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Permission errors when copying files from the former internal drive of a defunct WIndows Vista laptop

I'm helping a friend resurrect data from the internal drive of a Windows Vista laptop which survived a house fire -- call this SingedDrive. We bought a new Windows 8 laptop, and I've installed ...
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Add a permission to a set of folders with different non-inherited permissions

I have a setup in which a certain folder (let's say \\Server\Countries) has some permissions to some groups (let's say GG_World_Admins), and the folders inside (let's say \\Server\Countries\Spain, ...
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Why does user NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL want to do a local launch of IPBusEnum?

I have Windows Vista Home Premium. A few months ago, I got a message on boot-up that "Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service" and that "This problem prevents standard users ...
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Windows Vista SP2 access denied to c: drive (RESOLVED)

I have inadvertently managed to remove all permissions to my C: drive so now its become read only and is obviously causing numerous problems. I have tried booting in safe mode with command prompt ...
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How to change run-permission for ordinary user for Windows Vista

I have a children's game installed in the child's account on Windows Vista, probably with using the admin password (cannot remember exactly). The program seem to have been properly installed. Now, ...
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Can't delete install directories inside my own user home

Somewhere in the recent past something has changed on my Windows Vista 64 bit desktop to where I can't delete certain folders. I had started cleaning out some old files prior to starting backing ...
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872 views

removing folder access restrictions from an external drive

While playing around with the folder and file permissions, now I cannot access some of my files and folders in Windows Vista. How could I remove all kinds of access restrictions, so that I can use ...
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Photo Gallery fails to open pictures

I have a friend who is having some trouble with their computer so they called me over to help out. The issue is that when I try to open a picture, then MS Photo Gallery fails to display it and ...
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Unable to Change Windows Vista Read-Only Folder Attribute

Windows Vista and 7 use the read-only attribute of folders to also indicate that the folder is 'custom.' It turns out that this is preventing programs I use from updating files in my documents ...
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Unable to change Windows file permissions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: All folders are Read-Only (Windows) My work computer runs Windows Vista, on a typical Windows network (not sure which version of Windows server). I am the owner of my ...
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684 views

How to fix file folder permission in Windows XP or Windows Vista?

I have this problem that my file and folder can't be accessed because of file/folder permission. And every time I use my usb drive with another computer I need to apply folder permission for each ...
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Error- D:\ is not accessible. Access is denied

All of the sudden the D drive gives me an error when I try to open it: D:\ is not accessible. Access is denied. I have files on the drive that I would like to recover, so I do not want to ...
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Vista won't let me save a backup of applicationHost.config

I am trying to make some changes in the applicationHost.config file on Windows Vista, and an important step is to back the file up in case I screw it up. Well, it won't let me save a copy in the ...
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Is it possible to give a user admin privledges over a service? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to assign permissions to manage windows service when UAC is enabled? Our network admin set the ColdFusion 9 Application Server service to start automatically, ...
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754 views

Vista: setting file permissions

I have a server running on Windows Vista and am having problems setting file permissions. I want to set a folder to 777, but when unselecting read-only from Explorer, after going back to it read-only ...
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1answer
157 views

Hard disk c drive which has windows vista installed on it, want to secure with restricted permissions

Hard disk c drive which has Windows Vista installed on it. I want to secure with restricted permissions, so that user or client will not be able to install ot to delete or to modify any programm on ...
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906 views

Windows Vista Home Premium - Change owner on files owned by SYSTEM

I've copied an entire profile's worth of folders from a Linux Samba share to a newly-formatted Windows Vista Home Premium system. For some reason, the entire hierarchy became owned by SYSTEM. Thus, ...
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Why can't I share a folder on Vista?

