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Windows 7: Security Permission Problems

06 Jul 2011   #21

Ubuntu 12.10

Whats the point of doing one file though if all the drive is the same... Even when I copy a new file into the drive it will have the permissions issue again...

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08 Jul 2011   #22

Ubuntu 12.10


Its not really working. For example, I am navigating to a folder containing the latest Crysis 2 Update (I called it Update 1.9.exe). So when I am in the directory (E:\PC Games\Crysis 2\Update) in cmd, I type ICACLS Update 1.9.exe. It doesn't work, and I get the error Invalid parameter "1.9.exe". What do I do?
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08 Jul 2011   #23

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

enclose the Update 1.9.exe in double-quotes, that is,
icacls "Update 1.9.exe"
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08 Jul 2011   #24

Ubuntu 12.10

Ok I managed to do it, and now when I check that file, the permissions are set correctly for my User Account and Administrators. But it still has a small golden lock icon on the file, and the User 'Everyone' still doesn't have any permissions. What next?
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08 Jul 2011   #25

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Please post a snippet of the output of the icacls command.
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09 Jul 2011   #26

Ubuntu 12.10

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09 Jul 2011   #27

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

give ownership to administrators

Use windows explorer to set permissions as desired.

As “owner” you can change a file’s/folder’s permissions.
To delete a file / folder, you must have permission to delete the file / folder.

When trying to delete a file, you will sometimes get that ugly “access denied” message. By taking ownership and giving yourself permission to delete, then you can delete a file/folder.

The easiest way:
give Administrators ownership
give (if necessary) administrators Full Permissions which includes the Delete permission.

Run CMD.EXE as an administrator.
Run the TAKEOWN command
EXIT back to Windows

Takeown /F filename /A
filename specifies the filename or folder
"*" can be used to specify all
E:\ specifies Drive E.

Give ownership of Stubborn.docx in D:\Reports to all administrators
cd /D D:\Reports
changes the current drive and folder
Takeown /f stubborn.docx /A

gives administrators ownership

Give ownership of drive I and every folder and file therein to administrators:
takeown /F I:\ /A /R
the /R parameter specifies to “recurse”

If, as administrator, you still cannot access the file, give yourself full permission using the ICACLS command.
Navigate to location of file, then
ICACLS stubborn.docx /GRANT r: AdministratorsF)

With full permission, an administrator can delete the file/directory.

Taking Ownership, subsequently granting ownership to another group or user, changing permissions can all be done using Windows Explorer.

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

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09 Jul 2011   #28

Ubuntu 12.10


Why can I not just give the User profile 'Everyone' full command and be done with? I want this hard drive to be able to be used in public computers where I am not an admin, or where my computer is not where I am in ect.?
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09 Jul 2011   #29

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

Have you tried this ....

go to the root of the drive as the hidden admin and remove all permissions repeat to any stubborn folders lower down the tree.

when complete return to the top level and add the permissions you require; administrators & system should be included. add the everyone group if that's the level you need/

this should work

warning   Warning
never do this on a system drive, only on data drives
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09 Jul 2011   #30

Ubuntu 12.10

When I want to remove and add permissions, how do I make it so that when I remove the permissions of a folder all its contents are affected too?
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