Windows 7 Special Permissions


  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 7 Ultimate
       #1

    Windows 7 Special Permissions


    Hi,

    I'm trying to take full control of my laptop that I own personally.

    I've taken control of the C Drive and changed the permissions to full control but for some reason it won't allow me to tick the Special Permissions option.

    Can you please advise how I can get special permissions?

    I would like to get ultimate control of the operating system.


    Thanks

    NWR
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 2,499
    Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
       #2

    Special permissions are more fine grained than the normal permissions. If you have full control you already have all of the special permissions.

    You have taken a drastic step and I care not to speculate on it's consequences. Not a pleasant thought.
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #3

    This might help. (Might)

    Start at post # 120 by Brink:

    Take Ownership Shortcut
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
       #4

    LMiller7 said:
    Special permissions are more fine grained than the normal permissions. If you have full control you already have all of the special permissions.

    You have taken a drastic step and I care not to speculate on it's consequences. Not a pleasant thought.
    Agreed. Full control is full control - special doesn't mean there is something more than full control.

    Think of special permissions as extra permissions in that instead of one of security descriptor, there are two. One gives certain permissions and the "extra" gives another set of permissions.
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 2,418
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #5

    Those "special permissions" aren't really any other option, just a placeholder for even more option that Windows decides to hide from you. Just click the advanced option button, edit the user rights you want and the next dialog will show the full list of permissions. Most of those you see there are condensed into that single "special permissions", which are controlable one by one if you like.

    BTW, by taking full control and giving yourself full permission over the entire disk, you've effectively trashed your entire computer's security, as file permissions no longer isolate standard users from administrators or different user accounts. You're back to Win98, security-wise.
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