 7 is the best OS since Windows 2000. I hated XP and Windows 7 reminded me why. But this little oversight was just plain stupidity on Microsoft's part.
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11 Sep 2010   #26
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LordHoban View Post
Why allow removing ALL permissions and thereby making a drive completely inaccessible? There should have been proper warnings. 'You are removing all permissions. This will make the drive completely locked for all versions of Windows 7 you have on this computer and all users on this computer'... Some kind of warning before allowing someone to do this.

My main system has Windows 7 64 bit and 32 bit on it. I figured I'd make a single drive not accessible for one operating system, but I didn't know that by removing the permissions in one Windows 7, it would affect all windows 7 OS's on the same computer.

At the very least, there should be a back door in to fix this for administrators... something that doesn't involve using Linux (retrieve data and reinstall everything, if I had the space to do so) or installing another version of Windows XP. This is most definitely a bug.

Otherwise, tell me, why would someone want to make a drive completely unusable if there's no way to unlock it by Windows 7 itself? Give me one good reason.

I so far think Windows 7 is the best OS since Windows 2000. I hated XP and Windows 7 reminded me why. But this little oversight was just plain stupidity on Microsoft's part.
Think about it. The Windows programmers cannot possibly include a warning for every possible user error. If they did, the code would be so large it would take a terabyte drive to hold it. And it would run as slow as molasses in January. The assumption is that if you are running in an administrator account, you have researched the procedure you are trying to do and have knowledge of it. This is not a slam. I learned the hard way, too!
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11 Sep 2010   #27
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LordHoban View Post
My main system has Windows 7 64 bit and 32 bit on it. I figured I'd make a single drive not accessible for one operating system, but I didn't know that by removing the permissions in one Windows 7, it would affect all windows 7 OS's on the same computer.
File ACLs are part of the file system not the OS. When you remove every one from the ACL you are removing them from every system that might access this drive. This is not new, it has always been this way. Furthermore there is a backdoor for users with Administrative power.

And yes, you do get a warning before the action goes thought.
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