Windows 7 file permissions

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by lodore, May 8, 2012.

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  1. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

    I have just reinstalled windows 7 and i cannot access some of the folders and files on another partition on the same drive.

    I have taken ownership of the folder at the top of the tree and tryed to apply it to all the sub folders and files but it didnt work. The only way I can currently gain access to the folder and files is to go to the security tab on each individual folder and file and add a user. I am hoping there is a a better and faster way.

    in the security tab of the files are one or two unknown accounts which must be from the old windows installation when i could access the files and folders.
  2. aladdin

    aladdin Registered Member

    Go to the security tab at the top of the drive/partition and add "Everyone" in advance tab and then find. Once you add "Everyone" then give it "full control".

    Best regards,

  3. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

    I have just tryed that and i get access denied message trying to apply the action on the files and folder I wish to gain access to.
  4. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

    Indeed, it is a little more complicated. Try this: -
  5. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

    Edit: i found this

    i ran that command on my D: partition where the files are located and it worked perfectly.
    Last edited: May 8, 2012
  6. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

    I recommend against ever giving Full Control to "Everyone" or "Users".
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