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No security tab on an external hard drive I need permission to

I have a hard drive, and it has always worked easily for me before on my windows 7 computer. I tried plugging it in to said computer and it would be visible in D&P (Devices and Printers), but not ...
0
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1answer
46 views

Don't have permission to delete folder [duplicate]

I recently installed an SSD into my computer and put a fresh install of Win 7 on it. I was going through the folders of my old HDD to try and free up some space, but it wouldn't let me delete the ...
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19 views

When I move files to desktop, I cannot open, delete or move them

I have just had a new problem come up with moving files to my desktop. I am running windows 7. If I move a file to the desktop I cannot open, move or delete it. Anything that was on the desktop until ...
0
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1answer
43 views

Administrator user receive Access Denied and Need Permission

I want to move a file that is named resmon.exe from C:\Windows\System32 to D:\. While I logged with an Administrator user, but I can't move it and I receive something like Access-Denied! As you see ...
0
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1answer
25 views

Permissions for Authenticated Users on C:

I want to prevent Standard Users and Guests from creating additional folders and files on the C: partition in Windows 7. Therefore, is it safe to remove permissions for Authenticated Users group from ...
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1answer
16 views

How do I remove ownership of an external NTFS drive in Windows 7 to allow only certain users of 2 different systems to fully access all files

I have a hard drive I would like to access from two different windows 7 machines. I have been taking ownership to access the files when I switch machines, but I know this is likely inefficient. I ...
0
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0answers
21 views

Administrator permission required to rename/create/delete directory on Desktop

I use Homeuser which is Administrator account on Windows7. Everytime I want to rename folder on desktop it asks me to give administrator rights. When I want to save a file on Desktop I can't because ...
0
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1answer
39 views

Windows 7 locked out of program files

I while ago my computer crashed and a file in my virus protector got lost in the recovery process. Because of this, I cannot uninstall, reinstall, or install a newer version of the virus protector. ...
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0answers
78 views

Permission denied when moving directory in VLC

I am trying to build VLC in Windows with Mingw and MSYS. When I run the following commands: ../bootstrap --build=i686-w64-mingw32 make prebuilt This error stops the build process: mv: cannot move ...
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2answers
75 views

Allow administrator rights to a program running under a limited account

I have an application I support which requires permission to read and write to the Registry and also create files on disk and CD-ROM. I would like to run the computers using a limited user so nothing ...
0
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0answers
11 views

cygwin's chmod behaves as working, but it does not work

My Cygwin installation is behaving strangely: chmod does not work. [09:45 Administrator@DellIns14 ~] > ls -ls /usr/bin/chmod 64K -rwxr-xr-x 1 Administrator None 38K Feb 6 2012 /usr/bin/chmod ...
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0answers
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grant create-symbolic-links on win7hp (which doesn't have gpedit.msc)?

I want to be able to symlink target directories for all the usual reasons, on win7hp, for which gpedit.msc is apparently not available at all now. Best hits I can find are Permission to make symbolic ...
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2answers
155 views

Add domain user to local administrator group on non domain system running Windows 7

I would like to know how to add a domain user to local administrator group of my system. My system is a non-domain system running Windows 7. I want to add this user to the administrator group, so ...
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1answer
84 views

regedit command results in “access denied” in cmd

Edit: The issue at this point is that a regular user is granted access to the registry and there is no prompt for administrative credentials whatsoever. Prior to changing permissions (See Scott's ...
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0answers
31 views

Why did windows change the elevation requirements of my AutoHotKey script, and how can I prevent such in the future?

