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Who should own the root folder of a drive?

All partitions are NTFS. The system is Windows 7 Pro. It does not belong to a domain. I do use shared folders occasionally (both via the Homegroup and old school sharing). Should I set the owner to be ...
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Access denied to a file no matter what I do

I encountered a strange problem today. When compiling a C++ project using a Makefile, I generate a file called temp.log. It contains info about warnings should they be printed. However, I accidentally ...
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How to delete other's file on the server in LAN environment?

Our office has a LAN system, where we all are connected. And we have a common server to store data. My colleague created a folder for me on server from his computer previously. As he quit the job, now ...
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Subinacl Access Denied using subkeyreg

I have windows 7 x86, I am the only user and Administrator of my pc. I want to be able to take ownership of the key(below) but subinacl will not allow it. ...
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ownership of hard drive recoveery of files Windows 7

Here is the issue. I have an old laptop that died that was running xp. I now have a win 7 laptop. I need to get the files off the old drive. Win 7 will not let me take ownership of the drive. I can ...
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Take ownership in windows 7/8 does not work

I have taken ownership of my external HDD and now I should be able to access every folder but I can't. There are numerous folders for which I don't have the ownership of. I tried taking ownership of ...
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How Can I install Windows 7 with only the built in Administrator Account?

Back in the XP days, I tried a trick and it worked: if I wanted to install XP with only the administrator, I would turn off the computer during the installation when it asks for entering a name for a ...
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1answer
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Copying files to my laptop makes them locked

When I save files from e.g. remote desktop or from an email (outlook) attachments, or from skype even to my local machine they show a locked Icon on the file. Then e.g. SQL Server doesn't let me ...
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754 views

Cannot delete a folder in Windows 7

I have a few folders that I can't delete: I right-click > properties > security to try and give myself permission, but no joy: So I try to take ownership of the folder in advanced > owner... ...
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Windows.old - How does it work? Contents have disappeared

When I installed Win8 Developer Preview over my WinXP, it produced a Windows.old that contained the old "Program Files" folder among other things. After a few weeks of mucking around with W8DP ...
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521 views

How can I change the registered name in Windows 7 to my own?

how do I change the registered name in Windows 7 to my own name?
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Replacing marlett.ttf in Windows 7 64-bit

The file not only seems to be locked and invisible in fonts directory but also right-click context menu is disabled for it... any ideas on how to make this file with normal attributes to do the job? ...
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Force change owner of windows 7 user folder

I copied my c:\users folder to my external drive and now I want to access it in another PC but it says I don't have permissions to access and I can't change the owner of it. How can I force to change ...
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1answer
745 views

Old hard drive file permissions still there

I have a new hard drive, put Windows 7 on it and want to get all the files off of my old hard drive. I put in my old hard drive as a slave drive. I can see the files but when I try to move 'em, it ...
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1answer
717 views

can't access/delete or retake ownership of previous MyPictures folder (win7)

I have a directory called pics which was configured as My Pictures folder, now I changed the location to another directory but I can't remove the old pics folder. When I go to the security properties ...
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1answer
361 views

Going to reinstall Windows 7, will I have ownership issues with files on my external hard drive afterward?

I'm going to reinstall Windows 7 soon. I'm going to "backup" my files by copying and pasting them to an external hard drive. I had a lot of problems with file ownership while doing this when upgrading ...
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1answer
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Cannot access an application folder in Program files

I recently installed Windows 7 Professional 64bit on a new machine. I installed an application using a ClickOnce installer. The application runs fine, but I cannot access the application folder it ...
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recursively change owner windows 7

Somehow i accidentally set all the files in a subfolder to no owner and i cant seem to change all the permission. I can change one by hand by changing the owner then setting permissions but how can i ...
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Take ownership of entire drive?

I bought a new pc and installed my old HDD as secondary drive , how can I take ownership of all files and folder on that harddrive. I remember there was some commandline tool icals or something which ...
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3answers
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Get full control over every file/dir in a drive?

I recently installed windows seven pro on which I made an admin account, and then my regular account I use for everyday's use. My issue is that my other partitions contains plenty of data coming from ...