On Windows Vista, I right-click on a folder, Properties, Sharing tab, and either "Advanced Sharing" or "Share"->"Share" causes an error: Windows File Sharing This program will not run Access is ...
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Windows Vista/7 “need permissions” to delete

I'm on Windows 7 but experienced this kind of trouble on Vista as well sometimes. When I want to delete a folder when I have previously accessed a subfolder of it, Windows cannot delete it and instead ...
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Lack of permission to open user folder

I've experienced some error with my windows vista installation for reasons unknown (just a DELL from late 2008). Whenever I try to start up, the computer immediately reboots without letting me in. I ...
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Permission problems when transferring files from XP profile folder to Vista

I had two desktops, one XP and another Vista. The XP machine started to freeze frequently and eventually refused to boot. Repairing it didn't work so I decided to transfer the files from the hard ...
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165 views

How do I change permissions for Windows\Temp? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change permissions for Windows\Temp? I am running Windows Vista Ultimate and I want to change the permissions in Windows\Temp. For example, I want to remove ...
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1answer
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Cannot Acess Folder on Externally Mounted HD

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit, and I've mounted my previous computer's Vista 32-bit hard drive through an external enclosure so that I can access my files on my new computer. I can access every part of ...
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How to set up a Windows Vista or 7 Standard User Account?

I have always used an admin account for my Windows installations, but I've started to see the usefulness of separating admin and standard user accounts for everyday usage. I plan to reinstall Windows ...
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Windows hiding other user's files?

I had a hard drive whose Windows installation (running Vista) became corrupt. I bought a new hard drive, installed Windows 7, and hooked up the old drive using an external enclosure. The Users folder ...
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How to (easily) copy protect files when being an administrator in Windows Vista

I have a hard drive I need to backup. In the hard drive is of course things like Documents and Settings which is set to not allow other people to see inside someone's personal folders. I am an ...
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Windows Vista - Can't start any program without choosing “Run as administrator”

A friend called me saying that her computer recently said it was applying a Windows update when it was shutting down. Now when logged in as her normal user whenever she tries to run any program from ...
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1answer
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BOINC permissions issue running as non-admin on Windows PC

I installed BOINC (running World Community Grid) on a PC (running Vista) under an administrator's account. When logged in as a standard user, and BOINC is set to run as a screensaver, it fails to ...
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How can I reset permissions on (sub)folders under Windows Vista?

I'm running Windows Vista, which is installed on my primary drive. I have a second hard drive installed, which used to host my Windows XP install, and I'm trying to delete the Documents folder, but I ...
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188 views

Can't find .db or .log files on Vista

I have a cross platform program I wrote in Qt which creates log files (MyProg.log) and a sqlite3 database (myprog.db). I'm installing the program on Windows with Inno Setup. On Windows XP, the log ...
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Installer can't create shortcuts - Vista Home Premium

Suddenly, whenever I try to install something new on my system, all goes well until it gets to the point of creating Start Menu icons. At this point, I get an alert saying that the installer doesn't ...
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Can't share files or printers with XP and Vista

I have two computers on a network, one running Vista Home Premium and the other running XP Home Edition SP3. Both computers are in the same workgroup and I have set up duplicate users on the ...
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1answer
155 views

How can I connect to a Mac OS X machine from a Windows Vista machine as an existing user with proper sharing permission?

Now my Vista machine can see all shared folders in my Mac OS X (Leopard) machine but it seems like I can only log in as a generic user without proper rights to modify or delete files as I can in OS X ...
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How can I restrict access to a device using UAC in Vista?

Is it possible, in Windows Vista, to use UAC (or some other mechanism) to restrict access to a device? For example, can I restrict access to my USB Camera so that if a program tries to take pictures ...
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Can not rename folder in Vista (access denied)

I can't rename a folder from the command line or from explorer despite the fact that I am the owner of the folder (I have used takeown /f from the elevated command prompt and checked in explorer). ...
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Deleting “undeletable” files in Vista

I recently upgraded my workstation from XP SP3 to Vista Business, and during the upgrade Windows moved my old C:\Windows directory to C:\Windows.old. I got all of the stuff I needed out of that ...
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How do I allow programs that require admin rights to run at startup in Vista [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Elevated Priviliges for Startup Applications in Vista I have several monitor/profile apps set to run at startup (Logitech Hardware stuff) that require elevated ...
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Connection Status: unknown access is denied

My main user profile is having problems showing stats for my network. The Vista network connection icon has a red x in it and states, “Connection status: Unknown" "Access is denied.” on mouse ...