I was working on an AutoHotKey (AHK) script to create prefab mouse movements for a very simple model viewer. I worked on it for a good hour. I zipped the script, posted it to a forum, and thought "oh ...
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1answer
31 views

How to set permission for users of a network shared folder so that they cannot delete files added by other users

In Windows 7, how can I set permissions to a network shared folder so that users can add or delete their own added files but cannot delete files added by other users to that folder?
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1answer
60 views

Get around permission errors in Windows 7

Apparently I'm an Administrator: So why am I running into this kind of dialog all the time: Whose permission do I need? Is there a way to sudo in Windows 7?
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1answer
47 views

Can I grant permissions on files in windows 7 using a security identifier from another machine

I have an external hard drive, and I wish to grant permissions on some files to users from 2 different computers without having to hook it up to the 2 different computers. I know the SID of the user ...
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1answer
56 views

Solving a Windows common login user profile security issue

Our group has a number of Test Stands with PCs that are currently being accessed with a single group login. It has been sent from on high that this is not the way to do things for security reasons ...
2
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1answer
49 views

Group Admins means every Admin in the world can access files?

I have an external NTFS-formatted hard disk for my Win 7 PC. For this disk the group Admins of PC1 has full rights. I connected this hard disk with another Win 7 machine and I was surprised, that on ...
0
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1answer
210 views

Windows 7 user account suddenly changed to a guest account

I'm the only user and my account has (had) administrator privileges. After a routine reboot, I logged into my account as usual, and soon found that I could not install software. I didn't have ...
0
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2answers
106 views

not able to run chkdsk on Windows 7

I'm trying to run chkdsk from the command line and am receiving the following error message "Access Denied as you do not have sufficient privileges. You have to invoke this utility running in an ...
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0answers
70 views

windows 7 remoteapp: access only necessary files to run only one program

I like to set up a windows 7 desktop pc to be a remoteapp server to share the work on an ms access database (but not the desktop). I set up a test user on the server, installed ms access, and did an ...
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1answer
76 views

Is Windows 7 Administrator user meant to be activated?

I just started to work on a Windows 7 Environment for one of our products which is, until now, still shipped with Windows XP. Now my question: The customer only has access to a very restricted ...
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0answers
60 views

No Read/Write SD Card Permissions on Windows 7

I'm sorry, I try as often as possible to avoid repeating questions but I've tried the suggestions on previous threads here and elsewhere and I cannot fix it. I have an SD card I'm trying to open ...
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1answer
153 views

How to access server folders from one account using credentials from another account

We are running Windows Small Business Server 2011 (which is really Server 2008 R2) on a Windows domain network with Windows 7 clients in an office setting. Each user's local My Documents folder on ...
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0answers
141 views

Why can I only ping if my command prompt is running as Administrator?

I have a problem where, if I open a command prompt and try to ping a server, it gives me the following error: PING: transmit failed. General failure. However, if I run the command prompt as ...
0
votes
1answer
188 views

Change registry permission of 3 keys does not work with regini

I'm preparing a batch script that should help me to remove 3 keys from the registry. Unfortunately nobody has permission to edit the keys, except for TrustedInstaller. To execute my reg file that ...
0
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1answer
267 views

Active Directory Allow User to Install Only

On my active directory network, I want to satisfy my boss by giving him semi-administrative permissions that will allow him to Install programs as administrator in emergency situations on all ...
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2answers
66 views

Active Directory - Deploying Wallpaper / GPO “Files” Permissions

I have tried to deploy wallpaper with active directory and it seems everything is working, up until the point where the image seems to have permission issues. At first I thought it was the image, but ...
2
votes
1answer
53 views

Files created in shared folder default to invisible

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1. I create a folder F:\Foo, and share it via "Share With" > "Homegroup (Read/Write)" I create a file in this folder: either by dragging from a flash drive , or for the ...
1
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3answers
57 views

Active Directory - GPO Will Not Apply to Group of Machines

I created a GPO to create a few rules for a set of computers, but no matter what I do, running "gpresult /r" yields "Filtering: Denied (Security)" as admin, or if I'm a regular user, it just doesn't ...
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0answers
215 views

Where to find the permission or policy to allow installation of network adapter service in Win7

I am trying to install a VirtualBox VM on all of my colleagues machines, one of which is giving weird problems - The VirtualBox installer doesn't seem to have installed it's network adapter/services. ...
4
votes
2answers
114 views

