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Windows 7: File Permissions

30 Jun 2011   #1
MattD00

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 
File Permissions

I just reformatted my C: partition running windows 7
All my data is on the D: partition
I took ownership of all the files in D:
Their is one folder I still don't have permission to open the files inside
which are graphics for a website I am creating

The error message I get is "Windows photo viewer can't open this picture because you don't have the correct permissions to access this file location"

so I ran the command prompt as administrator

located the folder in question are ran
"takeown /R /D Y /F *"It has given me full control of the files and made me the owner but still the error message comes up.

Any Ideas on how to fix this


Thanks


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30 Jun 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Matt,

Taking ownership of a item alone may not allow you access. You may still need to set the item's permissions to Allow your user account Full Control of the item before you will have full access.

Are you able to take ownership and set the permissions of the files to have access to them?

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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30 Jun 2011   #3
MattD00

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Yes I have already made sure that I have full control of the files.
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30 Jun 2011   #4
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Matt
I have found that creating a new folder and then marking and copying all the files in the bad directory will then
allow you to be able to get to them as the new permissions with be your existing userid.

A couple of times, I had to copy them to a network share or an external hard disk and that solved my problems after deleting the problem directory.

YMMV
Rich
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30 Jun 2011   #5
MattD00

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

I created a new folder and coped the files over still not letting me access them
Tried copying them onto my external and get a message saying i do not have permission to do so
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30 Jun 2011   #6
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Just a point, Your userid is as an administrator?

Rich
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01 Jul 2011   #7
MattD00

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Yes my account is set to administrator
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01 Jul 2011   #8
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Matt, my only suggestion is to attach the drive to a windows xp machine and then copy the files off, if that
doen's work, there might be an expert here in security manipulation that can help you. I am about done as I have
never had a problem like yours.

Rich
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