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January 16, 2014 7:04:44 AM

So, apparently I cannot change permission even on my Admin account for my Admin account. I go Folder right click>Properties>Security. Then edit or advanced. A few pics that illustrate the issue:

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e199/ace-nine/Capture...

I get this error when I try to add full control to ANY User/Admin for the files contained :

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e199/ace-nine/Capture...

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January 16, 2014 7:08:09 AM

yeh you have to open task manager find the offending process and shut i down which may or may not work
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January 16, 2014 7:08:56 AM

That is a system file - you don't need to change the permissions of that individual file. If you absolutely have to - you will need to boot from another hard drive to get it done, as it will be in use when Windows is active.
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January 16, 2014 8:31:36 AM

What about just the temp folder?
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January 16, 2014 8:45:19 AM

The important folders are the \USERS\ folders - this contains all of the user preferences, user data, etc...this is the stuff you need access to.

You can always right click on the actual drive from my computer, choose properties, go to security, click advanced, go to owner tab, and change the owner of the drive to the user you want - this will change the effective permissions for you....
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January 16, 2014 8:50:58 AM

ronintexas said:
The important folders are the \USERS\ folders - this contains all of the user preferences, user data, etc...this is the stuff you need access to.

You can always right click on the actual drive from my computer, choose properties, go to security, click advanced, go to owner tab, and change the owner of the drive to the user you want - this will change the effective permissions for you....


I must be doing it wrong. That does not work. Can you list the steps please?

UPDATE: I did that. I am still getting the error. Should be in safe mode? I'm on Win 7 ult 64-bit.
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January 16, 2014 11:53:39 AM

Click on my computer. Then right click on the drive you want to change the permissions on, choose properties from the drop-down list. It should display "Local Disk (C:)  Properties" (it may be a different drive letter). The tabs at the top - click on Security. On the security tab, there is a button near the bottom "Advanced" - click on it. A new pop-up will show "Advanced Security Settings for Local Disk (C:)  - click the "Owner" tab.

It should display "Current owner" and by default it is usually "TrustedInstaller". Below that is "Change owner to:" with a list of user accounts you can change the ownership of the files to. If you click on "EDIT" below that box, all user accounts are displayed. Typically, there should be an administrator account or user account that you want to take ownership of all the files. Click on that user name, then place a check mark in the box "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects", then click OK. There may be some system files it can't change ownership of because they are in use....this is normal.
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January 16, 2014 12:27:06 PM

ronintexas said:
Click on my computer. Then right click on the drive you want to change the permissions on, choose properties from the drop-down list. It should display "Local Disk (C:)  Properties" (it may be a different drive letter). The tabs at the top - click on Security. On the security tab, there is a button near the bottom "Advanced" - click on it. A new pop-up will show "Advanced Security Settings for Local Disk (C:)  - click the "Owner" tab.

It should display "Current owner" and by default it is usually "TrustedInstaller". Below that is "Change owner to:" with a list of user accounts you can change the ownership of the files to. If you click on "EDIT" below that box, all user accounts are displayed. Typically, there should be an administrator account or user account that you want to take ownership of all the files. Click on that user name, then place a check mark in the box "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects", then click OK. There may be some system files it can't change ownership of because they are in use....this is normal.


Okay, I did everything you said. I still get this error from Google Drive: http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e199/ace-nine/Capture..., but when I click "run as administrator", it's fine. Maybe it's another issue?
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