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Windows 7: Permissions Help

05 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Permissions Help

Hi guys,

I just installed Windows 7 on a new partition on my friend's Windows XP laptop last night. The installation went well, but we are having trouble accessing his files over on the C: drive because it is saying that he doesn't have the privileges to them. I managed to unlock his Documents folder by right clicking on it and doing something to the Security tab of the Properties, but even then, I still had to do that for each individual file in each subfolder to open them. I then tried right clicking on the entire C: drive and giving full access to everybody and applying that to all subfolders and files, but that gave a lot of errors and didn't do the trick either. Does anyone know how I can easily get rid of these permission problems? My only other solution would be to copy all of his old files to a disk while on XP then load up in W7 and pop the disk in and copy the files, but that would require about 8 DVDs to burn all his main files so I'm looking for a way to avoid having to do that. Any help is appreciated!

Thank you

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05 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

You can do it allot easier using this Context menu Shortcut.

Take Ownership Shortcut

You should be able to take ownership of entire folders and it will also give you full control.
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