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Windows 7: Security Permission Problems

04 Jul 2011   #11
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Please excuse me, I am not very good at security permissions, but I am kind of confused as to what to do (sorry).


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04 Jul 2011   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Several ways, for several different cases, have either been explained or a link given to the relevant SevenForums tutorial.

Did you log in as an administrator?
Did you take ownership? Yes or No.

To change permissions, you must be the owner of the folder.
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04 Jul 2011   #13
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Am i logged in as an administrator? Yes. Always.

Have I tried to take ownership? Yes. Did it work? Nope.

What should I do next?
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04 Jul 2011   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

TAKEOWN


Make an administrator owner of a file

1. Go to an elevated command prompt, that is,
WIN key | type cmd.exe | right-click on cmd.exe in the list shown | click on Run as administrator
2. type Takeown /F filename and hit Enter where
filename specifies the filename or directory name pattern.
Wildcard "*" can be used to specify the pattern. sharename\filename allowed

Example: take ownership of a file named MyLostfile in C:\Documents
WIN key | type cmd.exe | right-click on cmd.exe in the list shown | click on Run as administrator
Type:
cd /D %userprofile%\Documents and hit Enter
Takeown /f mylostfile and hit Enter

Example: take ownership of drive I and every folder and file therein:
Type: takeown /F I:\ /R
the /R parameter specifies to “recurse”

Example:
Give ownership to the administrator group
Give ownership to all files and file in subfolders of specified folder
TAKEOWN /Fc:\Documents /r /a



NOTE:
TAKING OWNERSHIP IS OFTEN NOT SUFFICIENT
IF YOU CAN NOT USE THE FILE, THEN GIVE YOURSELF FULL PERMISSION.
YOU CAN GIVE YOURSELF FULL PERMISSION WITH EITHER WINDOWS EXPLORER OR THE ICACLS COMMAND.
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06 Jul 2011   #15
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Hi,

I tried doing Take Ownership with cmd how to told me to do so, but it hasn't fixed the problem. What next?
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06 Jul 2011   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Now that you are the owner, you can give yourself full permissions to the file:

Log in as an administrator.
WIN | type CMD.EXE | do NOT hit ENTER | right-click on cmd.exe in the list above the search box | click on Run as administrator

Now navigate to the folder with the troublesome file.
Let's say the file is called humbug.xyz
type following
ICACLS humbug.xyz /Grant:R administratorsF)
That will give administrators full permissions which means they will be able to delete.

Sorry about the blasted "smiley". That's a "feature" of the forum software that is a real pain.
that should read administrators followed by a colon followed by a left-parenthesis then F then right-parenthesis
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06 Jul 2011   #17
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Hi,

If I do this though, sure it might fix it for my account, but if I try the external Hard Drive on another computer, I might still have the problem. I would like my external Hard Drive to function like a regular USB flash drive, where the user 'Everyone' has FULL privileges. Can you help me achieve this?
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06 Jul 2011   #18
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

One step at a time.
First take ownership
Second give yourself full permissions.
When finished, go back to running cmd as administrator under your administrator account.
Navigate to where the file is.
Type following:
icacls humbug.xyz

Post the output in your next post.

If you've got this part down, then we can go to bigger and better things.

You can always use the excellent tutorials here from Brink on taking ownership and setting permissions.
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06 Jul 2011   #19
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Well, all the contents in the drive are kind of messed up permissions-wise. I would need to do this for the whole drive. How would i do that?
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06 Jul 2011   #20
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Show me that you can correctly take ownership and grant full permissions are one file. Then we will go to bigger and better things.
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