Drive ownership corrupted Windows 7

A few weeks ago the fan in my laptop (HP Pavilion dv6) died. I took my computer apart to test the fan, which had definitely burned out, and ordered a new fan. In the meantime, there were files on my ...
0
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0answers
73 views

Access denied to a specific locked folder when attempting to delete the folder [duplicate]

I have noticed a directory in E:\ with long, random hex values. Each of these contains an update directory. When I click on the update or delee directory, I get an access denied message, even though ...
0
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1answer
778 views

Can't delete system files from System32/drivers. Need permission

How to delete specific files in System32/drivers? I need to remove a software manually.Guide says that I need to remove some .sys files that are related to that software from System32/drivers but I ...
0
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3answers
658 views

Cannot Create Any Account on Windows 7 - User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded

I have run this weird problem of not being able to create any users. It began with the idea of creating new user for gaming. Before that I had 2 Admin accounts, 1 normal password protected account, 1 ...
0
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2answers
62 views

Very simple Windows 7 user privileges

How can one set the permissions of a particular folder such that a particular user can see it but is not able to open it (see its contents)? My problem is that I can't select both checkboxes at the ...
0
votes
1answer
310 views

Grant Admin rights to an entire registry Hive?

There is a way via a CLI or GUI application to grant Admin rights to ALL the keys/Values of an entire registry Hive (like System, SAM, ntuser.dat, etc)? The problem is that I'm using the Dism tool ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

How to identify what permissions are needed to access a server share

Using Windows Exploer, I enter the following UNC path in the address line and hit ENTER: \TestServer I see a share folder, MyShareFolder. I right mouse click on the folder name and clicl ...
2
votes
2answers
948 views

Administrator getting “access denied” - unable to create directory

As far as I can tell, I am in the Administrators group on Windows 7 Service Pack 1. With CMD prompt pinned to my Start menu, I rightmouse and select Run as Admin and get this error on xcopy: ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

UAC Whitelist for system processes?

On my computer (I am running Windows 7 Home Premium on an Administrator account), I have noticed that programs such as Resource Monitor, Task Manager, and MMC snap-ins do not prompt for UAC permission ...
0
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1answer
135 views

WINDOWS: Taking Back/Restoring Default Ownership Permissions of directory

I have a 1TB external (USB) HDD which i used for additional data storage (mostly media files). Unfortunately, i appear to have changed the permissions on one of the sub-folders, and this is my ...
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0answers
134 views

Copy files from old Windows 7 hard drive

My old laptop died, and I want to copy some files over to my new one, but the permissions are set to be accessible only by my old account. What I have tried: Connect the old disk to the new laptop ...
1
vote
1answer
124 views

How to set file permissions for a whole disk using the command line in Windows 7?

How can I change the permissions for a complete local disk (and all the files and folders within it) using the command prompt? My username is XYZ and drive is local disk I.
0
votes
1answer
125 views

Explorer.exe COMRuntime error: unexisting user can't get access permissions to COM server

since explorer has no appid, it's not possible to find relevant DCOM component in Component Services. I tried editing access rights in Elevated-Unelevated Explorer Factory component and editing ...
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votes
1answer
140 views

Cannot create file, access is denied

I made a program where you enter information and it has a button 'Save' which saves to a certain file. When I test saving it, Windows 7 gives me an error saying Cannot create file ...
1
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1answer
1k views

How to run a program with elevated permissions from a limited permission user account without administrator password?

Pretend that I am a Karaoke DJ running a show with the application Sax & Dottys which only runs on Windows. I would like to hire someone to run the show for me in my absence. This means they would ...
0
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0answers
200 views

New user profile cannot run explorer.exe after transferring data from old profile why?

User profile on a win7 64 Ultimate got corrupted (and windows would create a default fallback profile on each login). I created a new profile (an administer) and transfered exiting profile files into ...
1
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2answers
149 views

Move folders to Library and they disappeared (permissions)

Windows 7 Professional I had a large number of files in a folder. I moved these files (selected and dragged them in Windows Explorer) to the users Documents Library (I meant to get their My ...