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Windows 7 Folder Permission Problem

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April 28, 2014 6:56:49 PM

Hello Tom's Hardware! Unfortunately, I am experiencing a pretty frustrating problem on windows 7. Whenever I try to create a file on my E: drive (second hard drive), something goes whack. I can create the file alright, but when I try to edit the file AT ALL (rename, delete) it says that I need administrator permissions. I click on continue, and another box comes up that says "Foder Access Denied - You requre permission from ****** to make changes to this folder."
But, I am the one that I need permission from! I am the only user, and I already have full permission on the folder according to the security tab in properties! I have followed an instruction online that took me step by step to take ownership back, or to change ownership/permissions. I followed these exactly, and when I change it and hit apply another box pops up that says "Error Applying Security - An error occurred while applying security information to: (folder location). Access is denied.

Please help! I have not found any help to solve this problem, and I cannot do anything with my folders on my second hard drive anymore!
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April 28, 2014 7:10:35 PM

Since you already have admin access and have tried to take ownership of your own folders (and failed), I would suggest you run a full malware and virus scan of your system. Also, how many other admin accounts are on this rig?
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April 28, 2014 11:20:01 PM

if u dont have any important data on that drive. once try formatting the drive with ntfs file system and then see if you can do stuff that u want to do
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April 30, 2014 3:04:07 PM

COLGeek said:
Since you already have admin access and have tried to take ownership of your own folders (and failed), I would suggest you run a full malware and virus scan of your system. Also, how many other admin accounts are on this rig?


I am the only admin account and the only user on the computer.
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a c 253 $ Windows 7
April 30, 2014 3:27:08 PM

If you had a user profile corruption issue, you might be able to access the files/folders from another admin level account. Worth a shot.
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