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Windows 7: User Permissions Standard user

10 Jun 2010   #31
Namenone

Windows 7
 
 

Just done a system restore but all my permissions on my folder have stayed,

Is there a way to stop it keeping files when doing a system restore?


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10 Jun 2010   #32
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

System Restore does not change all file permissions back to the way they were before a change was made. Remember that System Restore only affects system files, not user files, so if permissions were changed on user folders, they will not be repaired by a System Restore, unfortunately. The user will need to create a new account for themselves and delete their current account to even come close to fixing this problem, and even that probably won't do it. The best course of action at this point is a full wipe and reinstall of the OS.
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10 Jun 2010   #33
Namenone

Windows 7
 
 

Is it possible to fix this without doing a complete OS install?
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10 Jun 2010   #34
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

VERY doubtful at this point. You will waste much more time trying to fix it than you will doing a reinstall. User folder permissions are very particular and each folder can have subtle differences. If you made a change at the top level, you'll never get them all back the way they should be and the results will be unpredictable at best.
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10 Jun 2010   #35
Namenone

Windows 7
 
 

Fixed it.

You need to go into the top-level folder's Properties, Security, Advanced, Change Permissions, then check the box "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object".
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10 Jun 2010   #36
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Good

This is what we do. It seems that you made a potentially serious mistake when trying to change permissions. It is my opinion that it might be better not to try to change the permisiions. We do not want a big problem when trying to solve a small one. Of course it is your decision and you have my prior instructions. The decison is up to you.
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10 Jun 2010   #37
Namenone

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for such great help, im going to do a fresh OS install as im getting a few random errors plus i have alot of preinstalled junk on here from sony. So when thats done ill come here and get back to you..

Thank you so much for the help so far, i've never seen such good help on any forum.
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10 Jun 2010   #38
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

We wish you luck and thanks for the kind words
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